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Nursery artists

All our nursery children at EduKids Wairakei love to be involved in sensory play experiences.  To extend on this interest, we lay down some paper and added some paint.  We then invited tamariki to paint with their feet and hands. Tamariki were a bit uncertain to begin with but it only took one brave child […]

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Talofa

EduKids Wairakei had a wonderful time celebrating Samoan Language week. We also wove Samoan language and themes into our classroom through art. We made lei, did weaving, collage and experiences with sand and shells. Our tamariki loved the floral headdress they made for themselves. We look forward to continuing with our exploration of Samoan language and […]

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Investigative learning

EduKids Wairakei are lucky to have a birds nest in our preschool area the children have been eagerly investigating.  We discussed, questioned and thought about what they were, what they were made of and what lives in them. Tamariki contributed to my questions and they had some great ideas. We then googled images of nests […]

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New experiences

Recently the children at EduKids Wairakei went to Breens Intermediate to watch their Kapa Haka group.  They have a big group of students that are part of Kapa Haka at their school and we could see that they really enjoyed performing and sharing their talent with us. They were amazing! Our children were very excited and […]

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Building great futures

The tamariki at EduKids Wairakei are  very engaged and interested in construction at the moment.  They build huts, houses and bedrooms – places for themselves to live in as well as places for their babies and animals.  They build amazing structures with the wide range of resources that we have available. Knowing that our centre is full […]

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Visiting to Terra Viva

In the nursery at EduKids Wairakei, there has been lots of interest in making cups of tea and preparing food.  To extend this interest, Tracie and Aimee took a small group of children to our local cafe, Terra Viva.  There the children enjoyed a fluffy.  Theyloved being out and about in the community and we […]

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Veggies, Sunshine and a fluffy at Terra Viva

Wendy and Fi took a small group of children from EduKids Wairakei to the local garden centre to look at plants and to select some vegetables for our garden. It was a beautiful day and the children all enjoyed walking down to the centre. Once there, we chose some plants, had a play in the […]

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EduKids Wairakei and the Cardboard Cathedral

EduKids Wairakei went on a bus to the cardboard cathedral. We were gifting presents under the tree for children in need. We explained to children about the gift of giving at Christmas time and how special it is to give to someone else.  We sung songs to the visitors that were there that day and […]

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Kapa Haka Invitation for EduKids Wairakei

Fi and Wendy took a small group from EduKids Wairakei to visit Breens Intermediate School to watch their Kapa Haka group. The group were practicing for the upcoming cultural festival.  They sang lots of waiata and showed us how to use poi and taiaha. They even performed a haka which was very loud but also […]

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Recieving a healthy heart award

At EduKids Wairakei, we were thrilled to receive our “Healthy Heart Award – Silver”.  We had a special mat time and we talked about ways to keep our hearts healthy such as eating lots of healthy food like fruit and vegetables, getting lots of exercise and drinking lots of water. The children are very excited […]

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