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The Cup Stacking Competition

Teamwork, problem solving and physics concepts are all important ingredients of cup stacking! What looks like a simple activity of making towers with cups is actually so much more! There are many challenges to overcome and opportunities to fine tune important skills whilst learning how to work together, fix unstable cups and reach new heights! Our tamariki […]

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eniors Go Camping

This week, the seniors at First Steps Onslow have been going camping! We found a tent hidden deep in one our resource sheds in perfect condition, so on Wednesday Kelsi hauled it out and set it up in the playground. The tamariki lent their wonderful helping hands as we discovered a tent is a little […]

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Exploration in action

Our babies in the nursery at First Steps Onslow love to explore and over the past week we have been loving exploration in all areas of our learning. The children have had an interest in colour this has been exciting as we have looked at the world through the colour lens and also with our […]

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Celebrating Easter

First Steps Onslow had a wonderful afternoon hosting all our families for an Easter party and seeing the children’s eyes light up on the Easter Egg hunt as they realised the Easter Bunny was in our playground to award the prizes. We came together for a shared afternoon tea with delicious Easter themed treats and played […]

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First Steps Onslow fundraise for Plunket

First Steps Onslow celebrated Plunket week with a variety of Blue activities over the week. One of the highlights were making our own Teddy Cookies and selling these at our Cookie Stand and  a Teddy Bears Picnic. The children all brought in their Teddy Bears and enjoyed a very tasty picnic morning tea. We were lucky […]

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Oarent evening

First Steps Onslow Junior Kindy room hosted a whanau evening this month. The tamariki were super excited with all the preparations and were busy baking cupcakes for the cake stall and practising their dance moves for the disco. Decorations and the poi were made by our tamariki with our teacher and parent helpers.  Many children came […]

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Winter Wonderland Christmas Party at First Steps Onslow

First Steps Onslow recently threw a Winter Wonderland party to celebrate Christmas. The party had a good turnout from whanau and friends as well as a visit from Santa whom the kids were eager to talk to about what the would like to receive for Christmas.  Two of the centre teachers also dressed up as […]

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