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Children go bush in local reserves
Children go bush in local reserves

Pockets of native forest around Manawatu are made to be explored and Ruahine Home-Based children are rocketing around these ready-made playgrounds. The Home-Based service is now up-and-running and Home-Based Coordinator Trace Stevens says one of their regular excursions is the Nature Explorers outing.

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Kind Hearts at Cloverlea
Kind Hearts at Cloverlea - Cloverlea Kindergarten

  Cloverlea Kindergarten recently got behind the Kind Hearts Movement by organising some baking for the Children’s Ward at Palmerston North Hospital.   Over two-dozen homemade banana muffins were made and helped showcase how a little manaakitanga goes a long way.

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Ashhurst Kindergarten hooked on filling buckets
Ashhurst Kindergarten hooked on filling buckets - Ashhurst Kindergarten

Nestled at the foot of the Ruahine Ranges, this small town kindergarten is a charming mix of country and city buzzing with bucket fillers. Inspired by the award-winning book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” bucket filling was first introduced to the kindergarten in Term 1 and has since taken off.

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Great big fun at Mill Street
Great big fun at Mill Street - Mill Street Kindergarten

With its very own flying fox, Drama Club and climbing dome, Mill Street Kindergarten offers a tremendous variety of playground activities and learning experiences for children.

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Holiday Programme 2017

Open to all Ruahine Kindergarten families Term 1:   13 – 27 April Term 2:   10 – 20 July Term 3:   2 – 12 October Term 4:   18 – 22 December, 3

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Nature-based learning at its finest
Nature-based learning at its finest - Roslyn Kindergarten

Surrounded by native bush, flax, ferns with community gardens and the Norton Park wetlands next door, Enviroschool Roslyn Kindergarten is a natural wonderland in action.  “From recycling paper for trees to repurposing tree branches into art easels every choice made here is environmentally friendly ” explains Head Teacher Jill Ellis.

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Play Group every Wednesday 9 - 10.30am
Play Group every Wednesday 9 - 10.30am - Roslyn Kindergarten

Come and visit us, Play Group every Wednesday from 9 am - 10.30 am.

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Celebrating Janet
Celebrating Janet - Makino Kindergarten

  This term marked a very special occasion for the community of Makino Kindergarten as they acknowledged and celebrated 25 years of exceptional service to the kindergarten by Janet Bird, their volunteer worker.

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Home-Based Regular Programme
Home-Based Regular Programme

Making quality early childhood education accessible to all is one of the cornerstones of the Ruahine Kindergartens Home-Based service. Caring for children aged 0 through to 5, from 7am - 6pm, Home-Based Educators work closely with families to provide nurturing care and stimulate young minds.

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Growing Healthy Hearts
Growing Healthy Hearts - Bulls Kindergarten

For Bulls Kindergarten, holding a healthy heart award contributes not only to the day to day programme, but to who they are and their journey as an enviroschool. Recently obtaining their healthy heart award through the renewal process at Pā Harakeke / gold level, teacher Kelsi Pratt says that the journey of obtaining and renewing their award has been very rewarding.

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