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Getting Wild About Recovery
Getting Wild About Recovery - West End Kindergarten

Discos are always a great time, even more so when they’re for a good cause. The children, teachers and community at West End Kindergarten all banded together for their Kiwi Boogie disco, raising $144 for the Wildbase Recovery Community Trust.

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Budding Gardeners
Budding Gardeners - Mill Street Kindergarten

At the end of last term, Mill Street Kindergarten were planning how to utilise their patio area with the weather getting warmer. Perfectly set up as a hot house, they recruited their families to help shift and set up some planters in the space.At the start of Term 4, the kindergarten became the proud owners of 120 plants donated by Awapuni Nurseries.

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Holiday Programme - places available
Holiday Programme - places available - Campbell Street Kindergarten

Do you want to continue your child's Kindergarten experience with an exceptional educational programme during the holidays?  Campbell Street Kindergarten is hosting another succesful Holiday Programme for 3 - 5 year olds with a fully trained, vibrant teaching team.  Children may attend for all days or a selection of days at a minimum of 6 hours per day (8.30am - 2.

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Litterless Lunches
Litterless Lunches - Milson Kindergarten

Sustainability and healthy choices are at the forefront of the agenda at Milson Kindergarten, with a new incentive supporting families to reduce waste and make good food choices. After taking part in a sustainability review, the kindergarten decided to take a look at how they could work with families to promote healthier lunches, using less packaged foods.

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Telling Stories
Telling Stories - Makino Kindergarten

In early August, Makino Kindergarten and 16 other Kindergartens welcomed oral storyteller Tanya Batt. Tanya travelled from her home on Waiheke Island to share her incredible imagination with the children, teachers and a fair few grandparents who couldn’t quite pull themselves away.

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Books in Homes
Books in Homes - Roslyn Kindergarten

For the second year in a row, children, teachers, and the Roslyn community have joined forces to give children the best start with literacy, by putting books in every home. In 2015, the Roslyn Kindergarten fundraiser successfully raised enough money to provide two books per term for each child to take home.

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Mini Olympics
Mini Olympics - Milverton Kindergarten

Milverton Kindergarten teamed up with Year 5 and 6 students from Hokowhitu School for a Mini Olympics. The event was a chance to build on children’s growing interests in gymnastics, movement and the Rio Olympics. The students from Hokowhitu did a fantastic job organising and running Olympic events, tailored to younger children.

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Kaitiaki in Action - West End Kindergarten

Kaitiaki means guardianship, for the sky, the sea and the land. The children at West End Kindergarten are in training to become the future guardians of our land and planet; learning to preserve,conserve and protect our environment.

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Fort Remodelling
Fort Remodelling - Bulls Kindergarten

Since the removal of the outdoor fort structure, there’s been a big change made to Bulls Kindergarten’s outdoor environment. The children are excited to have a slide back, which descends from a roofed shelter on top of a hill, providing a platform for looking towards the neighbouring school grounds.

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Matariki Celebrations
Matariki Celebrations

Celebrating Matariki, the Māori New Year, proved both popular and busy at Somerset Kindergarten this year. The children were involved in many activities that all lead up to a shared hāngī with whānau. Mat time consisted of learning about the creation of Tāne’s stars and re-enacting this story as a class.

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