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Loose Parts Paradise
Loose Parts Paradise - Pahiatua Early Learning

Our children had a day of loose parts paradise after the previous day of watching Treescape at work on our ash tree. We knew the tree needed attention to ensure safety, but as they cut down from the top we learned its disease required the whole tree to go.

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Grandparents Day
Grandparents Day - Campbell Street Kindergarten

We have had such a lovely term with many visitors at the kindergarten sharing the joy of learning alongside our eager tamariki. Grandparents day was very special. We love to invite whanau to come and spend time at kindergarten so we can strengthen our relationships and learn more about who our tamariki are and where they come from.

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Heroes
Heroes - Campbell Street Kindergarten

This term at Campbell Street many of our tamariki have shown and interest in investigating heroes. We began our investigation by looking back in time and learning about the heroes of the past. The tamariki shared a love a a book about the life of a Knight so we searched high and low and discovered that there are still many knights living amongst us today.

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Matariki Celebrations
Matariki Celebrations - Parkland Kindergarten

To celebrate Matariki we had a family day.  Our tamariki peeled and chopped vegetables, cooked soup and baked a delicious cake to share with their whānau.  We then shared our kai, toasted marshmallows on the fire and practiced weaving flowers. What a special time we had sharing stories and spending time together.

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Kapa Haka - Awapuni Kindergarten

Kapa Haka has been a strong focus for our tamariki for the past few terms.  As part of extending our tamariki interest and to develop and strengthen relationships with Kaiako and tamariki at Te Arawaru bilingual unit at Central Normal School we were invited to participate in one of their Friday kapa haka practices.

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Matariki Celebrations
Matariki Celebrations - Milson Kindergarten

Milson Kindergarten have celebrated Matariki this term with a Movie Stars themed disco and shared kai.  A fun night was had with some yummy hot soups made by our parent helpers to keep the families warmed up as they came in from the cold.

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Matariki Celebrations
Matariki Celebrations - Manchester Kindergarten

The children celebrated Matariki with a performance for their whānau.  Our tangata whenua were acknowledged through wearing korowai and all children proudly wore piupiu and lovely handmade tipare.  After the performance, the evening was finished off with shared kai and korero with our friends.

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Matariki Celebrations
Matariki Celebrations - Linton Kindergarten

At Linton kindergarten we had a wonderful day – celebrating Matariki toasting marshmallows over our campfire, singing Matariki Waiata in a concert for our whānau and finishing with a shared kai of homemade AND homegrown kumara and pumpkin soup, bread and chocolate cake.

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Vet Day
Vet Day - Linton Kindergarten

The Vets role play area has been popular at Linton Kindergarten this term as well as being a great way for children to make connections to the wider world.

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Matariki Celebrations
Matariki Celebrations - West End Kindergarten

Matariki was celebrated this year with a shared kai and disco. A big thank you to all the West End Kindergarten whānau who made this night a success. We had such a beautiful night with clear skies. We started the night with karakia kai and then had a wonderful shared kai.

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