Susie loves Kids Count

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This week Susie and Rachel had the opportunity to go out into our community and express our love for education. They have met a lot of new and  friendly faces. Here is Susie at Pak 'n' Sav doing her thing.
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Our new bike track!

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​Today we opened up our new bike track to the tamariki! After a few weeks of waiting in anticipation, it was finally ready. The children eagerly helped to take the bikes out of the shed and immediately went to the track. Some of them initially struggled to get up the hill, but they used their problem-solving skills and pushed the bikes instead. We ...
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Our learning journeys so far at Kelvin Road

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We have had so much fun experiences and its only the 1st week of April..... 
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Easter Bunnies

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We had Easter a little early with some Easter helpers 
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"Wood" you like to come and play

Such amazing things happening at Kids Count. We are very fortunate to have teachers who can put together something out of nothing. The end result is something that has the children and the "Big Children" very entertained.
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St John's Visit

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​​ Today we had a visit from Sue from St Johns ambulance service. She brought her big toy ambulance with her. She talked to us about when we have an emergency and need an ambulance, fire or police to dial 111. She also showed us pictures of what the inside of the ambulance looks like. Some of the children got to dress up and pretend to be an ambula...
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Pasifika Story Time

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On Monday 18th March we had the opportunity to participate in the Pasifika Story Time at Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre, where us and five other centres within our area were chosen to perform 2 bi-lingual songs. Our tamariki were very excited to perform in front of all these people. We also learnt a new song about travelling on a Va...
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March Mania!

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​What a fun month Kelvin Road has had, full of pre-planned activities that have developed from the emergent interests of our tamariki! Whare Koru - Babies - Sensory Play Whare Koru- Toddlers - Numeracy and Literacy Whare Kiwi - 3s - Imaginitive Play Whare Kiwi - 4s - Emergent Interests
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Our climbing wall

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We finally put up our climbing wall and our tamariki are having so much fun challenging themselves and their friends as they climb to the top.  Ehara taku toa i te toa Takitahi engari he toa takimano My strength is not that of an individual but that of the collective.
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We stand for one - whakawhanungatanga

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On Friday 22nd we gathered all our tamariki together and sang waiata and 2 minute silence alongside our nation.  We spread aroha and whanaungatanga all day.  We send our aroha to all our whanau in Christchurch.
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We can't wait to see our new addition to our KC whanau

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This month we want to wish Whaea Shruti a big cuddly congrats as she heads off onto Maternity.  We want heaps of photos and visits on his arrival.  Thanks to our event fairies Whaea Ataria, Whaea Temarama and Wheaa Ariana  for making her day special. "Hapaitia te ara tika pumau ai te  rangatiratanga mo nga uri whakatipu" Foster ...
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Sheetal's Farewell

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​ At Kids Count Weymouth we have enjoyed the many activities that involve trips to Ambury Farm and celebrating Festivals around the World. This week has been a sad week for all of us as we send our lovely friend Sheetal on her new journey. Sheetal has been with Kids Count Weymouth for 6 years, and she received the Non Qualified Award at our Ki...
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HAMPER WINNER

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Huge Congratulations to Michelle Hargreaves for being the lucky winner of the AMP Hamper. Hope you enjoy the huge amount of fabulous goodies inside. Thank you to all who entered
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Busy day at Marne Road!

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Today the tamariki had so much fun exploring their environment! The Hi-5's enjoyed painting and fantasy play, whilst the FFS had fun playing at the pool area, as well as having their kai there. The FFJ showed off their skills at the Carpentry table and sang beautifully with Whaea Brooke at mat-time. Whaea Raewyn also did Kapa Haka do...
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Drying Out

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Our children are enjoying the heated pool, working on their water safety and learning new skills. Its so vital to keep them safe and build their confidence in and around water. We are so lucky to have qualified instructors who are able to impart knowledge that will last a lifetime. Its so cute to see the line up of togs after a fun time in the pool...
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Goodbye to Hayley

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February has been a fun filled month but also some sadness with our much loved centre manager Hayley moving to a new job closer to home. She has been working here for the last 4 years, 2 years as a 2IC and 2 years as a manager. she was much loved by our families and had made her way into all of our children's hearts. We wish her well with her new t...
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Welcome back! - Separation Anxiety

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​ We at Kids Count at Tawa would love to welcome our tamariki and their families back from the Christmas/NY break. We have hit the ground running and it is so lovely to have the children in our temporary space at Linden School. (The move was very successful thanks to the hard work of the staff and our wonderful manager Lisa) Everyone has come back ...
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Kids Count Pukekohe Fire Drill at its " Finest"

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We managed to get some wonderful photos of some of our 3-year old's when we had a Fire Drill. On their own accord and without instruction as soon as they heard the bell, regardless of what they were doing and where they were playing, they went immediately over to our meeting point. This is such an amazing achievement and something we wanted to ackn...
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Whakawhanaungatanga - Family

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We had 23 graduates last Friday and what a great turn out from our whanau. They had so much grattitude towards all our staff especially our CSS for ensuring their tamariki are safe in their vans. A big thank you to all our sponsors that helped purchase beautiful ponamu gifted to our tamariki 
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Ka mau te wehi e tamariki!!!

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It's been a week since we celebrated our graduation and they are starting their new journey to Primary School. Congratulations to our graduates and be sure to visit and tell us all about your first week at school. Hw waka eke noa - We are all in this together 
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