Jun 202017
 
We learn about others cultures

One of our wonderful mothers visited the children to teach them some Korean language and the children really enjoyed learning Korean language and dressing up the traditional dress too! we often have parents or grandparents come and share their cultures with us, enriching the children with knowledge from different countries, languages and traditions. Thank you

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Jun 202017
 
Matariki Maori New Year

Its Matariki (Maori New Year) and our tamariki/children are learning all about it and celebrating with language/te reo Maori, Food/kai, Singing/Waiata. They have written a book and created art to display around the centre. They also learn what Matariki is all about and the solar system as they share about Matarki and the 7 stars. 

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Mar 222017
 
Discovering insects

 The children were given an interesting range of books on Insects found in New Zealand from the Library as many children while either digging up potatoes from the garden or those involved in finding unidentified insects in the potato had a lot of unanswered questions which I hoped they would be able to find answers

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Mar 222017
 
Visiting Mitre 10

The staff decided to take a small group of children for a visit to Mitre 10. it was a lovely morning for all  of us as we strolled through Mitre 10 with no one but helpful staff to assist us – lots of questions were asked by the curious 3 and ‘Mike’ was more than pleased to provide the

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Mar 222017
 
Sustainability at St Mary's

Children learn about sustainability to St Mary’s Children have been learning gardening skills from the beginning of the term, planting, maintain and harvesting the gardens. They began with growing vegetables which when ripened became lunch and now spectacular sun flowers adorn the plot

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Mar 222017
 
Children go shopping at the supermarket

Trips around the community support children making links between the centre and what lies behind the gates and fences. This tri[ included walking to the local supermarket and on the way making great and interesting discoveries and then the ability to use maths skills at the supermarket to add to their knowledge and experiences.

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Mar 212017
 
Making Poi with Lis

We were all asked as Staff to provide an activity for the children to celebrate Waitangi Day Lis (teacher)decided to make some poi with the Children.  It will also be a great resource for the children to learn the words and actions of Maori poi songs. The poi were made by a group of older

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Mar 212017
 

Welcome to all the new families we now have at St Mary’s Early Childhood Education and Care, we know you are going to have. We have also said a very sad goodbye to some children who have left to attend school or moved away from Karori and St Marys.

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