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Friday, 29 February 2008

Pukeko Readers

Charli, Annabelle and Ella showed great concentration and focus when looking at the books. They each had a book to look at, while Annabelle pointed and chatted with the teacher about her book. She touched the fur of the cat in the touch and feel 'Cat and Kittens' book.

Thursday, 28 February 2008

I Care Tree - Preschool

The "I Care Tree" in the Weka Room (Preschool), promotes thoughtful, positive behaviours from the children.
Each fruit recognises a specific action and virtue the children display over the course of their day.
Gaining a fruit to place on the tree motivates the children to be kind and caring to others, to demonstrate great listening skills, to be a great helper to both friends and teachers and to also practice problem solving for themselves in different contexts. Take a look at the 'I Care Tree" below.

Grandparent's Day

On Friday 14th March we will be having our annual "Grandparents Day" as you may have read on our calendar on the blog. We would love you to bring in photos of the children's grandparents so the teachers can make a grandparent board in their honour. This is very special for all the children to have a photo of their grandparents displayed on the board and gives them a sense of belonging. Could you please give all appropriate photos the Head Teachers. We will look forward to seeing all the lovely photos.
More information will follow about this special day.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Congratulations Molly

We would like to wish Molly a warm congratulations on achieving her Diploma of Teaching (E.C.E.) and her new Provisional Teaching Registration status. We would also like to inform you all that Molly has now been promoted to Assistant Head Teacher in the Toddler Room. Well done, Molly!!

Friday, 22 February 2008

Welcome's and Farewell's in Toddlers

Farewell to Levi who is going up to the Preschool area, we hope you really enjoy your time there and we would like to welcome Barnaby who has moved up from the Nursery.

Toddler's Bouncy Castle

Today we had so much fun on the Bouncy Castle. This was a special treat that we all enjoyed. We also had fun in the Preschool playground. Have a look at the photos from the Bouncy Castle in the link below.

Toddler's Bus/Train Trip

Please mark on your calendars - Monday, 10th of March, as this is the day the Toddlers are going on a bus/train trip to Swanson. So please keep this date free if you would like to join us.

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Pukeko Room Bean Bags

The Pukeko Room have just acquired some bean bags. We have had lots of fun climbing all over them and playing with the staff and parents on them too. Sometimes it has been quite challenging climbing all over the bean bags but we get there in the end.

Friday, 15 February 2008

The Sand Man at Kea's Beach Day

We had the Sand Man bring in the sand on "Beach Day." Look, Ori and Molly are doing the raking and the children are pounding the sand down.

Pukeko Room Beach Day

Today (Friday, 15th February) we had a Beach Day in the Pukeko Room. The children really enjoyed having an "Indoor" Beach Day (due to the weather). We had a picnic, played with the balls and went in and out of the paddling pool. Lots of fun was had by all as you can see from the photos in the attached link below.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Sold ... To The Highest Bidder

Elena Keith, the mother of Spike and Ivy, who attend Bayfield, is organising the Pindrop Online Charity Auction 2008 to raise money for bionic ears for profoundly deaf people. Elena got a cochlear implant 9 months ago enabling her to hear again and she is keen to help others like her.
To help make the auction a success, Pindrop Foundation is looking for donated goods, services, unique experiences and signed memorabilia for the auction. Can you help with sourcing donated goods and services? If so, they'd love to hear from you. Phone Elena Keith at the Pindrop foundation: 09 360 0707 or email
The auction will kick off on Sunday, April the 13th, 2008 on and all donated goods and services will start at $1 reserve. Anything you can think of that people might want to bid on would be appreciated. It's a great opportunity for corporates to promote their goods and services and even better, they're helping to change people's lives.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Nursery Parent's Pizza Evening

Thank you to all the Nursery parents and staff who attended our recent parent evening on Friday 8th February. A great time was had by all and it was lovely to meet some of the new parents to Bayfield. Photos from the evening can be seen in the attached link below.

Welcomes, Farewells and Congratulations

Welcome to Marianne who is relieving for Gu. Farewell to Tobey, Isabella and Jasper who have moved up to Preschool. We would also like to welcome David, Isabella (Bella) and Curtis who have moved up from the Nursery and Stanley and Cristian who are new children to the centre.

"Congratulations" to Abigail's and Luke's mums who have both both daughters recently.

Toddler Water Fun Days

"Water Fun Days" were a blast! (See links below for photos) The Kea's are looking forward to the "Beach Day" on Friday 15th February. Please ensure that your child has a plastic bag, togs and towel so they can enjoy having fun with the "Water Slide" and the "Sprinklers."

Friday, 8 February 2008

Tuatara Bike Day

On Thursday the 7th February the Tuatara children held a Bike Day. This eventuated from the children's growing interest in transport. They had lots of fun exploring the playground on their bikes, racing around beeping their horns and having a wonderful time. See the link below with the photos from this day.

Cornflake The Clown

Cornflake visited Preschool on the 5th February. He arrived in the morning with his little suitcase full of magic and laughter. Cornflake kept the children and teachers entertained. There was non stop laughter. and some of his magic was very interesting. He made Space Mouse, swoozels, puppy dogs, pregnant dogs, caterpillars and love hearts with the balloons. Cornflake the clown was full of fun, laughter and magic.
Sam, our friend in Preschool turned 4 and he invited Cornflake to celebrate his birthday. The Preschool teachers and children would like to say a big thank you to Simon and Carolyne (Sam's parents) for making Sam's birthday so special and also letting us join in all the fun and laughter.

Check out the attached link below for photos of this fun event.

Spanish Classes in Preschool

Spanish classes in Preschool will commence from Thursday the 14th of February. The class runs for 1 hour from 11.00 a.m. until 12.00. If you would like your child to attend please contact or call her 845 6352. You can check out her website on The teacher's name is Marcela. The cost of the classes is $ 200 (for previous students) and
$ 210 for new students (this includes a membership pack). This is for Term 1.

If you have any further queries on our Spanish lessons you can speak to either Shona or Maroussia.