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Friday, 16 September 2011

Rugby Fever....

What a week we have had, the rain couldn't make up its mind to stay or go, the wind just kept blowing and the children still wanted to run outside! Meaning, with the seasonal weather Auckland is experiencing right now, could you please bring warm clothes, including suitable foot wear for your child.

With the start of the World Cup now a week ago, it still is causing a stir in both of the rooms. The interest in the All Blacks is as alive as ever and the conversations about our flags are always on going. Both rooms have taken up the challenge to learn as much as we can about the different countries competing, the teams that are playing and the matches that are being played.

On another note, today we have had to say good bye to Matthew, our energetic 5 year old, who is leaving us for the exciting adventures of primary school. We wish him all the best and know he is going to have a fantastic time.

Take care and enjoy the rugby!

Thursday, 15 September 2011


Dear Preschool Parents
We have been contacted by the Public Health and we have a confirmed case of Measles.  If your child has not been immunised, he or she will need to be excluded from the centre until the 26th of September.  Please confirm with your doctor that your child has been immunised and particularly the M.M.R. immunisations are up to date.
Please attend to this matter urgently - if you have any queries, please contact Shona directly at the centre or on her mobile
021 818 162.

Red Cross Raffle Tickets - $ 2.00 each

We currently have Red Cross Raffle Tickets available for $ 2.00 each.  There are two Ford Fiestas up to grabs!!  Every ticket supports the New Zealand Red Cross.  If you would like to purchase a ticket, please see Shona or Mona at reception.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Avon Studios Photography coming on Wednesday 5th October

Avon Studios Photographer

James will be coming from Avon Studios to photograph the children on Wednesday 5th October.  His programme is to be in Nursery at 9.00 am Toddlers at 10.00 am and preschool at 11.00 am

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Our Father's Day Presents

Rubber stamps are not just for ink and paper. For a different experience, we decided to use the letter stamps on the clay. During this process, the children are exposed to different tools for pattern making around the clay tile in addition to d, a, d alphabet stamps. This developed an understanding of the properties and the character of the clay.
At first, the children made a rectangle clay tile and then used the alphabet stamps to make up the word “dad”. They used different patterns to make designs around the letters. After drying, they painted with their choice of the colours and their work was outstanding which impressed the dads on the Father’s day morning at preschool. Great touching and thought provoking presents for our dads!

Monday, 5 September 2011

It's fun to play at the YMCA

The preschool room had a fun and adventurous time at the YMCA in Mount Albert today. We had an exciting bus ride to the gymnasism. When we arrived we got ready with some streatches and we got to meet the nice staff.Then we got to work.

It was great to explore all the fun activities that were set up for us, such as the trampolines, the climbing frames and the walking bar. We saw many of the children test their bravery and their strength through the number of challenging tasks that were there. It was fun to see all the children giving new activities a go, and stepping outside their comfort zone.

Thanks to all the parents that came along and joined in the fun with us, it was really helpful, and we enjoyed your company, so thanks a lot!