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Birdfeeder Creations - 19th Jul 2017

Click here to check out our awesome birdfeeder creations in the local newspaper!
Also see picture for recipe!

Grated Carrot Salad - 19th Jul 2017

Here are our tamariki making Grated Carrot Salad. 
Please click here if you would like to see more of what our children have been cooking

 

Fire Fire Fire - 21st Apr 2017

Its fire safety week so during this week the tamariki and kaiako (children and teachers) have been practising what we would do in a fire.

We have been listening to a book and singing a song about what we can do to keep ourselves safe if there is a fire. Some of the children took an immediate interest in this and became very interested in all aspects of FIRE and the fire trucks. We had children walking around talking about things being hot.

The role is called and each child alongside a staff member is encouraged to say yes or some noise to let the teachers know they are there when their name is called. By the end of the week the tamariki had a great understanding of what was expected of them, where our safe place was and what sound to listen to so we could all move to our safe place. Ka Pai everyone!!

For the Get out! Stay out! song click here

Click here to read our Fire Drill Procedure

























FIRE DRILL THIS WEEK 5TH - 9TH MAY


It's fire safety week and the children have been learning about keeping themselves safe when in a fire. The children listened to a book about being fire safe and then listened to a song about what to do.

Some of the children took an immediate interest in this and became very interested in all aspects of FIRE and the fire trucks. We had children walking around talking about things being hot.

We listened as the children began to understand that to get out of a fire safely we need to have an escape plan. Mums and dads you can help us by talking to your children about being safe when there is a fire or when something is hot that they could hurt themselves on.

We have a rally point that we meet at, which is by the slide outside. The role is called and each child alongside a staff member is encouraged to say yes or some noise to let the teachers know they are there when their name is called. By the end of the week the tamariki had a great understanding of what was expected of them, where our safe place was and what sound to listen to so we could all move to our safe place. Ka Pai everyone!!

Poppy and the Hungry Little Catapiller - 21st Apr 2017

Here is Poppy reading The Hungry Little Catapiller

Busy Hands Weaving - 21st Apr 2017

Kade shows us how to weave

Welcome Back to 2017 - 8th Feb 2017

Welcome Back to 2017 Well I can't believe it is already 2017 and we are open for business again. I don't know about you but I think that the holidays may have gone a little too fast.

Just in case you are a bit like me and you are struggling to get your brain back to it's full functionality here are some fun facts for you.

  1. The kea, a bird native to NZ, is known for pulling windscreen wipers off cars and eating the strips of rubber from windows.
  2. The longest place name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a hill in Hawkes Bay.
  3. No part of the country is more than 128km (79 miles) from the sea.
  4. In the scene of Star Trek: First Contact, where we see Earth from space, Australia and Papua New Guinea are clearly visible but New Zealand is missing.
  5. Wellington is the southernmost capital city in the world.
  6. Blue Lake, in Nelson Lakes National Park, has the clearest water in the world.
  7. New Zealand is home to the world’s smallest dolphin species.
  8. There are no land snakes, native or introduced, in NZ.
  9. New Zealand has three official languages: English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language.
  10. 2017 is the year of the "Rooster". Following 12 months of the wit and hyperactive Monkey, the New Year of the Fire Rooster  is going to bring fresh challenges requiring quick wit and practical solutions!
Welcome back to everybody.
 

Stuck for Lunch Ideas?? - 8th Feb 2017

Stuck for Lunch Ideas?? Are you stuck for what to give your child for lunch when they attend preschool??
Click here to check out these Great Lunch Ideas

It's Winter but that doesn't matter! - 23rd Jul 2016

It may be cold and wintery outside, but that has never stopped the children at Akoranga Preschool taking the opportuity to explore, learn and play outside.
Here are a few examples of "Winter Learning"

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