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Kindergarten reduces waste and reaps award
Kindergarten reduces waste and reaps award - Linton Kindergarten

Working towards a better world with less waste has seen Linton Kindergarten recognised for its efforts.

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Things that go 'pop' taking off at Milverton
Things that go 'pop' taking off at Milverton - Milverton Kindergarten

Things that go up and that blow up have been fascinating Milverton Kindergarten children this term. Teacher Gavin Mardon explains that one boy’s trip in an aeroplane led to the interest in flight, with children extending that interest into lots of plane making and building with paper and wood.

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Foxton kapa haka talents shine
Foxton kapa haka talents shine - Foxton Kindergarten

The considerable kapa haka skills of Foxton Kindergarten children were on display this term when they participated in the annual Te Awahou Kapa Haka Festival. Weeks of practising waiata and developing performance and singing abilities were proudly shown off at the festival in October, where the children performed six songs.

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West End Kindergarten's Taniwha
West End Kindergarten's Taniwha - West End Kindergarten

West End Kindergarten has its own treaty, listing positive behaviours that make it a nurturing, fun and safe place to be – and there’s a friendly taniwha to watch over it.

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Campbell Street Kindergarten is 62 years strong!
Campbell Street Kindergarten is 62 years strong! - Campbell Street Kindergarten

As the first Ruahine Kindergarten to be built in 1955, Campbell Street Kindergarten has grown from strength to strength to become an exciting inner city learning space.

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Kindergarten can come to you at Awapuni
Kindergarten can come to you at Awapuni - Awapuni Kindergarten

Awapuni Kindergarten’s new 10-seater diesel Nissan Urvan van means children can now be collected from their homes. Head teacher Kim Stewart says “the kindergarten is picking up seven children every morning at present. Some are new immigrants still learning how to get around the city; others have no family car, limited finances or live too far away to walk.

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Celebrating over 25 years of Pet Day
Celebrating over 25 years of Pet Day - Follett Street Kindergarten

On the 19th September, Follett Street Kindergarten celebrated their annual Pet Day. For well over 25 years, this rural kindergarten in the heart of Marton has created an interactive show and tell experience for families.  “It’s a fantastic opportunity to bring the rural into the urban” says Head Teacher Louise White.

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Community ties with Julia Wallace Retirement Village
Community ties with Julia Wallace Retirement Village - Milson Kindergarten

Building community relationships has been a focus for Milson Kindergarten this year. Visiting Julia Wallace Retirement Village in the lollipop van during term 3 has been the start of this journey. Julie Wallace is conveniently located not far from us and is a safe and welcoming place for our children to connect with the older generation.

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Weekly walks kick-off Bulls Kindergarten
Weekly walks kick-off Bulls Kindergarten - Bulls Kindergarten

Enviroschool Bulls Kindergarten has recently added a weekly nature walk to their programme. Within easy walking distance from the kindergarten, children get to enjoy a weekly nature walk to Clifton Grove, whatever the weather. This initiative ties well into the kindergarten’s kaupapa and holistic approach to learning.

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Mighty movers at Kelvin Grove
Mighty movers at Kelvin Grove - Kelvin Grove Kindergarten

After successfully introducing the Fun Football programme last term, Kelvin Grove Kindergarten has a new parent-run initiative known as Mighty Movers to encourage physical skills and active fun. Seeing how much the children enjoyed the Fun Football programme, parent Miriam Eglinton was inspired to set up a similar programme for the kindergarten, at no cost.

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