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Matariki Festival

On Friday the 2nd of July we took a small group of children to take part in the Matariki festival held at the new Selwyn Sports Centre. Children meet old friends that have moved on to school, saw performances from schools and even found their own art work being displayed. This was a wonderful event ...

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Posted: July 6, 2021Category: Uncategorized

Anzac Day

Tamariki today thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Lewis’ whānau. Lewis’ Dad shared some of his army equipment, talking a little about Anzac day and giving children the opportunity to try on his big boots, hats, and even have a go at carrying his big tramping pack. Some very inspired tamariki here today, thank you so ...

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Posted: April 21, 2021Category: Uncategorized

Celebrating Our Mums!

With Mothers Day fast approaching we are looking forward to sharing this special day with all our Mums of Ako Rolleston with a Wine and Cheese evening. What a great way for our Mums to get a night off, while mingling with other Mums of Ako, sharing Mumma stories, and building relationships with Mums of ...

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Posted: April 20, 2021Category: Uncategorized

Family Day with a Braai

We are really looking forward to celebrating Family Day the Afrikaans way, with a Braai and lots of Afrikaans food, music and decorations. With so many South African Families here at Ako Rolleston it makes sense for us to celebrate their special days too. A big thank you to these families for helping us to ...

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Posted: April 20, 2021Category: Uncategorized

Little Heart Day

A great turn out in red today in support of Little Heart Day. We are super proud to support such a great cause. Thanks to everyone who has made a donation. #littleheartday2021

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Posted: February 12, 2021Category: Uncategorized

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

All whānau were invited to our Waitangi whānau evening, celebrating Te Tiri o Waitangi and honoring the partnerships we create within our learning community. Thank you to all who joined us, and our beautiful tamariki who shared their taonga with is by singing our National Anthem among other favorites. Hapaitia te ara tika pumau ai ...

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Posted: February 12, 2021Category: Uncategorized

Tamariki Nui Discovery

Our Tamariki Nui classroom has welcomed children in who have turned three over the break, or are soon to be three. We have celebrated birthdays, made new discoveries in our garden and have been enjoying the beautiful weather, creating imaginary scenes and play experiences using water and other natural materials. Literacy has also been of ...

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Posted: January 22, 2021Tags: , , , Category: Uncategorized

Happenings in Our Toddler / Nursery Space

Tamariki in our Nursery and Toddler Spaces have greeted the new year with a passion for creativity and expression, using all sorts of mediums to explore their senses. With Transitions well underway for our children turning two, these experiences give opportunities for new friendships to form as well as existing relationships to be further affirmed.

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Posted: January 22, 2021Tags: , , Category: Uncategorized

One Year Anniversary

This week we have celebrated one year of being part of the Ako Rolleston community.  We would like to thank everyone who has been on the journey with us, stood by us, and joined us along the way. We are really looking forward to the year ahead and what opportunities 2021 will bring.

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Posted: December 4, 2020Category: Uncategorized

Diwali

We are super excited that Diwali is just around the corner and we are getting our classrooms ready. Being the festival of lights, we are creating all sorts of art works full of colour, decorating our rooms, preparing dress up days. Our Indian families are joining us in our planning and sharing their own knowledge ...

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Posted: November 6, 2020Category: Uncategorized