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Trips & Excursions

Trip to MOTAT

In Term 2, the Sky and Ocean Room will go on a trip to MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology), as a continuation of children’s current interest in motion and speed. In the month of May, many children developed skills and interests in building racing tracks, bridges, slides, along with vehicles with different shapes and sizes of blocks, puzzles, recycled cardboard boxes, bottle lids and other resources available at the Centre. The children not only learnt the skills to create and construct, but also gained knowledge and experience in problem solving, reasoning, and thinking while modifying their race tracks or vehicles. We believe that the trip to MOTAT can further … Continue reading »

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Term 2 Outdoor Trip – Kiwi Valley Farm Park

Little Kiwis had our second outdoor trip of the year on Friday May 4th to Kiwi Valley Farm Park.  Our children in the Sky and Ocean class were able to experience the “Old MacDonald’s Farm Tour”. They had great fun feeding the farm animals while taking a stroll on the farm walk trail and gave cuddles to the small animals in the Nursery Shed. All the children also enjoyed taking pony ride in the riding arena. We always encourage our children to partake active exploration to their surroundings as well as in an environment that is not so familiar to them. With this outdoor trip experience, children were offered a … Continue reading »

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Term 1 Outdoor Trip – Sky Tower

In 2012, our Little Kiwis children are in for another exciting year of outdoor trips! The trips each term are based on children’s current interests, and are planned for the purpose of extending these interests and enabling children to make links with similar interests in different contexts. Outdoor trips assist “children and their families [to] experience an environment where connecting links with the family and the wider world are affirmed and extended” (Te Whariki, Belonging Goal 1). Last year before Christmas we planned for our exciting trip to visit the Sky Tower. Now the trip is confirmed to be held in February this year! The trip to the Sky Tower … Continue reading »

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Term 3 Outdoor Trip—Auckland Museum

Sky Class and Ocean Class are having an outdoor trip to Auckland Museum on Friday, 7th October 2011. The trip includes a tour around the Museum and a set educational programme with cultural activities such as making Tivaevae and story telling. We’d like to encourage parents and family members to participate in this special event with their children. We will be travelling on a charter bus and the child : adult ratio will be 1:4 or better. The cost per child will be $12 (includes admission and bus fare) and FREE for any accompanying adult. Please sign and return the consent form by 23rd September. Thank you very much!  

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