Friday, 20 December 2013

Merry Christmas

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas - Meri Kirihimete!
Have a fun and safe summer with your family and friends.
We will see you back on Thursday 23rd January 2014 for our first morning and afternoon session.
From the Teaching Team at Geraldine Kindergarten

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Celebrations

Christmas celebrations took place today, with help from their families children brought a small plate of food to share with their friends. 
The tables were set and everyone sat together to share this special time, once everyone was seated we sung 'We Wish you a Merry Christmas" to friends sitting at the table with us.
As you can see, there was lots of delicious treats that were enjoyed by all!
Tino reka te kai 
This food is delicious

This was a great way to celebrate this exciting and special time of the year with others before we have some time away from Kindergarten, children were encouraged to share with those sitting around them about their plans for the Christmas break. 

Whatever it shall be that you are doing while away from Kindergarten this summer, we would love for you to take some photos to bring in at the start of next year to share with others. 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Musical Visitors

To start our last week of term we had a visit from some friends of ours, who have a special talent - ukulele playing! Together the group played and sung Christmas songs for us, and of course we couldn't help but join in.
Away in a Manger
 Jingle Bells - children join in by singing along and playing their bells
Faliz Navidad - especially enjoyed by Demian
Silent Night
Little Drummer Boy
And many more....
We were so lucky to have our local musicians come along and share some Christmas cheer with us. It was wonderful to see our children enjoy this concert and be the audience after their Christmas singing last week, swinging to the music, tapping their hands on their legs and playing their imaginary drums.
Once the song, music and dancing was over children thanked their visitors by performing a Christmas favorite - Tick Tock, Tick Tock (a High 5 Christmas song) to their guests. 

Merri Kirihimete - Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Ra Whanau Celebrations

We are coming toward the end of our 2013 year and several children are moving onto school at the beginning of the new term next year.  We have a birthday celebration for each child and they plan the day along with their family.
We are always in awe of what families share with us and Innes birthday celebration was no exception. It was to be a surprise for Innes! 
Innes was excited to have Mum and Pippa to come to Kindergarten with him but also Grandad because he was going to cook the 'snorkers' (sausages) and in Innes words "Grandad cooks a good snorker! " and they were!
But the biggest surprise was chugging down the road and Dad grinning behind the wheel!
 Innes was grinning and asked immediately if he could climb aboard and with the affirmative he took the wheel.  Innes had another trick up his sleeve too and turned to Dad and asked, "Can I?"
Dad nodded and Innes leaned over and pulled the string and Chugga Chugga let out a very loud toot.
So loud that peaple from near and far began to arrive with cameras and all!

Thank you very much to Innes and his family for a wonderful morning!

Term dates for 2014

2014 Term Dates are as follows

Term 1 - Thursday 23rd January 2014 - Thursday 17th April 2014

Term 2 - Monday 5th May 2014 - Friday 4th July 2014

Term 3 - Monday 21st July 2014 - Friday 26th September 2014

Term 4 Monday 13th October 2014 - Friday 19th December 2014