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Kindy Kidz have had a wonderful holiday programme full of fun this week. We have made lava lamps, built huts, created with clay and had some delicious burgers, cupcakes, spaghetti buns, jelly and biscuits. We hope those of you on holiday are having a great break! ... See MoreSee Less
Reminder all Kindyz have a dress up day tomorrow. Come dressed up in your favourite dress up for a fun day! ... See MoreSee Less
A big thank you to all our Kindy Bubz whanau for your delicious contributions to our shared morning tea, we definitely enjoyed all the yummy treats this morning! ... See MoreSee Less
This is so special 💜
Krystal looks like Sienna has a good assortment going on there 😍
Hayden Morgan jordans face
Just a reminder shared morning tea at Kindy Totz tomorrow (Thursday). Please don’t forget to bring along a plate of food to share. ... See MoreSee Less
Just a reminder it is Wacky Wednesday at Kindy Totz tomorrow. Come dressed in something wacky or do your hair in a wacky way. ... See MoreSee Less
This morning we enjoyed our last session with Kristin from Little Minstrels for the term. The children enjoyed singing Tutira Mai Nga Iwi (a song we have been learning over the term). These sessions encourage the children to express their creativity through music and supports their co-ordination and rhythm to music. ... See MoreSee Less
Just a reminder it is bike day at Kindy Totz tomorrow (Tuesday). Please bring along a named bike/ ride on with their helmet, ready for a fun day! ... See MoreSee Less
Just a reminder Kindy Totz is having a teddy bear’s picnic tomorrow (Monday). Remember to bring along your favourite teddy/soft toy! ... See MoreSee Less
Is Kidz and Tweens doing the same?
And Kindy Bubz 😀😀
Kindy Totz is having a fun week next week to celebrate the end of term. Take note of the days your child attends to ensure what’s happening each day. ... See MoreSee Less
Is this happening in the bubs side too?
Tonight Kindy Kidz and Kindy Tweenz had a lovely Graduation evening with our graduates for the term! We are so proud of how far each of you have come and we can't wait to hear about your school adventures. While at dinner we saw 5 of our Kindy graduates from recent years also! Thank you to Smith & McKenzie Steak House for another wonderful evening! Congratulations to our 5 year olds! ... See MoreSee Less
So cool! Thanks to all the fantastic teachers at Kindyz - you girls rock!!!!
Wonderful teachers and a fab Kindy ❤️
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Today at Kindy Bubz we had Jumping Beans come to visit. We did lots of climbing, dancing, jumping and balancing. It was great fun to get outside in the sun and enjoy all the physical challenges on the exciting gym equipment. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks Kindy Bubz and Sharee🏆💐
Kindy Totz were fortunate to have Peter and Paula from Jumping Beans for another fun and educational session. The rain held off and the children enjoyed jumping, climbing and swinging furthering their balance, co-ordination and flexibility skills. ... See MoreSee Less
Asher said "JUMPING BEANS"!!! then... "Christine! My friend CHRISTINE"!!! 🤣
Thank you so much Kindy Totz and Kirsten!! Lots of fun🏆
So cool 😎 hi Christine 😘 xxx
Kindy Kidz now have a School Prospectus for most of the schools in Hamilton. Feel free to ask any of the teachers if you would like to have a look through one of them or if you would like a copy. Most schools would like to have your child enrolled as soon as possible, so we suggest you have enrolled at least 6 months before your child’s starting date at school. If you have any questions regarding school zones feel free to talk to us and we can discuss your options! ... See MoreSee Less
What a fantastic idea!!!
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Calling all past parents!! Hot tips wanted for our parents beginning their school journey?!! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks so much for the awesome tips and feedback! Hugely appreciated. We will share it with our families making the move to school years.
Go on the weekend & play on the school playgrounds and have a walk around. Makes it less daunting for the first day.
If you can familiarise yourself and kids with the school, even going for a walk at the end of school so they get a feel for how busy it is. Take some photos and look at them often 😊
We went and played every chance we could walked around heaps. For the toilets and showing that there was a boys and girls one. And what the bells mean when they ring and that was to eat then go and play we came home with full a full lunch box the 1st few days 🙂
Agreed. Go to the school and have a good walk around the grounds...play on the playground and sandpit so it becomes a familiar environment and show them where the toilets are...this aling with where they sit to eat would have to be the 2 most asked questions from my past junior classes in the first few days on their learning adventure. Also I found by calling in a 'learning adventure' or something similar it took away a few transition nerves. You could even take photos like mentioned above and create a basic social story "A day on my learning adventure looks like..." for them to look at on the weeks leading to school.
Know that your child will be shattered by the end of the week and the first term will take everything out of them. It’s a big step and they will be expected to be more independent. Make sure you go through and practise tips like changing into and out of togs as everything can often end up on the ground of the changing rooms. Teach them independence, little things like packing their own bag. It’s their book bag, not Mum and Dad’s. They will be fine on Day 1. Drop and go. If you stick around and they are teary, this just makes it worse. When the parent leaves, the child settles. Keep calm as a parent and don’t project your anxiety onto your child. Stay positive and upbeat! If you are emotional, hide it and leave. Your child will be in great hands. Name all items of clothing and pack a change of undies and pants for those unexpected accidents. The first child is always the hardest. Plan something for your day as a parent that’s uplifting when you drop off. It will keep your mind off your worry. It’s ok to ring and check in at morning tea if you are worried. It’s normal. 🙂
Most schools have no rubbish policy and children will end up with a lunchbox full of rubbish at the end of each day. Consider how you make their lunch’s to make their lives and yours easier.
Kindy Totz had a fantastic Grandparents/ special person day celebrating Matariki. The children enjoyed spending time with their loved ones making necklaces, building towers and sharing kai with one another. Thank you to everyone that attended, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!! ... See MoreSee Less
This is awesome, thanks for making it so special 🙂