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November 2020
Karakia whakatūwhera whare

Karakia whakatūwhera whare. The opening and blessing of Evolve Support Office.

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April 2020
Starting School - What can we do during lockdown?

Starting school is a significant event for children and for their families and a milestone which many of us celebrate. It is something many children look forward to. Most children settle easily into school, but a few find adjusting to the change takes time.

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December 2019
Local Fire Station Pays a Visit

A visit from the local fire station was a source of much excitement for the children at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay.

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Building Blocks for Learning

Nails, hammers and protective head gear are par for the course on a building site, but now at Learning Adventures Levin, you can find all this and more.

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November 2019
Much to be Learned from Chickens and Eggs

The Living Eggs Programme provides a unique hands-on opportunity for children to get up close and personal with the chick hatching process and this month, the children at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay were treated to an inside glimpse of nature at work.

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Active Explorers Richmond's Budding Florists

Showcasing your work at a local A&P show is a BIG DEAL. And today, the children at Active Explorers Richmond poured all their creativity and focus into crafting beautiful sand saucer flower gardens to enter in this weekend's much anticipated show.

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Pacific Music and Dance at the Museum

A traditional flute played through the nose was a source of great amazement – and amusement - for the children from Little Earth Montessori Remuera on their excursion to Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

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Medal Mania

After a month-long games fest to celebrate the Rugby World Cup, the children at Learning Adventures Mangere East had their achievements recognised with a much anticipated medal ceremony.

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Diwali Dress-up Day

Active Explorers Glenfield celebrated Diwali in style this year with a dress-up celebration day bursting with fun and colour.

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Art-loving Toddlers

Aspiring artists from Lollipops Browns Bay got to showcase their talents at a special Kiwi Room art exhibition.

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Diwali at Active Explorers Mayfair

What a fun day we had celebrating Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights on October 22!

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Family Disco

Every year in term 3, Active Explorers Hokitika hosts a family disco, providing a perfect occasion for whanau and staff to get to know each other in a relaxed setting.

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Parent Child Expo

Active Explorers Blenheim and Pascals Blenheim joined forces to host a special Parent and Child Expo, showcasing their first-rate programmes and facilities to the local community.

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Halloween and All Things Green

Halloween celebrations at Lollipops Papamoa were in full swing last Thursday, giving children and staff the perfect excuse to channel their inner witches and ghouls...

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Halloween Fun at Lollipops Britomart

Ghosts and ghouls, fairies and pumpkins, and yes, even tigers turned up to celebrate Halloween at Lollipops Britomart yesterday.

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Disco Fever

Yesterday the children at Pascals St Johns celebrated Halloween in the best way possible - with costumes, plenty of ghoulish face paint and a much anticipated centre disco.

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Freyberg Park Treasure

A trip to Freyberg Park unearthed a treasure trove of loose parts for children from Lollipops Browns Bay’s Fantails Room.

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Diwali Brings a Taste of Bollywood

Bollywood music and dancing has taken the world by storm and for the children at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay, it was one of the many highlights of Diwali 2019.

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October 2019
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United Nations at Little Wonders Greenmeadows

Different cultures from around the world were embraced and celebrated last Thursday, as staff and children at Little Wonders Greenmeadows honoured United Nations Day.

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Diwali - The Festival of Light

The light of Diwali shone brighter than ever at Lollipops Newton Road last week as kaiako, tamariki and whanau embraced the much-loved Indian festival with singing, dancing, food and artwork.

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PumpHouse Puppet Show

An interactive puppet show at Takapuna’s PumpHouse Theatre proved to be a big hit with preschoolers from Lollipops Coatesville.

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Multigenerational Magic

Every Friday, a group of preschoolers from Lollipops Tauranga catch the bus to Bob Owens Retirement Village to join the residents in their daily fitness session.

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Lollipops Britomart Celebrates Diwali

Celebrating different cultures is a great way to build compassion and understanding, and at Lollipops Britomart embracing cultural diversity is an integral facet of centre life.

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Lollipops Oteha Valley - Where the Action is!

Our children thrive on physical activity and the teachers love to encourage them.

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Learning Through Play at Learning Adventures Mangere East

As rugby fans all over the country are glued to their television screens, the children at Learning Adventures Mangere East are celebrating the World Cup in a range of sporting events, from obstacle courses to ball games.

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Active Explorers Henderson Annual Art Show 2019

Creativity and sustainability converged last night at Active Explorers Henderson's 2019 Art Show.

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September 2019
Healthy Heart Whanau Award for Lollipops St Lukes

Lollipops St Lukes celebrated the next stage in their Healthy Heart journey, with a special ceremony to receive their Healthy Heart Whanau Award.

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Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Embracing different cultures is a way of life at Lollipops St Lukes, and this week the centre celebrated Chinese Language Week.

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Rugby Fever

Active Explorers Mayfair got in on the World Cup action with a special visit from two Hawkes Bay Magpies, Deven and Stacey.

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Fire Truck Fun

Active Explorers Mayfair and Nurtured @ Active Explorers Mayfair were treated to a visit from local fire fighters and two fire trucks.

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Uncovering the Mysteries of the Sea

“At the moment our children love pretending to be sharks, whales and other creatures of the sea, so to extend their interest, and link it to some real-world learning, we took them on an excursion to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium,” says Lollipops Newton Road centre manager Bharti Gautam.

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Glenavon School 'Festival of Colour'

A trip to the recent Glenavon School 'Festival of Colour' was visual feast for tamariki at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay.

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Sing Peace at Little Earth Montessori Remuera

The children at Little Earth Montessori Remuera celebrated International Peace Day 2019 in true harmony, along with thousands of children from all over the world who came together to sing for peace.

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Mellow Yellow

Yellow was the stand-out colour of the day, as Active Explorers Hokitika played their part to support Daffodil Day 2019.

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Red Nose Day Fundraiser

Lollipops Auckland Central poured all their energy and love into Cure Kids' Red Nose Day, with an incredible fundraising project that raised a whopping $2981.

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August 2019
Building Skills at Omnigym

A recent trip to Napier's popular Omni Gymnastic Centre boosted skills and confidence for a group of 3 and 4 year olds from Active Explorers Mayfair.

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Pascals St Johns Visits Butterfly Creek

This week the Kiwi infants and Tui toddlers from Pascals St Johns indulged their love of all things animal, with a fun day out at Butterfly Creek.

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July 2019
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Bugs Galore at Auckland Museum

The Fantail Room children at Pascals St Johns are currently nuts about bugs. A trip to Auckland Museum last week was the perfect way to support their interest and learning on the topic.

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Keeping it Local

Recently Pascals St Johns infants enjoyed a fun excursion to the library to participate in the monthly 'Wiggle and Rhyme' class.

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Picnic Provides Hours of Family Fun

The annual Pascals St Johns family picnic is a much anticipated event. Not only are there numerous activities to keep the little ones engaged and inspired, but it's a great way for centre families to get to know each other.

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PJs at Pascals

Nothing beats a good sleep in. And the children (and parents!) at Pascals St Johns all enjoyed a few extra minutes under the covers recently thanks to the centre's much anticipated pyjama day.

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Matariki at the Museum

This year as part of their Matariki celebrations tamariki and staff paid a visit to the Auckland Museum, where they attended a magical Matariki education session, specially crafted for preschool children.

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And the Magic Continues...

As well as an awesome trip to the Auckland Museum, Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay celebrated Matariki 2019 through a wide and diverse range of learning experiences - from planting new seeds in the garden and bringing a vegetable for Soup Day, to exploring Maori patterns through visual arts.

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June 2019
Matariki Shines Brighter than Ever at Active Explorers Hokitika

Each year, Active Explorers Hokitika hosts a special Matariki evening, where staff, tamariki and whanau share kai, tell stories, sing songs, plant trees and learn all about the meaning of Maori New Year.

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May 2019
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Evolve named NZ’s Most Trusted Kindergarten Centre Operator

Evolve Education Group has been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Kindergarten Centre Operator in the 2019 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands awards.

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June 2018
Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay has Special guests for Matariki

Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay was visited by the 'Kapa Haka team' From Glenavon School to perform for them as part of their Matariki celebrations.

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July 2017
Matariki Festival

The Matariki Festival is one of our biggest centre traditions our learning community truly looks forward to each year. This year, we lifted the benchmark yet again.

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