Karakia whakatūwhera whare. The opening and blessing of Evolve Support Office.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay was visited by the 'Kapa Haka team' From Glenavon School to perform for them as part of their Matariki celebrations.