Bream Bay Kindergarten Video

Friday, October 20, 2017

Gardening...popular with the young crowd

At Bream Bay kindergarten teachers work hard to situate children at the centre of curriculum design and planning.  One way we do this is by simply asking children "If you could learn anything, what would you choose?"

With time to think it through, Asher responded today with an enthusiastic...

"We could grow some plants!  Parsley and vegetables.  Planting strawberries and planting strawberry flowers cause I love them.  To grow seeds...pineapple, water melon, apple and jam...they are yummy" said Asher.

Great ideas have wings and gardening has proven to be very popular with the young crowd...thanks Asher for the great idea!

First job - prepare the soil.

This involves a whole lot of team work to move the bags of compost to the garden.

Compost is heavy, team work makes the dream work!

Next job involves digging out weeds, adding compost and turning over the soil

"Aww digging is hard work, I think I just want to do the eating bit" said Asher. and me both Asher!

Finding worms...good!

Finding snails...not so good! 
Although Max, Ayden and Jericho thinks it's okay.

Planting time...Lachlan really enjoys this part.

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.
— Alfred Austin

Watering in...

The maintenance crew...

He waka eke noa,
We are all in this together

Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai, 
Nurture the seed and it will blossom

We're excited to see how our garden grows!

"We did hard work ah Tania" said Lachlan 
with a big smile on his face.
You sure did Lachlan, you all worked really hard!  
And what an awesome job you've done,
ka pai tamariki!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Grandparents Day 2017

Another stunning Grandparents Day!

Ko tō ngākau ki ngā taonga a o tūpuna
In your heart lay the treasures of your ancestors

Creating fond memories of shared times together...

Tricky puzzles and lots of snuggles.

Foot massages!

Hand massages and nail polish!

Beautiful spring lucky!

Our grazing table, yum!

Aroha mutunga kore
Everlasting love

Such a fabulous day!
Click on the video below to see more beautiful images...

Thank you so much to all of our grandparents who were able to visit and spend time with us today...we appreciate that many of you took time off work or traveled great distances to be here.

The children were so excited to see you and spend time together and the teachers enjoyed meeting you and finally putting some 'faces' to the names we hear children speak of so regularly!  With certainty, today was a highlight for us all.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world!