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Swannanoa Preschool Newsletter October 2019


Pet Day - Wednesday 16th October

Dress Up Day - Thursday 31st October


Axel Bolin for helping us out with his chainsaw!


As it is warming up we will be asking the children to put on their hats and to have sun screen applied. Can you please provide your child with a named sunhat each day, as all children are required to have one on outside. We apply sunscreen to the children before lunch, so please can you ensure that you have applied sunscreen in the morning. If you would like your own sunscreen applied, can you bring one in for us.

Please also remember to bring along your child's wet bag each day.

If tamariki or adults are suffering from general illnesses ie hand, foot and mouth, ringworm, slapped cheek, headlice, conjunctivitis, etc they will be asked not to attend preschool until condition has been treated. Anyone suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea must not attend preschool until 48 hours after last symptoms.


Aimee & Nick Nelson on the birth of a wee brother for Bronte.

Tiffany & Hayden Smith on the birth of their daughter Ryle

Marie & Michael on the birth of  Beau, a sister to MJ.


Kia ora te whānau

by Jo Dobson

Term 4 is fast approaching, its great to have some warmer days where we can can get outside, everyone is getting excited about water play....

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Manaaki News

by Penny Coulthard

It is so nice to see the sun and enjoy the lovely spring days. With the lovely weather the children are enjoying spending more time outside.

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Atawhai News

by Chauntelle Evans

Over the last month the children have been enjoying having the opportunity to create and lead their own board stories using the magnetic or Velcro story pictures. This has led to chid-initiated group times, tamariki helping kaiako to lead group times, as well as role playing different scenes and scenarios. After a recent PD our kaiako have been using ancestral stories with tamariki, which our tamariki have then been using to recreate and retell their own stories with each other – you may have been hearing some of them being retold at home.

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Whakanui & Puawai News

by Sam Fowler

Hello Spring! Nau mai haere mai/welcome if you are new to Whakanui or Puawai! We are loving having so many new children and families starting with us recently!

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Enviroschools News

by Laura Rea-Hunt

Kia ora everyone

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Bicultural News

by Courtney Hammond

Kia ora e te Whānau!!

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New Zealand Sign Language

by Courtney Hammond

Signs of the Month - October

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Transition to School

by Jess & Penny

On Monday the 9th September, we held our second Transition to School talk at Swannanoa School. We had a number of parents attend and we hope that it answered any questions you may have had and informed you of what starting school will look like for your child. In the New Year we will again be holding these talks at the school.

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