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Swannanoa Preschool - December Newsletter


Atawhai & Puawai Christmas Party - Friday 6th December

Manaaki & Whakanui Christmas Party - Friday 13th December

Summer close / reopening dates;

Close; Monday 23rd December at midday, 2019.

Reopen; Wednesday 15th January at 9am, 2020.


Nicki Flanagan for the donation of clothes for the nursery.

Bianca Wigley for giving us collage materials.

Fiona Buhler for the donation of wood for the carpentry areas.

Pauline Howden for donation of outdoor shower for the children to enjoy during these hot days.


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.


Elyse & Gareth Evans on the birth of Arcadya on Monday 28th October.

Brooke & Jarrad Simpson on the birth of Ivy a wee sister for Braxton.

Anna & William Sellwood on the birth of Fletcher.


Christmas Raffle

The end of the year is fast approaching and what an amazing year we have had.

by Jo Dobson

We had our fabulous ERO visit, we achieved our Green Gold Enviroschool status, we have been on trips, we have welcomed many new families into our centre, and we are progressing with further building development.

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Christmas Party;

by Swannanoa Preschool

Manaaki - Friday 13th December Atawhai - Friday 6th December

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Atawhai News

by Chauntelle Evans

Wow it’s December already! How fast has this year flown by!

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Manaaki News

by Penny Coulthard

Wow, We cannot believe that we are now in December, which means Christmas is just around the corner. With this in mind please put in your diaries the date for our Christmas party – Friday the 13th of December in the morning. A plan for how the day rungs has been placed in your cubby holes. If you have any questions please ask staff.

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Whakanui & Puawai News

by Sam Fowler

Puawai tamariki are showing us their independence skills over the past few months, our consistent but flexible routine allows children to anticipate what is going to happen next and fully engage in these routines.

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New Zealand Sign Language

by Courtney Hammond

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Swannanoa Preschool has been using Smart365 for the last couple of years.

by Swannanoa Preschool

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Have your seen our Library?

by Swannanoa Preschool

Jess is our in-house librarian, have you seen the wonderful dinosaur books she has on display in our library - feel free to have a look.

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Enviroschools News

by Laura Rea-Hunt

We loved our recent visit from Wendy Doody, Councillor for the Oxford-Ohoka ward who came to visit preschool to congratulate us on achieving our Green / Gold status with Enviroschools. We gave Ms Doody a very warm welcome with a waiata and some children did their mihi.

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Bicultural News

by Courtney Hammond

Kia ora e te Whānau!!

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Transition to School

by Jess & Penny

The end of the year is FAST approaching and it is time for those who are heading off to school in the New Year to let the office know your leaving date.

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