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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Abacus Calendar Orders

We will be sending out Abacus Calendar Orders early next week.  This year diaries, calendars and cards can be ordered with either your child's artwork featured or a photo.  All photos will need to be emailed directly to Abacus (email address will be on order forms).  All orders must be back at the centre by November 19th 2010.  If you have any queries, please see your Head Teacher.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Dinosaurs

This week the children enjoyed water play outside. Great conversations emerged during this play about dinosaurs, whales, star fish etc. The children wondered if T. Rex and Brachiosaur could swim in the water. They were surprised to know that Plesiosaur, a reptile who looks like a dinosaur could swim in the water. We also talked about climatic conditions during the Jurassic period, when dinosaurs existed. We will extend children’s interest in dinosaurs through books and also looking for the information on the internet.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

ERO visit

Dear Bayfield parents

Just to let you know we had our 3 yearly visit from the Education Review Office last week and they were very pleased with our learning programme.  We will let you know when they send us their report! 

The words of Piaget on Children's play

“Jean Piaget theorized that a child’s mental models, or cognitive structures, are based on the child’s activities;  engagement makes meaning.  Free, unstructured play is healthy and, in fact, essential for helping children reach important social, emotional and cognitive developmental milestones.  Piaget’s theory is based on the idea that the developing child builds cognitive structures known as mental maps, or schemas, for understanding and responding to physical experiences.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Preschool Rock Stars!

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Mia, Emelia, Sophie, Annabelle and Michaella wanted to sing a song, so they grabbed their microphones and sung Tu Tira Mai Nga Iwi. You girls sounded great...Well Done!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Farewell our lovely preschool teachers

Today we had a special leaving circle for Alice and Laura. We sang songs, and told them how much we love them. We will miss you so much our wonderful teachers!!!


Friday, 8 October 2010

New Preschool teacher

Dear preschool parents




We are happy to inform you that we have a new preschool teacher. HIS name is Earl Edgar. Earl has many years experience working with young children and has recently returned from a working holiday in the UK where he was working with young preschoolers. Earl spent over a year working in Bear Park Herne Bay before going overseas. Earl is in his last year of training and will be finishing his qualification next year. He has qualifications in performing arts and music and can play the drums. We are hoping he will be able to take up Laura’s music class. Earl starts with us on Wednesday 13th of October. Please do go up and introduce yourself to him.

Kind regards

Shona