Ruahine Kindergartens

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Awapuni Kindergarten closes
Awapuni Kindergarten closes

Awapuni Kindergarten closed its doors for the last time this afternoon - exactly 44 years after it first opened.

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Teaching & Learning Research

We are very excited to announce our recent success in The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) which supports partnerships between researchers and educators to improve outcomes for learners.  RKA is the only recipient within the early childhood education sector to be selected for funding in this round.

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Furry and feathered friends add to the fun
Furry and feathered friends add to the fun - Parkland Kindergarten

Muddy puddles and messing about with animals is all part of the fun at Parkland Kindergarten. Adjoining Parkland School, the kindergarten enjoys a huge outdoor space complete with climbing equipment, swings and tunnels. But by far the most popular feature is the animal life that calls Parkland Kindergarten home.

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Celebrating Christmas
Celebrating Christmas - Makino Kindergarten

Makino Kindergarten tamariki and whanau celebrated the end of 2016 with a fun family night. The relaxing evening was a time to enjoy dinner together and a fun disco.  Santa arrived in the old chevy truck bringing gifts and best wishes for Christmas and the year to come.

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Pahiatua Kindergarten to become Early Learning Centre
Pahiatua Kindergarten to become Early Learning Centre - Pahiatua Early Learning

PRESS RELEASE Pahiatua Kindergarten is to close its doors at the end of 2015. Ruahine Kindergarten Association will be relicensing the Tyndall Street premises as a community based Early Learning Centre, opening in the new year to cater for children from birth to five years.

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Raising literacy levels with books in hands, homes and hearts.
Raising literacy levels with books in hands, homes and hearts. - Roslyn Kindergarten

Roslyn Kindergarten are running a Scholastic 'Books in Hands - Books in Homes - Books in Hearts' Book Fair from 31 August - 4 September 2015. The purpose of the book fair is to encourage literacy in homes, fundraise for new books for the kindergarten and to get young children really excited about reading.

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Little cooks take lessons on healthy food to heart
Little cooks take lessons on healthy food to heart - Makino Kindergarten

Manawatu kindergartens introducing cooking into children's lives early could be giving them a fighting chance against future bulge. A study by Otago University earlier this year revealed New Zealanders are on the verge of a health crisis. The researchers found one in five adults was showing early signs of developing diabetes - thanks in part to our eating habits.

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Kindy kids show fundraising can be child's play
Kindy kids show fundraising can be child's play - Kelvin Grove Kindergarten

Kindergarten kids donned their sunhats and got involved in their own mini Relay for Life to support the Cancer Society's annual fundraiser starting today. Almost 40 children at Kelvin Grove Kindergarten walked around Kelvin Grove Park yesterday, each bringing a gold coin donation which will go into the fundraising pot of the wider Ruahine Kindergarten Association team, The Inspirers.

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Kindy kids tear up the kart track
Kindy kids tear up the kart track - West End Kindergarten

A collection of Palmerston North preschoolers have put the pedal to the metal for a wheely good reason. More than 45 whiz-kids from West End Kindergarten zipped their way around a track at Kartsport on Shirriffs Rd in Longburn last night for the early childhood centre's wheel-a-thon fundraiser.

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Manawatu children celebrate Waitangi Day
Manawatu children celebrate Waitangi Day - West End Kindergarten

Waitangi Day celebrations have started early in Manawatu with families sharing food, schools opening sandpits and children signing their own treaties. Schools and early childhood centres in Palmerston North shared karakia and kai, or prayer and food, to mark Waitangi Day early yesterday.

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