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November 2019
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Diwali at Active Explorers Mayfair

What a fun day we had celebrating Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights on October 22!

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Family Disco

Every year in term 3, Active Explorers Hokitika hosts a family disco, providing a perfect occasion for whanau and staff to get to know each other in a relaxed setting.

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Parent Child Expo

Active Explorers Blenheim and Pascals Blenheim joined forces to host a special Parent and Child Expo, showcasing their first-rate programmes and facilities to the local community.

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Diwali Brings a Taste of Bollywood

Bollywood music and dancing has taken the world by storm and for the children at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay, it was one of the many highlights of Diwali 2019.

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October 2019
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Active Explorers Henderson Annual Art Show 2019

Creativity and sustainability converged last night at Active Explorers Henderson's 2019 Art Show.

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September 2019
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Rugby Fever

Active Explorers Mayfair got in on the World Cup action with a special visit from two Hawkes Bay Magpies, Deven and Stacey.

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Fire Truck Fun

Active Explorers Mayfair and Nurtured @ Active Explorers Mayfair were treated to a visit from local fire fighters and two fire trucks.

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Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay Hearts Dads

Earlier this month children at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay celebrated all our super-amazing dads, with a special Father's Day afternoon tea.

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Glenavon School 'Festival of Colour'

A trip to the recent Glenavon School 'Festival of Colour' was visual feast for tamariki at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay.

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Active Explorers Central City Welcomes Spring

This week the Prep Room children from Active Explorers Central City learnt a lot about Spring, thanks to a journey of exploration to one of Canterbury’s rural communities.

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In Support of Daffodil Day

The staff and children at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay played their part in supporting the one in three Kiwis affected by cancer with a special fundraising event, which included face painting, daffodil making and a picnic lunch.

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Mellow Yellow

Yellow was the stand-out colour of the day, as Active Explorers Hokitika played their part to support Daffodil Day 2019.

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August 2019
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Building Skills at Omnigym

A recent trip to Napier's popular Omni Gymnastic Centre boosted skills and confidence for a group of 3 and 4 year olds from Active Explorers Mayfair.

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Look who visited Mana Active Explorers this afternoon!

A wee seal pup wondered into our car park looking for a bit of care. So all the children went out to investigate.

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Ahoy, me Hearties

Avast ye. Pirates have descended on Active Explorers Richmond!

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Matariki Soup and Pyjama Day

At the end of June Active Explorers Mayfair held a Matariki Soup and Pyjama day to mark the end of Matariki and to support their local Jammies for June initiative.

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A Taste of Primary

A key role of early learning centres is to help prepare children for their transition to primary school, and at Active Explorers Central City, school visits are an integral part of this process.

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July 2019
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Matariki at the Museum

This year as part of their Matariki celebrations tamariki and staff paid a visit to the Auckland Museum, where they attended a magical Matariki education session, specially crafted for preschool children.

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Matariki at Mana

To celebrate Matariki at Mana this year, families gathered together under the star-spangled evening sky, to share kai and celebrate our children’s art gallery.

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And the Magic Continues...

As well as an awesome trip to the Auckland Museum, Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay celebrated Matariki 2019 through a wide and diverse range of learning experiences - from planting new seeds in the garden and bringing a vegetable for Soup Day, to exploring Maori patterns through visual arts.

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Active Explorers Richmond Celebrates Matariki

After a foggy start in Nelson, the day cleared to present a spectacular night sky for our Matariki celebration at Active Explorers Richmond.

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Educator in the Spotlight Nanny Deb

Careforkids.co.nz showcase Nanny Deb from Active Explorers Highbrook, read about her in their article.

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Tunnel of Fun

This week Nanny Deb created endless hours of fun with a few (quite a few actually) cardboard boxes. She built a giant tunnel that stretched its way across the outdoor play area, filling it with balloons and other hidden surprises.

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Matariki Fun

Matariki was a hot topic for the children at Active Explorers Greenmeadows last week, and celebrations included everything from craft making to sharing kai.

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June 2019
Flying High

This week children from Active Explorers Leeston’s Enquiry Class learnt how to make manu taratahi kites, with the help of Coby’s talented mum, Karen Quinn.

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Matariki Shines Brighter than Ever at Active Explorers Hokitika

Each year, Active Explorers Hokitika hosts a special Matariki evening, where staff, tamariki and whanau share kai, tell stories, sing songs, plant trees and learn all about the meaning of Maori New Year.

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Underwater Antics

The tamariki at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay have been fascinated by sea life recently, and a trip to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium was a great way to get up close and personal with some of the creatures they’ve been learning about.

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Sandy Shenanigans

Sand play is a perennial favourite with small children, and this week the children at Active Explorers Richmond developed their physical, social and cognitive skills making rivers and lakes by digging in the sand and moving water from the trough to the sandpit.

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Getting Back to Nature

Children, teachers and whanau from Active Explorers Richmond took a walk on the wild side last week, with a visit to not-for-profit conservation park, Natureland Wildlife Trust.

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Industry Talk

Evolve CEO Rosanne Graham is focused not only on delivering the highest quality outcomes for children, but also on building rewarding and sustainable career pathways for New Zealand’s ECE professionals.

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Jammies for June

Yesterday, Active Explorers Greenmeadows wore PJ’s for the day. This is to support the local initiative, “Jammies for June” where pyjamas, hats, socks and cash are donated in order to provide warm PJ’s for children who may not have them.

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May 2019
Healthy Hearts at Active Explorers Richmond

Staff and children at Active Explorers Richmond have never been healthier, and now, thanks to special recognition from the Heart Foundation, they have an award to prove it.

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Birthday Ritual

Recently we introduced a new exciting birthday ritual. The tamariki receive a very special birthday tray to celebrate their big day, with a piece of cake, a sandwich, a drink, some decorations and a card!

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Mothers' Day Celebration

For Mothers' Day, we hosted a breakfast to celebrate all of the wonderful Mothers at our centre.

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Seven Sharp – Auckland’s Nanny Deb collects trash and turns it into treasure for children

Nanny Deb and her black panel van are doing their bit to make the planet better for future generations.. Watch Nanny Deb from Active Explorers Highbrook on Seven Sharp.

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Evolve named NZ’s Most Trusted Kindergarten Centre Operator

Evolve Education Group has been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Kindergarten Centre Operator in the 2019 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands awards.

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Active Explorers Tai Tapu teachers Suzi and Trish graduate

A big congratulations to Suzi and Trish who have just graduated with their Bachelor of Teaching and Learning ECE. Well done!

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April 2019
Active Explorers comes to Helensville

Enrolments are now open at Active Explorers Helensville, a modern, purpose built centre on Commercial Road.

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Newsletter April 2019

Newsletter April 2019

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Pigeon Valley Fires Fundraiser

Nelson early learning centre Active Explorers Richmond is holding a unique fundraising event to support those who helped battle the Pigeon Valley Fires.

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March 2019
Wheels on the Bikes Go Round and Round

Trikes, bikes, scooters, skateboards – and even some rollerblades – descended on Active Explorers Glenfield recently for the much anticipated Wheel Day.

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Newsletter Feb 2019

Newsletter Feb 2019

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Tai Tapu Village Fair

Parents, children and staff had a great day at Tai Tapu Village Fair.

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Home grown salad sandwiches

Today we picked some of the lettuce out of our garden and made some sandwiches for afternoon tea.

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February 2019
Jelly Ball Game at the Market Day

As part of our participation in the Ucol Market Day Active Explorers Grey St offered a jelly bean challenge to the visitors to their display.

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Big Heart Day

Valentine’s Day has long been celebrated all over the globe – but this year on February 14 Active Explorers Richmond took our annual day of hearts to a whole new level.

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December 2018
Nigel Latta talks parenting in Hawkes Bay

Parenting guru Nigel Latta touched down in Hawkes Bay last week, to share valuable insights with around 100 local parents.

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November 2018
Rubbish Scarecrow the Pick of the Bunch

The creative and environmentally conscious kids at Active Explorers Farnborough have taken out second prize in the much-anticipated Hamilton Gardens Scarecrow Festival.

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We’re Going on a Snail Hunt

Today the children went on a snail hunt, exploring our West Coast playground and discovering an abundance of snails amongst the flax and punga trees.

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October 2018
Big Day Out Fundraiser for Lachie Big Success

Read all about it in the Hokitika Guardian.

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September 2018
Whanau Disco and Shave for Lachie success at Active Explorers Hokitika!

Active Explorers Hokitika organised a Disco and Shave for Lachie's recovery!

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Shave for Lachie

Logan, Ollie and Archie of Active Explorers Hokitika are going under the razor in a quest to raise money for their preschool friend who is battling Leukemia.

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Celebrating Maori Language Week at Active Explorers Tai Tapu

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Maori Language Week)

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August 2018
Sausage sizzle lunch and bath salts making session at Active Explorers Hokitika

Renee and Ben Patterson from DōTERRA offered to supply a sausage sizzle lunch followed by a bath salts making session.

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Snow Day at Active Explorers Glenfield

The snow has arrived at Active Explorers Glenfield on a gorgeous blue day. All our children Infants, Toddlers and Preschool were so excited and had so much fun.

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Active Explorers Victoria visits a Marae

Some of the children and teachers from Te Puawai tots room at Active Explorers Victoria visited Te Hotu Manawa o Rangitane Marae.

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Active Explorers Building Money Smarts with BNZ

The financial literacy skills of children across the country were given a big boost yesterday, and pre-schoolers at 12 Active Explorers centres (36 of Evolve’s early childhood education centres) were some of the lucky recipients.

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July 2018
Celebrating Matariki at Active Explorers Broadway

Active Explorers Broadway have a new tradition that climaxes the Matariki celebrations - a wearable arts evening!

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Matariki, harakeke and weaving at Active Explorers Victoria Ave

So much pride for our Active Explorers whanau in Victoria Ave, celebrating biculturalism.

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Snow Day at Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay

Active Explores Blockhouse Bay had a Snow Day on Thursday 12th July.

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June 2018
Active Explorers Central City relaxes with some Yoga

Active Explorers Central city is on a relaxing health kick with weekly yoga sessions.

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Active Explorers Richmond Celebrate Matariki with a hangi

Active Explorers Richmond put down a hāngi for all its whanau to celebrate Matariki.

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Active Explorers Henderson visit the Museum to learn about Matariki.

Active Explorers Henderson visited the Museum to learn about Matariki. They learned about Hotonui, Matariki and her daughters, and a lot more.

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Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay has Special guests for Matariki

Active Explorers Blockhouse Bay was visited by the 'Kapa Haka team' From Glenavon School to perform for them as part of their Matariki celebrations.

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Pink Day at Active Explorers Kaiwharawhara

Active Explorers Kaiwharawhara raised $50 to support the Breast Cancer Foundation’s research towards a cure for breast cancer.

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May 2018
Making Pancakes

Earlier this week the preschool children made pikelets and pancakes for afternoon tea.

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Active Explorers Henderson raises money for the Himalayan Trust

During the month of May, Active Explorers Henderson have been celebrating 65 years since Sir Edmund Hillary accomplished the expedition to climb Mount Everest.

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Mother's Day Market at Active Explorers Mana

Active Explorers Mana held a Mother's Day Market and managed to raise an outstanding $287.10 for Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Porirua (The Womens Refuge).

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Active Explorers Farnborough took a trip to Raglan

A great beginning to a real understanding of the plight of the Maui Dolphin.

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April 2018
Making ANZAC cookies at Active Explorers Highbrook

Today we made ANZAC biscuits with the children at Active Explorers Highbrook.

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ANZAC Day at Active Explorers Mana

On Tuesday 24th of April, Active Explorers Mana held a special ANZAC ceremony in their playground.

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March 2018
Open Day at Active Explorers Tai Tapu

Active Explorers Tai Tapu recently held an Open Day, where they invited miniature horses, guinea pigs and face painting to keep the children entertained.

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Newly hatched chicks at Active Explorers Glenfield

Over the past little while, the children at Active Explorers Glenfield have very excitedly watched the chicken eggs, in an incubator in the classroom waiting for them to hatch.

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Active Explorers Farnborough at the Zoo

Active Explorers Farnborough visited the Auckland Zoo to explore the Bug Lab!

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February 2018
Enrolment Deal: Now On!

Back to School enrolment deal available now! Find out more here.

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August 2017
Active Explorers Henderson annual art show

Each year we hold our annual art show for our families/whanau.

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Matariki ‘Wearable Arts Evening’

Celebrating Matariki with a ‘Wearable Arts Evening’ has become a tradition in our Palmerston North centres.

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Visiting the Nelson Provincial Museum

Active Explorers Richmond enjoyed a visit to the Nelson Provincial Museum!

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Active Explorers Kaiwharawhara Juniors Room

As part of our latest programme planning at Active Explorers Kaiwharawhara we invited parents to speak in front of our tamariki in the Juniors Room.

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ECE & NCEA

Active Explorers Victoria Ave and Palmerston North Boys High School are doing NCEA level 2 together.

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