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New Entrant Parent Information

Further to our own transition to school programme, the information below should help to answer many of the questions you may have about school.First steps – before your child startsHave a play at the school in the weekend – walk around, explore the playgrounds, look through the windows and get familiar – things that become…

Investigating Taniwha together through story, drawing and clay.

Over the term the children, Jenn and Maggie have been investigating Taniwha. We began (purposefully) without any visual influences.Taniwha are legendary Maori guardians. Being a legend there are not photos, only artistic impressions. We wanted the children to come up with their own creative ideas on what Taniwha look like, without being influenced by artistic…

Smooth Transitions: Moving from Kindergarten to School

Thinking about the transition from Kindergarten to Primary School can evoke an array of emotions in children and parents. These emotions can vary from excitement to apprehension and many in between! We know that having an effective transition is critical for children’s confidence, resilience and ongoing success at school. So what can we do to…

Uplands Kindergarten Police Force

Recently a team of ‘police officers’ have been patrolling the playground here at Uplands. Our costumes have inspired the play and the children have been adding more resources like walkie talkies, phones, traffic signs and office stationary to add authenticity to their play. While the interest in police role play has continued for a few…