Poppies Preschool Saint Martins

Poppies Preschool Saint Martins

Poppies Preschool St Martins is a family run and operated Preschool located in a beautiful character villa in Saint Martins Christchurch

Operating as usual

30/11/2023

We would love some LARGE BOXES 📦
If you have any we would appreciate a few to create with next week. Ngā mihi 😊

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 29/11/2023

*Lost doggy* Very friendly wee dog has arrived at Poppies wandering around in the car park. Has a grey collar and a pink bow 🎀

28/11/2023

Kia ora Poppies whānau!

Sadly, there are families in Waltham and the surrounding suburbs who will need our help if they are to find some relief and joy this Kirihimete.
Poppies Preschool are collecting Christmas gifts to donate to the Waltham Community cottage. They are running low on gifts from the ages of 0-5 year olds. We are also hoping to take some of the tamariki down to the cottage to donate the gifts mid December.

So if you would like to donate a gift, bring one in to put under our tree
There are some requirements if you are wanting to donate a gift;
Gifts to be new (not used) and under $30.00
The gifts must not mention mum, dad or families.
The gifts cannot require batteries.
Please leave gifts unwrapped as they will be categorized for different families.

The last date to bring a gift will be the 12th of December.

If you don’t attend Poppies, live locally and would like to donate, come in to drop one off between 730- 530😊

Ngā mihi,
Poppies Preschool ❤️

16/11/2023

Some local fun for the tamariki this show day!

@ Opawa Baptist Church 11-2 Friday- Supported by our e hoa from the Waltham community cottage.

01/11/2023

Wear your Gumboots and share in showing our tautoko towards Gumboot Friday!

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 01/11/2023

Challenging our bodies today in the Prepschool 💪

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 19/10/2023

We love taking moments to work in small groups and using the car park is a great place for this. Today we drew pictures to welcome all our whānau when they pick us up. It is always interesting to see what they chose to draw and a great way to practice some drawing and writing skills.

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 13/10/2023

Yesterdays tie dye experience. Tamariki in the Prepschool got to practice lots of new skills, through turning their white T-shirts into lots of ngā tae. We soaked our t shirts in water, ringed them out, laid them flat and started to twist and bunch them into a spiral. Then tamariki got too choose what ngā tae they wanted and began dying segments of their shirt.

Process art is all about the experience, rather than the final outcome…. And a bonus as well the outcome was pretty cool!

We have loved learning about ngā tae, āniwaniwa recently and exploring the pūtaiao behind it. 🌈

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 11/10/2023

A busy spring day here at Poppies in the Prepschool 🪴🌸

08/10/2023

Happy Canadian Thanks-giving. We would love you to add a feather to our Turkey when you come in so we can share these with the tamariki.
Comment below if you wish for us add one for you.

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 05/10/2023

Kōanga is in the air. We have had some beautiful days recently so we have been out in the garden, planting seeds & enjoying the sun ☀️ We also used the sun and the shadows to make some mahi toi 🌈🌸🌼🌱

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 04/10/2023

🌼🌸Spring painting 🌸🌼

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 29/09/2023

The magnet shapes are a favourite resource in the Prepschool with some amazing creations that get made. Today we offered a new way to extend our learning with these by adding drawing and tracing. It was awesome to see the tamariki so engaged with the activity. Ka pai tō mahi tamariki!

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 20/09/2023

Ka pai tō mahi to the tamariki here at Poppies for
keeping Aotearoa beautiful!

Ko te whenua te wai ū mō ngā uri whakatipu.
The land provides the substance for the generations that follow.

This week is clean up week in Aotearoa and what a great opportunity to go on another rubbish hīkoi around St.Martins. Here at Poppies we really value Kaitiakitanga and get the tamariki involved in processes and practices within the Poppies environment as well as teaching them about how to care for our environment, and to form aroha and a connection with Papatūānuku. (A kaitiaki is a guardian, and the process and practices of protecting and looking after the environment are referred to as kaitiakitanga).
Tamariki at Poppies have lots of knowledge about Kaitiakitanga and were awesome kaitiaki today. Compared to the last couple rubbish hīkoi there was less rubbish today (which is great)!

We are so proud of the tamariki here at Poppies for helping make a difference 💪🌏💚

Mo tātou ā mo kā uri ā muri ake nei
For us now and for the generations that follow.



Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 13/09/2023

St Martins Childrens Library - This is exciting to have coming to the Community. Info in the flyers on how you can be apart of this or donate 😀📚👍

24/08/2023

We have been learning how to protect ourselves against germs here at Poppies 🦠 Kaiako Aleisha did a cough experiment, and showed the tamariki what happens when we don’t cough into our elbow. Today some of the tamariki made some soap, and we demonstrated how to wash and dry our hands to stop the spread 🧼💚

18/08/2023

Yoga day 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️
Such a peaceful morning yesterday…. The tamariki loved stretching their bodies, practicing deep breathing and having some relaxation time. There are soo many great benefits of yoga as it can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in tamariki. 💚

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 31/05/2023

Its Samoan language week so today in the Poppies Nursery we painted some Samoan designs to make a Tapa cloth. We used traditional brown colours and listened to Samoan music as we worked. 🇼🇸

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 03/05/2023

Our feijoa tree was brimming with yummy fruit so the nursery tamariki whipped up a yummy loaf. There was a lot of concentrating when it came to scooping out the flesh but they managed this tricky task so well! Of course the best part was the tasting…. 😋

Photos from Poppies Preschool Saint Martins's post 21/04/2023

Ngā Tae - Colours
Exploring colour mixing with our primary colours: Red/whero, yellow/kōwhai and blue/kahurangi.

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Ngā mihi nui to everyone who donated a gift to our Kirihimete drive. There were over 30 gifts donated to the Waltham Com...
Changing equipment in the environment is a great way to challenge our selves physically and take risks! Engaging in phys...
We have been learning how to protect ourselves against germs here at Poppies 🦠 Kaiako Aleisha did a cough experiment, an...
Bird feeders!🕊️Check out our instagram page poppies.preschool.stmartins https://www.instagram.com/reel/CwRZCFYLl7w/?igsh...
Yoga day 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️Such a peaceful morning yesterday…. The tamariki loved stretching their bodies, practicing deep breathi...

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61 St Martins Road
Christchurch
8023

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
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