Fairleigh Kindergarten - Garden Road Since 1929

Community Based • Stimulating and secure environment • High ratio of qualified staff to children This is how it is still run today.

Fairleigh began in 1915 on the veranda of a house in Rossall Street. It was then run as a preparatory school in Holmwood Road for five years and moved to its current site in Garden Road in 1929. A group of parents took over the lease in 1947 and the Fairleigh Preschool and community centre was formed. In 1950, a decision was made by the parents to purchase the property at 27A Garden Road, and an i

Operating as usual

Fashion to fondant: The creation of Pebbles patisserie 29/11/2023

Congratulations to our wonderful kindergarten community member Gina, the founder of Pebbles patisserie https://www.instagram.com/pebbleschch/?img_index=1

As a team we can highly recommend her amazing pastries!!

Thank you Gina for all your support of the kindergarten!

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Fashion to fondant: The creation of Pebbles patisserie It’s been a rocky road to the creation of Pebbles, but this fashion editor turned pastry chef is enjoying her new found passion for patisserie.

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A huge thank you to those who were able to join us at our working bee today! 🐝

Our new fence was put up by an impressive team of volunteers yesterday, which meant we were able to get all our new sand & bark installed today.

Special thanks Harry & John for their building, to Kaiapoi ITM for their timber donation and Gardenbox for their delivery of bark & sand.

Big jobs like this can only happen with the support of our community!

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Kia ora Koutou!

This week we have really enjoyed exploring mathematical concepts through many fun play-based experiences!

Nature is written in mathematical language.
— Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer

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“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have”. – Maya Angelou

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Ahiahi mārie e te whānau! Good afternoon everyone!

Here are a few pictures of our fabulous new resource- cuisenaire rods!

This resource supports the development of mathematical and numerical concepts- through play of course!

16/05/2023

We are now fully booked until September 2024.

If you or anyone you know is looking to enrol, please get in touch!

https://www.kindergarten.co.nz/

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Ngā Tamariki have been having a go at learning the NZ Sign language alphabet for New Zealand Sign Language week. They also had a go at signing out the letters that make up their names. It was great to see their engagement and enthusiasm for this experience, learning about what it means to be hearing impaired and how important sign language is to communicate with those around them.

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Thank you to all who joined us for our special King's Coronation morning tea this week, it was a wonderful morning and the tamariki loved pretending to be royal for the day!

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Kia ora koutou katoa e te Fairleigh whānau!

Today marks the end of term 1 and time has certainly flown by over the last 10 weeks.
We have had a great four days at Kindergarten and wish you all a safe break over the Easter holidays.

Ngā Mihi O Te Aranga - Happy Easter 🐰

Here are some captured moments from the week...

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Kia ora koutou katoa!

This week at Kindergarten we have loved reading stories, building with the zoob, and exploring outside when we can!

Here are a few snaps of our fun week!

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🌈 ☘️ Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!☘️ 🌈

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On Sunday we had our annual Trikeathon 🚲 🥳
We loved seeing everyone’s smiley faces and decorated bikes 😁.
Thank-you to all of those who helped to make it happen!
We’d also like to say thank you to Mitre 10 MEGA Hornby for lending us your bouncy castle for the day- we had a blast!

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Kia ora koutou katoa e te Fairleigh Kindergarten whānau!

This week at Fairleigh Kindergarten - Garden Road Since 1929, we have engaged in water play, enjoyed the sandpit and monkey bars!

Here are a few snaps of our fun week! We look forward to seeing those of you who can attend our Trikeathon on the weekend! 🚲🛴

Just a reminder that the Trikeathon is this Sunday 12th March 10am at Elmwood school grounds (Leinster Road Entrance).

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Kia ora koutou Fairleigh whānau,

Our tamariki have continued their interest in Monarch butterflies and have enjoyed observing our caterpillars as they try their very best to fatten up and move into a chrysalis.
Our newest tamariki have started to feel more of a sense of belonging and our older tamariki have, as usual, been a tremendous support to them!
Our new hammock ‘relaxation’ swing has been a huge hit so far.
Have a look at some of the pictures we have captured this week…

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This week we made grass heads and we can't wait to see our grass hair grow!

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Kia ora koutou katoa e te Fairleigh whānau.

Over the last couple of weeks, our tamariki have been exploring the awe of monarch caterpillars transforming into butterflies.

Through this learning journey our tamariki are engaging in critical thought and wondering.

They have the opportunity to transfer their knowledge from observations, by creatively painting and drawing butterflies.

The tamariki have been posting their beautiful art work on the wall in the JS room, for all to see.

We wish you all a happy weekend.
The Fairleigh Team

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Today we had our first sessions of Kelly Sports for the year. It was great to see Coach JJ again and tell him all about our holidays before getting into some rugby!
Awesome skills team, ka rawe!
🏉 🏆
We’ve also continued our learning about Monarch butterflies 🦋 and enjoyed the lovely warm summer weather ☀️
We hope you all have a great weekend!

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Kia ora koutou katoa e te Fairleigh whānau! A big warm welcome for the start of 2023!

Nau mai, haere mai to the new tamariki and their whānau who started with us this week.

Kaiako have enjoyed seeing your bright and smiling faces this week, we were all ready for the beginning of the Term and to be back into the Kindergarten routine!

We have managed to fill the week with many different learning experiences and opportunities for tamariki, here are a selection of these below…

24/12/2022

Meri Kirihimete e te whānau!

We know there will be lots of excitement today!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas 🎄

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🎄🎅🧑‍🎄 Christmas is in full swing here at Fairleigh Kindergarten 🎄🌟

We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to our home away from home tomorrow afternoon for our big show 🤩 we have some very excited tamariki ready to go!

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We’re in full swing at Christchurch Golf Club

02/12/2022

Tēnā koutou katoa,

I hope you have all had a lovely week. At Kindergarten we have been busy practising for our exciting Christmas show coming up next Friday!
We have enjoyed getting into the festive spirit and exploring Christmas crafts, singing, and dressing up.

Remember our golf fundraiser today and the parent social begins at 4.30 pm at The Christchurch Golf Club in Shirley. Please come along and support our lovely Kindergarten, if you can!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!

01/12/2022

Tee off in 45 minutes!

29/11/2022

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our fundraiser this Friday 2nd December!

Golfers please join us from 11:30am with tee off at 12:30pm.

All non-golfers please join us from 5:00pm for our end of year social event and live auction. This is our major fundraiser for 2022 so we'd love to see as many people as possible.

The Club Bar will be open and food available to purchase.

We have some amazing auction items up for grabs follow this link to check them out. https://www.32auctions.com/fairleighkindergarten2022

We also have an amazing raffle that is on sale now at kindergarten and will also be available on Friday.

We look forward to seeing you Friday Christchurch Golf Club

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Kia ora Fairleigh Community,

Thank you to all those who are joining us for our major fundraiser for 2022 on Friday 2nd December at Christchurch Golf Club.

We still have 16 individual or 4 golf team spots available. Price is $150pp and includes Green Fees, a BBQ prior to the start, drinks around the course and large platters after the game. All past, present and future Fairleigh Kindergarten community members are welcome.

If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch asap with Rebecca [email protected]

All non-golfers are also welcome to join us from 5:30pm. The Club Bar will be open for food and drinks and our live auction and raffles will start from 6:15pm. We have some amazing auction items that we'll be sharing in the lead up to the day!

We are also still looking for some more tee sponsors. $500 each and includes signage. Logos will be going to the printers early next week and we can invoice your business directly. Get in touch if you are interested!

Thank you to those below who have already generously donated to us!

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Sometimes deconstructing is just as much fun as constructing 🔨🔧

Today our tamariki helped us out by pulling apart some old chairs and now we can use the wood to create something new! Thanks for all your hard work today friends 💪

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Being a Kaitiaki and taking guardianship of our environment is a very important role to the tamariki at Fairleigh! With the beautiful weather this week, it has been important to us to care for our gardens by providing plenty of water for our plants to grow - check out how well our strawberries are growing 🍓🌸🌷🌼
Wishing you all a relaxing and happy Canterbury Show Day tomorrow 😊

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Signing off from another fun filled week at Fairleigh!
Enjoy your weekend everyone and we’ll see you next week 🤩

21/10/2022

Kia ora koutou e te whānau

Welcome to Term 4 and the end of week 1. This week we have hit the ground running for a short term, excited to all be back together and enjoying some warmer spring weather.

We have also welcomed some new faces to Fairleigh, Evie, Emily, Patrick, Benjamin, Belle, Lauren, James, and their whānau, we look forward to getting to know them all better this term!
Emma turned five years old on Thursday and we sang to her at group time, giving her five big unicorn claps and wishing her good luck!

Have a look through some of our pictures from this week below.

Enjoy the long weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!

From the Fairleigh Team

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Tēnā koutou katoa,I hope you have all had a lovely week. At Kindergarten we have been busy practising for our exciting C...
Kia ora koutou e te whānauWelcome to Term 4 and the end of week 1. This week we have hit the ground running for a short ...
Kia ora koutou e te whānau!Today brings us to the end of term 3, and a very fun and jam packed term it has been!This wee...
Bella wanted to share her very special picture with you all 👩‍🎨.She had many design aspects to help the fingers on the h...
Meri Kirihimete
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our Fairleigh Whanau!
Ka Pai Bella and Maisie!

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27A Garden Road
Christchurch
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Tuesday 8am - 2:45pm
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