Sydenham Community Preschool

Sydenham Community Preschool


Kia ora Sydenham Community Preschool whanau and tamariki. I hope you are all well and safe. Today I set up obstacle course down our hallway using everyday household items. This provided my tamariki with an outlet to release their energy while streghtening their balance, coordination, turn taking skills and ability to follow instructions. This was a lot of fun! I would love for you to try this with your own tamariki in your home. Please feel free to share your own photos and videos of the obstacle courses that you create.
Hope everyone is doing well and is getting use to our new normal for a wee while.

I've added a link from Olympia gymnastics, they will be doing a video every Friday for preschoolers, keeping active is great for little brains 😀
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-Xmas Concert-
If anyone took any videos or photos of the xmas party concert it would mean the world to me if you could send me a copy. I somehow got the time of the concert wrong and missed seeing my daughter Lilyanna in the concert please message me via pm or by email [email protected]
Hi everyone, my daughter wore her new bunny ears headband on Wednesday to preschool and forgot to bring them home and now they have gone missing. If anyone's child took the headband home by mistake could you please let me know or return to the preschool we would really appreciate it :)

Sydenham Community Preschool is a not for profit community based preschool. Hastings street east, in We offer 20 hours ECE and Winz subsidies are avaliable.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am-2:30pm (school terms)
Government Licensed
Not for profit - all funds go back into YOUR childrens care and education
Excellent staff/child ratios
Low staff turnover with qualified, caring teachers

Pop in anytime for a visit

Operating as usual


The warm weather is here!! 😎 Please check your child’s bag tonight and make sure you have lots of changes of summer clothes in there!

T-shirts ✅ Shorts ✅ Dresses (No spaghetti straps) ✅ Un**es ✅

Thank you!


Enjoy some reading throughout the holidays 💕


Selling our old chairs to fund the new ones we have just purchased 🙂 please buy some for your home


You might ask the question about why your children come home covered in all sorts!


It’s Children’s Mental Health Week! Whatever age your little ones are, it’s so important that you do take time to nurture their mental health. Children can worry about a whole heap of things including school, friendships, fitting it, being good at something they love, the list goes on! This image from Mental Fills Counseling Tools covers everything you need to be doing to make sure your child feels safe and loved.


Morena! In case you haven’t spotted the post on seesaw, we are all back to preschool on Monday 4th Feb.


We have had a few requests for start dates. So here it is for everyone.....
Please make sure you repack all those bags with appropriate named clothing for the weather. Our sun safe policy states that all tops must have sleeves (short of course for summer). We have lots of hats here but if you prefer, please bring a named one. Lastly lunchboxes, have a think about what goes in there, we need good fuel for our bodies not junk 😃
See you next week!


Got any baby food jars lying around? we would love them at preschool to use to put paint in. So if you have any we would love them here at preschool.


Do you have any of these lying round at home or know anyone that would be able help us source some of these lids and bottle tops as we would love them for an art project. I you have any or if you could start collecting them we would love them for preschool.



PLEASE make sure you have more than 3 changes of clothes in your child's bag as it is getting warmer outside and there will be lots of water play. If your child doesn't have clothes in their bag you will be rung to bring a change of clothes down. Also please make sure they named too and check the lost property box regularly.

Thanks! :)


Hi everyone I just thought I would write a note to say how much I have loved teaching and learning with your children over the years and how many great friendship I have made with you. I wake up each day happy in the knowledge that the children will make me smile and laugh and sometimes say the most outrageous things. It really is the best job in the world. I have been here at preschool for 16 and a half years but it's time for me to go and try out some new things. I had an epiphany the other day - only 13 years and I will be 70. That shocked me!!!!
Anyway thanks to you all for making my job so great and entrusting your children in our care. I do believe we have the best preschool ever with great teachers.
All the best everyone and I hope I see you again sometime.

Denny x


We still have these cool storage boxes for sale as a Preschool fundraiser! They are $10 for the small size and we have a couple bigger ones left! They will make great Christmas presents 🎁🎅


We have a huge pile of sand in the car park that we need help moving today. Please if you have a spare 30 min to help move some sand it would be much appreciated! Please and thank you 😃


Place your orders now! Great storage boxes, awesome Christmas presents!!!
Small size only now available $10
See one of the teachers to purchase.


Shout out! Please help us raise money at the disco. We need families to provide a mystery bottle for Friday. It can be a bottle of anything! They will be wrapped and raffled off.


The disco is NEXT FRIDAY and we are making a playlist....what is your childs/children's favourite songs to sing and dance to? Don't worry Moana is top of the list!!🌴🌺💃🎤🎶


Kiaora whanau

Is there anyone who has a baby car seat I can borrow for a week and also a baby buggy just for a few days. It would be greatly appreciated as I have my niece and partner and 5 week old Te Aho staying with us.



What a fantastic matariki celebration concert and shared cultural kai evening we had last night. We are all so proud of our tamariki and would love to have some of your photos from families/whanau as we were really busy organising the show! Please email to [email protected]. We raised $412.60 to send to Maddie's family and would love to send more if you can spare a few more dollars. Thank you again for your support.

Maddie Collins in US for treatment 27/06/2017

Maddie Collins in US for treatment

Maddie Collins in US for treatment Maddie Collins’ treatment in a United States hospital is set to start on Tuesday, after more than $90,000 was raised to get her there.

Photos from Sydenham Community Preschool's post 20/06/2017

Next thursday at 4.30 is our matariki celebration!!!! The tamariki have developed and been practising an original oral story to share at this event. There is a gold coin donation per family to attend. After the production there will be an opportunity to purchase tasting plates of food from different cultures.These will be $1.00 and $2.00. All the money we raise will go towards the fundraising for Maddie Collins.Maddie is an ex pupil of our preschool and she is in need of life saving treatment for a kidney disorder.
We hope you all come and share this fabulous event with us.


Yesterday we played pie face! It was such a great game filled with excitement and lots of laughter. Here is a wee video of the game 😊


We need a cork this morning does anyone have for one to bring in this morning 😀

Timeline Photos 09/05/2017

Have you wondered where your money goes when we fundraise? Currently we are trying to buy one of these buggies for the infants and toddlers to enjoy opportunities for walks in the community, we borrowed this one two years ago and have decided it will be a great asset to own! Thank you for your ongoing support, we now have about half of the money we need.... watch this space.


Here is our first recycled art piece made from the bottle tops. It's the story of the two taniwha. In the background is the Maunga (mountain) taniwha on his mountain.In the front is Ana taniwa on her island of Otamahua (Quail island). Ask your tamariki about this story, most know it really well.
Please keep collecting those plastic bottle tops as there are lots more we will be doing with them.


This Thursday 4th May- WEATHER PERMITTING
Please make sure your child has good footwear for running as we have someone coming from Little Kickers booked in to teach us some soccer skills!

Timeline Photos 11/04/2017

dont forget to drop off your bike a thon money


We need green bottle lids to finish our mural! It's to fill up the mountain on which the taniwha sits. Please save them and bring them in for us!

Timeline Photos 08/04/2017

Something to remember (obviously when the weather is warm enough!)


Bike -a-thon cancelled until Friday because of the wet weather! Keep up the sponsorship!

Timeline Photos 04/04/2017

bike a thon Thursday, 3-30 start, hot Sausages and a chocolate wheel. we are funding for a new 8 seater pram. you can bring any wheeled bike, scooter etc, but don't forget your helmet. if raining we will have it another day the following week. your child has been given a sponser sheet for donations.
we appreciate your supoort


Are there any gatorade or powerade drinkers out there? If you have any empty bottles, please bring them into preschool, thank you! 😌

Timeline Photos 28/03/2017

We need lots of plastic bottle tops to create our mural. So far we have a bucket full but we need LOTS more please. Keep collecting as we have almost enough to make a start! Here is an example of the kind we need😁.

Photos from Sydenham Community Preschool's post 21/03/2017

Do you have any egg cartons or egg trays at your house? we would love them here at preschool. So please bring them in if you have any lying around at home :)

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Videos (show all)

Chloe singing Kapokapo ( Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Nyxon having a wee boogie to the Wiggles!! Super cute :)
How clever is our wee Micah walking behind one of the prams :)
Check this out - Elijah and Kodi and the firetruck song with Phoenix dancing
the wheels on the bus with Jodie, Jacqui and April
wheels on the bus with Jodie, Jacqui and April
another amazing song with the little ones - wheels on the bus
Baylei showing the 4 year old group that she can walk!!!





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