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Lighthouse Playgroup of Joy

At Lighthouse, we have a room specifically for children and now our first Playgroup has officially happened!

Thursday, February 27, Lighthouse invited five babies and families to become involved in our first Playgroup activity. We organized beautiful wall stickers and had bubbles flying in the air to create a magical atmosphere where the children felt like they were in a colourful fairy tale world! Mother and child sung, played and interacted in a circle of happiness as it was lead by one of our wonderful kiwi teachers.

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The space was rich in activities and had plenty of toys for the group to enjoy.

Not only do the babies make friends while interacting with others but it is also an excellent opportunity for the mothers to exchange advice and ideas and get to know each other. In addition to the networking opportunities the teacher is also there to give answers to everyday parenting concerns

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This was a very good start and we are very excited to continue our playgroups! We will continue to expand on ideas so that our playgroups will always be new and interesting and lighthouse babies can continue to make new friends and have fun.

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Playgroup Ruoyu, to learn more information, please call: 0800551133

 

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Lighthouse has Moved!

New Beginnings as we have moved into a new space!

Our new address is: B1/34 Triton Dr. Rosedale.

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Our success in the new address has already begun as we have held three emergency ambulance seminars over the weekend. With all new classrooms and facilities we know we are off to a great start! There is also a room next to the classroom which is filled with a variety of toys and is a wonderful facility for children to play in while parents can exchange information and, tips and tricks!

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2014 Chinese New Year Flower Market

Held on Saturday, January 25 at Henderson ‘s Trusts Arena Square was the the New Year Flower Fair! We had a booth full of people, parents and children flocked to hear about Lighthouse and what we do. There were cute baby gifts with free delivery – Lighthouse visor stickers were a very popular item for the summer! On this flower crowded night, the whole atmosphere reached a climax during the gorgeous New Year’s fireworks, the Labor Party leader David Cunliffe visited our Lighthouse booth and took a great picture with our staff!

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In this New Year, Lighthouse wants to give special thanks to the active participation and support of our parents, their children and friends – Happy New Year! Lighthouse wishes you all have a safe and happy year of the Horse!

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February 8 emergency program

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Emergency child care training courses – Caregivers must hold a valid emergency child care training certificate, if you have not participated in caregiver program please apply now.

Location : Lighthouse kindergarten , 69 Hutchinsons Road, Howick

Time : Saturday 13:00

Please arrive on time

Considerations:

1. Free emergency programs are for caregivers, please understand that if extra people ( eg parents ) want to learn together , it is at their own expense.

2. Please ensure you bring pen and paper, although lecture notes are available.

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8th December Christmas Party

On 8th December, Lighthouse Preschool Family Assistance Center held a large Christmas party at Forrest Hill Elementary School auditorium. The day attracted over 800 parents their children, and was free for children and parents alike. Throughout the day we had BNZ volunteers pay a visit to help us out for our family fun activities!

The halls were well decked with beautifully coloured decorations. The Santa photo opportunity was a huge hit, kids rushed to the stage to get a photo with Father Christmas. Mums, dads, uncles, aunties and grandparents too, all enjoyed the cheerful music and chat while the children had an absolute ball, especially getting their face’s painted!

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A large outdoor play area was very popular amongst the children as they admired in the Ferris wheel, bounced on the bouncy castle and played on the other rides. The lawn was filled with the laughter of children.

 

During the event, Lighthouse staff prepared a rich array of fruit and snacks while food companies provided a delicious lunch. The outdoor lawn area also had cotton candy maker offering lovely pink cotton candy for the kids. The event not only allowed children to play in a relaxed interactive environment but the parents too! Finally, the finale of the sweepstakes that brought the Christmas party to a climax was the raffle! The children were eager to help extract the lucky number on the stage and awarding the winner with their wonderful prize.

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Lighthouse at home is known for its high involvement in the community and encouragement of families within their family. It is also known. to high level of education and years of close family ties in the local community and is known for the New Zealand Ministry of Education. For the purpose of improving teaching all aspects of school before the baby’s ability to adapt to the differences between Chinese and Western educational traditions of education in the culture, to lay a good foundation for the future in terms of education and physical and mental development, and win at the starting line. Together with a service for the Chinese community and want to improve the status of the heart of the Chinese community, making Asian leaders Lighthouse and New Zealand organizations come together, work together for the majority of the New Zealand Chinese efforts, progress in the new year will continue to uphold the Lighthouse quality of service, and strive to serve more Chinese families.

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You’re invited to our Christmas Party!

Jingle Bells , Jingle Bells , Jingle Bells

With the crisp sound of a silver bell, we are ushered into the annual festivities of Christmas . It is said that on the night of Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will be driving his reindeer sleigh full of gifts ready to give to all the good children this year. He will quietly climb into the house through the chimney, gifts hanging in the stockings ready to be unravelled the next day.

This Christmas, Lighthouse will be wishing everyone a Merry Christmas by celebrating with a Christmas party! Lighthouse will be providing many recreational facilities and activities for our children such as: face painting, children’s Ferris wheel, inflatable castle, rotating car , etc., but we will also provide a delicious lunch for the children and parents. This entitles parents and children to an excellent opportunity to get to know other parents and children and make new friends.

 

Date: 8th December

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Merry Go Round

Merry go round time: 10am – 2pm

Location: 50 Forrest Hill Road, Forrest Hill (Forrest Hill Elementary School Auditorium)

Throughout the day there will be a flurry of activities but the one not to be missed is Santa Claus’ visit! Every child will have the opportunity to take a photo with him and there will also be a raffle for presents to be gifted by Santa himself.

Oh, parents and friends – Get in quick to sign up and your child out for a wonderful day full of Christmas joy!

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Ferris Wheel

 

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Bouncy Castle

 

 

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Sweep Stake

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November 30 emergency programs

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Emergency child care training courses – Caregivers must hold a valid emergency child care training certificate .

Location :Lighthouse kindergarten , 69 Hutchinsons Road, Howick

Time : Saturday 12:45pm – 4pm , please arrive on time.

Note:
1. Free emergency programs for caregivers provide only because the class teacher to other companies, no accommodation , please understand. If additional persons ( eg parents ) want to learn together , you can attend class at their own expense .

2. caregiver comes pen and paper notes in class with a Course for Chinese teaching .

 

 

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Howick Emergency child care training courses

Emergency child care training courses – Caregivers must hold a valid emergency child care training certificate.

Location : Lighthouse Kindergarten, 69 Hutchinson road, Howick

Time : Saturday 12:45 – 4:00pm, please arrive on time.

Note:
1. Free emergency programs for caregivers provide only because the class teacher to other companies, no accommodation , please understand. If additional persons ( eg parents ) want to learn together , you can attend class at their own expense .
2. caregiver comes pen and paper notes in class with a Course for Chinese teaching .

 

 

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September 7th Crystal Mountain

Once again, we have organised a succesful adventure at Crystal Mountain. It was a day filled with fun and adventure and everyone was happy to be there!

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One of the best parts about Crystal Mountain is that the children get to interact with and feed the variety small animals! But that is not all, there is a very interesting learning aspect to the trip too. The children are able to to go the Crystal Museum and view and touch the beautiful crystals while learning about how they are formed!

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In addition to all the knowledge, there are also an array of fun rides for the children to play on and even a train that goes around Crystal Mountain.  The children can hardly contain their excitement as they journey on to each of the different activities held at Crystal Mountain.

The day was a very pleasant outing, not only for the children but the parents and caregivers too! Many of the children and parents made new friends giving the opportunity to see other again at future lighthouse events.

We hold many events and adventures for our Lighthouse families and we would love for you and your little ones to join us. If you have a child already enrolled in Lighthouse at home childcare then please come along to our next event. If you are not enrolled and want to be a part of the Lighthouse family and attend our exciting events, please call us on 0800 55 11 33.