Some of our older boys have had a fascination with volcanos so off they went with a couple of teachers to explore our local volcano Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill).
To celebrate Maori language week another group visited Te Puna Kohungahunga - the bilingual centre at the Epsom Campus Auckland University. Our children were amazed at the all the Te Reo that was spoken - but really enjoyed experiencing all the different equipment and corners in the centre.
Nick Walker, one of our Dad's came in one day and read some of our books written in Te Reo - we enjoyed listening to his mihi and were particularly interested in the way in which he acknowledged his son and daughter who were amongst the listeners.
A link with the past was made when Dawn Medland popped in to see us. She was a teacher in this same building when it was a kindy in the 1950's - it was called Selwyn Kindergarten before the parents fundraised and built the new Kindy... Lady Cobham Kindergarten!
And of course the wonderful teachers at St AndrewsEpsom ECC are always learning too - recently we had a water colour painting workshop run by Paul Johnston to improve our water colour painting skills!
Oh...and don't forget the great ukulele bands that happen spontaneously in the centre!
Look out, 'Cut Off Your Hands'! (If you haven't heard of this band - google them!)
Check out previous posts from this term - they are below!