Quiz Night success!

What a great success this fundraiser was! It was amazing to see so many families out enjoying this event.  Around 175 tickets were sold creating many teams who battled it out for the top spot. The raffles and auction were both very successful in supporting us financially as a community service. Thanks to Jacqueline and the many parent and Board helpers who worked hard to gather prizes, sell entry tickets and raffle tickets and coordinate the evening to make it such a success. Your hard work is greatly appreciated. Thanks also to the many businesses who supported us. We are very grateful to the following businesses:

Annah Stretton, Aquagym Swim School, Build McBride Ltd, Cashmere Cuisine, Cashmere Gallery, Castle Rock Cafe, Celebration Cakes, Coffee Culture Beckenham, Cortado, Escape Massage, Female Federation Gym, Fevah Roofing Ltd, Ferrymead Heritage Park, The Funky Pumpkin, Grassroots Yoga & Health, Hardings Chemists, Jolene’s Beauty and Nail Cottage, MeBeMe Dance Academy, Mitre 10 Beckenham, Muffin Break Barrington, Mums n Tums, Opawa Cafe, Paper Tree St Martins, Protocol Public House & Kitchen, QEII Pharmacy, Scissortrix, New World St Martins, St Martins Pharmacy, Sarah-Jane Broughton, Sarah Webber Photography, Spoilt Boutique, Sushi Express, Taste@20, The Cup, Una Bakery, Uprising Bouldering Gym, Vino Fino, Winnie Bagoes Ferrymead.

What a Hoedown!!

Thank you to all the cowboys and cowgirls who made our disco such a success last night! It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying their dinner, having a boogie and getting to know other families within our community. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Thank you to Survus Consultants!

Huntsbury Preschool would like to sincerely thank Survus Consultants for their donation.  As a community-led, non-profit Preschool, all donations make a considerable difference to the opportunities that we can provide to the children and families within our community.


Survus Consultants is proud to support Huntsbury Preschool.

A visit to St Martins School junior kapa haka group

On Monday 10 April the afternoon group of children caught the bus and went all the way down the hill to visit St Martins School!  We were very excited to meet the bus driver and play ‘bus bingo’.  We then watched the junior kapa haka group in their final practice for Term 1 – we got to see some of our older siblings perform and were even taught some of the moves.  We were also lucky enough to be invited into the New Entrant classroom for a story!  What a great time we had! Thank you St Martins School!

We came, we rode and we conquered!

Huntsbury Preschool’s 3rd annual Wheelathon was held on Friday 3 March at Holliss Avenue Park. Thank you to our amazing families for making it such a fun and successful event!

There were trikes, bikes, 2-wheelers and scooters galore!  Throw in a sausage sizzle, ice blocks and a lolly scramble too and what else could you ask for?  Apart from the perfect weather we had!

It was wonderful to see so many families joining in, our Huntsbury Preschool has such a strong community spirit. It was also inspirational to see the older siblings helping out with the sausage sizzle, the stickers for each lap completed as well as running along to encourage the riders.

We can’t wait for next year!


A HUGE THANK YOU to CARPET COURT for our new carpets!

Huntsbury Preschool would like to sincerely thank Carpet Court for their generosity in providing us with fantastic new carpets! The children absolutely love them (and so do the parents!)  As a community-led, non-profit Preschool, donations like this make a considerable difference to the opportunities that we can provide to the children and families within our community.

Thank you Carpet Court!

We are excited to announce the appointment of our new Head Teacher!

Huntsbury Preschool is delighted to announce the appointment of Suz Cruse as Head Teacher. Suz brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the education sector, and early childhood, to Huntsbury. Suz has extensive head teacher experience in a range of early childhood centres. She has also mentored and taught adults and fellow teachers. We are looking forward to our families getting to know Suz, and welcoming her into the Huntsbury Preschool family in Term 1, 2017.

 Photo: (L to R) Rachael, Jane, Suz, Nisha and Julia




Paula from St Johns in Schools comes to visit us!

Thank you so much to Paula for coming in to Preschool this morning! We had so much fun learning about the ambulances service and what ambulance officers do. We got to see the toy ambulance car and now we know how ambulance officers help us when we need them.  Thank you Paula!

A visit from the NZ Fire Service!

Thank you so much to Garth, Jeff and Laura from the New Zealand Fire Service for visiting our Preschool! They showed us their fire truck and their special clothes.  They talked to us about what to do in a fire, and they let us squirt out water too!  They also said we did a really good job when we showed them what we did in a Preschool fire drill.  Thank you so much!

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