News & Events

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...

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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...

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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...

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Tom Latham from the Black Caps visits Preschool!

We were very excited this morning to have Tom Latham from the NZ Black Caps come and visit Preschool!  He was very nice and taught us cricket bowling and batting skills.  We hope that he likes his new nickname 'Little Tom'!

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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...

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Quiz Night Fundraiser – oh, what a night!

What a night was had by all!  It was great to see the team spirit as well as the competitive juices flowing all in the name of a good cause - our Preschool!! We know that you’ll all agree that the fundraising team did an amazing job - despite a rocky start with...

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Huntsbury Preschool adds an extended day on Fridays

Due to the success and popularity of our extended days program, from Term 4 2016 Huntsbury Preschool will be offering families 3 extended days per week!  We will now be open for an extended day on Fridays in addition to those currently being offered on Mondays and...

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Donna the turtle rescuer’s exciting visit

On Monday the 15th of August 2016 we were so lucky to have Donna come in to teach us all more about turtles and share a few of her special turtles with us. We saw a turtle skeleton, eggs, X-rays and even got to pat the shells of some quick moving turtles. Donna taught...

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Huntsbury Preschool celebrates glowing ERO report!

In late May the Education Review Office visited Huntsbury Preschool to review teaching and learning, governance and management practices as well as collect data for national studies into health and physical education and beginning teacher support practices. The...

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Hoedown fun!

Thank you to all the cowboys, cowgirls, horses and more that turned up to dine, dance and celebrate the night away.  It certainly was entertaining, fun and full of festivities.  Ending the night with a Matariki lantern walk was a reflection of the care and respect...

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Our new waka garden is a great hit with the kids!

Our waka has arrived, organic, open and inviting. A huge thanks to Gillie who project managed the installation of the waka, along with the manuka balustrades and rock steps and planting.  To John Allen and Rob Strohdach our landscape designers and creators, thank you...

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Nutrimetics Fundraiser

At the start of Term 2 Huntsbury Preschool is teaming up with Anna Leckey Nutrimetics to fundraise for the completion of the Waka Garden.  We look forward to your support! Nutrimetics is a company that has been in business for over 45 years making naturally-enriched...

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Huntsbury Preschool Extended Hours and Extra Teacher!

From the beginning of Term 1 in January 2016 Huntsbury Preschool hours of opening are increasing!!   For 2016 Julia will become an additional member of our teaching team!! Additional Fourth Teacher Throughout 2015 the Huntsbury Preschool Board have witnessed a...

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Bingo Night Fundraiser with Ethel & Bethel!

What a fun night the Ethel and Bethel Bingo Babes evening was. Team-work is so rewarding also and shows our amazing spirit of community. So a huge thank you to all of those involved. Together you raised approximately $4500!!! This is just amazing and will benefit your...

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Free fees for 2 year olds Christchurch Preschool