Explorers Group

Explorers Group 2018 – Term 1

Welcome back to 2018. The Explorers Group for 2018 will be starting in week 3 on Tuesday the 13th of February. This is because of Waitangi day in week 2. We are looking forward to seeing children who are starting in Term 1 or early Term 2.

If you know of anyone who is starting school during these times and they are unaware of The Explorers group, please contact me natalie@east-taieri.school.nz



At East Taieri School we run a transition programme for pre-schoolers and their Mums and Dads, called The Explorers Group. The children come along in the Term before they start their 4 more formal school visits. We meet on a Tuesday afternoon at 1.35 in Room 9 or 10. The programme runs until 2.45pm.

What doe we do there?

  • We get to know about East Taieri School and each other
  • We make new friends
  • We read together
  • We make things
  • We find out about DIP time (our Play based New Entrant programme)
  • We practise skills we might need
  • We ask questions
  • We explore our school environment
  • We meet important people
  • We develop confidence
  • We have FUN as we get ready to start school

If you know of anyone who would like to join our group, please ring Annette in the office or e-mail Natalie at natalie@east-taieri.school.nz

Natalie King

Dean of the Junior School/Transition to school co-ordinator