Tomato & Meatball Risotto

tomato risotto

A rich and hearty meal ideal for a midweek dinner. Ingredients Serves 6-8 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 500g lean beef mince 1 tsp dried oregano 1 small egg Freshly ground black pepper 2 tsp olive oil 1 brown onion, diced 1 clove garlic, diced 1 cup Arborio rice 2L vegetable […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter September 2017

Japanese classes

Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, welcome to our Genki Japanese Newsletter for September.   In the month of August, we taught the children about animals and ‘I like’ vs ‘I don’t like’ as part of Unit 7. In August, the children learned how to say sea animals in Japanese such as EBI (prawn) and KANI (crab), […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter August 2017

child decorating tree, japanese

Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, In the month of June, we taught the children about Emotions as part of Unit 5. In July, the children learned how to say basic shapes in Japanese such as MARU (circle), SANKAKU (triangle), SHIKAKU (square), HOSHI (star), and HARTOH (heart). To properly establish shapes in Japanese, we organised a […]

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Pumpkin Feta and Rice Pie

pumpkin feta rice pie

A high protein savoury pie that you can serve hot or cold. A great dish for lunch or a light dinner served with a fresh salad alongside. Ingredients Serves 6-8 Spray oil 500g pumpkin, peeled and chopped into 2cm cubes 2 zucchinis, grated 1 onion, diced 1 bunch dill, chopped 8 eggs 250g instant basmati […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter July 2017

Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, In the month of June, we taught the children about Emotions as part of Unit 5. The children learned how to say basic emotion words in Japanese such as URESHII(happy), KANASHII(sad), OKORU(angry) and ONAKA SUITA(hungry). We then encouraged the children to sing and dance to the music called “Te wo […]

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Zucchini Slice

A simple, family friendly dish that can be eaten hot or cold. Ingredients Serves 10 ½ cup olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 medium sized zucchinis, grated 200g ham, chopped finely 1 cup low fat cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour (sifted) 5 eggs, lightly beaten Method […]

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5 Essentials of Kindergarten

“Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.” – Nelson Mandela In order to set our children up for a bright future, it is vital to give them a strong foundation from the very start. We do this by enabling them to completely immerse themselves in the world in which they live. To explore, […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter June 2017

Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, In the month of May, we taught the children about body parts and how to say “left” and “right” as part of Unit 4. The children learned how to say basic body parts in Japanese such as ATAMA(head), KATA(shoulders), HIZA(knees) and ASHI(toe/legs). The children also learned to say basic face […]

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Loose Parts Play: 5 Ways to Incorporate It in Your Home

By Amanda Llyod Loose Parts Play is an interesting concept that came about in the 1970’s. It had a significant influence on early childhood educators as well as those who designed play spaces for children. According to architect Simon Nicholson, including “loose parts” in our child’s environment empowers and stimulates creativity. What is Loose Parts, […]

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