Prawn, Cherry Tomato & Feta Rissoni

A simple recipe with fresh Italian flavours, this prawn rissoni is perfect for lunch or dinner.  Ingredients Serves 4 350g rissoni pasta 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 tbsp chilli flakes OR 1 fresh chopped red chilli   ½ cup white wine 500g cherry tomatoes, […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter for December

autumn leaves art

Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, welcome to our Genki Japanese Newsletter for December.   In the month of November, as part of Unit 10, we taught the children about direction and movement words. Learning about Direction – 2 word verbs   Last month, the children learned how to say some direction words in Japanese. These included […]

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Mexican Mince

mexican mince

An easy, tasty Mexican mince packed with plenty of vegetables. Ingredients Serves 8 1 tbsp olive oil ½ brown onion, diced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 500g lean beef mince 1.5 tsp cumin powder 3 tsp smoked paprika 1 carrot, grated 1 green capsicum, finely chopped 1x 400g tin of kidney beans, rinsed and drained […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter November 2017

cute boy with dragonfly craft

Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, welcome to our Genki Japanese Newsletter for November.   In the month of October, as part of Unit 9, we taught the children about some adjective words and their opposites. Learning about Adjectives and their Opposites in Japanese  Last month, the children learned how to say some adjective words in Japanese. […]

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What do I do when my child tells white lies?

girl hugging mum

By Hayley King Estimated Reading time: 5 mins Talking to your child when they tell white lies can be tricky. Here are some ways in which you can approach the situation in a suitable manner. Before asking yourself what to do when your child is lying, first you need to examine why they are telling […]

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Beetroot & Chickpea Dip

beetroot dip

A bright, delicious and healthy dip to be enjoyed with wholegrain crackers or vegetable sticks. Ingredients Serves 6-8 1x 400g can baby beetroots, drained 1x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed ¼ cup Greek yoghurt 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic Method Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend […]

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Apricot Bliss Balls

apricot balls

A high energy sweet snack to give you a burst of energy. Ingredients Makes 20 balls 2 ripe bananas 1 cup sultanas 1 cup dried apricots, diced 1 cup puffed rice 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 cup desiccated coconut Method In a bowl, mash peeled bananas. Add sultanas and dried apricots and mix to […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter October 2017

adding tuna and cucumber to sushi

Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, welcome to our Genki Japanese Newsletter for October.   In the month of September, as part of Unit 8, we taught the children about foods and phrases such as ‘I like’ vs ‘I don’t like’. Learning About Foods in Japanese  Last month, the children learned how to say certain vegetables and […]

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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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