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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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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Preparing Your Child for their First Day of Childcare

By Venita Rutley Preparing to enter the workforce, or return to the workforce after maternity leave can be a very busy, stressful time for you and your child/ children.  So many considerations; which centre will suit me and my child?  What are my expectations of a centre that I am going to leave my child […]

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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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