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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Kids to Five George’s Centre Disco

On Friday the 18th of July, the children, staff and families from Kids to Five George Street celebrated new beginnings by holding an 80’s disco day. The children and staff came in dressed up in fluoro and bright colours. The children experience a range of 80’s music as they danced to different beats.

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ABC Peachgrove’s Bridge Building

Our children at ABC Peachgrove had been showing an interest in structures so we extended on this and built a bridge for Hamilton after we had built it we emailed the Mayor and deputy Mayor of Hamilton with a picture of our bridge and we got a reply from Gordon Chesterman (deputy Mayor) Here is […]

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Impromptu Surprise at Kids to Five Green Street

Today our tamariki at Kids to Five Green Street had a special impromptu surprise. Sam the handyman was doing some work around the centre and had his little friend Cooper (his pet dog) in his van. Sam bought his friend in to see the tamariki and showed us what wonderful tricks that Cooper could do. […]

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Kids to Five Green Street’s Pyjama/Onesies

As the colder weather has approached us, we decided – alongside our tamariki to have a pyjama day. Some tamariki had said they have onesies too, so we combined the both and had a day filled with warm milos, popcorn and the movie “Frozen”. It was great to see all of our tamariki turn up […]

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Kids to Five Dey Street’s Performance at the Hamilton Gardens

Many of our Pre School children have been interested in Performing Arts and singing ‘Let it Go’ from the movie Frozen, so today we thought we would take them to Hamilton Gardens to perform at the open air theatre! The children wore tutu’s and capes for their performances. Some children did a solo and others sang […]

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Topkids Pacey Ave’s Matariki Celebration

Topkids Pacey Ave held a Matariki evening celebration on Friday 27th June 2014. Planned events included a traditional hangi, vegetable and flower planting and the release of sky lanterns. The newly revitalized over two and under two centre formally known as Little Gems Pacey was lit with candles, lanterns and solar lights for the occasion. […]

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Rainbow Inglewood’s Matariki Celebration

Rainbow Inglewood celebrated Puanga with a family evening at centre. We enjoyed a shared meal, the planting of seeds, weaving of flax flowers and the release of balloons with the names of our loved ones that have passed. We also roasted marshmellows, shared stories, ideas and plans for the coming year. A great big thanks […]

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ABC Hokowhitu’s Grandparent’s Day

ABC Hokowhitu had an afternoon where our children’s grandparents were invited to come along and play. The children made personal invites and we sent these to their grandparents in the mail. We had a great turn out and the children loved having their grandparents here to play.

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ABC Hayman Park’s Mataariki Celebration

Mataariki is a special time and is about getting together with our whanau and ABC Hayman Park did exactly that. We held a family Mataariki Dance Party where all our friends and families were able to come in, learn a little bit about Mataariki from our guest speaker. The children stood tall and sang the […]

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Early Years Connolly’s Hands On Parent Night

Over the last month, children have shown a huge interest in body parts and how the body works. Parents have had loads of questions as to how and what the children were learning, through them coming home and sharing new knowledge. So to open our doors and let the parents explore, we had a ‘hands […]

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