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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Community Kindy Parton’s Mid Winter Gala

We had an amazing Mid Winter Gala at Parton Road Community Kindy where the local community were involved. We officially opened our new bike track with Clare Wilson. The bike track is well loved and utilized by the children, not only with the bikes, however the bird viewing platform is explored with pretend play on […]

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First Steps Tironui Celebrates the Opening New Plaground

First Steps Tironui recently celebrated the opening of their new playground. The celebration involved different activities beginning with a powhiri and ribbon cutting. The parents then joined the children and staff in the blessing of the playground. Balloons were then released to the sky which was a great site for everybody. Teachers and parents also […]

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ABC Foxton Beach Gets New Gardens

The children and teachers at ABC Foxton Beach have been hard at work creating some new garden beds at the centre. Recently a truck load of topsoil was delivered to fill the gardens and everyone got busy with buckets, barrows and spades to move it all. The children were also very excited to see the […]

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Community Kindy St Leonard’s Trip to the Pet Shop

On August 14th the children in our centre have been really interested in bugs and hunting for insects. We have had a few conversations about ‘keeping the bugs as pets’ and creating an enclosure for them to live in. These interests lead to our visit to Animates Pet Store. We had lots of fun; we […]

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First Steps Railway Helps Out at Pumpkin’s Kitchen

Recently, our centre whanau made a collective donation to Pumpkin’s kitchen, an organisation who provide hot meals to less fortunate people. The tamariki baked a delicious batch of chocolate chip biscuits, and complied other delicious treats including chocolates, lollies and balloons. The children had fun learning about food as well as taking part in the […]

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Rainbow Inglewood Raises Awareness for Red Nose Day

Rainbow Inglewood is proud to support Red Nose Day a foundation for child health research. To raise awareness about this great cause  children and teachers wore the colour red and got creative by adding fun accessories to their red outfits. Awareness about Red Nose Day will help towards raising funds for health research to find […]

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ABC Botany’s Room Challenge

ABC Botany has been working towards an exciting centre challenge which was to create something within their rooms that reflects the children’s interests. The teachers of each room were given $50 each to purchase the materials they needed. Each room has been really creative, making the most of the money allocated to them. Below are […]

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ABC Dinsdale Receives Gold Healthy Heart Award

We are happy to announce that ABC Dinsdale has received gold award from Healthy Heart Foundation. All the kids and staff have worked hard and it has definitely paid off. Well done and congratulations! “Well done ABC Dinsdale for maintaining your Pā-Harakeke standards and promoting nutrition and physical activities with a variety of learning activities, […]

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Kids to Five Bader Marae Visit

Members of the Kidicorp community from Central and Upper North Island gathered together on the 18th and 19th of July 2014 to experience a Marae visit of a different kind. The Visit included a PD on Te Pumaomao, hosted by Takawai and Chris Murphy who introduced the Kidicorp team to a view of understanding, respect […]

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ABC Mayfield Goes Hardware Shopping!

Over the past couple of months we have been planning and designing our preschool fence. After lots of research we went on a trip to Bunnings to buy some supplies. The children got really excited when the taxi arrived to pick us up. When we arrived at Bunnings we had some staff members show us all around […]

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