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Monthly Archives: September 2014

First Steps Palmerston North’s 25th Birthday!

First Steps Palmerston North just had their 25th Birthday! We are so proud to have been providing quality education and care in the Manawatu for 25 years and held a huge celebration to commemorate this event. On the Friday we held an all day party for the children with special food, discos, and face painting. […]

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Fire Service Crew Visits Community Kindy Warspite

What a fun morning had by all, when the Fire Service came to visit. The children were excited as we assembled outside in the car park. Danny, one of the fireman talked about what the fire service is and how they help the people in the community if there is a fire. Rosie volunteered to […]

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Father’s Day Celebration at Montessori at the School House

Montessori at the School House recently celebrated Father’s Day. Dads and granddads were invited for a simple morning tea of fruits and delicious baked breads and pastries . The dads were then surprised with Father’s Day artworks the kids have made, which the kids were proud of and the dads really loved. Overall, it was […]

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Snow at Community Kindy Pukekohe

The children at Community Kindy Pukekohe had an amazing morning exploring the wonders of snow and ice with the wider community. On the 17th of September Community Kindy Pukekohe opened its gates to the local community to come along and enjoy a winter wonderland. The children had a wonderful time creating snowmen, making snow angles […]

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PJ Disco at ABC Hokowhitu

To celebrate red nose day here at ABC Hokowhitu we did something a little different. We had an awesome PJ Disco event. All the children, teachers and even some of the parents came along in their PJ’s to have a boogie and then some fish n chips for dinner. We had a fantastic turnout with […]

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‘Frozen’ Party at Kids to Five Puketaha

Kids to Five Puketaha recently held a party themed Frozen. It was a magical night with disco lights, dancing, photo taking and food. All the kids had a great time getting dressed up as their favourite charaters from the movie Frozen and showing them off to their friends and family. The centre was set up […]

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First Steps Wattledowns Supports Cure Kids’ Red Nose Day

To support Cure Kids, the children and teachers at First Steps Wattledowns held a fun disco night. Everyone came dressed in red, matching the red decorations around the room.  Gold coins were also donated which were then taped on to the Red Nose Day symbol to show how much were donated. Everyone at First Steps […]

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Kidicorp Teacher Wins Scholarship to go to Vietnam

Penny is the Kidicorp teacher who won the Hygiene House volunteer programme scholarship to help in a Vietnamese orphanage. Penny is having a wonderful time so we wanted to share a message of her incredible experience: “The children here are amazing, they give whatever little they have and have the best sense of humour! Every […]

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Father’s Day at ABC Gillies Ave

On the 8th of September we invited all our dads for a breakfast of a delicious fruit platter and freshly baked muffins. This was to show our appreciation for all that they do for our children. The children made a beautiful wall hanging that the Dad’s could hang in their workspaces. Thank you to all […]

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First Steps Centennial Enters Blossom Festival Window Display Competition

First Steps Centennial entered the Blossom Festival Window Display competition hosted by More FM in collaboration with Paper Plus.  The children, with assistance from centre staff, decorated their beautiful bayview window with bright yellow paper sunflowers, and blue and green flowers in the background made of cardboard and crepe paper. On the sides of the window […]

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