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Monthly Archives: October 2014

ABC Kawaha Point Supports Rednose Day Appeal

Four kind-hearted friends Tiaho, Kapri, Sera and Myah with their teacher Kate from ABC Kawaha Point used their confidence and of course beautiful manners and smiles to support the Red Rose Day Appeal for the Red Cross and sell roses in the city focus. The delight in their smiles when they sold a rose was […]

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Healthy Heart Award for First Steps Palmerston North

Here at First Steps Palmerston North we were very proud to receive TWO Gold Healthy Heart Awards from the Heart Foundation. Having two licences meant we needed to obtain an award for each one, which was already a big undertaking, but the team decided to not only go for the two but to reach for […]

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Diwali at ABC Hayman Park

ABC Hayman Park had a successful Diwali celebration. The children came dressed in their colourful cultural clothes and took part in a fun day of festivities. The day began with the children watching one of the mums show how some Indian sweets are made. They then went on to make some coconut sweets which was […]

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Cultural Day at First Steps The Mount

Recently, First Steps The Mount celebrated cultural day. The children, with assistance of the teachers, made sushi, a rice dish and a few kiwi classics. All the delicious food was eaten together with families. Some families brought kai in which the children enjoyed and gladly shared with each other. Throughout the day, there were also […]

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Kids to Five Green St’s Duckling Visit

Just recently in the Kids to Five Green St preschool room, we have had a special visit from a lovely little duckling who now lives at Stevie-lee’s place. Stevie-Lee and her whanau found her at a local park and as she was on her own, decided to take her in as one of their whanau. […]

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Edukids Riverbend’s Ranfurly Shield

After the Magpies won the Ranfurly Shield Edukids Riverbend were lucky enough to have it come an visit us for our rugby mad boys! Black, White alright come on the Bay! We love our magpies here in Napier and we are having a black and white Day this friday in support of the game vs. […]

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Poi and Kapahaka at Kids to Five Bader

The tamariki at Kids to Five Bader have enjoyed experimenting and exploring our poi and kappa haka outfits mixing music and dance together to create a beautiful display of cultural appreciation! Just look at the enjoyment on their faces! Kani kani!

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Springtime at Kids to Five Green St

Now that Spring is here Kids to Five Green St have returned to our small garden that we had constructed back in May. There are now beautiful tulips and daffodils blooming. As Kaiako we are revisiting the learning and experiences with the tamariki, reminding them of how we planted the bulbs and explaining that the […]

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Disco Night at Topkids Weymouth

The staff and children of Topkids Weymouth recently organised a disco night at the centre. There was a great turnout of parents and families  and everybody really enjoyed the night. The room was decorated with balloons and crepe paper ran across the ceiling. And of course, it wouldn’t be a disco without a disco ball. […]

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