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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Kids to Five Bader Street’s Yard Sale

Despite a few raindrops and some grey clouds, the team and whanau at Kids to Five Bader Street gathered together on Saturday, 22nd November to enjoy a yard sale to raise money for their end of year children’s Christmas party! Butter chicken, candy apples, sausage sizzle, face painting and a jelly bean raffle were just a […]

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Topkids Lytton Joins Kapa Haka Festival

As a yearly event Tairawhiti puts on a schools’ Kapa Haka festival.  This is the second year in a row that Topkids Lytton has taken part.  With a fantastic selection of songs and newly sewn Kapa Haka uniforms, the children looked brilliant and performed beautifully.  This festival is a highlight for the school district and […]

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Community Kindy Powells Road NOW OPEN!

On Friday 14 November our wonderful brand new Community Kindy on Powells Rd in Hamiton was blessed by David Rapana and officially opened by Hamilton East MP David Bennett, followed by the cutting of the ribbon by Kidicorp owner Chloe Wright & Chief’s player Ben Tameifuna. Guests were invited to place their hand prints onto […]

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Author of Wonky Donkey Book Visits ABC Springlands

This month we were lucky to have Craig Smith, the author of The Wonky Donkey, come to perform at ABC Springlands. A lot of the children already knew the Wonky Donkey and other Craig Smith books so they were excited about his visit. Craig Smith entertained us all while playing his guitar and singing along […]

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Fish n’ Chips Night at ABC Mt Eden

ABC Mt Eden held a big fish n’ chips night with 100 families attending and $1000 worth of fish n’ chips. The tamariki and their families really enjoyed the food along with playing and socialising with each other. A big thanks to all families for their support towards making this event happen and Greenwoods Corner […]

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Edukids Albany Opens Kmart Wishing Tree

Recently, Edukids Albany were invited to take part in the opening of the Kmart Wishing Tree with the Salvation Army for this Christmas. The children donated presents and put them under the Kmart Christmas Tree for families in need. They also sang Christmas Carols in their adorable Santa hats. The children had an amazing time […]

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Kids to Five Bader Helps Raise Awareness about Breast Cancer

To help raise awareness about breast cancer the teachers and children at Kids to Five Bader decided to have a day dedicated to the colour pink! The kids enjoyed playing with pink playdough, gloop and getting creative with pink face paint. As treats, the children had pink(ish) food like strawberries, betroot, grapes and strawberry milk. A […]

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Dress Up Day at Early Years Redwood

Wow! What an awesome day the children at Early Years Redwood have had, dressing up to celebrate Stella’s last day. The teachers all had a bit of fun too by wearing mustaches as part of their outfits. The children were a bit confused by this but Stella loved them. The centre was filled up with […]

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Crazy Fun Dress Up Day at ABC Panmure

Recently, ABC Panmure organised a Crazy Fun Dress Up Day. Teachers and children got their creative hat on, got thinking and came up with super duper crazy ideas for dressing up. Some kids wore mismatching socks and shoes, some dressed up as their favourite super hero and pirates. Even the Kidicorp dolls received a crazy […]

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ABC Whitby South at the Whitby Party at the Lake

On Friday the 31st of October, ABC Whitby South attended the Whitby Party at the Lake. This is a great event held annually by the 3 churches in Whitby. ABC Whitby South set up a stall and did cottton bud painting with all the children and handed out balloons and playdough for them to take […]

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