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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas Party at Topkids Weymouth

At Topkids Weymouth, we had an awesome Christmas Party for all our tamariki and their families.  We had a bouncy castle, face painting, treasure hunt, and lots of other fun activities.  We even had some special guests –  Ardijah (NZ’s Icon polyfonk band) join us to share some beautiful Christmas carols and a few of […]

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Winter Wonderland Christmas Party at First Steps Onslow

First Steps Onslow recently threw a Winter Wonderland party to celebrate Christmas. The party had a good turnout from whanau and friends as well as a visit from Santa whom the kids were eager to talk to about what the would like to receive for Christmas.  Two of the centre teachers also dressed up as […]

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Christmas Sports Day at Montessori at the School House

Montessori at the School House recently held their Christmas celebration by hosting a sports day. The children, along with staff, friends and whanau took part in different sorts of sports games such as sack race and tug of war. During their break everyone cooled down by having delicious foods and drinks while chatting to each […]

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ABC Raumati Renews Gold Level Healthy Heart Award

Recently, ABC Raumati were awarded their renewal of the Pa Harakeke (Gold level) Healthy Heart award. Sefulo from the Heart Foundation visited the Centre to present the award and shared the Heart Foundation’s feedback on our application. “ABC Raumati is a dedicated service who continues to progress. Robyn Davis has been a key driving force […]

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ABC Foxton Beach Donates to the Food Bank

The children and staff of ABC Foxton Beach has been working hard collecting all sorts of non-perishable foods to donate to the Foxton Salvation Army food bank. Many had donated and recently, the items were delivered to the food bank just in time for Christmas. Well done to ABC Foxton Beach and thanks to everyone […]

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Kids to Five Somerset’s Christmas Party

Recently, Kids to Five Somerset had their Christmas Carnival to wrap up the year of 2014, and what a celebration it was! The centre threw a mini carnival which consisted of face-painting, balloon twisting; a photo booth, miniature ponies and goats and a big merry-go-round. Even Mr Whippy paid a visit delivering free ice-cream for all! Everyone […]

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Kids to Five Puketaha Donates to SPCA

Kids to Five Puketaha Nursery have been developing empathy and understanding with the under two’s. To support this, the teachers arranged a collection of animal food to be delivered at Christmas time to the local SPCA. Community Kindy Te Rapa were kind enough to lend their spare van for us to take six of our […]

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ABC Whitby South Celebrates National Sleep Safe Day

On Friday the 5th of December, the children at ABC Whitby South got to stay in their pyjamas all day to celebrate National Sleep Safe Day. We had Gaye, the Whitby Plunket Nurse, come in and talk to us about how to put babies safely to sleep. She showed us with one of our dolls […]

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ABC Panmure Christmas Party

The Christmas spirit was definitely felt around ABC Panmure during their recent Christmas party. The centre  arranged a bouncy castle, facepainting and musician for the event which the children really enjoyed. Everyone also had the chance to meet Santa at the photobooth and the children were able to tell Santa what they would like for […]

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