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Monthly Archives: July 2015

ABC Raumati’s Kapiti Marae visit

An ongoing interest in koru has led to a visit to Kapiti Marae for the tuakana of ABC Raumati. Koru were introduced as part of an art activity early in the year and this has since taken the tamariki (and teachers) on a learning journey that has been rich in kaupapa and tikanga Māori.  As […]

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ABC Te Aroha’s Paa-Harakeke-Gold Healthy Heart Aaward

ABC Te Aroha are excited to announce that our centre received GOLD from the Healthy Heart Foundation. We even had Hearty come and present our award. This has been a huge achievement and has taken involvement from not only the teachers, but also our parents. A huge thank you to everybody who helped us to […]

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ABC Palmerston North’s visit to the library

Reading books is always a strong interest among our children at ABC Palmerston North. To further extend their interest and give the children a hands on real life experience outside the centre, we decided to take some of our children to the library for a visit. The children were all excited at making book marks […]

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ABC Dinsdale’s centre disco

ABC Dinsdale had a fun filled centre disco. Over 80 children attended showing a huge turnout. The parents and children had fun snapping silly photos in the photobooth and the centre raised $350 to go towards Duffy Books in homes programme.

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Topkids Waihi’s generous donation to the Tauranga Community Foodbank

Topkids Waihi’s trip to deliver the generous donations gathered during our 2015 Matariki celebrations was a huge success.  The centre took a group of children from the Pounamu room on an excursion to deliver our donations. Nicki from the Tauranga Community Foodbank was so surprised when we arrived and each child pulled a bag crammed full of […]

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ABC Hayman Park’s Frozen Ice Castle

    The “Frozen Ice Castle” fever is back at ABC Hayman Park in the Ruru Room. The children’s movie—Frozen; which the children love talking about and singing the songs too is very popular and emerged time and time again as the girls mostly dress up in Elsa costumes, choose birthday themes and Elsa cakes […]

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ABC Balclutha Central’s 1st birthday!

It was ABC Balclutha Central’s first birthday! The centre have been combined since 14 July 2015.  To celebrate ABC Balclutha Central dressed up as an A B or a C.  The children and staff had a wonderful day enjoying the cake,  party food and a party environment.  Then our youngest and oldest member blew out the candles […]

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Edukids Shirley’s Matariki Market Day

The children from Edukids Shirley held a concert for the parents and sung waiata to welcome them to our market day. Each child’s family brought along preloved clothes, books and toys from home and the children were able to ‘shop’ for new items to take home. We also had a cake stall which the children baked goods […]

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ABC Redwood’s visit from Tracey Odell School of Modern Dance

ABC Redwood were very lucky to have Tracey Odell School of Modern Dance come and visit. We had organised this to extend on several children’s interest in dance, particularly hip hop dance. Our children were fascinated watching the different dance moves being spoilt with four different dances which included both boys and girls. Straight after the […]

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Edukids Wairakei’s addition to the family

Edukids Wairakei have had a huge development in the preschool with our guinea pigs. Over the past few weeks we have noticed that Rua has been getting a big fat belly, we suspected that Rua might actually be a girl. This has turned out to be true and this morning Rua gave birth to three beautiful baby […]

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