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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Topkids Pukuatua’s trip to The Buried Village

The four year old children from Topkids Pukuatua went for a trip to The Buried Village. Eighteen parents/whanau came along to help. This trip linked with our current planning learning about our heritage. The children, parents whanau and teachers came back very excited about everything they had learnt. The trip was so successful on returning […]

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Community Kindy Manurewa’s Wacky Hair Day

Community Kindy Manurewa have been having heaps of fun investigating the story ‘Wacky Wednesday’, which we further extended by having our very own ‘Wacky Wednesday’.  When the children and parents arrived there was great excitement and laughter when they saw, amongst other differences, shoes on the ceiling and walls, tables and chairs turned upside down, activities […]

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Bears trip to the beach!

After a week or more of crusty indoor weather, Bears Childcare were excited to see the sun again. We decided to make a break for it and escape to the beach! We found a ‘stage’ and decided that it was a cool place to hide under, sing on and jump off!

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High Tea at Early Years Redwood

The Toddler room at Early Years Redwood held their first High Tea. Our High Tea event was developed due to an increased interest in social skills within our room. All the children arrived dressed to impress and were very excited for their special morning tea. We had loads of yummy muffins and scones which the […]

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Topkids Pacey’s trip to Mount Taranaki

On the 13th August a group of children and teachers from Topkids Pacey Ave went up to the Ngati Ruanui Mountain House. They had a play in the snow, hot chocolates and hot chips for lunch. The highlight of the trip was having turns sliding down a hill on a toboggan, kindly supplied by a parent. The children and […]

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Topkids Pacey’s Red Nose Day celebration!

Topkids Pacey Ave held a “Red Day” today to celebrate Red Nose Day and raise funds for CureKids. We are extremely proud to share that we raised $166!!  Thank you to all of our tamariki and their families for their contributions, it was great to see so many of our staff and tamariki dressed up […]

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ABC Mayfield’s visit to Gordon Handy

The children at ABC Mayfield had an interest in diggers, tractors and trucks, so we went on a walk down the road to the John Deere Gordon Handy machinery to see some real life tractors. The children really enjoyed having turns at sitting in the drivers seat of a tractor, ride on lawn mower, and […]

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All Black Charles Piutau visit to First Steps Papatoetoe

What an amazing person Charles Piutau is! Charles is All Black’s number 15 and he visited First Steps Papatoetoe to talk to the children and families about rugby and what he does! The Brights Stars took him out and showed off their playground and some children also had lunch with him. He also signed a […]

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ABC Marne Street’s first baby turns ONE!

Williem from ABC Marne turned one! He is very special to our centre as he is our centre’s very first baby. It has been a great time watching him grow and we look forward to seeing him develop further. Our centre provides a peaceful, unhurried environment ensuring emotional security, where your child will learn to […]

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Early Years Redwood’s visit to Island Bay Marine Reserve

A couple of months ago ABC Redwood got in contact with Early Years Redwood and invited them to join them on a trip to the Island Bay Marine Reserve. Of course the preschool room was pleased to be invited and excitedly accepted the invitation. When the day finally came, the preschool children, teachers and parents […]

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