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Monthly Archives: September 2015

New vegetable garden at Community Kindy Naenae

Community Kindy Naenae started their own vegetable garden in time for Spring. The children really enjoyed planting the different vegetables, exploring the roots, and discussing what the plants will need to grow. We are all excited about caring for and nurturing our garden so that it produces a range of vegetables for us to try […]

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Kids to Five Green learns about fire safety

Over the past month, the preschool children from Kids to Five Green have been learning about fire safety. We have been practicing our fire evacuation drill and have learnt that matches and lighters are unsafe and to hand them over to an adult. Once we had done some background learning around Fire Safety and what […]

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Edukids Wairakei’s visit to the Museum

Edukids Wairakei preschool went to the Museum on the van. We have a number of children who are really interested in bugs, dinosaurs and spiders! We ate morning tea in the gardens first where we saw a huge fountain! We then walked around the Museum and saw LOTS of spiders and bugs!

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Topkids Manuroa supporting the Rugby World Cup

In anticipation of our All Blacks playing in the Rugby World Cup for New Zealand Topkids Manuroa had a cultural dress-up day. Children dressed in their cultural costume in support of their favourite rugby team. We also enjoyed playing a game of rugby and a range of other sports games. After our sports session, we […]

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Topkids Porchester’s mini supermarket experience!

The tamariki of Topkids Porchester were very lucky to have built for them a great interactive supermarket. Shane and Hope, parents of Josh and Toby of the Rimu Room, very generously donated this supermarket to our centre. Topkids Porchester children were so excited to go shopping at the supermarket, using money (notes and coins) to […]

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Kids to Five Puketata welcomes visitors from China

Kids to Five Puketaha was asked to host two teachers from China – Mrs Jian Wen Liu from Zhongda Nuode Kindergarden, Mrs Qiu Su Bai from Guangdian Kindergarden and an interpreter. They wanted to know more about our unique way of teaching and was quite interested in our policies as they cater for up to […]

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ABC Rotorua East keeping NZ beautiful

ABC Rotorua East picked up one full bag of rubbish, and one bag of recycling, just in one street and the park in 45 minutes.  Our children were very sad that so much rubbish was dumped by people, but were very excited to help clean it up and make a difference!

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ABC Hayman Park’s very own Jurassic World

Recently we’ve noticed at ABC Hayman Park that most of our Ruru children are into Dinosaurs. One of the teachers heard them talking about the new Movie “The Jurassic World “. This inspired the children to create their own little Dinosaurs Land in 3D style which took them more than a week to complete. The […]

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Daffodil Day at First Steps Puni

The day started with children, teachers and some parents arriving in their beautiful yellow clothes, First Steps Puni shone brighter than the sun that day and provided a wonderful opportunity to answer the children’s questions about cancer. The whole day was planned around a yellow theme, we had yellow activities available all day, and the highlight […]

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