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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Saying goodbye to Ganz Mavag

On the last day that the Ganz Mavag train rode NZ tracks, Early Years Pharazyn went out to farewell the train goodbye. The train was a big part of the community and the centre as many families took the train to work and the children watched it go past every day. When the train stopped […]

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Culture Week

What a great cultural week we had at ABC Aidanfield! It was a wonderful opportunity to have a glimpse of the different cultures that we have in the centre. The tamariki were able to participate in a variety of different cultural experiences that were prepared by our whānau. They enjoyed experiencing part of the Chinese […]

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Fire Truck exploration

The ABC Te Aroha children were so excited to have the local fire truck visit the centre. This followed on from the children’s project where they made their own fire trucks and wanted to know what was inside and comparing their own knowledge of what is in a real fire truck. It was such an […]

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First Birthday Celebration

Community Kindy Naenae were very excited to celebrate their 1st Birthday! We had lots of fun activities throughout the day and the children loved having their faces painted. We then continued our celebrations into the evening with many of the children’s whanau joining us to share a picnic dinner and cake!

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Chicks

First Steps Everglade Babies were delivered an incubator and a brooding box to look after chicken eggs. After seeing some cracks, the centre were lucky enough to find 9 chickens hatch when they arrived one morning a couple days later. The children were completely fascinated by the chicks and enjoyed standing on stools in front […]

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Visiting their local primary school!

At ABC Bayfair it is our vision to help best prepare our children for school. We are fortunate to have created a great relationship with our local neighbouring school, Arataki Primary. We have started visits there with our four year olds, regardless of them attending this school or not. It has been a fantastic, valuable […]

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Chinese Playgroup

In association with Plunket, EduKids Kilmarnock invited Chinese families to the centre to enjoy our different resources and meet other families. The session was run by Lin Ma, our Chinese Head Teacher of the Nursery.

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Sustainability

ABC Tauranga had a great time learning about sustainability and had a ‘Great Waste Race.’ We had parents who came in to help and Sue from Tauranga Council who came to speak to us about the importance of sustainable resources, waste minimisation and management. Come visit ABC Tauranga and check out their worm farm, compost […]

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