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Monthly Archives: August 2016

ABC Dannemora Celebrates Pacific Culture

ABC Dannemora’s teachers and children celebrated Pacific culture last week.  The children had the opportunity to learn about the different Pacific Islands.  They cooked Samoan chopsuey, learnt songs from Niue and Tonga and dressed up in colourful Pacific Islands clothes. Everyone participated in weaving and learnt a dance known as the ‘meke’ from Fiji. What a great […]

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EduKids Faringdon Celebrate Daffodil Day

EduKids Faringdon have been introducing Spring into their programme as the weather changes. Supporting the Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day is one way we have been able to talk to about this with the children. We’ve found it a great way to help them understand the importance of helping out others in the community who may […]

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It’s Snowing at ABC Dannemora

The children at ABC Dannemora were becoming curious and excited about snow and how it feels. As it never snows in Auckland, we thought our children were missing out on that fun.To extend their curiosity and to provide them with an opportunity to feel the snow, we organised a snow day in the centre. We ordered […]

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TopKids Pukuatua celebrate Daffodil day

TopKids Pukuatua had a dress up day to celebrate for Daffodil day. Many of the children dressed up in yellow and black. Caleb, Alizay and Paige also went to Mitre 10 Mega in Rotorua to fundraise for Daffodil Day, they raised a whopping $196.80!

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BarkNZ Visit Community Kindy View Road

Community Kindy View Road had a visit from BarkNZ. What an amazing experience for the children!  We learnt about the rules for interacting with dogs at home and within the community. The children were given colouring-in sheets and information about handling dogs for parents. Community Kindy View Road’s children also got to meet the dogs, Dyson and Mo up close and […]

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Young Adventurers at First Steps Puni Road

First Steps Puni Road’s infant room have created a group of two year olds called the ‘Young Adventurers’. Once a week we head out into the community in our van to explore our surrounding areas. On the first two trips took our Young Adventurers to Roseville Reserve in Pukekohe where they have experienced being in a forest. The […]

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Early Years Petone – Where the Wild Things are!

Over the last six weeks Early Years Petone have been taking groups of children into Percy’s Reserve to explore and discover the natural world! The children have been very curious in their exploration of the bush environment and there have been lots of questions asked… ‘Where does the river run to?’, ‘Why are the ducks different […]

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Community Kindy Melling get into the Olympic Spirit

Last week Community Kindy Melling celebrated the Olympics. The children took part in different Olympic events with the opportunity to win salt dough medals that they had previously made. The children enjoyed trying new and different activities like gymnastics and track and field events, basketball, discus and long jump into the sandpit. It was so much fun!

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Community Kindy Te Rapa supports the Women’s Refuge Appeal

Last month was the Women’s Refuge Appeal, a cause close to the hearts of Community Kindy Te Rapa. As a way to support them our tamariki ma got busy baking a range of muffins before heading out to our local centres to sell them. We received wonderful and warm welcomes from ABC Primrose, ABC Dinsdale, Community Kindy […]

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TopKids Te Rapa’s Newest “Kid”

Meet TopKids Te Rapa’s newest “kid”, Lucky the baby goat. Lucky, was an orphaned goat that Chany had thankfully taken under her wing. This special guest sparked each childs natural nurturing instinct as they all took turns petting, holding and feeding Lucky. It was an amazing opportunity to make sense of the world around them through exploration. […]

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