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Monthly Archives: September 2016

ABC Dannemora’s Day at Ambury Farm

ABC Dannemora’s children along with their teachers, parents and whanau visited Ambury Farm. The children were excited about being close to the farm animals. Prior  to our visit to the farm, the children learnt about the different farm animals, what they eat, their appearance and their sounds. The visit to Ambury Farm was a great opportunity for the children to […]

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Animals, insects and bugs at Community Kindy Naenae

Community Kindy Naenae are currently learning about animals, insects and bugs. They have been searching the gardens for all sorts of bugs. They found lots of snails, centipedes, bumble bees and spiders. The children gathered enough snails so that they could have snail races, they placed them on a piece of paper and watched as they […]

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ABC Cashmere’s School Visit

At ABC Cashmere we are currently working to establish our Be School Ready initiative.  This is an initiative where we create foundations for lifelong learning that transfers from babies, to toddlers right up to school age.  Within this initiative we have an extension for the 4 year old’s which we refer to as the Transition to School programme. […]

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Community Kindy Bluegum’s palette project

The tamariki at Community Kindy Bluegum have been very busy lately. They have been recycling pallets into garden planters. The children, along with teachers Ricky and Chelsea have worked everyday on this long term project rebuilding and painting the pallets. They worked as a team sharing ideas and problem solving. They learnt about construction, working […]

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Community Kindy Waihi’s Art Show

The children at Community Kindy Waihi have been hard at work creating art for their Art Show. Major Heather from the Salvation Army had come to talk to the children prior to the event to tell them about the amazing work that they do in the Community to support our town. They provide food parcels, housing and […]

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Conservation Week Celebration at EduKids Papatoetoe

EduKids Papatoetoe celebrated Conservation Week by bringing together children’s families to participate in various activities at the centre.  Family members have joined the teachers and the children to help create various artwork using recyclable material.  Everyone worked together to create creative designs and fabulous artefacts. EduKids Papatoetoe’s children were able to develop a strong sense of contribution along with their […]

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Beware of the Pirates at ABC Raumati

When we arrived at ABC Raumati this morning we saw a sign on the front door………….”ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! BEWARE OF PIRATES!” It was Pirate day! It was great to see our tamariki arrive dressed as Pirates ready for a fun day of learning. After taking lots of photos, many of the tamariki headed […]

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First Steps Everglade Babies Proud Moment!

First Steps Everglade Babies is very proud of its own teacher – Tracey Cotton who is representing New Zealand in the World Field Archery Championship 2016 (WFAC) in Waga Waga, Australia. Tracey competing in the Adult Female Freestyle category. Through the years, Tracey has taken archery as a hobby.  She trained in Whitford Forrest Archers then […]

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Spring lambs at First Steps Palmerston North

First Steps Palmerston North Infants room had two surprise visitors last week. One of children and her Dad brought two orphaned lambs from their farm in to meet the children! It was so exciting for the children (and teachers) who got to take them for walks, feed them with bottles and get up close for […]

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Community Kindy Jones celebrate the Onam festival

Community Kindy Jones celebrated the Onam festival in September. Our families from Kerala India at the Kindy prepared a scrumptious meal for everyone and sweets to share with the Kindy family. The teachers have been involved with children during the week watching videos and researching about the festival. On the day of the celebration children […]

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