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Monthly Archives: January 2017

ABC Arawhata Rocks!

In January, the Kapiti coast started a community group called Kapiti Rocks where people painted rocks and hid them round the local parks and when children found them they get to keep one and then re hide the rest for others to find. Here at ABC Arawhata we thought this was a great idea to […]

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Early Years Petone continue the bush walk programme

At Early Years Petone we have been very busy with our Bush Walk Programme – ‘Where the Wild Things Are!’ We have been running this program for 6 months now with our bigger kids but over Christmas time we decided that this was too good for our toddlers to miss out on!! So we started […]

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Caterpillars to Butterflies at Community Kindy Pukekohe

The children at Community Kindy Pukekohe had an exciting week studying the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. Our tamariki have developed a love for the butterflies which visit our garden daily. We have witnessed and observed the amazing transformation of caterpillars turning into beautiful butterflies. What an amazing experience for the children!

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Chinese New Year Celebrations at ABC Greerton

Ni hao. ABC Greerton‘s children recently had a wonderful Chinese new year celebration and shared lunch. We had such an amazing time sharing this with many of our families, appreciating the company and food that we had and thinking positive for our year ahead with gestures of good wishes and fortune. Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! […]

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First Steps Donny’s Grandparents Day

The Tamariki from First Steps Donny invited their grandparents for a stay and play. This was a celebration that was enjoyed by both Whanau and Tamariki alike as they were able to share experiences within a familiar environment.  As a centre we were rapt with the response as we had as our grandparents popped in throughout […]

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ABC Mayfield’s Art Gallery Visit

A group of children and teachers from ABC Mayfield went for a walk to the Millennium Art Gallery. We had a great time looking at all the sights along the way such as the cars, trucks, flowers and trees in people’s gardens, tractors, Blenheim S chool and the playground and when we walked over the bridge we […]

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Community Kindy Waikite go blueberry picking

The tamariki of Community Kindy Waikite Valley recently went on an excursion to Te Kopia Farm Blueberries, owned by one of our lovely parents. The children walked through the blueberry bushes filling their containers with delicious  blueberries, and eating them too! When we returned to the centre, the tamariki  their own blueberry muffins for afternoon tea.     

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Slip and Slide at Community Kindy Powells

It has been super hot at Community Kindy Powells this week. Our children have been having an absolute blast with all sorts of water based experiences. One of our wonderful teachers Michelle brought in a special water slide for our children to have a go on. We made a special day of it, creating a […]

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ABC Rotorua Central visit Heritage Farm

ABC Rotorua Central went for a visit to the Heritage Farm on Fairly Springs Road. We went by bus which our children loved. We saw sheep, alpaca’s, calves, chickens, donkeys and rabbits. We also got to hand feed the lambs and alpaca.   All our staff and children are very grateful for all our great […]

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