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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Giant Carrots

Wow what a find today in the garden at Montessori Bethlehem, three GIANT carrots. We think it was our worm tea. The children loved digging up these amazing carrots they had grown then measuring each one using seriation to find the biggest to the smallest. Lovely good old fashioned fun in the garden and a yummy afternoon […]

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10th birthday celebrations

On Thursday 30th March ABC Redwood held a party to celebrate their 10th birthday. We had a fantastic turnout from both children who currently attend the centre as well as children who have previously attended.  We were so proud of the children who sung some songs for their whanau before it was time to sing […]

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Fun with Music

The world is full of funny, exciting and strange sounds. The tamariki at ABC Panmure – Pepi Room have been exploring and learning about sounds. They were provided with activities that made them make sounds, like banging and striking some musical instruments. The children also listened to loud and soft sounds and music on the […]

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Library Excursion

ABC Mayfield’s tamariki went on an excursion to the library. They walked to the bus stop and waited for the bus to arrive.  It was very exciting for the children to hop in the bus and sit down. For some of the children it was their first time on the bus. The children looked out the windows […]

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Celebrates National Puppy Day

Two of the teachers at First Steps Puni Road have adopted Puppies that were abandoned at birth.  These puppies are brothers and were raised together in Mangawhai, Northland before being given to us in February to provide their forever homes. Today was the first time that these brothers have met since arriving at their forever homes.  […]

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Village Fete 2017

What a wonderful afternoon we all had at ABC Mount Eden Village Fete on Sunday 26th March. Our Kaiako and whanau worked so hard to set up and prepare an afternoon of fun and games. We had stalls galore from cake decorating to face-painting!  It was a fantastic opportunity for our whanau to get involved in our […]

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Beautiful mural

Early Years Cornwall St hosted local mural artist Joe McMenamin at the centre last week as he completed a mural reflecting the centre’s vision for children and the local heritage of the area.  A Kereru flying from the nest represents our tamariki going out into the world as confident young learners.  Our centre is the […]

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Participating in Little Petals Flower Show

ABC Waltham’s tamariki have been very busy making a flower for the Little Petals Flower Show. The show held by the ECO shop.   The requirements were that the flower needed to be made of all recyclable materials. First, we collected different items to make our flower which the whanau helped with. We received yoghurt pottles, old vinyl discs and […]

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Bake Sale for Plunket

Throughout the month of March, the whanau, tamariki and kaiako of ABC Waltham have been fundraising for Plunket. The tamariki have been very busy helping to bake some lolly cake, chocolate chip cookies and some Russian fudge to sell to raise some money for the wonderful organisation.  On the 18th March, the kaiako had the […]

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St Patrick’s Day

ABC Mayfield had a fun day celebrating St Patrick’s Day.  We dressed up in green and enjoyed balloon painting and dancing, creating arts with green Plasticine and stretching dough, face painting and green slime. Keegan and Brooklyn made special kiwifruit and zucchini muffins for morning tea and we had green jelly with green grapes for afternoon […]

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