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Monthly Archives: April 2017

A busy month at Montessori School House

April has been a very exciting month for our tamariki at Montessori School House! We learnt about the true meaning of Easter and also what the egg represents. We even had a surprise visit form the Easter bunny. She talked to us about how chocolate eggs are a ‘sometimes’ food and how she prefers vegetables herself. […]

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Whanau evening at ABC Rotorua Central

Here at ABC Rotorua Central we have a very diverse mix of cultures, so we celebrated this with a parent/whanau evening. Our entertainment was a group of Philipino singers. All of our families brought a traditional dish to share. We had informal discussions with whanau about our be school ready programme.

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Fish and Chips Evening at Community Kindy Pukekohe

The families and children of Community Kindy Pukekohe enjoyed a relaxed whanau Fish and chip evening. We host the evening each year in term 1 to welcome our new families. it was a great opportunity for parents to connect and share their ideas and aspersions for their child’s learning journey.  

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Community Kindy Warspite’s giving plates

The team at Community Kindy Warspite have created some “Giving Plates” to send out into our community. We are at the beginning stages of developing a relationship with Corinna School, so we thought giving them a cake and a plate to start our journey together was an awesome idea! The new entrants teacher, Tami, has […]

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ABC Dannemora Visit The Local Buddhist Temple

ABC Dannemora’s Kea and Kiwi  rooms children went on an excursion to visit the local Buddhist temple.  They learned more about the diversity of cultures within Aotearoa. Walking to the temple and observing the outdoors environment was also an educational highlight. Whats a great cultural experience!  

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Community Kindy The Bay visit Papamoa Library

Last week Aimee, Vanessa and six children from Community Kindy The Bay were able to go on an excursion to the Papamoa Library. You were picked to be one of these six children and had a great time out in the community! Our day started by having an early morning tea before making sure we had […]

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The Patter of Little Feet at TopKids George

Our tamariki in TopKids George Nursery love exploring and engaging in art.  The slippery feel of paint on their skin and even the taste brings out the artist within our tamariki.  Painting with our feet was just another way for our tamariki to engage and express their creativity through a different medium. As our tamariki […]

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Spa Day at TopKids George

Just imagine… Sitting back, listening to the rain pour down outside and feeling all your troubles melt away as your feet soak in a warm massaging foot spa.  With friends around you and the smell of essential oils drifting through the air… Doesn’t that sound like total bliss?  Our tamariki at TopKids George thought so […]

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Vroom Vroom and Toot toot at First Steps Brooklyn

Vroom Vroom and Toot toot! The tamariki and kaiako at First Steps Brooklyn celebrated ‘Wheels Day’. This was inspired by the requests of a few of our children and brought to life through the children making posters and ‘license plates’ the day before. The next day the tamariki turned up with their bikes, scooters, lawnmowers […]

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Holi Festival Celebrations at Coastal Kids

Coastal Kids had fabulous time celebrating ‘Holi festival of colour’. The children enjoyed being able to race around the luscious grounds of the ‘Te Puru’ dog park while splashing vibrant Gulal Powder at their friends and teachers. The bright colours looked amazing against the white clothing, it was like a colourful rainbow party. The children had so much […]

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