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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Music and Movement

Our Toddlers here at Edukids Delamain love music. We have been exploring all types of music and movement from different cultures. As part of this we looked at Australian Aboriginal Digeridoos. The Kaiako and tamariki followed a process to create our very own digeridoos. We researched all about them, we used our knowledge we had […]

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Christmas

It was a joyous time celebrating Christmas at Community Kindy Greenwood with the families and children. We had a scrumptious shared kai, sausage sizzle, fun games for children and whanau. The children performed Christmas action songs for the families which was enjoyed by all. The big highlight for the celebration was the arrival of the Santa Claus […]

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Bikes, Bubbles and Fluffy Excursion

The preschool children at Early Years Silverstream brought their bikes and scooters to preschool for their very first excursion!  We biked down the our local park, played and blew bubbles.  After that, we headed to the café for a fluffy and a read of our favourite magazine BRIGHTSTART!

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Generous Gift

At ABC Merivale we have been busy collecting non perishable goods for those in need. We have done this for the past 3 years. Chris from the Christchurch City Mission came today and thanked us for our kindness and talked to the children about giving at a special mat time. Heartfelt thanks to all our families who […]

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Spring Time Garden

This is a spring veggie & sunflower growing project we just started in September at Edukids Elles Road, our young gardeners show their interest in sowing tiny seeds, watering them daily, observing what plants need to survive and grow while learning the concept of sustainability, the sense of whanaungatanga and kaitiakitanga with peers.

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Christmas for our Kids

  We’ve celebrated the festive season by holding our children’s Christmas Party at Edukids Elles Road. The children all brought their bikes or scooters to the centre and rode them around our playground. The children all got pizza for tea and we had Mr Kool for anyone wanting ice creams. After playing on our bikes […]

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Sharing the Christmas Spirit with Ronald McDonald House

ABC Beckenham would like to say a huge thank you to all the families that have supported us with our Christmas donations to the Ronald McDonald House. We are all overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone! We have delivered the gifts to the very grateful team at the house! The presents will be distributed to […]

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Very Worthy Cause

On Friday ABC Russley went to Countdown at Northlands to perform for the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal as they handed over a cheque to Christchurch Hospital. Our children had practiced for a whole week, then 6 went to perform and join in the celebration. We were so proud of our tamariki as they stood up […]

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Naughty Resident Elf

At ABC Riccarton we have a naughty wee elf who is causing mischief here everyday (well except today as she was sick in bed with a cold due to being in the frozen the other day).  The children are loving coming in everyday to see what mischief she has been up to.

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Healthy Heart Gold Award

At First Steps Mount, we have been working hard on renewing our gold healthy heart award.  Today we had Sefulu from the heart foundation come and present the team with our new award.  During this time we have done lots of acitivites and learning experiences for our children around healthy eating, planting a centre garden and […]

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