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WAM Festival fun

BestStart Arawhata Rd Kindy was one of 24 BestStart centres participating in the inaugural WAM festival (Wearable Arts and Music) on 18 July. The festival was all about encouraging creativity and learning about sustainability. The key was to have fun being creative. What an incredible experience it was for our children. So much excitement and […]

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Sparkling teeth

WOW the children at ABC Arawhata were so lucky to have our annual visit from the Dental nurse at kindy recently.  The children had the opportunity to have their teeth checked in our centre, where they feel relaxed and have a sense of belonging.  They get to watch their peers and it becomes such an exciting […]

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Rollicking Mother’s Day Evening

ABC Arawhata had so much fun at our Mother’s Day Evening. It was brilliant to see all the mum’s laughing and engaging with one another.  We based our event around our Hauora initiative so there was lots of active movement!!!!We had egg and spoon races, sack races, and a quiz around our vision and philosophy […]

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Big celebrations at ABC Arawhata!

Today the Kāiako, Tamariki and whānau of ABC Arawhata celebrated in style to show all the hard work we have been doing to achieve not only our Pā – Harakeke Award for Healthy Heart but also our sun-smart certificate from the cancer society.  We invited all our whānau to come along to a healthy shared […]

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Sun Smart Certificate

Here at ABC Arawhata we are proud to share with you all our Sun Smart Certificate awarded from the Cancer Society. We have been working really hard towards gaining this through a variety of ways with our Tamariki.  This has included completing a Sun Smart Module,  Educating our Tamariki around the importance of sun screen, wearing hats, appropriate clothing […]

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Getting festive

What a wonderful Christmas party ABC Arawhata had with the sun shinning and such wonderful support from our Whanau.  We started of the afternoon with a sausage sizzle along with create your own hamburgers, salads and healthy fruit, followed by bubbles, face painting and then to follow the children’s current interest we had a surprise […]

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It’s all action

At ABC Arawhata we have been working towards our Healthy Heart award and thought with the beautiful sunny weather what a great day to have some action, not only with our tamariki but also our parents joining in the fun. We had Cassie come along and do an half hour active movement session with us all […]

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Father’s day

Here at ABC Arawhata we held our annual Father’s and Granddad’s evening.  What a lot of fun it was for the children to set the centre up with their favourite activities, then come along that evening and show off our centre, its resources and what neat things they can do here during their day. It […]

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Superheroes

Here at ABC Arawhata our tamariki love Superheroes.  Every day we see a variety of costumes and a lot of play is around Bat Girl, Wonder Women, Spiderman and Hulk.  As a teaching team we decided to look deeper into this and do some investigation around “Superheroes in our community”.  What a lot of educational […]

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Learning to swim

Here at ABC Arawhata we have been working on “Super Heros of our Community” and today we were lucky enough to have Jacquie from Kapiti Learn to Swim visit us and tell us all about the wonderful ways she helps our children in our community learn about water safety. We all had so much fun with […]

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