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Community connections

Off we go out into our local community. BestStart Beckenham have a lovely relationship with our local retirement village, Archer Village. Once a month we take a group out our preschool children to spend some quality time with our elderly friends.  On this excursion the children choose to bring along their profile books to share. […]

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Supporting children into school

Here at ABC Beckenham we believe its important to get out into our Beckenham community, this includes visiting our local retirement village, the library and two of our local schools, St Peters School and Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto. Visiting schools in our community supports our children and families in the transition from Preschool to […]

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Maori language and arts day

ABC Beckenham’s school holiday programme was filled to the brim with exciting learning opportunities. One of the children’s favourite days was Maori language and arts day. The children have been loving our daily Maori language-based mat-times so this was no surprise! We sung our favourite Maori songs, played language games, we also made some kites […]

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Love our mums!

Every year at ABC Beckenham, along with a multitude of other special events, we host a Mother’s Day afternoon tea. The children sing songs, show off their art, share their favourite activities and bake up a storm for the mummies, Nanas, Omas, Nins, Aunties, Grandads, and everyone in between. This is such a wonderful, well received event […]

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At trip back in time

ABC Beckenham had a fantastic day on our excursion to Ferrymead Heritage Park! It was such a wonderful learning experience and the children came away with a plethora of new knowledge. At ABC Beckenham we organise a multitude of exciting excursions throughout the year including regular visits to Archer Village retirement home, St Peters School and our […]

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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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Archer Village Enjoys a Visit

The children of ABC Beckenham go on monthly excursions to our local retirement home Archer Village. The children have over time built strong relationships with the Archer residents and know them by name. This month the staff and residents invited us to have lunch with them. They even put on a special sausage sizzle lunch! […]

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Dinner Time Gift

ABC Beckenham teachers volunteered at Ronald McDonald House and cooked dinner for the families and children who are currently staying there. It was such a rewarding experience that we all thoroughly enjoyed. We were able to sit with the families and eat alongside them and get to know them, after that we had a tour of […]

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Visiting Arion Farm Park

The Children at ABC Beckenham love our centre rabbit Cocoa and a bit of adventure. For our most recent excursion, we visited ‘Arion Farm Park’. Among many other things the tamariki met some friendly goats, some cuddly baby bunnies, and a grumpy old pig! The children learnt about taking care of the animals and got […]

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Literacy

Throughout February the tamariki at ABC Beckenham have shown a keen interest in literacy expressing themselves throughout daily teacher lead and child initiated activities.   Our writing table is often over flooded with tamariki writing and drawing pictures. A favourite recently has been sharing pictures and letters with loved ones and friends. Extending this interest further, […]

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