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Turns 10!

To celebrate ABC Dannemora’s 10th Birthday we had a Trash to Treasure Fashion Show. As a centre we have been focusing on sustainibility and we thought that this would be a wonderful opportunity for our children to learn about recycling and reusing in order for us to take care of the taonga (treasures) that Papatuanuku […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Ko Te Whaea Te Takere O Te Waka (Mothers are like a hull of a canoe, they are the HEART of the family) Mother’s Day is the time of the year when we take time to show appreciation and express love for our mothers.  How could we let go off with this opportunity to make them […]

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Visiting Crystal Mountain

  ABC Dannemora children visited Crystal Mountain to extend their interest in dinosaurs while exploring the outer world with their peers, Kaiako and whanau. This trip provided exciting educational experiences away from their home and school environment.  They experienced hands-on learning and enjoyed the interactive displays as they could touch, feel, see, and hear things […]

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Ho ho ho! It’s Christmas

Ho Ho Ho!!! What a wonderful evening we had at ABC Dannemora on 8 December 2017 – it was our Christmas party! We enjoyed delicious food and even had a DJ who got everyone dancing and joining in the festivities. Best of all Santa visited us. We had so much fun.  Thanks to all the parents […]

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Fiesta time

ABC Dannemora was proud to celebrate a Fiesta, celebrating the culture of the Philippines with the children and whanau of the centre.  It was a wonderful parent led event. Parents organised and directed the whole event by coordinating with the ABC Dannemora team and supplying all the decorations and cultural dresses.  They also taught a […]

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Celebrating dad

What a spectacular Fathers’ Day we had celebrated at ABC Dannemora with  lots of exciting D.I.Y. learning experiences for the children with their fathers. The dads got spoiled with a special morning tea and then we had a DIY  (Do It Yourself) session with compliments from Bunnings. The dads also joined their children in their rooms where they […]

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PJ day

ABC Dannemora said goodbye to winter and hello to Spring by wearing our pyjamas to school. Tamariki/children and nga Kaiako/teachers enjoyed a day of spontaneous play doing ordinary things in an out of the ordinary way. It was a relaxing day where we read books under the sun and shared stories with one another about the […]

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Participatng In ‘Trash to Treasure’ Event

Tamariki at ABC Dannemora  had a fun trip to the Botany shopping mall  to participate in “Trash to Treasure” community event. As our centre theme for this year, our tamariki are learning about sustainability. The Trash to Treasure’ was a fun activity that gave them opportunity to explore more on this topic and participate in […]

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Visiting 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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Garage Sale Fundraiser for Plunket

ABC Dannemora held a garage sale to fundraise for Plunket. Our Whanau absolutely loved the idea and supported our garage sale. We had books, toys and selection of items on sale. A special thanks to our families who helped us raise over $350 for Plunket.

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