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ANZAC Celebration

On Monday the 23rd April ABC Hastings Central, with the help of parents and whanau, all walked down to the Hastings Cenotaph. We placed a wreath on the Cenotaph, which had been created by the children and staff. We then sang the national anthem, in Māori and English, which the children had been practicing for the […]

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Children’s Day

Here at ABC Hastings Central we wanted to recognise and celebrate Children’s Day in our own unique way. We chose to celebrate by having a big party with lots of balloons, streamers, bubbles, laughter and much more. This party began at the beginning of the day with teachers decorating the Centre so the moment all […]

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Venture to Cornwall Park

The sun was shining brightly in the sky at ABC Hastings Central so the Magpie room children and their teachers decided to head to Cornwall Park to visit the aviary, the ducks, have a play on the swings and collect some dandelion weeds for our guinea pigs Marley and Elvis. We made sure to put […]

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Diwali Celebrations

ABC Hastings Central celebrated Diwali with a special afternoon tea.  Some of the children were dressed in their cultural clothing as were all of the teachers. With the help of a Grandmother a few teachers were wrapped in a sari. The children participated in the preparation for the day helping to create a Rangoli for […]

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Helping Vanuatu

The wonderful Glenda from ABC Hastings Central has made a huge difference to the children in cyclone devastated Vanuatu. Read more here

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Explorers at work

During the past few weeks ABC Hastings Central have added a snail’s habitat which follows the current interest of our tamariki in all the small creatures we find in our environment.  The snail’s habitat is an opportunity for our tamariki to explore and notice the different features and needs of snail’s such as the shell, […]

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Commemorating ANZAC Day

At  ABC Hastings Central, we spent a week talking to the children about ANZAC day and what it meant to our country, so we planned a trip to the Cenotaph to remember our tipuna who went to war. The children were so excited as we walked through town and lots of people stopped to say hi. When […]

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ABC Hastings Central’s Airport Trip

We had a lovely experience with our PreSchool room recently. Last Wednesday 4th August we went for a bus trip to Napier. The children have had a current interest in transport, so we decided to take them to the Napier airport for a visit. We had a large group with very well behaved children and […]

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ABC Hastings Central’s Bottle and Box Auction

ABC Hastings Central had their annual Bottle and Box Auction last month, it was a really successful evening. The parents and their families came in with their own takeaway dinner, which they ate outside on picnic blankets in our playground area.  After their kai, the staff sung a waiata to the families and the bottle […]

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