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Visiting Meadowbank Primary

As part of our Be School Ready initiative at ABC Kelvin Road, we regularly take our three and four year olds to Meadowbank Primary School’s new entrance class. Today’s visit allowed our tamariki to rekindle with their old friends with a join mat-time, followed by exploration at the big playground with more challenging equipment. Everyone […]

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Big Day Out

After a long wait, the day finally came that we at ABC Kelvin Road went on an exciting Maritime Museum trip followed by a cruise around Auckland harbour. This excursion meant a great deal to us and everyone felt like this was our own expedition. We got hands on experiences riding a yacht; we explored […]

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Celebrating St Patrick’s Day

This year, we celebrated St Patrick’s Day in style at ABC Kelvin Road. Green Dress-up Day, art and craft, river dance as well as a big feast of Irish Stew are a few things we have experienced. By celebrating the uniqueness of Irish culture, our children further developed their sense of belonging and acknowledgement of […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

As part of our Chinese New Year celebration, we invited a Chinese family to teach the children how to make Chinese dumplings at ABC Kelvin Road. With great patience and kindness, Xilai’s mum and grandma showed us every single step of making traditional Chinese dumplings.  The children were immersed in the fun of manipulating the […]

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ABC Kelvin Rd Waitangi treaty

To celebrate Waitangi Day 2018, tamariki at ABC Kelvin Road decided to create and sign their own treaty in the Dinosaur Room. With some assistance from our kaiako, the children came up with five guidelines to ensure everyone’s health, safety and happiness. The treaty was then sealed by the children’s fingerprints.

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ABC Kelvin Rd summer fun

Summertime is a great time to get out and about and take in the wonders of the world. At ABC Kelvin Rd we decided to visit our local garden centre – an opportunity to experience the local community and get some more plants for our outdoor area. The children enjoyed the whole experience. Not only […]

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Posties

The children at ABC Kelvin Rd are developing an growing interest in writing letters so we decided to make a field trip to the local post office so that tamariki could have first hand experience about how the mailing system works. After the long walk, the children were warmly welcomed by the staff at the […]

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Shopping day

The children at ABC Kelvin Rd have been interested in dramatic /role play for quite some time now. To further extend the learning of our tamariki, we organized a road trip to the local supermarket as part of their real life experience. We enjoyed very much the walk to the shops while greeting so many […]

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Little Picasso’s

ABC Kelvin Road – Our tamariki love drawing and painting. Today a few of our little Picasso’s went to the local art gallery for a visit. After observing the paintings and sculptures on display, they had a go themselves interpreting what they saw through their own pen and paper…  

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