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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Exploring Robyn Kahukiwa art

By printing the work of Robyn Kahukiwa, Kids to Five George Street were able to become inspired by, and begin a dialogue about some of the themes in her art. Many children added their own creativity and inspiration to their own artwork. Robyn Kahukiwa is an award-winning artist and children’s books writer. Her work focuses […]

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Special celebration and farewell

Community Kindy The Mount had a special and heart-warming celebration where they said good bye to Asia Poole. She is the last child of an extended family who went to Community Kindy The Mount. Nine children of four extended families all went through Community Kindy The Mount and now they are their local primary, intermediate […]

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Bug hunt

Early Years Redwood began one crisp sunny morning with a bug hunt in our outdoor area at preschool. We searched high and low, under and over all sorts of objects, but as a result we only found slugs! After speaking with the tamariki, we decided to go to the local school in the hope of […]

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ANZAC day at BestStart

Our centres across the country had special events and activities this year to commemorate those who risked their lives. The children were educated on the importance of ANZAC day and how we can remember them. Check out our photos from ABC Marne, First Steps Palmerston North, Early Years Petone, ABC Gillies!  

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Commemorates ANZAC day

At Kiwicare Kenderdine, ANZAC day was a great event for all of us. Our children were very enthusiastic to learn about what ANZAC day is and what we do to commemorate this day. We used books and media clips to explore what ANZAC day is all about. All children were excited making white headbands and […]

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Trip to the RSA for ANZAC Day

Some of the children from Edukids Montel Avenue visited the Henderson RSA to present a wreath, a card and some ANZAC biscuits they had all helped make. We were given a great welcome by the RSA District President Pat Johnson BEM and his wonderful team. This was the perfect finale to our week of ANZAC commemoration activities.

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Relay for Life

A team made up of parents and teachers from Early Years Petone joined together for the Wellington Relay for Life. We called ourselves The Nevis St Nutters. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people worldwide every year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones […]

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Living the life in Riccarton

ABC Riccarton were lucky enough to be invited to the Housing New Zealand Community Day held at Wharenui School. The community day was themed “Living the life in Riccarton”. Bec (Centre Manager) and Becca (Assistant Manager) put together a beautiful display, to give families attending the event a bit of information about the centre. They […]

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