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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Learning experiences galore

Wow what an amazing time the children at ABC Panmure have had recently. The children in Tuakana Mokopuna room have been very busy, exploring construction, imaginative play and fostering positive friendships. We also celebrated Waitangi Day and Chinese New Year, learning about the treasured values, beliefs and ideals of both Aotearoa and China. A group of […]

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Raise thousands for Plunket

The team at ABC Raureka look forward to the Annual Plunket Appeal. We have enjoyed supporting this wonderful cause for the past few years, and this year we decided to go even bigger.  With the combined support from our children, whānau, local community and businesses we held an auction evening, which consisted of  a sausage sizzles, homemade muffins and fudge, […]

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Blue Bear

First Steps Papamoa had a great week celebrating and raising money for Plunket. We wore blues clothes, we had face painting, a bake sale and a BLUE raffle. We also had a Special Guest visit by Plunket’s Blue Bear and out Tamariki couldn’t wait to get a huge cuddle from our new friend. Our tamariki […]

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St Patricks Day

Today at TopKids Pukuatua, we had lots of fun as we dressed up in Green, we had green paint, we had green play dough and we did green exercising out in the sunshine. We had and Irish stew for lunch and enjoyed a fun fill day.

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Blue Bear Fun Day

Today at TopKids Pukuatua, we were lucky to have the Plunket lady bring in their Big teddy to join in our teddies bear picnic, lots of children brought their special friends along and dressed up in blue to help us support Plunket with donations. Thank you Plunket we enjoyed our day with Mr Ted.     […]

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Baking for Plunket

At ABC Waikanae we have a bit of a reputation for putting on a good morning when ever we have tradies or other visitors at the centre.  We thought this year, for our Plunket Appeal, we would put that reputation to work and we offered Morning Tea shouts for a koha to our local businesses. […]

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Visiting Taradale Primary

This morning Max, Luke, Honor and Lawrence from EduKids Taradale went for a fun visit to Taradale Primary to see Claire the librarian! What a fantastic morning we had as Claire read us books and also sang some songs with us using special finger puppets. Honor and Lawrence recognised Claire as she was one of […]

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Patrick’s Day Competition

This week there has been a bit of healthy rivalry going on at Early Years Petone between the Woodlands (babies) and Forest (toddlers) and the Jungle (preschool)  in celebration of St Patrick’s Day. Our Centre Manager set up a competition to see which team would come out on top with regards to decorating their room/space and dress ups worn by […]

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Relay for Life

Early Years Petone ended up raising just over $1800 for the NZ Cancer Society. We also beat our lap count from last year on the track. Last year we got round the track 150 times…this year we know we got 165+…but still waiting on a final figure to be confirmed. Thanks to everyone who supported […]

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Writing Bug performance

TopKids Victoria invited Sharon and Alan from the writing bug to come and perform some of their amazing Te Reo sing along books. Nga tamariki thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. There was so much learning going on during the performance as the children listened, watched and joined in. At TopKids Victoria we believe in  […]

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