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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Making Veggie Soup

The children at Topkids Waihi Road really enjoy cooking and on this occasion it was vegetable soup on the menu. The children each had turns washing, peeling and cutting the vegetables up that were going into our yummy soup. When all of the vegetables were prepared, we put them into the crock pot and put […]

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Our New Budgies

A few weeks ago, TopKids Waihi Road‘s budgies sadly flew away. Eileen, our Rugby Tots coach heard about this and brought in a lovely surprise for the children. Two new Budgies!  So the children decided to call them “Rugby” a little girl who is yellow and “Tots”  a little boy who is blue. The children […]

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WAM Festival

Early Years Petone was one of 24 BestStart centres participating in the inaugural WAM festival (Wearable Arts and Music) on 18 July. The festival was all about encouraging creativity and learning about sustainability. The key was to have fun being creative. What an incredible experience it was for our children. So much excitement and preparation […]

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WAM Festival

BestStart Raumati was one of 24 BestStart centres participating in the inaugural WAM festival (Wearable Arts and Music) on 18 July. The festival was all about encouraging creativity and learning about sustainability. The key was to have fun being creative. What an incredible experience it was for our children. So much excitement and preparation went […]

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WAM Festival fun

BestStart Arawhata Rd Kindy was one of 24 BestStart centres participating in the inaugural WAM festival (Wearable Arts and Music) on 18 July. The festival was all about encouraging creativity and learning about sustainability. The key was to have fun being creative. What an incredible experience it was for our children. So much excitement and […]

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Wonderful WAM

Early Years Leeds Street were one of 24 BestStart centres participating in the inaugural WAM festival (Wearable Arts and Music) on 18 July. The festival was all about encouraging creativity and learning about sustainability. The key was to have fun being creative. What an incredible experience it was for our children. So much excitement and […]

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WAM wonderland

BestStart Waikanae were one of 24 BestStart centres participating in the inaugural WAM festival (Wearable Arts and Music) on 18 July. The festival was all about encouraging creativity and learning about sustainability. The key was to have fun being creative. What an incredible experience it was for our children. So much excitement and preparation went […]

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WAM Festival stars

BestStart Paraparaumu were one of 24 BestStart centres participating in the inaugural WAM festival (Wearable Arts and Music) on 18 July. The festival was all about encouraging creativity and learning about sustainability. The key was to have fun being creative. What an incredible experience it was for our children. So much excitement and preparation went […]

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Celebrating Matariki

Our centre was sponsored by Sky Supermarket each week with a boxful of winter vegetables. We would draw a whanau name each week and the lucky winner would receive this Matariki vege giveaway. Secondly our centre documented a local legend about Hatu Patu involving our tamariki playing out the legend. This was showcased at our […]

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We Have Our Gold Healthy Heart Award!!

We are proud to say that here at BestStart Totara Street we have received our gold healthy heart award from the Heart Foundation. We are dedicated to creating an environment that promotes healthy, delicious foods and physical activity. We are all very proud of this achievement.        

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