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Adventures in our community

Tamariki in ABC Invercargill’s Koru room head off to watch the Kokako concert at the SIT centre stage. All very excited to be adventuring out into our community and taking the bus as our mode of transport to and from the venue. Tamariki enjoyed the live puppet show/story and were very good at retelling the […]

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Polyfest practice begins

All the tamariki at ABC Invercargill are getting ready for our big Polyfest performance at the end of August. We initially asked the children what they would like to sing and come up with two songs from this. We then introduced some new Te Reo stories in the under’s and decided we could make one […]

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Our New Veggie Garden

A huge interest at ABC Rotorua Central is gardening, and growing food.  So we have re vamped an area that was not being used for anything and are planting a vegetable garden to share with our community.

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Making Mat Time

At mat times recently at Community Kindy Te Rapa we have been singing a counting song about cupcakes where the children have a chance to have a turn buying a cupcake from the shop – especially if they are sitting and using their mat time manners. The song goes like this, “5 cupcakes in the […]

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Our Matariki Creations On Display

The tamariki and Kaiako at BestStart Richmond Kindy were busy putting together many beautiful Maori creations in celebration of Matariki. These collaborative creations have been proudly displayed within the Kindy and out in our community at the Taupo Public Library for all to admire. The Kaiako, tamariki and whanau also worked together preparing a huge […]

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Happy Birthday to Karen

Recently we had Wacky Wednesday at Topkids Maui to be creative and to celebrate Karen’s 50th birthday. Karen is our nursery teacher and has been with us for a long time. Parents took this opportunity and became really creative with children’s hair, clothing and shoes. What a colourful and wacky Wednesday we all had!  

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PJ Day!

At Community The Mount we wondered what could beat a Pyjama day, popcorn and Peter Rabbit on a cold winters day? Nothing, so as the rain beat down outside we were warm and cozy indoors having a whole lot of PJ day fun!    

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Amazing Thailand scholarship for our Manager

Anna, our centre at Community Kindy The Mount Manager had a fantastic opportunity to work in schools in Thailand after winning the Hygiene House / Beststart scholarship. She was able to use her skills and knowledge in ECE to help provide new experiences and fun to children 4-6 years of age in Thailand. She also […]

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Bullswool Farm Trip

The tamariki at First Steps Peachgrove have been exploring the wider world recently so we went on a centre trip to the Bullswool farm. The tamariki had lots of fun feeding the animals, riding the bikes, and playing on the playground. The bus adventure was very exciting. It will definitely be an adventure to remember. […]

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Our trip to Mitsubishi Motors

We recently went for a walk to a car workshop. We all loved this exploration.  We had a fantastic time going to the workshop and showroom at Mitsubishi Motors Andrew Simms. We were very lucky to have Grant Boshoff, Paige’s Dad, show us around the service area of Mitsubishi Motors. We also met the car […]

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