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Christmas Festivities

ABC Manurewa Central takes pride in celebrating events of the various cultures represented in their centre including Christmas. The Tamariki at ABC Manurewa Central have been immersed in Christmas party preparations during the month of December. The infants and toddlers were busy creating (and then eating) an amazing gingerbread house.  The teachers and children were busy […]

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ABC Rototuna performs at the BestStart Cultural Festival!

Congratulations to our preschool tamariki who took part in our first BestStart Cultural Festival! They did so well! For the past couple of months we have been practicing our waiata and putting together our stage performance. The children were so enthusiastic about it and wanted to practice as much as possible! The day before the […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness at ABC Russell Road

On Friday our Tamariki and teachers  at ABC Russell Road all dressed in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Since it was such a beautiful day we went for an adventure to our local library, on our walk we ran into one of our dads Jayson also all dressed in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer what a […]

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ABC Bayfair’s exploration with tools and woodwork!

ABC Bayfair children had a fantastic opportunity to have Bunning’s come in and make tool boxes with each child (even our Babies’ got involved!). So much valuable learning, excitement and fun was had with teachers, tuakana and teina (babies). Some children were very independent and finished their tool boxes with very little help. Some worked […]

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ABC Riccarton’s Nursery Trip to Sensory Room

The Southern Centre uses innovative lighting and sound technology with allows participants to explore and create at the touch of a switch. It is a unique facility with the ability to cater for the needs of the individual and empowers the participant/s to choose their own environment, make changes and control their leisure time. The Southern Centre Sensory […]

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ABC Riccarton’s outing to Arion Farm Park

ABC Riccarton piled into the BestStart van and went off to Arion Farm Park. The children were very excited and chatted all the way. We went past the airport and saw several planes. We also saw a fire engine, police car and ambulance over the duration of the journey.

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ABC Albany’s visit to Butterfly Creek

ABC Albany took a trip to Butterfly Creek and had so much fun. We enjoyed the bus ride there and back, we saw lots of diggers, truck and planes. We loved the dinosaurs (some of us were a little bit scared of the noises they made), we took lots of photos with them. The farm animals were […]

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ABC Raumati’s Kapiti Marae visit

An ongoing interest in koru has led to a visit to Kapiti Marae for the tuakana of ABC Raumati. Koru were introduced as part of an art activity early in the year and this has since taken the tamariki (and teachers) on a learning journey that has been rich in kaupapa and tikanga Māori.  As […]

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ABC Te Aroha’s Paa-Harakeke-Gold Healthy Heart Aaward

ABC Te Aroha are excited to announce that our centre received GOLD from the Healthy Heart Foundation. We even had Hearty come and present our award. This has been a huge achievement and has taken involvement from not only the teachers, but also our parents. A huge thank you to everybody who helped us to […]

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