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Guide Dog Fundraiser

The children at ABC Balclutha Central got their baking caps on and created amazing Guide Dog bikkies in support of the Blind Foundation Guide Dog Fundraiser. Our tamariki participated in the entire process, pouring, mixing, rolling, cutting out and decorating the bikkies. There were some very proud tamariki at the end of the day when […]

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Matariki celebrations

On June the 15th 2018 ABC Balclutha Central came together to celebrate Matariki. We had spent the previous weeks learning all we could about Matariki, reading pukapuka, exploring what Matariki means, creating art and decorations. Tamariki worked with kaiako to make vegetable soup and prepare the kai for our hangi. On the day we invited […]

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Wow check outs giant pumpkin

ABC Balclutha Central have been growing a Giant Pumpkin since the end of 2017. We enteded our pumpkin, named Karaka by our tamariki, in the South Otago A&P Societies Giant Pumpkin Competition. Karaka was gifted to us by the A&P Society and took on an important role within our centre community.  First, he stayed at […]

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Mother’s Day celebration

On May 11th ABC Balclutha Central held our second Mother’s Day Evening. It was wonderful to have all the special ladies who our tamariki wanted to spend the evening with attend. We enjoyed a relaxed evening of craft, chat and creating. There was an opportunity to create a card, special flower, photo frame and decorate […]

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Plunket appeal

The children at ABC Balclutha Central were excited to take part in the annual Plunket appeal. Tamariki painted blue decorations and coloured in teddies on the day. Our fundraising consisted of selling cupcakes to whānau ngā tamariki had made and decorated the previous day and our own specially labelled plum jam using the plums off our […]

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Spud Competition

In October 2017 ABC Balclutha Central were fortunate to have a bag of seed potatoes donated from Kowhai Bush Potato Farm for our Spud Competition. Many keen participants took their precious spud seed home to plant and grow the best spud. Over the coming months here were many updates on the progress of these spuds. […]

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Big Heart Celebrations at ABC Balclutha Central

On the 14th of February, ABC Balclutha Central celebrated Big Heart Day. We dressed up, wore whero, explored our tinana, healthy kai choices and had fun. Although this was one special celebration day, our centre is constantly learning about our tinana, healthy choices and how to grow kai to fuel our tinana and share with […]

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ABC Balclutha Central Christmas Carol Singers

  ABC Balclutha Central Carol Singers, with the support of our amazing whānau, every year we take a group of tamariki to Jenny’s Companionship group. This a group for older members of the South Otago community and our visit is an expectation for their annual Kirihimete party. There is much preparation for this trip, ngā […]

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Clifford pops into ABC Balclutha Central

  ABC Balclutha Central were thrilled to have Clifford and his friend Shannon from the Balclutha Library visit. Shannon read us some wonderful Kirihimete pukapuka and then we all got to say “kia ora” to Clifford and shake his paw or have a hug. Ngā tamariki sat very respectfully listening and contributing to the stories […]

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Celebrating Summer Sun

Ngā tamariki at ABC Balclutha Central have been enjoying the amazing South Otago summer weather and having a fun time keeping cool and relaxing during the hotter times of the day. Water balloons and water fun have been popular. Doing puzzles and creating music out of everyday objects is a great way to stay cool […]

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