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Grandparent Day

Recently ABC Belfast held a Grandparents’ morning tea. We invited grandparents of our children to come and have a hot drink, some food and join in on the experiences the children are involved in each day at our lovely centre. We had a wonderful time, with many grandparents getting involved in making amazing creations with our play […]

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Active movement play

Disco fever hit  ABC Belfast and we sure heated up the dance floor. The children had a fantastic time being active in our Kiwi Room while we danced and played with the balloons and glow sticks. The children, teachers and parents that came had a wonderful time moving their bodies to the beat and rhythm of […]

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Garden Project – part 3

We’re on to the third stage of our gardening project at ABC Belfast and wow what a great learning opportunity is is for the children! We’re creating a special Children’s Garden and we’ll be documenting it as we go along through the various stages Stage 3 Nga tamariki enjoyed helping Nicky prepare the garden to sow our […]

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Garden Project – part 2

Exciting Times! We’re on to the second stage of our gardening project at ABC Belfast and wow what a great learning opportunity is is for the children! We’re creating a special Children’s Garden and we’ll be documenting it as we go along through the various stages. Stage 2 Nga Tamariki at ABC Belfast had a great time watching […]

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Garden Project – part 1

We’ve embarked on a serious gardening project at ABC Belfast and wow what a great learning opportunity is is for the children! We’re creating a special Children’s Garden and we’ll be documenting it as we go along through the various stages. Stage 1: Nga Tamariki and Nicky had a wonderful time weeding our garden to […]

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Storytime

The children and teachers at ABC Belfast had a wonderful time listening to stories from books and the iPad with Sue Dodds (Christchurch Libraries) recently. We especially loved the pop up story about the blackbird eating the other animals’ food. We are very lucky to have Sue visit us each term from the library for a […]

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Random acts of kindness

At ABC Belfast we love to give back to our community with random acts of kindness. We recently baked chocolate chip muffins and placed these along with some Easter eggs in gift bags as a treat ready to give out to our local businesses. On the Friday a group of children and teachers set out on […]

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Centre Stage at Belfast in the Park

ABC Belfast was invited to perform on stage two songs for the community event of Belfast in the Park. The children and teachers had a fantastic time singing and acting out the songs of Mrs Bunny and also One day a Taniwha. We also had some help from our lovely parents of our children who […]

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Mainly Music Session

ABC Belfast went on an excursion to our local Church to participate in a Mainly Music session with other children from the local community. Our 6 children were very excited about learning new action songs, also spending time supporting and encouraging the other children and their families there to participate as well through role modelling what to […]

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School visit

Today ABC Belfast went to Belfast School to spend the afternoon in room 1 with Mrs Short.  After a short trip in the BestStart van we arrived just in time to join the class who had been celebrating being at school for 100 days. Kaylee, Jack, Alice, Taylor and Coby used their listening ears as […]

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