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Toy Drive for Auckland Women’s Refuge

Earlier this year ABC Gillies Ave’s infants and toddlers room began the task of removing some of our old, plastic resources in place of new wooden ones to inspire our children. Rather than throw them away, we decided to reach out to the Auckland Women’s Refuge to donate them instead. We were inspired, why stop […]

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Coffee for Women’s Refuge

This morning the teachers at ABC Gillies held a coffee station for our busy parents to start their day on the run up to Christmas.  The parents all donated money for a coffee and a homemade biscuit.  In total we raised $102.00 for women’s Refuge.  Thank you to all of our parents for their wonderful […]

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Baby love

At ABC Gillies Avenue we believe in respectful practice, this can be seen in the way that our teachers interact with the Tamariki and whanau.  This is especially important in our interactions with our youngest infants.   Our teachers support children’s natural attachments which are led by the infant and parent.  From these natural attachments […]

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Celebrating dads

ABC Gillies Ave’s Father’s Day Carpentry What a great turn out for Father’s Day! It was so lovely to see how involved everyone was in helping to create our storage crates. All the dad’s got stuck in and even forgot about the food and ginger beer that we had prepared for them. What learning is happening […]

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Forest Kindy Morning

ABC Gillies Ave have been running Forest Kindy sessions at the centre for over 2 years and have been sharing this amazing learning with our whanau through learning journeys and discussions.  Our whanau were able to join us for a Forest Kindy session to see what their children do and talk with the teachers about the learning […]

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Forest Excursion

ABC Gillies Avenue took the children on a forest trip at the local park. When we arrived, they used the magic key to enter and spend time exploring, learning and discovering their surroundings. They were free to run, climb and swing in the trees and discover new or hidden treasures.  This wonderful experience is called […]

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Father’s Day at ABC Gillies Ave

On the 8th of September we invited all our dads for a breakfast of a delicious fruit platter and freshly baked muffins. This was to show our appreciation for all that they do for our children. The children made a beautiful wall hanging that the Dad’s could hang in their workspaces. Thank you to all […]

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