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Exploration

ABC Hayman Park Exploration – it is something that babies do naturally, and an important medium through which babies learn and make theories of the world around them. As teachers we aim to provide provocations that stimulate the children’s curiosity for exploration. Having the room set up with mirrors at the children’s level gives them […]

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Sunshine through the rain

Despite the terrible weather, ABC Hayman Park Rua tamariki  marked the end of the holiday season with BEACH DAY fun. Children came dressed in summer outfits in preparation for a fun day filled with water and sand activities. Even the unfavourable weather in the morning did not stop the Rua Tamariki from having a great […]

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To the rescue

Tamariki at ABC Hayman Park were excited to have Sue from ASB St John Ambulance visit recently. Sue arrived in her vehicle and had a session with our Rua tamariki explaining what St John do and how they help people in the community who need medical attention. Sue shared her knowledge about the emergency services and […]

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Curious minds

ABC Hayman Park’s youngest children have very curious minds and our goal is to foster their exploration. The posting box offers a variety of potential learning including shapes, hand to eye co-ordination, spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and problem solving. It is also a tactile experience with the natural feel of wood and objects from nature. A […]

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Space exploration journey

The children in Ruru room at ABC Hayman Park asked, “What’s out there in space?” This big question was the beginning of our special project to discover all we can about space. The children first began thinking about space through learning about the Matariki constellation and Maori legends.  This was further exended during Ramadan/ Eid when […]

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Croc encounter

The children at ABC Hayman Park are very interested in animals and dinosaurs so our excursion to Butterfly Creek was highly anticipated. The children were able to see the farm animals up close and took turns to pet and feed them. In the Butterfly Room, parents and children had an up-close encounter with the butterflies […]

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Celebrate our national day!

ABC Hayman Park’s teachers and children hosted a delicious breakfast for their families to celebrate Waitangi Day.  It was a great opportunity for everyone to get together. Thank you to all the families who join us.  

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Diwali celebration

ABC Hayman Park’s tamariki celebrated Diwali day with Indian dancing, singing and henna.  Everyone participated in  a variety of activities including creating rangoli and making sweets. The children and teachers dressed up in beautiful Indian colourful outfits and accessories.  It was a great cultural experience for the children and an opportunity for them to learn about Diwali […]

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Fathers Day Breakfast

ABC Hayman Park celebrated Fathers Day with a breakfast for all the children’s Fathers and whānau. In recognition of our very diverse community, ABC Hayman Park extended the invite to uncles, granddads, mums, grandmothers and any other family member who has made a difference to the lives of our tamariki. We had such an amazing turn […]

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Working together with Plunket to help the community

It was a privilege to have ABC Hayman Park work alongside Plunket to provide a better and safer community. Out in our carpark at ABC Hayman Park, Plunket had set up a car seat check clinic and free bolt installation for the Manukau and Papatoetoe community. This was available for our parents and families as […]

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