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Adventures in our community

Tamariki in ABC Invercargill’s Koru room head off to watch the Kokako concert at the SIT centre stage. All very excited to be adventuring out into our community and taking the bus as our mode of transport to and from the venue. Tamariki enjoyed the live puppet show/story and were very good at retelling the […]

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Polyfest practice begins

All the tamariki at ABC Invercargill are getting ready for our big Polyfest performance at the end of August. We initially asked the children what they would like to sing and come up with two songs from this. We then introduced some new Te Reo stories in the under’s and decided we could make one […]

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Fun fundraiser

Wow what a fun time we had at ABC Invercargill raising funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation. Each staff member had a jar at the front desk for children, families and staff to donate to. The person with the most funds and the least funds would be slimed. The children loved this idea and enjoyed telling their […]

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Health at the Heart of ABC Invercargill

ABC Invercargill was recently announced as one of the “heart-healthiest” centres in New Zealand after achieving Pā-Harakeke award from the Heart Foundation as part of the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Heart Award programme (Tohu Manawa Ora – Kōhungahunga). Since signing up for the programme, ABC Invercargill have planted its own vegetable garden and introduced new nutrition and physical activity policies including healthy morning teas, […]

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Festive Photo Booth

Our  Head teachers at ABC Invercargill decided to create a photo booth in the foyer (for the children who are to scared to get a photo with Santa so as they still have a Christmas keep sake). Here is one of our babies from Ruma Pepe testing out the photo booth (Oliver Whelan, 5 months […]

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Putting on Their Game Face for Rippa Rugby

ABC Invercargill Our t-shirts were on, our bus had arrived, the moment we had been practicing for was finally here. The 2017 Southland BestStart Rugby Tournament! As we arrived at the rugby field all of our whanau were there to support us. We had been practicing a chant and as our first game commenced our […]

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ABC Invercargill Out for a walk

ABC Invercargill tamariki are off for a walk to our local Pacific Island advisory trust, we used their venue for our latest Matariki celebrations and we wanted to say a wee thank you with some baking from the tamariki. The ladies at the trust were very grateful for our baking and gave all of our […]

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Farm Visit

ABC Invercargill recently recently went to the Pine’s Family farm for the day. We went to have a Summer Fun Day but to also recognise and celebrate Healthy Heart. We had different stations set up where the children were involved in different experiences throughout the day. There were pony rides, fruit kebab making, a nature […]

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Celebrate Diwali

Last week at ABC Invercargill, Anishma (Avishel’s mum) helped us to make our Diwali celebrations such a success, she done a fantastic job in helping us to create the rangoli (patterns created on the floor) and  brought in some amazing food for afternoon tea.  Kalesi and Amitesh (Katrina’s mum and dad) also brought in some yummy […]

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Taking part in Polyfest

Every year our whole centre attends Polyfest,  a week long event run by volunteers held at Stadium Southland. Schools, childcare centres and kindergartens attend this event from far and wide to perform the kapa haka. This year our centre had around 70 tamariki performing on the stage and all we could see what an audience […]

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