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Developing ball skills

The tamariki of ABC Oamaru have been making the most of the beautiful days we have been having to practice their ball skills in our outdoor environment. Tamariki have been busy throwing, catching, bouncing and kicking our new balls. It has been great to see the tamariki enjoying this play together and sharing in each […]

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On Pointe

At ABC Oamaru there has been a great interest in practicing our ballet. Some of our children attend ballet class outside of the centre and were excited to learn that a couple of the teachers used to do ballet as well! First we all prepare by putting our hair up into ballet dancer buns (a […]

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Co-operative learning

Here at ABC Oamaru lots of our tamariki have been involved in co-operative games. These games promote communication-both verbal and non verbal, turn taking, patience and leadership skills. The children love all of these games and enjoy playing alongside each other. Through these games children are encouraged to join in by their peers. These games also help children develop relationships […]

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Busy Builders

Lately, at ABC Oamaru our tamariki have been interested in building and construction using lots of different resources. They have been busy creating with wooden blocks making towers  and a variety of other amazing structures. The coloured blocks have also been a great hit in our outdoor environment to challenge and extend ideas around construction. Lastly, the carpentry […]

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Healthy Hearts

Recently at ABC Oamaru we have been working hard towards renewing our Gold Healthy Heart Award. For the last year we have been working alongside our tamariki and whanau to learn more about making healthy choices for our bodies through both food choices and physical movement. This has been such a positive and challenging experience and we […]

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Recycling and Earth Care at ABC Oamaru

This month ABC Oamaru began learning about recycling and what we could recycle from our lunchbox packaging. We introduced a new yellow recycling bucket which children could put their recyclable containers in when they had finished eating. It was great to hear that some children already brought knowledge about recycling that they were able to share […]

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Taking a Look at Their Natural World

ABC Oamaru focus at the moment is The Natural World Te Ao Maarama. We have also been lucky enough to be donated three trays worth of New World Little Gardens from one of our families. One day after lunch we thought it would be a great time to plant some seeds. We gathered the trays of Little […]

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