BestStart Blog

Tag Archives: ABC Papamoa

Matarikia

On the 15th of June 2018 ABC Papamoa West held a Matariki feast for its tamariki and whanau.  Parents and staff provided vegetables and bacon hocks to make a delicious boil-up.  The children peeled the carrots and helped prepare the potatoes, pumpkin, kumara, watercress, and puha to put into the pot with our boiling bacon […]

Read the full article

ABC Papamoa pay it forward

ABC Papamoa has been able to pay it forward by donating our old family play kitchen to the very grateful “kidz need dadz” organisation and “KidzKare”. We are so happy these will continue to be well loved by children and families in need.

Read the full article

Recycling at ABC Papamoa

At ABC Papamoa, we have made our own recycling bins. We recently had a parent event, where we all went to the park for a picnic dinner. As we were there we walked around the park and picked up all the rubbish, recycling the plastic, glass and cardboard into our new bins. This is part of […]

Read the full article

2017 at ABC Papamoa in review

2017 has been a successful year for ABC Papamoa! We have received a Trustmark Award for working with others and Quality teaching practices which recognises our relationships with parents/ whanau and the local community and the wonderful experiences we provide for the tamariki. We have had many trips out within the community, we provide regular […]

Read the full article

Goes to Te Akau Ki School to see their Diwali show

ABC Papamoa celebrates Diwali each year. This year Te Akau Ki Papamoa School shared their Diwali concert with us, and then taught us all how to do one of the dances. Our children loved the experience, especially seeing relations, family friends and friends who have previously attended ABC.  The school children did a fantastic job […]

Read the full article

Loud Limbo Luau

ABC Papamoa got behind Loud Shirt Day 2017 by having a Luau!! Our tamariki and kaiako dressed in bright colours and some in Luau theme and enjoyed a day filled of hula, Limbo, and loudness. Each whanau made generous donations to show our support and be a part of giving the gift of sound and […]

Read the full article

Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

At ABC Papamoa we celebrated Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori (Maori language week) by embracing the language, greeting our friends,parents/whanau and kaiako in Te Reo, we learnt a shape song called Porowhita and learnt what the shapes were called. We learnt a kanikani to the hokey pokey. We also learnt the day, date and month in […]

Read the full article

Multicultural Lunch

We recently held a multicultural lunch to celebrate the diversity of cultures we have here at ABC Papamoa. This is an annual event at our centre. In the lead up to multicultural day we researched and explored the cultures, supporting the children’s sense of belonging. we learnt new songs and revisited ones we already knew.  It […]

Read the full article

Library trip

ABC Papamoa West we encourage children to be resilient and face new situation with confidence, as part of our current program planning we have taken a trip into our local community – Papamoa Library to have an opportunity to be in a different learning environment as well as to support their interest in books, literacy, and […]

Read the full article