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School Holiday Fun

While their big siblings have fun during the school holidays, the tamariki at ABC Papamoa West have their own fun-filled holiday program. We are currently doing project work around insects, and much of our holiday fun revolved around this topic. We ventured out into the community to go on a bug hunt at the rock […]

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Great waste Race

Few weeks ago we had an amazing waste race here at ABC Papamoa West to increase children’s awareness for our environment and inform them about how we can look after it better. This event linked with our gardening that we also started at the same time and our centre vision of being more sustainable place. Often we would also […]

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Romai (Tahuwhakatiki) marae experience!

ABC Papamoa West‘s centre of excited children waited patiently for the bus to arrive.  It was Wednesday, 15 November, the weather, a little rainy and overcast, but our excited troops were ready and eager to board the Bethlemhem Coach lines bus, to go on our bi-cultural excursion to the Romai (Tahuwhakatiki) marae, out in Welcome […]

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Visiting The Rock!

Recently, our ABC Papamoa West tamariki were able to plant some vegetable seedlings into our newly allocated patch in the Papamoa Community garden, “The Rock”, which is in close proximity to our centre on Hartford Ave. The day started off with some very eager children ready to put their little ‘green fingers’ to the test.  […]

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Swimming

At ABC Papamoa West, we offer our children swimming lessons as part of our extra-curricular activities.  This is done through Bartlett’s Swim school in Mount Maunganui.  Our children are taught how to keep themselves safe in water and enjoy taking on board all the swim skills taught to them each week by their awesome instructors.  

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Whanau Picnic

Today at ABC Papamoa West, we have spent the whole day getting organised for our picnic in the park, in fact tamariki have been looking forward to that the entire week. They have been creating shopping lists, brainstorming the healthy picnic ideas and researching what they could bring along. It was super exciting as children got to […]

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How Maui Slowed The Sun

At ABC Papamoa West, this little project started with one of our tamariki wanting to read the story of ‘How Maui Slowed the Sun’, and soon after boys decided that fish hooks are very awesome tools so they decided to create some. Khalani, Neville, Cooper, Edyn gathered their resources and got stuck into work. They needed […]

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Matariki

Here at ABC Papamoa West, we have been celebrating Matariki this week. This contributes to children’s understanding of cultural celebrations and heritage of Aotearoa One of our projects is to create kites – Manu Tukutuku. The Māori kite is known as manu tukutuku or manu aute. Manu means both kite and bird, and the word tukutuku refers to the […]

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Little Gymnasts

Our ABC Papamoa West group of gymnasts enjoy being able to put their gross motor skills and gymnastics skills to the test at Impact Gymsports Academy.  It’s great to be able to see their skills develop over the course of the term and to watch their confidence grow as they work with, and alongside others. […]

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