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Matariki ABC Raumati Style.

What a fantastic turn out from our ABC Raumati whanau for our Matariki celebration! Our whanau, kaiako and tamariki enjoyed getting to know each other as they explored and got involved in a range of creative Matariki activities over the evening. Shared kai was available at the Cafe table ( ka pai tamariki for all […]

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A Spot Of WAM Shopping

A group of ABC Raumati tamariki and kaiako headed off to Spotlight on a mission to buy the things we needed to make the costumes for our item in the BestStart WAM production in July. The first thing we needed to look for was some material. As we are making forest themed costumes, we needed […]

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Marae Visits

ABC Dinsdale are loving our regular excursions to the Hemi Tapu Marae and part of our programme for the year our Tamariki are learning about the use of poi’s, Rakau sticks and Waiata.  

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Forest Kindy

At ABC Dinsdale, we are so excited to have our Forest Kindy trips back up and running for this year , so far our tamariki have been out to the Hakarimata Railway walk and the Titua Arboretum. We have regular excursion every fortnight where our tamariki are exposed to nature and explore the wider world […]

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Earth Day

On May 4th ABC Dinsdale celebrated Earth Day, which is a day to provide inspiration and knowledge to change human attitude and behavior about what plastic does to our environment. We invited Rhode Street School, Frankton School and Kelley from the Hamilton Press to come along and plant a tree in our garden alongside our tamariki. […]

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Forest Kindy Adventurers at ABC Raumati

A group of Forest Kindy Adventurers headed off to Kaitawa Reserve this morning. It was a bit drizzly, but that didn’t faze us…….. Zavier and Noah led the way across the bridge to our very own tree planting plot. We wondered how our seedlings had fared over the hot Summer months. We were surprised to […]

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ABC Raumati

WOW……………..what an amazing turn out for our ABC Raumati whanau Christmas Party. The weather was fantastic and Father Christmas very much enjoyed all the songs the tamariki sang for him. The highlight for our tamariki was the gifts Father Christmas had brought for everyone. The evening was topped off with lots of outdoor fun, spending […]

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Driftwood Christmas tree

This morning at ABC Raumati we planned to make our very own drift wood Christmas tree. Poppa Pete, Jake and Maylei’s Poppa, arrived to show us how. He brought a special work bench and showed us how he could clamp the wood to stop it moving while he drilled a hole. Poppa Pete showed us […]

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Visiting Kapiti Marae

This morning ABC Raumati were privileged to be able to take a group of our tamariki, along with their whanau for a visit to Kāpiti Marae, at Kāpiti College.  We gathered in the carpark then made our way around to the Waharoa, with the Tane in front and the Wahine at the back.  Matua Paora […]

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Reserve planting

ABC Raumati – Being regular visitors to Kaitawa Reserve as part of our forest exploration adventures…………………..a group of our older tamariki had the opportunity to plant some seedlings at Kaitawa Reserve this morning. We headed off to a new part of the Reserve – somewhere we hadn’t explored before. We teamed up with John (Forest and […]

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