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Going international

ABC Redwood celebrated all the wonderful cultures within our centre by hosting an international dinner. We had such an amazing turnout with some fantastic smelling and tasting food from different cultures within our centre community. We were also lucky to have the Samoan group from Tawa College come and perform along with some Sri Lankan […]

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Tawa Christmas Parade

The team at ABC Redwood were proud to be apart of the Tawa Christmas Parade on Saturday 2nd December. Our float was themed Christmas around the world. We had so many of our children come and join our float and walk down the Main Street of Tawa with us. There was a competition for the best […]

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Hauora Initiative

Here at ABC Redwood we are embracing the Hauora initiative and one of the ways we are doing this is by increasing our trips over to our local Park. At the park we take along various equipment to use with the children including an agility kit and balls. Along with these items the children spend […]

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Diwali at ABC Redwood

At ABC Redwood we enjoy celebrating the beauty of the various cultures in our centre. On Thursday 19th October we celebrated Diwali the festival of lights and encouraged everyone to come dressed in bright colours to celebrate. Children appreciated the opportunity to try on some of the cultural costumes, explore some cultural artefacts, along with tasting some […]

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10th birthday celebrations

On Thursday 30th March ABC Redwood held a party to celebrate their 10th birthday. We had a fantastic turnout from both children who currently attend the centre as well as children who have previously attended.  We were so proud of the children who sung some songs for their whanau before it was time to sing […]

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Plunket visits

Here at ABC Redwood we are excited to have had our first visit from the mobile Plunket bus. The Plunket bus was available for families to meet with a Plunket nurse and have their child’s Plunket check or to ask questions or for advice. We really appreciate the work Plunket does within our community so are glad […]

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Healthy Heart Award

The team at ABC Redwood have worked really hard to achieve the Pa Harakeke (Gold) Healthy Heart Award and were presented this on Tuesday 14th February. To celebrate we held a heart day where children were invited to dress in red or pink and bring along a gold coin donation for the Heart Foundation. In the […]

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Supporting Women’s Refuge

The teachers, children and whanau of ABC Redwood have been busy supporting Women’s Refuge this year and gathered 67 gifts for them to collect. The children, during the process were learning about giving to other whanau and children who may not be able to buy Christmas presents.   

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Tawa Christmas parade

The team at ABC Redwood were a part of the local Tawa Christmas Parade with a float to showcase our latest project around Nature. We had so many children and their families join us walking through the main road of Tawa. In addition, we had small Christmas gifts to give away to the crowd of […]

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ABC Redwood

To celebrate Fathers’ Day (and others special people in our lives) the team at ABC Redwood organised a ‘blokes bbq’ event. This process and planning all started back in June when the children brewed ginger beer with one of our teachers, Tom. They learnt all about the processes involved and even got to bottle the […]

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