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Exercising on a Rainy Day

What else do you do when you cant get out side to run around. We exercise inside! The children at ABC Rotorua East love to do circuit type exercises. Today we did some push ups, sit ups, bur-pees, star jumps, lunges, and any other exercises the children could come up with.

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Stepping up

Since the five year olds at ABC Rotorua East have gone to school we have needed someone to help the teachers with the opening and closing Karakia. Zoe has been listening intently all this time and is able to confidently use a big voice to say the karakia before we have our meal times. We […]

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Chinese New Year

February was Chinese culture month at ABC Rotorua East. To help celebrate we made some awesome Dragon masks. We painted them, cut them out (which got quite tricky, but we persevered really well!) Then we stuck them to the Popsicle sticks and we able to make Dragon noises. To celebrate the Chinese New Year – Year […]

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Practice makes perfect

Sapphire from ABC Rotorua East is learning how to write her name. Sapphire had done some art work and asked Delphine to write her name on it for her. Delphine wrote Sapphires name in the corner of the paper and Sapphire attempted to copy the letters. Sapphire did a great job copying the letters. The […]

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Family portrait

Lucy from ABC Rotorua East was busy at the art table using the felts to draw a picture. We asked Lucy what she was drawing and she replied “my family”. Lucy had a big smile on her face as she completed her art work. We could see that she was enjoying what she was drawing. Lucy has […]

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Treaty signing

ABC Whitby South have been learning about the Treaty of Waitangi. The centre made their own treaty and had a signing ceremony to mark the occasion. What a great opportunity for role play and learning about history!

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ABC Rotorua East keeping NZ beautiful

ABC Rotorua East picked up one full bag of rubbish, and one bag of recycling, just in one street and the park in 45 minutes.  Our children were very sad that so much rubbish was dumped by people, but were very excited to help clean it up and make a difference!

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Rotorua Fire Brigade Visits ABC Rotorua East

Recently, the Rotorua Fire Brigade come and visit ABC Rotorua East. The children were very excited to see the big red fire engine pull into the centre driveway and were keen to see what their visit was all about. First the Chief Officer read the children a story about keeping safe in a fire. Everyone also […]

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Kidicorp Rotorua Centres Win Float Decorating for the Santa Parade

Recently, five of our centres in Rotorua (ABC Rotorua Central, ABC Rotorua East, ABC Hillcrest, ABC Kawaha Pt and TopKids Lynmore ) worked together and created a float for the Rotorua Santa parade. With the theme ‘Frozen’, the children, with assistance of the teachers, decorated the float on the back of a blue truck. The […]

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