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Plenty of choice at ABC Rototuna

At ABC Rototuna, our kowhai tamariki have been busy with choosing their own play,  From helping kaiako wash the chairs on a ataahua day to making cosy beds on a rainy day. The tamariki are making great choices and sharing their spaces with their friends. this play links well with kowhai room Planning which is focusing […]

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Paint with their mouth and feet

At ABC Rototuna in the Mauku room (preschool) a discussion started when Tanner drew a picture of a dog with three legs. This led to watching videos of animals and people who had missing limbs. (We are focusing on having respect for different people in our community).  The children asked questions about why they didn’t […]

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Beach Party

At ABC Rototuna, we enjoyed our christmas party at the beach this year, We has sack races, three legged races, we had sand castle competitions and ball and spoon races. The weather was perfect for kiwiana santa to come pay a visit, and we finished off with a BBQ. What a good way to finish the year

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Playground opening

On Tuesday at ABC Rototuna, we had our opening of the new pre school playground. We opened our day by welcoming all our friends and whanau and with a Karakia and waiata. We then asked one of our Kuia and her mokopuna to plant a special Mauku tree, this tree was to give thanks to papatuanuku and also […]

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Visiting Chartwell Library

At ABC Rototuna, as part of our programme planning topic of Building A Community, we took some of our children to the Chartwell Library. Firstly, we walked to the nearest bus-stop, which was great for exercise. We climbed on board the Orbiter bus and rode the rest of the way, getting off opposite Chartwell Library. […]

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Special visitors

ABC Rototuna were lucky enough to have 2 visiting Principals from China. Both Ms DU Xiaogin & Ms CHEN Xiaohong bought with them amazing hand crafted gifts made by their students. After sharing the gifts we showed them around the centre. Both wanted to share a song with us where we all hold hands in […]

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Matariki Celebrations

To celebrate Matariki at  ABC Rototuna, we had soup, chicken and pumpkins, and some delicious fried bread. all our families gathered and enjoyed warm soup and fried bread and catching up with friends. After we filled our puku, the tamariki were ready to showcase a few waiata we had practiced. We did tirama tirama, e […]

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Holi

ABC Rototuna had a fantastic shared kai with whanau, to celebrate the festival of Holi, on the 13th of March. Whanau also brought delicious food from their culture to share. So much fun!  

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Waitangi Celebrations

ABC Rototuna celebrated waitangi by having a hangi and fried bread. The families really enjoyed this as for some it was a new experience, others were excited because they had not had a hangi for along time.

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