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Soar to great heights in the name of art

The Prep Schoolers at ABC Russley had the best time using their bodies to be creative and expressive. Our wonderful kaiako Megan set up a swing in the playground and our children swung their bodies around and moved the paintbrushes in rhythm. It was a great challenge to balance and paint at the same time!  Our current […]

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Love and learning

At ABC Russley we have two special Guinea pigs in our preschool room called Otis and Pumpkin. Our tamariki love to take responsibility by helping our teachers Rona and Alecia clean out the cage, make sure they are well fed, and even help to give them baths too which they love! Otis and Pumpkin have been amazing for […]

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Paper Boat Experiment

This week ABC Russley’s prep school children had been taking an interest in learning about boats. Our kaiako (teacher) Edward decided to try an experiment with a group of children using paper boats and wax. One boat had wax covering it, and the other was just plain paper. The children felt the difference of the boats and […]

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New friends and farewells

This month we have had many new friends join us at ABC Russley which has been great! We have been building strong, trusting relationships with our new friends and whanau, and making sure each and every child is welcomed and begins to develop a strong sense of belonging. As well as several welcomes, we have […]

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Exploring with our senses at ABC Russley

This month in the Nursery the children at ABC Russley have loved driving their own learning using their senses, they first of all loved playing outside and painting with their whole body. As educators we all had to take a step back and look past the paint everywhere and watch how beneficial this opportunity this […]

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Chinese New Year at ABC Russley!

Chinese New Year at ABC Russley! We were very lucky as we had a visit from Qiao Yi Lion Dance who performed for our children and families. It was amazing seeing the lion dancers up close and hearing the drums beat loudly as the Lion moved around. In the evening we had a shared dinner […]

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Very Worthy Cause

On Friday ABC Russley went to Countdown at Northlands to perform for the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal as they handed over a cheque to Christchurch Hospital. Our children had practiced for a whole week, then 6 went to perform and join in the celebration. We were so proud of our tamariki as they stood up […]

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Nursery Fun!

Throughout November ABC Russley have been so busy enjoying all the nice warm weather! We love playing with anything messy outside, especially all the new and exciting ideas in our very own best start book. We also celebrated cup day and loved being able to wear our best outfits for the day. Throughout the day […]

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Drive in Movie Night

ABC Russley held a Drive in Movie Night for family and friends to spend a special evening together. The children and whanau had to design their own box cars and bring them along with dinner to watch Trolls! It was a gorgeous 27 degree evening and so many families came to enjoy this night. Spot […]

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Sleeping Among the Trees

On beautiful warm sunny days our babies love to get outside among the trees and birds and enjoy a nice peaceful sleep. We are lucky to have such a big outdoor area where we can have our cots and beds outside and relax among nature. Our babies drift off to sleep so fast and wake feeling […]

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