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Gifts to Ashwood Park

Children from ABC Springlands says a big thank you to a beautiful Ashwood Park resident, who has been knitting clothes for their dolls.  The children together with the carers planted a flax bush in the Ashwood grounds, a gift to mark the BestStart Centers 21st birthday.            

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Residents visit ABC Springlands

Ashwood Retirement Park residents visit ABC Springlands Fortnightly we are very lucky to have residents from Ashwood Retirement Park come and visit us in Ruma Tui. We play group games and enjoy each others company.  The tamariki and Ashwood Park residents both really enjoy these special moments bringing smiles and laughter.  Through these visits the tamariki […]

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Trip to McKendry Park

In relation to our ongoing project on achieving the “Healthy Heart Award” and further promote and learn about the 5+ a day campaign we went to the local park where we could pick the plums. In collaboration with the staff and parents we had wonderful hands on interactive experiences and talked about healthy food.

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

Our community came together to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the year of the Rooster. The local Chinese dance club “Happy Birds” was invited through one of our parents who is a member of the club to ABC Springlands. The performers enjoyed sharing their culture with the children, staff and families.  This learning opportunity was […]

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5+ A Day Early Childhood Challenge at ABC Springlands

ABC Springlands took part in a nationwide 5+ A Day Early Childhood Challenge on Friday 13th of February. The challenge is to encourage healthy eating of at least five fresh fruit and vegetables each day.  The children participated in activities for the whole week which built up the excitement for the big day! These activities […]

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ABC Springlands goes on a Picnic

The families and staff from ABC Springlands recently enjoyed a picnic together in Pollard Park. This was a great opportunity for new families to meet and mix with established families and create new friendships. The picnic was part of our 5+ a day challenge we’ve been involved in throughout February. A core part of the […]

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Author of Wonky Donkey Book Visits ABC Springlands

This month we were lucky to have Craig Smith, the author of The Wonky Donkey, come to perform at ABC Springlands. A lot of the children already knew the Wonky Donkey and other Craig Smith books so they were excited about his visit. Craig Smith entertained us all while playing his guitar and singing along […]

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