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Blue Bear

First Steps Papamoa had a great week celebrating and raising money for Plunket. We wore blues clothes, we had face painting, a bake sale and a BLUE raffle. We also had a Special Guest visit by Plunket’s Blue Bear and out Tamariki couldn’t wait to get a huge cuddle from our new friend. Our tamariki […]

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First Steps Papamoa welcome the Chinese New Year in RED

Kia ora whanau and friends. Recently at First Steps Papamoa our Children and Staff have celebrated Valentine’s Day and welcomed the Chinese New Year in RED. While our tamariki play dress up every day at the centre, they always have fun playing dress up for special occasions, even our staff.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

At First Steps Papamoa we have been working hard to learn about reducing, reusing and recycling to care for our environment as we work towards completing our Resource Wise Schools Programme. So far we have stage one of the programme completed and we are striving to achieve the next three stages. This is a programme set […]

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Making the front page of The Chronicle again

First Steps Papamoa makes the front page of The Chronicle again. In this issue we share the work we have done with the children to achieve the first stage of our Resource Wise Schools Programme. We have had a great time learning together and look forward to achieving the next three levels.

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Celebrating their Gold Healthy Heart Award

At First Steps Papamoa, we are proud to have received our second Gold Healthy Heart Award. This is a huge credit to our cook Margaret who makes amazing meals for the children. To celebrate receiving our award we had a visit from Sefulu and mascot Hearty from the Heart Foundation. They also brought us some balloons […]

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Featured in the Chronicle

First Steps Papamoa were recently featured on the front page of The Chronicle, Papamoa’s Community Newsletter. The article celebrates the First Steps Papamoa achievements including winning a trustmark award and gaining gold healthy heart award. It also talks about the swimming lessons the children have been taking part in within the community and their fundraising efforts […]

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Raffle

Bartlett Swim School are raising  funds for a Swim School Van to transport kindy kids to and from their swimming lessons. Pop into First Steps Papamoa or Bartlett Swim School Papamoa to purchase your raffle ticket today. Great prize up for grabs!

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Planting their Harakeke

As part of our Matariki celebrations at First Steps Papamoa we planted a special harakeke gift that Rachel received last week at the BestStart conference from Wayne Wright. We are looking forward to watching it grow!

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Great Waste Race

First Steps Papamoa has just completed the Great Waste Race and had their rubbish Audit by Sue from the Resource Wise Schools Programme. The tamariki were involved in activities and lessons about how we can minimise future waste at our centre and at home. #ResourceRecoveryTauranga

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