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Bullswool Farm Trip

The tamariki at First Steps Peachgrove have been exploring the wider world recently so we went on a centre trip to the Bullswool farm. The tamariki had lots of fun feeding the animals, riding the bikes, and playing on the playground. The bus adventure was very exciting. It will definitely be an adventure to remember. […]

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Matariki Celebrations

Matariki at First Steps Peachgrove is our yearly celebration that all our whanau look forward to. The whanau have the opportunity to come along to a special evening with hangi, kapa haka, toasted marshmallows, and the tamariki get to observe the stars.

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Getting back to nature at First Steps Peachgrove

Gardening has been a huge focus over the last few months here at First Steps Peachgrove. We have spent many hours in the garden planting flowers to save the bees, planting silverbeet, corn, peas, and broccoli to feed our whanau and the rabbit. We have planted swan plants and have enjoyed watching the progression of caterpillars turning […]

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Special Events at First Steps Peachgrove

First Steps Peachgrove really focuses on whanau involvement and this shows in our annual events that we have in the centre. We celebrate through holding different community events, inviting visitors into the centre and also spending time out in the community with forest days, and centre trips. Some of these events include Chinese New Year, Fish and chip […]

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Healthy heart gold award

First Steps Peachgrove – Achieved their healthy heart gold award. We feel so proud achieving this award as teaching our tamariki to manage themselves is our prime focus and learning how to live a healthy life is an important life skill to learn. We have been having some hearty fun.

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We celebrated matariki

At First Steps Peachgrove we celebrated matariki. The children had the opportunity to learn about manaakitanga through preparing boil up, fried bread, and a hangi for their whanau. They performed 3 kapa haka items. They performed a waiata-a-ringa to waikato e, poi to e rere taku poi, and sang a waiata te aroha. They also planted their […]

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Eid’s celebration

Today at First Steps Peachgrove we had a very special day at celebrating Eid with our families. The children and their families were able to try some special sweets and learn about Eid the end of the 3o days fasting and celebrating this special celebration. We are so grateful that our families and staff share their […]

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