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Bear Park’s big birthday

Celebrations are in order: 2016 marks a grand thirty years of Bear Park early childhood education. Read on for a trip down memory lane. In June 1986, Sue Stevely-Cole opened the first pre-school. On the roll call was an intimate grouping of three children, who we now fondly refer to as our founding learners. As …
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Community summary for 2015

Bear Park as a whole chose to support Cure Kids in 2015 and each Centre was involved in a fundraising initiative to help raise money to support this very worthy cause. There were evenings of silent auctions, children’s art exhibitions and favourite dress up days planned.   Cure Kids has a very simple purpose: “At Cure …
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The Involved Parent is a Better Parent

At Bear Park, family involvement is crucial to our community of young learners. Together, parent and teacher can be a child’s biggest champion in the early stages of life. When all are involved and understood, we can build powerful environments to learn, connect and feel secure in. We believe that parents can be active, not …
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Kohimarama Art Exhibition raises funds for KidsCan

Throughout the month of May the teachers at Bear Park Kohimarama organized an art exhibition to raise money in support of “KidsCan”.

Prior to inviting the children to contribute art works to the exhibition, we shared with them the vision of KidsCan and the concept of fundraising. By enlightening the children on what “KidsCan” is, they were able to develop an understanding around how they too can contribute to this worthy cause and support disadvantaged children to reach their potential.
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