News for Central Kids Apanui

Our Universe

This term the children’s interests have taken us on a journey of learning more about our living world.  We have researched our universe, looked more closely at our solar system, participated in science experiments, explored volcanos, revisited many of our … Continue reading

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Our Environment

Our environment is surrounded by perfect opportunities to support and teach children all about the living world and how to care for it. Children are naturally curious and want to enquire, observe and explore working theories for making sense of … Continue reading

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Children at Play

Kindergarten has a play based philosophy as the research clearly shows that it will provide children with the most meaningful learning opportunities for building on a foundation of lifelong learning. Through play children are able to explore and practice dispositions … Continue reading

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Hatching Chicks

The tamariki at Central Kids Apanui in Whakatāne have been so excited to be able to witness the hatching of chickens this term. We have been having so much fun learning all about life cycles, caring for our living world … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Olympics Opening Ceremony

What a fantastic start we have had to our Kindergarten Olympic Games.  The opening ceremony was a delight to the eyes and the ears as we were treated to the amazing talents of Jade and the children, singing, dancing and … Continue reading

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Maths in Action

Children have many opportunities to learn about mathematical concepts throughout their day.  There is a balance of child initiated and intentional planned activities that enable us to build on children's natural interest and curiosity to extend on and develop children's … Continue reading

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Helping out a Friend

Fantastic cooperation and collaboration between these two children as they took turns drawing around each other's bodies. Through their play they are making connections, actively participating, contributing and supporting each other; building on their strategies and skills for working with … Continue reading

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Observing Nature

There is nothing like learning about the world around you, with hands on experiences that give you the chance to observe insects in their natural habitat.  

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Our Bodies & Keeping Healthy

To build on the children's interest in learning about their bodies, we recently purchased a skeleton and human torso complete with internal organs.  The children are enjoying using this resource to develop and extend on their theories about the living … Continue reading

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Toiora te Moana | Toiora te Tangata

Healthy Seas | Healthy People Sea week is New Zealand's annual national week about the sea.  Sea week focuses on learning from the sea.  It's about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connection with the sea. This … Continue reading

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