News for Central Kids Arohanui

End of Year Party

We ended the year 2016 with a shared lunch this year. We also watched and participated in an amazing puppet show by Erin Devlin.  We were very fortunately to have the bouncy castles to play on all day.    

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Mind Set

Recently the teaching team have been learning about growth mind-set.  Here is some knowledge to help you understand what it means to have a growth mind-set and how you can empower your child to develop a growth mind-set at home. … Continue reading

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Active Learing

The children have been grabbing every chance to get outside and get active this term, developing their balance, co-ordination and agility as well as learning to play in a group and stick to rules.

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Winter Fun and Discoveries

BRRRR we have had some lovely frosty mornings lately and the children are enjoying finding the ice in the mornings. You can jump on it, hold on to it until it melts and you can pop a bit in your … Continue reading

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Hatupatu Excursion

We have been extending the children's knowledge of Te Ao Māori by reading local legends, in particular Hatupatu and the Birdwoman. After four days of rain we were blessed with a very frosty fine day to take our older children … Continue reading

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Matariki 2016

This year we celebrated Matariki with a potluck dinner.  It was a wonderful brisk evening, well supported by our community. It was nice to meet and chat with the extended family members and also to see the children that were … Continue reading

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Boys Learning and Development

Ashleigh attended a Joseph Driessen course last term, please read the valuable information she was privy to.  Joseph Driessen advocates these key points for boys learning and development in early childhood: · Boys need less language and emotion. Take emotion out … Continue reading

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Maungatautari Excursion

On Friday, 8th April, we ventured out on an excursion to Maungatautari. The aim was to create direct experiences with the miracles and blessings of nature so that children can learn to love and preserve Aotearoa.  As they develop a … Continue reading

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Boosting Children’s Immunity through Nature

Here at Central Kids Arohanui we have a very high attendance rate, with very few illnesses.  We believe that this occurs because we encourage the children to get up close and personal with the Earth – nature! Do you remember … Continue reading

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Bikes and Scooters at Kindy!

Today we were allowed to bring our bike or scooter and helmets to kindy for Tokoroa Bluelight 'Tikes on Bikes' Day. Kylie spoke to us about putting our helmets on correctly and keeping safe while riding.  Kylie set up an … Continue reading

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