News for Central Kids David Henry

Cook Island Māori Culture

We gathered on the whāriki to whakatau mihi and nau mai haere mai ki orana welcome Te Ara Metua Punanga Reo, visiting us today at kindergarten.  Taiora our student organised for them to come and perform for us, singing and … Continue reading

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Matariki Celebrations

Matariki is a celebration of people, culture, language, spirituality and history. Kia ora whānau for your contributions, kai and support of our Matariki celebration today.  It was great to see all whānau who were able to join us today. There … Continue reading

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Shared Kai & Waitangi Celebrations

Nau mai hoki mai, welcome back to DHK! It has been a busy time here already with settling into our new year together.  We have had a few birthdays and farewelled a number of tamariki who have moved off into … Continue reading

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Scientists & Birthdays

At Central Kids David Henry we like to celebrate and challenge ourselves whether we are scientists and researchers or having birthdays!  Happy birthday Rachael.  

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Tokoroa Community Christmas Parade

We have had yet another amazing term celebrating the end of the year in the local Tokoroa Community Christmas Parade were awarded 3rd place, and then a spectacular whānau day. We enjoyed a delicious kai hakare | shared feast together, … Continue reading

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Kai Mataora – Food Cycle

Today dawned dry and warm, ideal weather for doing tasks in the garden. There were enthusiastic helpers to clean out the wormery, and later to add worm juice and castings to our garden bed. After giving the worm juice and … Continue reading

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What a Busy Term!

It has been a very busy term at Central Kids David Henry with lots of interesting and fun learning experiences taking place. Our whānau/families and community naturally engage in our programme, which ensures that together we can build on what … Continue reading

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Harakeke

Some tamariki and all kaiako have grown their curiosity, interest and knowledge about te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, with ongoing korero involving our local Raukawa iwi to support us in our journeys.   

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Matariki Celebration | Boil-Up Day

Kia ora whānau for your awesome support of our Matariki celebration boil-up day yesterday. Kia ora for the donations of vegetables, parents being in the kitchen, Tiana's whānau for donating meat, Chevelle and Alana's whānau for fried bread and doughnuts, … Continue reading

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Mighty Māui & Number Haka

Whaitaima and Jeffrey visited today to perform their Toko Pikopiko Puppetry show 'Mighty Māui – The Daring Deeds of Māui', e.g. "fishing up the land, slowing down the sun, shape-shifting and bringing fire to humankind". We enjoyed being able to … Continue reading

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