News for Central Kids Fordlands

Rotorua Youth Group Project

We were delighted to be apart of the Youth Group Project in Rotorua, getting gardens into whānau, early childhood and school environments. Our garden was erected with the help of volunteers.  Makeo and the children planted out the garden with … Continue reading

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The Lakeland Queen Matariki Celebrations

This month Central Kids Fordlands tamariki and whānau sailed on board the Lakeland Queen on a coffee and juice cruise to celebrate Matariki. This was a chance for us to come together at this special time of year, and show our appreciation to … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Community Orchard

This month our tamariki participated in mulching our fruit trees in our kindergarten community orchard. Our orchard was planted in winter last year so it is already a year old. It was a learning experience in how to place the … Continue reading

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The Legend of Pourakahua

Recently we were lucky enough to have Toro Pikopiko puppet show come and visit us at Fordlands Kindergarten.  They re-told the Māori legend from Ngai Tahu which was a story of "The journey of Pourakahua the birdman"  through Aotearoa in … Continue reading

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Fresh Sweetcorn

Today at kindergarten we had a lovely big bag of fresh corn bought for the tamariki to eat.  Maakeo sat outside to peel off the husks and was soon surrounded by curious tamariki eager to help.  Maakeo spoke to the … Continue reading

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Process Baking

We have introduced process baking to the tamariki here at kindergarten. Process baking allows each child to prepare, measure and mix ingredients to create an individual portion.  There is a card next to each ingredient which shows in pictures and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Central Kids Fordlands would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. Our kindergarten whānau have been out in our community delivering pamphlets as we have a few vacancies available.  While we were out and about we explored … Continue reading

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End of Year Celebrations

To celebrate the end of our kindergarten year, Central Kids Fordlands teachers, tamariki and parents went to the movies to watch Trolls. Here at Fordlands, our kindergarten community is more like an extended family – we relish the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Duffy Book Day

At Central Kids Fordlands are are lucky to celebrate Duffy Book Day. This programme aims to break the cycle of 'booklessness', and provide books to tamariki so that they can become 'readers who are leaders and leaders who are readers'. … Continue reading

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Community Orchard

On the 25th August, Central Kids Fordlands tamariki, kaiako and whānau participated in the planting of a Fordlands Kindergarten community orchard, on the land adjacent to the kindergarten car park. It was a wet day but that didn't deter us … Continue reading

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