News for Central Kids Helen Downer

Busy Times at Helen Downer

We’ve had a busy two weeks at Helen Downer Kindergarten.   We had a dress up day for The  Special Olympics and raised $50 for this worthwhile cause. Last week we had a Wheels Day as part of our ‘Lets Move’ … Continue reading

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Our New Teacher – Aileen

The staff, children and families all welcome Aileen Jansen our new teacher to our whānau at Central Kids Helen Downer. We are all looking forward to getting to know and working alongside Aileen. Kia Ora, my name is Aileen Jansen.  … Continue reading

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Fun Day

Recently we had a Fun Day at Central Kids Helen Downer Kindergarten. This included face painting,dressing up,a bouncy castle,the presentation of our Duffy books,and a shared kai. We believe that an essential pathway to learning is through having fun. Today … Continue reading

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Te Tunu Kai | Baking

We always have a lot of interest in baking, so we have decided to incorporate it into our curriculum on a weekly basis.  Our tamariki now do baking every Wednesday with the support of our wonderful teacher aide, Kellie. Through … Continue reading

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Learning with the Wider Community

Lucky us, we had the Line Dancing Group from Rotorua Intermediate School come over and perform their routine for us.  After a couple of dances, we were invited to join them and dance. We had so much fun dancing and … Continue reading

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Teddy Bears Picnic

Seerat asked for a Teddy Bears Picnic.  We asked other children if they were interested, and yes they were.  So with Seerat's help, we planned it. Having a picnic on a warm sunny day is always enjoyable.  We brought our … Continue reading

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Undercover Cody!

Recently we had a very special visitor.  The Cancer Society mascot, Undercover Cody.  The sun smart turtle, came to spread the sun safe message by having a beach party with the children.  Before the party got started the children were … Continue reading

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‘Twas Two Weeks Before Christmas

'Twas two weeks before Christmas and on Pretoria Street Was Helen Downer Kindy bathed in summer's heat A fine Tuesday morning, a great place to play Especially because it was our Christmas Whānau Day Carol with a smile, was leading … Continue reading

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Diwali Celebrations 2016

On October 28th we celebrated Diwali. Diwali is about light over darkness, joy and happiness, it is a religious celebration. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. Celebrations go for five days. We celebrated by dressing up, some in costumes, … Continue reading

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Rain, Hale or Shine!

This week at Central Kids Helen Downer, we have been taking advantage of the wet weather and trying out our new rain jackets and even the teachers were lucky enough to get some too!  We have been jumping in muddy … Continue reading

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