News for Central Kids Hinemoa

Bush Kindergarten

Thanks to the regular Bush Kindergarten trips to the Whangamata Stream Reserve in Kinloch, tamariki from Central Kids Hinemoa in Taupō are fully engaged with the natural environment. This means that they know the area well and have great ownership … Continue reading

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New Teacher Aide | Wendy Powell

Hi, my name is Wendy Powell and I will be the new teacher aide at Central Kids Hinemoa starting in April. I am a long term resident of Taupō, having lived here for 47 years, attending Taupō-nui-a-tia College.  I have … Continue reading

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Love Yoga

This term we have welcomed Debi from Love Yoga. Regular yoga sessions have been a great way for our children to explore movement.  Stretching, breathing, balancing, focus, relaxation and concentration are just some of the ways in which the children … Continue reading

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Rat Traps

We found lots of rat traps in our bush at Bush Kindergarten, enticing some great curiosity and learning opportunities. Real life experiences like this allow our children to gain first hand knowledge about conservation and the reasons for it.  By … Continue reading

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Ngahere Planting

At Central Kids Hinemoa, we really appreciate times when we can come together as a community.  We have had four hundred plants arrive to plant in our reserve behind the kindergarten. This space will eventually grow into our very own … Continue reading

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Tauhara College Marae

We had a wonderful trip to the Tauhara College Marae.  We were welcomed with a pōwhiri and watched the college Kapa Haka group. We performed our kapa haka for them before spending time alongside the college students learning about taiaha, … Continue reading

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Exploring and Learning

What a busy day exploring and learning in the bush.  Climbing trees, painting with natural resources and finding beautiful pieces of obsidian in the stream. There are always so many incredible discoveries to be made at Bush Kindergarten.

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Bush Kindergarten

A rainy day at Bush Kindergarten created some great mud slides! It took a great deal of determination and co-ordination to reach back up to the top and squeals of delight was heard as we slid back down with a … Continue reading

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Matariki Disco

Last night we came together to celebrate Matariki with a disco. How exciting it was to arrive at kindergarten at night and discover magical lights glittering everywhere!  We shared a sausage sizzle, enjoyed roasted marshmallows over the campfire and had … Continue reading

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Matariki at Government House

Joceline Triscott and Angela Palmer from Central Kids Hinemoa in Taupō were privileged to attend this years Matariki celebration at Government House in Wellington. The theme this year was "science and innovation looking to the future" and it was a … Continue reading

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