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Te tau o te iwi Māori e! Matariki 2017

Celebrating Matariki is something we love to do at Central Kids Kindergarten Kihikihi.  We have been following the 30 days of Matariki calendar so everyday we checked out if it's a good day for planting, fishing and gathering food or … Continue reading

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Loose Parts

It was a sad day when we were told that our beautiful Elm tree was diseased and would have to be cut down during the term break. But how exciting when we arrived back at kindergarten to find that some … Continue reading

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Monarchs

Our entrance at Central Kids Kihikihi is lined with swan plants, and every year the plants are visited by 'Monnie' as she is affectionately known by the children (so named after the Monarch butterfly in Craig Smith's 'Willbee the Bumblebee' … Continue reading

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The Travelling Tuataras

Special visitors 'The Travelling Tuataras' brought alive the legend 'Maui snares the sun' through an interactive, fun musical performance here at kindergarten today. As this is a familiar story for us at Central Kids Kihikihi, the children enjoyed participating in … Continue reading

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Huwi the Well Travelled Little Kiwi

Sue the head teacher, has been taking a little stuffed toy kiwi called Huwi on her travels around the world.  Huwi is a taonga and much loved little kiwi at the kindergarten. His character was created by local author and … Continue reading

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Summer Break

During the summer break, many of our children and families spent time together fishing. The children have enjoyed sharing their stories of where they fished and what they caught.  Our teacher, Naomi loves to fish too and she brought in … Continue reading

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Ruben the Road Safety Bear

On the 29th November, it was Ruben the Road Safety Bear's turn to visit us at kindergarten. The children have been practicing the road safety song and today was our opportunity to sing alongside Ruben the bear and revisit important … Continue reading

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Morgan & Undercover Cody

Recently we had an informative, interactive session with Morgan and Undercover Cody learning about being sunsmart. Cody encouraged us to: SLIP on a t-shirt SLOP on sunscreen SLAP on a hat &  WRAP on a pair of sunglasses This is … Continue reading

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Frozen Wonderland

Teachers decided to buy three Elsa's dresses for the children, and soon we discovered that they knew the words to the songs and requested their favourite ones over and over again.  'Let it go' being the favourite. What else could … Continue reading

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Enviroschools Kindergarten

Here at Central Kids Kihikihi, we are now an Enviroschools Kindergarten. The aim for Enviroschools is to 'foster a generation of people who instinctively think and act sustainably.'  The children have been involved in germinating, planting and harvesting their vegetables … Continue reading

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