News for Central Kids Ōpōtiki

Dune Planting Instills Pride in Children

Children and whānau from Central Kids Kindergarten in Ōpōtiki spent last Wednesday morning marking a significant event by planting a further 500 pingao plants along Waiotahe Beach. If you wish to read further please click on the image below (article … Continue reading

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Kaitiakitanga

Our tamariki have been helping out in the garden near the sandpit area, giving it a much needed facelift. Ko au te whenua, ko te whenua ko au | I am the land and the land is me.  

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Mud Pit Fun

It has been so hot at kindergarten lately that our children have found that the most coolest place to be is in the mud pit. Here is Stevie-Jaz, Tokomaru, Chassis and Cyris playing rubbish trucks using the trucks and trailers … Continue reading

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Bug Hotel

Creating our very own bug hotel was really a team effort. We already had our pallets from Aunty Kelly and Aunty Sandy had purchased some flowers, potting mix and timber for in the flower bed on the top of the … Continue reading

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Our Monarch Butterflies

The beautiful Monarch butterfly community flourished over the Christmas holiday break at our kindergarten.  When we finished in December 2016, we knew that our caterpillars had chosen to make their transformation stage from caterpillar to butterfly under the framework of … Continue reading

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Strawberry Farm Excursion 2016

Our trip to Julian's Berry Farm was full of strawberry treats, adventure and whānau fun. "Hui e, Taiki e" | Gather together as one Click on the below image to read all about our excursion.  

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Constable Trish & Molly the Bear

Constable Trish and Molly the Bear visited us at Central Kids Ōpōtiki. We learnt about how Molly became a Police Officer.  Molly had to know how to put on her special uniform.  Does your shirt go on your head?  Constable … Continue reading

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Claire’s Fairyland

Ngā Patupaiarehe a Claire What a great adventure we had at Kindergarten today when we all went on the bus to Tirohanga to visit Claire’s Fairyland. When we arrived we ate our morning tea and had a little play in … Continue reading

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Dune Planting Excursion 2016

This year a small group of tamariki with the support of their whānau travelled to The Drifts at Waiotahe Beach for our annual Dune planting excursion. Here we all are on the bus ready to leave kindergarten and head to … Continue reading

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Our Surprise!

What a wonderful surprise we had this morning at kindergarten.  When I went to get the guineas pigs Freak and Squeak out of their overnight enclosure, there were two little guinea pigs babies hiding beneath their Mum and Dad.  So … Continue reading

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