News for Central Kids Paraōnui

New Administrator | Thea Keith-Matchitt

Hi, my name is Thea Keith-Matchitt. I am 22 years old and Cook Island-European. I was born and bred in Tokoroa and am the 3rd oldest out of six children, so I come from a large family. My hobbies are … Continue reading

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New Teacher | Joanne Ngatipa

Kia ora koutou My name is Joanne Ngatipa, I look forward to being part of the Central Kids whānau and am excited about starting my new teaching position at Central Kids Paraōnui.  I attended Paraōnui Kindergarten as a child and I … Continue reading

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Matariki Celebrations

We recently held our celebrations for Matariki. Included in this event was a trip to our community Marae – Papa O Te Aroha.  We also visited a Kohanga with a small group of tamariki. Jamie from Under 5 Energize came … Continue reading

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New Teacher | Lorraine Bishop

Tēna koutou katoa Ko Rotokawau tōku moana Ko Whakapanakau tōku māunga Nō Tikitere ahau Ko Rotorua ahau Ko Graham Bishop tōku papa Ko Dorace Coltman tōku mama Ko Lorraine Bishop tōku ingoa Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa … Continue reading

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Open Ended Play

We have some tamariki showing a real skill and imagination for designing and constructing, their families are happy and hope they continue to carry this skill into their adult years. Open ended play is a great activity and supports a … Continue reading

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Wacky Wednesday

We held a Wacky Wednesday and what a day it was.  There was lots of laughter as everyone went around kindergarten looking at all the wacky things.  There were even wacky children and teachers!! Wacky Wednesday came about as we … Continue reading

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Our Visitor | Sharon Holt

We were fortunate to have Sharon Holt come and read her stories to our tamariki recently.  Sharon's books (pukapuka) are in Te reo Māori and are a fun way to incorporate Te reo Māori in our day, which is one … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

As a team alongside our Chinese families, we decided to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We had a shared international lunch with families bringing food from their cultures. We had lots of decorations from our families and have learnt lots … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

For the past few years we have been celebrating the Māori New Year through ‘Matariki’.  This year we decided as we have many Chinese families that we would also acknowledge Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the … Continue reading

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Celebrating An Awesome Year

Today we celebrated the end of an awesome year.  To celebrate we started our day with a shared kai which families and teachers contributed to.  It was lovely to have lots of families join us at different parts of the … Continue reading

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