News for Central Kids Tairua

Children Help Establish Native Garden

Central Kids Kindergarten Tairua's young learners have been getting some firsthand exposure to what goes into establishing a native plant garden. With a $1,700 grant from the Fonterry Grass Roots Fund the children, staff and parents have been busy working … Continue reading

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Excursion to Tairua Residential Care Home

Last Friday we were invited to the Tairua Residential Care home for their Mid-Winter Christmas Lunch. The entrance was decorated with a Christmas scene, complete with Santa Clause, a tree and ‘snow’.  We were greeted by the staff and introduced … Continue reading

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Visit to the Earthship – Te Timatanga

Earlier this month Barb, Robyn and a small group of children visited the Earthship house in Hikuai.  This is Whio’s house which is a sustainability built home that incorporates car tyres and glass bottles in the walls, has solar panelling, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Our kindergarten is fortunate to be supported in many different ways by the Tairua community.  As teachers we appreciate the many different ways in which we receive support.  With an open door policy we welcome parents to stay and play … Continue reading

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Mosaicing

Lisa has introduced mosaicing.  This is a great learning opportunity for children to enjoy and explore, concentrate and design. Within mosaicing the children practice making decisions by choosing the size and shape of the tiles they are using and where … Continue reading

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Trip to Central Kids Mercury Bay

Recently, Robyn and Barb along with some of our older children travelled to Central Kids Mercury Bay in Whitianga in the Tairua Community Van. This was a successful morning with our children experiencing another learning environment and meeting new friends. … Continue reading

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Welcome Back

Over the past three weeks we have been resettling and reacquainting ourselves with our teaching and learning environment.  The inside area has been reset and we have begun adding our new resources to the play. We have noticed that there … Continue reading

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Linda Vermeren | New Head Teacher

Kia ora, my name is Linda Vermeren and I am excited to join the team at Central Kids Tairua as Head Teacher.  I have long standing connections with the Tairua/Pauanui district and have considered it my second home for the … Continue reading

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What’s Been Happening at Kindergarten?

Over the past few weeks and during this time of change it was an opportune time to work alongside the children to devise some kindergarten rules. The children were invited and encouraged to create our kindergarten rules.  This has supported … Continue reading

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Diwali Celebrations

We celebrated Diwali by having a Diwali breakfast for our kindergarten families. A special thanks to Rohan's family who provided all the traditional food to make this day wonderful.  The tamariki had an opportunity to share food from one of … Continue reading

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