News for Central Kids Taumarunui

Matariki Celebrations

Wow what an awesome night we had last night at our Matariki Celebration. The vibe was calm and happy and it allowed us all to have a fun and relaxed evening enjoying the yummy soup that had been prepared by … Continue reading

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Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Today we held a lovely whānau Pink Ribbon Breakfast to support breast cancer awareness and fundraise for on-going research and support. This is a cause that is dear to our team as we all have had experience with a friend, … Continue reading

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Farewell Rochelle

On the 5th April we had a special farewell to 'Whaea Shell' who has been on a teaching practicum exchange with us for the past 12 weeks, while our teacher Lynne worked at Central Kids Paraone, Rochelle's usual workplace. We … Continue reading

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New Teacher Aide | Pauline Mahu

Kia ora, my name is Pauline Mahu. My wonderful partner of 28 years Patrick and I have six children.  We have two daughters and four teenage boys and three lovely mokopuna.  We were fortunate to home school our children, teaching … Continue reading

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Children’s Day

Most of our team helped to set up a stall for the children to make masks at the local Children's Day on Sunday, 5th March. It was a fun opportunity for the children to be creative and let their imaginations … Continue reading

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Playground Upgrade

Yay our playground upgrade is underway.  After a lot of planning, fundraising and waiting the centre now has a lovely new playground plan and we have begun work on the first stage…. removing our old shed and improving the drainage … Continue reading

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Kiwi Puppet Company

This month we welcomed Erin Devlin of the Kiwi Puppet Company.  Erin is a designer and distributor of wonderful New Zealand native bird puppets, and the author of several children's books that are often enjoyed by our children, particularly 'Mr … Continue reading

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Mad Hatters Picnic

What a busy and exciting month we have had.  Our centre staff team were super thrilled that our 'Mad Hatter' team costumes won us first prize of a 50" Sharp television at our organisations 2016 Huihuinga professional development conference:  I … Continue reading

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New Teacher | Helen Ritchie

Kia ora, my name is Helen Ritchie. My partner Royce and I have just moved to Taumarunui to our small lifestyle block just out of town.  We are developing a sustainable lifestyle, a few animals, heaps of chooks, ducks, fruit … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

This month has been one of new beginnings for Central Kids Taumarunui ELC. We welcomed our new Centre Manager, Kim Jones.  Kim has quickly established fabulous relationships with the children and staff.  The children displayed their social competency by welcoming … Continue reading

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