News for Central Kids Whaihanga

Composting & Bokashi Systems

You may have noticed how our gardens are looking healthy, vibrant and really thriving.  Over the last eight months, we have been composting all of our food scraps in homemade Bokashi systems.  This is a nutrient packed way to keep … Continue reading

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New Administrator | Annette

Kia ora, my name is Annette Dyer. I am the proud mother of 3 lovely children, Adam 22, Paul 19 and Rebecca 15. All three are still living at home. Both boys have full time jobs and Rebecca is in … Continue reading

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Baking & Zentangled

At Central Kids Whaihanga ELC we have been chasing away the winter chill with plenty of warm baking; a real favourite at the moment is bright green pea pancakes (made primarily with blended peas, a little bit of flour, and … Continue reading

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Matariki

Mid-Winter graces us with the nine rising Matariki stars shining over us before sunrise.  This has been a time of thoughtful reflection on our learning journey over the last year, and a time for new beginnings and renewed energy. This … Continue reading

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Ka Kite Lorna

There is nothing cosier on a foggy Hamilton day than wearing your pyjama's for the day!  On Thursday, we held a pyjama day in honour of Lorna our star Administrator. The flowers we presented Lorna with were cuttings from everyone's … Continue reading

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Cinnamon & Orange Zest Buns

The stunning aroma of cinnamon and orange zest tickled our noses gently, drawing the children to the kitchen to investigate, observe, and offer their assistance to help in any way. The lovely dough was created early in the morning by … Continue reading

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Thank You Environment Waikato

Thanks to a grant from Environment Waikato we have recently purchased three new waste systems – a rotating compost bin, Bokashi buckets and a worm farm.   The children have taken an interest in the composting and are feeding the … Continue reading

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New Teacher | Jelena Downey

Kia ora my name is Jelena and I am excited to be joining the Central Kids Whaihanga ELC community.  I am born and raised in Hamilton and have been teaching for five years completing my Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) at … Continue reading

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Car Boot Sale

On Saturday, 26th November, the Whaihanga community had a stall at the Knighton Normal School Car Boot Sale to showcase the wonderful mahi (work) that we have done during 2016. The children helped us paint signs, make recycled crayons, grow … Continue reading

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Wish Upon a Star

Recently our four year old's were invited to attend the matinee performance of Wish Upon a Star performed by the junior school at Knighton Normal School. It was so great to see all of the Whaihanga children who had recently … Continue reading

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