Magical Mandala art at Central Kids Ōpōtiki

Creating mandala is a delightful, beautiful, and easy activity which you can do almost anywhere and at anytime.  All you need is a small collection of […]

Te reo Māori at Ōpōtiki Kindergarten

Te reo Māori at Central Kids Ōpōtiki Kindergarten is naturally woven into our everyday culture of our whānau and tamariki. Te wiki o te reo Māori […]

Ōpōtiki thanks Trust Horizon

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu | With feathers a bird can fly The team at Central Kids Ōpōtiki Kindergarten would like to acknowledge the […]

Kete Pikau Hou

We are so grateful to Aunty Trudi for sharing her master weaving skills with Central Kids Ōpōtiki. She has recently made three beautiful harakeke backpacks, kete […]

Monarch magic at Central Kids Ōpōtiki

This term, our tamariki have enjoyed being active kaitiaki of their natural world.  We have watched closely as our swan plants have attracted monarch butterflies who […]

Heihei at Central Kids Ōpōtiki

Mauri Ako Here at Central Kids Ōpōtiki Kindergarten we are reviving and reconnecting to our maramataka, the turning of the moon and our māra, growing by […]

Language is vital at Central Kids Ōpōtiki

Te kai a te Rangatira, he kōrero! The sustenance of chiefs, is words! This term has seen our love of books grow, as each day our […]

Matariki shared breakfast at Ōpōtiki

This month Ōpōtiki Kindergarten celebrated Matariki by having a shared breakfast with our whānau.  Our tamariki and staff came along to Kindergarten dressed in our pyjamas […]

Changes of seasons in Ōpōtiki

As the seasons are starting to change and the weather has been getting cooler, our tamariki have been enjoying exploring the outdoor environment and all of […]