News for Central Kids Golden Sands

Creativity Abounds at Golden Sands

When a local timber merchant donated a boot load of untreated timber off cuts it was time for work. Lucas and Ollie unloaded the big pile, transported and stacked it in the playground shed. And wow!!!  Look what amazing creations … Continue reading

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Team Work Makes the Dream Work!

"What are we going to make"?  Some of our young craftsmen asked themselves when presented with a used pellet. Their answer…. a beautiful, fantastic bike stand! This awesome stand was built by the boys themselves with guidance from Clare, one … Continue reading

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The Pheasant

Our Centre Manager and teacher Melissa bought a dead pheasant in for the children to look closely at. Her husband hunts and Melissa is a ‘beater’ when he and friends go pheasant shooting.          The children respectfully plucked the bird … Continue reading

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Rain No Barrier

The rain in Papamoa is no barrier to an adventure here at Central Kids Papamoa ELC. Thanks to the generosity of a grant from the Grassroots Trust Ltd, this group of keen children can embark on a trip to Mitre … Continue reading

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Much Fun in May

Everyone is enjoying the songs and dancing to the Matariki Puppet Show. The joy of free wheeling.

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Welcome Henare

At Central Kids Golden Sands ELC, we have a new Professional Leader supporting us this year. Henare is being welcomed into our whānau by the teacher and children.

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New Teacher | Nicky Drury

Kia ora koutou, My name is Nicky Drury.  I have recently moved to Papamoa with my two cats and joined the great team of teachers at Central Kids Golden Sands ELC. I have been working with Central Kids for almost … Continue reading

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New Friends

We have three new friends at Central Kids Golden Sands ELC – Elvis, Buster & MooMoo. The children are fantastic at being gentle and loving as they care for their new pals.

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New Teacher Aide | Sharon Verburg

My name is Sharon and my husband, daughter and I moved to New Zealand 7 years ago from South Africa. I am a qualified MiniMoves instructor which involves programmes to get children active throughout the day.  I also hold a … Continue reading

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Farm Excursion

What a wonderful morning we had petting animals, milking a cow, and trying some fresh milk, all at a small farm near our centre. Several children have been exploring the world of farm animals in their play, so we decided … Continue reading

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