Koau te whenua ko te whenua ko au I am the land and the land is me
Kaitiakitanga | We encourage our tamariki to care for our environment and as part of our kaupapa here at Central Kids Ōpōtiki.
We learn through sustainable practices, planting and growing seasonal kai for both ourselves to enjoy as well as to feed our mokai (chickens and guinea pigs). We love getting our hands dirty by weeding and preparing our soil, then planting our huawhenua, which we discuss and decide together which plants we would like in our garden. On this occasion we walked with a group to Mitre 10 to purchase plants to plant.
Our tamariki are our now leaders in this mahi, they guide each other in preparing and growing some plants by seeds or purchasing plants from Mitre 10, then taking care of our huawhenua, which is really wonderful to see in action.