News for Central Kids Helen Downer

New Mural

At Central Kids Helen Downer in Rotorua we have a passion for pakiwaitara particularly the legend of Kurangaituku and Hatu Patu which reflects the local iwi. What's the best way to show this? Well we commissioned our own Gleyns Courtney-Strachan … Continue reading

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Redwood Forest | Mokopuna Trail

We all went on the bus to the Redwood Forest to walk the 3.6km Mokopuna Trail. We got tired, but we did not give up.  We rested and had morning tea in the forest then continued our walk. While we … Continue reading

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Busy Times at Helen Downer

We’ve had a busy two weeks at Helen Downer Kindergarten.   We had a dress up day for The  Special Olympics and raised $50 for this worthwhile cause. Last week we had a Wheels Day as part of our ‘Lets Move’ … Continue reading

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Our New Teacher – Aileen

The staff, children and families all welcome Aileen Jansen our new teacher to our whānau at Central Kids Helen Downer. We are all looking forward to getting to know and working alongside Aileen. Kia Ora, my name is Aileen Jansen.  … Continue reading

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Fun Day

Recently we had a Fun Day at Central Kids Helen Downer Kindergarten. This included face painting,dressing up,a bouncy castle,the presentation of our Duffy books,and a shared kai. We believe that an essential pathway to learning is through having fun. Today … Continue reading

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Te Tunu Kai | Baking

We always have a lot of interest in baking, so we have decided to incorporate it into our curriculum on a weekly basis.  Our tamariki now do baking every Wednesday with the support of our wonderful teacher aide, Kellie. Through … Continue reading

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Learning with the Wider Community

Lucky us, we had the Line Dancing Group from Rotorua Intermediate School come over and perform their routine for us.  After a couple of dances, we were invited to join them and dance. We had so much fun dancing and … Continue reading

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Teddy Bears Picnic

Seerat asked for a Teddy Bears Picnic.  We asked other children if they were interested, and yes they were.  So with Seerat's help, we planned it. Having a picnic on a warm sunny day is always enjoyable.  We brought our … Continue reading

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Undercover Cody!

Recently we had a very special visitor.  The Cancer Society mascot, Undercover Cody.  The sun smart turtle, came to spread the sun safe message by having a beach party with the children.  Before the party got started the children were … Continue reading

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‘Twas Two Weeks Before Christmas

'Twas two weeks before Christmas and on Pretoria Street Was Helen Downer Kindy bathed in summer's heat A fine Tuesday morning, a great place to play Especially because it was our Christmas Whānau Day Carol with a smile, was leading … Continue reading

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