News for Central Kids Kihikihi

Baby Bird

The children were so curious and keen to explore the other day when they heard a bird chirping in one of the kindergarten trees. Our teacher Lynne was close by and when she investigated, she found a baby bird in … Continue reading

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Dalton’s Sunflowers in Kindergartens

This year we have taken the opportunity to participate in the Dalton's Sunflowers in Kindergartens programme, this had been designed to inspire the next generation of gardeners and provides many learning opportunities as children engage in gardening, a concept that … Continue reading

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Black Out Day!

We love to celebrate at Central Kids Kihikihi Kindergarten! We know our children and their families had been following Emirates Team New Zealand and their America's Cup victory.  And many of our children are keen rugby players.  So what better … Continue reading

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Te tau o te iwi Māori e! Matariki 2017

Celebrating Matariki is something we love to do at Central Kids Kindergarten Kihikihi.  We have been following the 30 days of Matariki calendar so everyday we checked out if it's a good day for planting, fishing and gathering food or … Continue reading

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Loose Parts

It was a sad day when we were told that our beautiful Elm tree was diseased and would have to be cut down during the term break. But how exciting when we arrived back at kindergarten to find that some … Continue reading

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Monarchs

Our entrance at Central Kids Kihikihi is lined with swan plants, and every year the plants are visited by 'Monnie' as she is affectionately known by the children (so named after the Monarch butterfly in Craig Smith's 'Willbee the Bumblebee' … Continue reading

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The Travelling Tuataras

Special visitors 'The Travelling Tuataras' brought alive the legend 'Maui snares the sun' through an interactive, fun musical performance here at kindergarten today. As this is a familiar story for us at Central Kids Kihikihi, the children enjoyed participating in … Continue reading

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Huwi the Well Travelled Little Kiwi

Sue the head teacher, has been taking a little stuffed toy kiwi called Huwi on her travels around the world.  Huwi is a taonga and much loved little kiwi at the kindergarten. His character was created by local author and … Continue reading

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Summer Break

During the summer break, many of our children and families spent time together fishing. The children have enjoyed sharing their stories of where they fished and what they caught.  Our teacher, Naomi loves to fish too and she brought in … Continue reading

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Ruben the Road Safety Bear

On the 29th November, it was Ruben the Road Safety Bear's turn to visit us at kindergarten. The children have been practicing the road safety song and today was our opportunity to sing alongside Ruben the bear and revisit important … Continue reading

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