News for Central Kids Mercury Bay

A Bus and a Bunker at the Beach

Beach kindy has been especially exciting lately with some fabulous teamwork happening amongst the children.  A bus was constructed using sticks, bamboo, branches, palm fronts, seaweed and of course the combined brain power of a team of tamariki.  Great work … Continue reading

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The Cook Island’s come to Mercury Bay

During August at Central Kids Mercury Bay, we have been learning about the Cook Islands.   Earlier this year we have been lucky to have a family join our kindergarten whānau who have come to live in Aotearoa from the … Continue reading

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All About Art

July at Central Kids Mercury Bay saw a child initiated focus on art and collage using predominately natural materials resourced from our beautiful environment. With great excitement a new natural art area was set up out under the veranda, an … Continue reading

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Our Daily Rituals | Sharing a Cuppa Tea

Here at Central Kids Mercury Bay daily rituals have become an important and special part of our day.   With the onset of winter and the chilly weather, our children are welcomed each morning with warm cups of tea (lemon … Continue reading

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Taonga

Over the past few months here at Central Kids Mercury Bay our tamariki and their whānau have been sharing their beautiful stories relating to the taonga they wear around their necks. We have honoured our tamariki and whānau by writing … Continue reading

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Cabbages & Caterpillars!

An exciting discovery was made here at Central Kids Mercury Bay, when a group of our children found clusters of caterpillar's eating our cabbages!  Many, many VERY HUNGRY caterpillar's.  Our cabbages were filled with holes! We pulled up chairs and … Continue reading

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

At Central Kids Mercury Bay during January the children were interested in the story of the 'Very Hungry Caterpillar'. While enjoying the story with a teacher, one of our children had a wonderful idea…. maybe we could have a party … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Christmas

It is time for us to think about Christmas and all the things that it means to us.  Here at Central Kids Mercury Bay, it is about the beach, whānau and food! Today we made our Christmas cake, we will … Continue reading

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Springtime!

Spring has finally sprung at Central Kids Mercury Bay and it's been a hive of activity in the garden. Soil has been turned and weeds pulled out.  Leaves have been raked up and seedlings planted.  And when we've had enough … Continue reading

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The Legends of Maui

This year at Central Kids Mercury Bay, we have been reading many stories about the adventures of Maui.  How Maui slowed the Sun very quickly became a favourite of the children's.   In September a group of boys decided to … Continue reading

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