News for Central Kids Otorohanga

Open Ended Resources

At Central Kids Otorohanga we celebrate the inclusion of our youngest tamariki by providing opportunities for active exploration and creative expression through the provision of resources that are open-ended, sensory rich and sometimes challenging. This allows the tamariki to develop … Continue reading

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Matariki Celebrations Continue

We held our annual ‘Whānau Breakfast’ to celebrate Matariki. This is a chance for whānau to get to know one another in a casual atmosphere and eat delicious kai. The kaiako were frantically busy in the kihini from 8am as … Continue reading

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Celebrating Matariki

We were delighted to welcome our friends from Central Kids Rewi Street again this year to celebrate Matariki together. This is an annual event that allows kaiako and tamariki alike to come together and form relationships, share ideas and simply … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves & Volcanoes

Autumn has come and gone.  But the leaves remain for us to enjoy.  Piling up the leaves and jumping into them is so much fun.  So is throwing them up in the air so they fall over us like 'leaf … Continue reading

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Dress-up Day

Children and teachers had a great day coming to kindergarten dressed up in their favourite dress-ups from home.  There were fairies, super heroes, pirates and many interesting characters. The children were buzzing when they arrived, and thought it was so … Continue reading

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Our Visitors from Head Office

On the 22nd February, Central Kids Otorohanga was very excited to host Phil Grady, Barbara Lingard and Julie Treweek.  The morning started off with a whakatau, with children performing a haka pōwhiri followed by speeches and kai. The children were … Continue reading

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Ruben the Road Safety Bear

Ruben the Road Safety Bear visited Central Kids Otorohanga to teach us his road safety tips. We learnt all about 'stop, look, listen and link' before crossing the road, wearing bright clothes when out and about and watching out for … Continue reading

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Playground Upgrade

Our awesome playground upgrade is now completed.  This has been two and a half years in the making. The first stage of the project was creating three pou that stand at our front gate.  The pou were made from the … Continue reading

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New Administrator | Teacher Aide: Aimee

Kia ora, my name is Aimee Richardson.  I live on a rural property with my husband and our three sons. Until taking on this position, I have supported my husband in our Agricultural contracting business.  I am excited to be … Continue reading

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Dramatic Play

Teachers have noticed over the past few weeks that a number of children are showing an avid interest in the family play area, interacting especially with the dolls and dress ups.  Some are dressing up and using the dolls as … Continue reading

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