News for Central Kids Ōwhata

New Administrator/Teacher Aide | Jermyne Bennett

Kia ora! My name is Jermyne Bennett. I was born in Rotorua but grew up in Auckland and moved back here 12 years ago. I met my husband Douglas here and we have two beautiful children, Jordan (9) and Pacey … Continue reading

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What’s the Time Mr Wolf

Recently the tamariki at Central Kids Ōwhata have been organising games of 'What's the time Mr Wolf'.  It has been really impressive to find that the tamariki are playing the game without the support of a teacher, and they were … Continue reading

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Rotokawa School Visit

Earlier this term we were contacted by Rotokawa school sharing that they were hoping to come and visit Owhata Kindergarten as part of their New Entrants ECE Jump. The junior school had been looking at ‘Us and our Community’ with a particular … Continue reading

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Planting our Orchard

For a few years now, we have been planning a garden and orchard in the bare area at the front of our kindergarten. After many, many rainy days, Tama nui te rā shone brightly down on the earth so we … Continue reading

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Monkey Bar Challenge

Kia ora Destiny, Wah hoo! The other day I took some photos of you swinging yourself and today it was the monkey bar challenge. What I noticed was that once you had made it to the end one way, you … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Today at Central Kids Ōwhata the teachers and tamariki had a wonderful surprise – snow! It is very rare to see snow falling here, but today just after lunch we looked out the window and saw it falling gently from … Continue reading

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Whakatau for Denise

Central Kids Ōwhata welcomed new teacher Denise Durbin to our kindergarten. Arama our Pouawhina led the mihi and other guests included Gail, our Professional Leader, Karen, acting head teacher at Central Kids Fordlands and Gavin, Denise's husband as well as … Continue reading

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New Teacher | Denise Durbin

Ko Whetūmatarau te maunga Ko Awatere te awa Ko Horouta te waka Ko Ngāti Porou te Iwi Ko Tuwhakairiora te hapū Ko Hinerupe te marae Ko Denise Durbin ahau Kia orana, my name is Denise Durbin and I am really … Continue reading

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NZ Children’s Day

It was NZ Children's Day on Sunday, so to celebrate how special our tamariki are we had a Pirate Picnic and Fun Day for them. After building our pirate ship, we had a picnic morning tea, then went on a … Continue reading

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Christmas Cake

Thank you tamariki for helping me to make a Christmas cake this morning.  You were all so patient waiting for a turn to add ingredients, stir, and beat the mixture. EVERYBODY go a turn…… and just as well !  It … Continue reading

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