Central Kids Pūtauaki in Kawerau said farewell to their Kaiarataki Dale and welcomed new Kaiarataki, Rosemary. We had a small group of children from Pūtauaki Primary School join us and Principal, Rachel Chater and Principal and Kāhui Ako Leader, Matua Mike from Edgecumbe College.
Our Nanni, Whiuwhiu called them into our kindergarten and it was followed by a lovely kōrero from Matua Reweti and Whaea Terri along with waiata from the children.
This was then followed by a yummy hangi, thank you to Uiraroa Marae and Nanny Cilla for loaning us the use of their steamer.
Some of our children who have recently left our kindergarten to go to school really enjoyed coming back to kindergarten to reconnect again and share their school stories to our tamariki at kindergarten.