News for Central Kids Pūtauaki

The Whakapapa of the Strawberry

Growing and working the whenua is a big part of what we do here at Central Kids Pūtauaki. Strawberries have been growing here for several years now and our children and whānau have become very passionate about the whakapapa of … Continue reading

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Ko Ruaumoko E Ngunguru Nei

Recently we had a fire drill here at kindy, and the children and whānau were really awesome, getting out and ensuring that everyone was standing by the gate.  As we did the roll call, each child yelled out "Here I … Continue reading

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Whānau Poi Workshop

We are so lucky here at Central Kids Pūtauaki, we have a kaiako who is passionate about kapa haka, especially the poi. The poi has been a famous activity within our kindergarten for quite some time now and we thank … Continue reading

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Whakawhanaungatanga

Kia Ora Jessica and whānau, We welcome come you and your whānau to Pūtauaki kindergarten, you are familiar with your new kura as your cousins Rocky and willow use to come to this kura too.  I’ve started to get to … Continue reading

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A Special Manuhiri

Anne Tolley recently saw an article in the paper that involved Reweti Elliott and Terri Maloney and their commitment to Māori Assessment within a mainstream kindergarten. From this she requested a visit to view our mahi. In July we were very … Continue reading

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Whakamana Tangata

Recently our whānau came to support our Matariki preparations by assisting us with some of the wall displays.  This was very different as it was the first time our whānau members had completed art pieces like this. Watching Whaea Hani … Continue reading

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Parent Support

We recently held an Incredible Years Parenting Workshop for our whānau.  This was attended by a number of our parents and most of the whānau were quite open and honest in regards to their parenting skills.  This workshop generated a … Continue reading

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Our Garden Goodies

It's hard to believe that we are in April and we are still growing red ripe strawberries and bringing the last of our amazing summer vegetables. At the back of our kindergarten we have created our own community garden where … Continue reading

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Pōwhiri

At Central Kids Pūtauaki, we held a special pōwhiri to welcome our new CEO, Phil Grady.  

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Māori Literacy

Māori literacy is a big part of our programme at Central Kids Pūtauaki. This is evident daily through our kapa haka students who sing and act new performances, our Maui fan club who share knowledge and experiences that link to … Continue reading

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