News for Central Kids Tūrangi

Kapa Haka Practice

We are in full swing with our kapa haka practice for the Taiopenga o Tūwharetoa in two weeks. Our tamariki are getting to know the waiata well and they do a mean haka!  

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Whānau Hākari

This month we had a whānau hakari and we had our tamariki help us prepare the hāngī. Starting the day before with setting the wood over the hāngī pit and putting the hāngī stones on top.  Then the next morning … Continue reading

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Moana & Maui Day

With a current interest in the movie Moana, we decided to have a Moana and Maui Day and what a wonderful day it was for celebrating our Pacifica whānau with lots of Moana, Maui and a heihei too.

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Rippa Rugby

Rippa rugby has been a big interest at kindergarten this month with tamariki joining in games, whaea and koro joining in too.

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Icky Sticky Mud!

Tamariki have been busy exploring our mud pit, making lots of icky sticky mud, digging it, wetting it. Lots of wonderful pretend play has been happening.  There has been baking, digging drains, mixing cement, making mud socks and just having … Continue reading

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Insects

The tamariki at Central Kids Tūrangi have recently have a big interest in cicada's and insects. Tamariki were out with their magnifying glasses exploring our environment looking for insects.  Children were also bringing in insects to show their friends.

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Welcome Donna | New Administrator

Kia ora, my name is Donna Phillips. I was born and raised in Tūrangi, completing my schooling with Hirangi Primary and Tongariro High School. I moved a few times from the area but Tūrangi has been my home again for … Continue reading

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

As part of our Chinese New Year celebrations, one of our mothers came in and showed us how to make pork dumplings.  She shared what the New Year is all about and what they do at home to celebrate it. … Continue reading

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Strawberry Plants

Our tamariki are taking care of our gardens, they are watering, weeding and measuring our strawberry plants. It's looking wonderful.  

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Wet Weather

Our wet weather gear has arrived and here are our tamariki trialling them out on a wonderful wet and rainy day!

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