At Central Kids Kihikihi, sustainability is always at the forefront of our minds. We pride ourselves on being an Enviroschool Kindergarten and are also participants in the Para Kore – working towards Zero Waste Programme.
Our worm farm needed a little tender loving care, we purchased one thousand new tiger worms and invited Paul Murray alias ‘Matua X’ to visit us on the 21st March 2019 for some refreshing advice and guidance. The children’s curiosity captivated them as they engaged in the ‘hands on’ presentation. A new worm farm was build, soil added along with the worms, their bedding, scraps and a sprinkling of water. Our previous worm farm was replenished and we now look forward to using new worm tea in our gardens to nourish our vegetables, plants and trees.
Teachers continue to encourage a sense of Kaitiakitanga by providing children with regular opportunities to connect with the wider natural environment and with materials drawn by nature.