News for Central Kids Te Ara Mātauranga

World Children’s Day

At kindergarten, teachers were discussing ideas to celebrate World Children's Day and Allie suggested a Teddy Bears Picnic.  Children were invited to bring their favourite toy to kindergarten for the day. On the day a gazebo was set up outside … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars

Look at the Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars Pam brought into kindergarten. This provocation created a focus of enquiry with questions and comments from children.  We are looking forward to observing the growth and potential for the next stage in the life … Continue reading

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New Teacher | Christine Harrison

Kia ora, my name is Christine Harrison and I have worked for Central Kids since moving to Rotorua in 1996. I have an adult family with two grandchildren and enjoy travel, sport, swimming and the outdoors. I am really looking … Continue reading

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Insect and Animal Exploration

Children have been keen explorers this term.  They have been investigating theories about what they already know about insects and animals.  With teacher support, this learning has been extended through the utilisation of books from the reference library.  This supports … Continue reading

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Open Door Policy

At Central Kids Te Ara Mātauranga, we are so privileged with the amount of time that is invested in children's learning by the open door policy that is an integral part of the kindergarten.  It is fantastic for children to … Continue reading

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End of Year Celebrations

What a fantastic way to end a busy kindergarten year. Thank you all so much for the choice you made in allowing us to be partners in your child's early learning years. Handa's Surprise as a play has been re-enacted … Continue reading

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Problem Solving & Strategies

Isaac and Kiera intent on their work of problem solving way to get the  ambulance out of the tangle of vehicles in the game Rush Hour. This is a game of strategy as the vehicles only move along the grid … Continue reading

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June Jamming

Holly has problem solved a way to hold up her guitar while she uses the microphone to sing Twinkle Twinkle little star at band jam today. Noah practices his growing skills with the microphone the day that Milla’s dad bought … Continue reading

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Patience

After waiting patiently for his turn, Matthew is pulling his friends along in the trolley. Cyrus is giving him a helping hand by pushing from the back. Our new trolley has provided so many open ended learning  opportunities and has sparked some amazing … Continue reading

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Balance and Control

Mahalia is showing her friends her balancing skills. She will be able to support others in a tuakana/teina relationship as they master their balancing skills. Cyrus has found a new use for the rope climbing wall. His peers and teachers were amazed by his creative ideas. … Continue reading

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