What a fantastic day we had with our tamariki, whānau and wider community to celebrate the reopening of Central Kids Laughton in Taupō.
We had many people from Laughton Kindergarten's past, as well as lot of visitors from Central Kids Head Office, in Putaruru, local community members and most importantly, our whānau both past and present.
Our tamariki did a great job of welcoming our visitors and sung our waiata – "Kua tae mai nei' to welcome our manuhiri. After a few speeches, Matua Tyson blessed our kindergarten and we said our karakia before our hākari. Barbara Lingard – Senior Executive was avidly supported by our tamariki in cutting the cake.
Thank you everyone for being involved in this long process and celebrating in our new (old) home with us. We're looking forward to making many more memories with you and your tamariki in our new whare ako.