|ABOVE: Michelle (relieving HT) by tree and Ottalie |
Left: Carmella, Andrew and in front KirstieAbout Us and Our Programme
Arohanui Kindergarten is part of the Teen Parent Unit at Waiopehu College in Levin.
He Whare Manaaki Tangata is the gifted name for the teen parent unit, which includes both the kindergarten, Arohanui, and the secondary education space, Poipoia.
We are a new kindergarten which opened in 2014 to provide early childhood education and care for the tamariki of the parents studying at Poipoia, and we have some spaces available for enrolments from the wider community.
We work together with the kaiako from Poipoia to create a sense of learning together as a community. Some of our parents study with the Open Polytechnic and use our kindergarten as a base to complete their curriculum studies. We are also working together with Poipoia to achieve our Healthy Heart Award , with the parents taking a lead role in decisions about what activities we plan to achieve this.