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Arohanui Kindergarten

74 Bartholomew Road, Levin 06 368 7429
ABOVE: Michelle (relieving HT) by tree and Ottalie

Left: Carmella, Andrew and in front Kirstie

About 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.



Monday to Friday:  8:30am - 3:15pm



All kaiako at Arohanui are fully qualified and registered. We are an experienced team committed to providing a high quality education for all our tamariki.


The well-being of tamariki and whānau aspirations are at the heart of our planning and decision making. We intentionally plan for a calm and inclusive environment with safe spaces, and natural experiences for our pepe, as well as providing a stimulating programme for our older tamariki.

We work collaboratively to provide opportunities for children, parents and families to contribute and learn together.



Term 1 Tuesday 23 January - Friday 13 April   Term 2 Monday 30 April - Friday 6 July

Term 3 Monday 23 July - Friday 28 September   Term 4 Monday 15 October - Friday 21 December



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