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Katoa Kindergarten

52 Takapuwahia Drive, Elsdon, Porirua 04 237 4262
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About Us and Our Programme

Ka oho te wairua, ka matāra te tinana, he aroha ki te aroha, ka kā te rāma.

When the spirit is awakened, when the body is alert, when the love is unconditional, enlightenment flows.                         Nā Te Rauparaha


This whakatauki has meaning to us as it was said by one of our chiefs, Te Rauparaha.  We are based in  beautiful Elsdon, Porirua, right in the heart of Ngati Toa iwi.  We are fortunate to be close to our local Marae, Takapuwahia and we are able to visit the Marae on a weekly base to read stories, sing songs and just hang out.

Children at Katoa have the opportunity to be part of an inclusive environment that acknowledges the importance of social skills and virtues to support children for lifelong learning.



Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 2:30pm



Monday and Friday: 9am - 11am and 12pm - 2pm

 We have a large outdoor space with a garden to grow herbs and veggies. We are in the process of developing our outdoor space so that’s very exciting for us and our community.


Katoa Kindergarten is supportive of whānau by offering a playgroup each Monday and Friday which  runs alongside the kindergarten session.  We run workshops with a topic chosen by parents and 

whānau which range from arts and craft groups, cooking sessions, yoga sessions, parent education and support.



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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