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Katoa Kindergarten

52 Takapuwahia Drive, Elsdon, Porirua 04 237 4262
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. 


Our kindergarten is based in beautiful Elsdon in Porirua, right in the heart of Ngati Toa iwi.  We are fortunate to be close to our local Marae, Takapuwahia and visit the Marae weekly to read stories, sing songs and just hang out.


The children at Katoa are 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: 8.30am - 11.30am 

We have a large attractive outdoor space with a garden for herbs and veges, and have further developments planned.


Katoa Kindergarten supports whānau by offering a playgroup for younger children each day, alongside the kindergarten session.  We also run workshops with topics chosen by parents and whānau. 



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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