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Plimmerton Kindergarten

8a Beach Road, Plimmerton, Porirua 04 233 1027
ABOVE: Back row: Philippa, Levonne and Zsofia
              Front row: Rachel (Head Teacher), Gemma and Leo

About Us and Our Programme

Our kindergarten is located in the beautiful seaside village of Plimmerton, in Porirua. We benefit from amazing community support and involvement here, strong relationships with our local schools, and have a hard working fundraising committee.


A unique and innovative aspect of our programme is Bush Sprouts - Ngā Tipuranga o te Ngahere. The ten oldest children spend one whole kindergarten day in the bush every week. Teaching in the bush is based on the philosophy of Forest Kindergarten, and aims to give children open-ended opportunities for learning and challenge and a real connection with the natural environment.


We have a deep commitment to inclusive education, with the added strength of four of our teachers having experience and education in Special Education. We celebrate and embrace diversity and believe children learn best when they and their family’s home culture and experience is valued and where they are treated equitably and with dignity.


All of our teachers are qualified and registered. As a teaching team, we are committed to ongoing learning and study, and we love to learn together as a Professional Learning Community.


Older children

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:   8:30am - 2:30pm


Younger children

Wednesday and Friday:   8:30am – 2:30pm

Monday- Kapa Haka: Matiu Te Huki leads Kapa Haka, where the children learn te reo Māori, Maori waiata (songs), and dance.


Tuesday- Rōpū Mihi: we gather in small groups to say our mihi (greeting) and share a taonga (treasure) from home, practising questions and investigation.


Thursday- Bush Sprouts: The ten oldest children spend a day in the bush.


School visits: Children who are enrolled at Plimmerton School are taken for two school visits with a kindergarten teacher before they transition.





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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