|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.
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