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Pukerua Bay Kindergarten

1 Wairaka Road , Pukerua Bay, Porirua 04 239 9442

Back row:  Ann Houston, Biddy Groves, Tricia Booth, Nicky Van Dam

Front row:  Toni Fleming, Levonne Kendall, Jared Lambert (Head Teacher)

About Us and Our Programme


Kia ora and welcome to Pukerua Bay Kindergarten and Pre-Entry, where children play surrounded by native bush and bird song.


We look forward to getting to know you, your child and your whānau during your time at our kindergarten and pre –entry services.


Pukerua Bay Kindergarten and Pre-Entry provide high quality early childhood education for children from 0 - 5 years old. We have 100% qualified teachers and offer a fun, interest-based curriculum for children.


The kindergarten liaises with local schools and draws children from Paekakariki to Plimmerton. Our environment is egg and nut free.


At Pukerua Bay Kindergarten and Pre-Entry we want children to:
•Find out who they are, to like that person and to believe in themselves.
•Get on well with, and enjoy others.
•Feel connected with their community, culture, heritage and whenua.
•Be curious, interested and inspired by the world around them.
•Express themselves!

We will support this by being curious, interested and inspired ourselves and by using our gifts, talents and skills collaboratively as teachers to meet children’s needs.





Monday to Friday:   8:30am - 2:30pm



We will celebrate being here, together with our children, in this place where everyone is valued.


In September 2013 the former Pukerua Bay Pre-School became the Pre-Entry Service. The teaching team from Pukerua Bay Kindergarten manages the learning programme and a teacher runs the session with the support of parents/whānau or caregivers.  The service provides an introduction to the kindergarten learning environment for young children (around 6 months to 3 years).  This supports a confident transition to kindergarten.


Ko te tamaiti te putake o te kaupapa

The child is the heart of the matter

Heio ano te whetu e tu nui kotahi a tatou tamariki

There is only one shining star – our children.




2019 Term Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 23 January - Friday 12 April   Term 2 Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July

Term 3 Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September   Term 4 Monday 14 October - Thursday 19 December



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