|ABOVE: Penny, Jo, Emily, Olivia (Head Teacher), Ceri and Saskia |
About Us and Our Programme
Heretaunga Kindergarten is located in Ruru Crescent, Heretaunga, Upper Hutt. Our kindergarten is part of the EnviroSchool programme which promotes sustainable practices and we are very proud of our recently achieved Silver Award.
At Heretaunga Kindergarten the teaching team has six priorities for children’s learning: Building relationships, social and emotional competency, children’s strengths and interests, bicultural practice, whanau aspirations and sustainable practice. As teachers we believe that these priorities give children a strong foundation to be life long learners.
Our programme is child led and follows both our curriculum Te Whariki and the EnviroSchool’s Kaupapa. There are many opportunities for children to take on leadership roles within the kindergarten with our daily Rangatira role. With our mixed age setting, support for younger children through Tuakana/Teina relationships with older children helps to embed our three simple rules of being respectful, being responsible and being safe.
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