|ABOVE: Back row: Dianne and DianeFront row: Julie, Tanya (Head Teacher) and Tania |
About Us and Our ProgrammeAt Lansdowne Kindergarten children learn to value, acknowledge, respect and care for themselves, others and the environment. Children are involved in planting, caring for and harvesting in the vegetable and flower gardens.
Through teachers' important partnerships with parents, caregivers and extended whānau we foster children's wellbeing and interests. Literacy and numeracy are woven through the curriculum and feature highly in our planning and children’s learning outcomes.
We acknowledge and promote New Zealand's bi-cultural heritage. We visit our local Marae annually, we have a special relationship with the elderly at Kandahar Rest Home and have a close connection
with Pukaha Mount Bruce, where we have an adopted kiwi and sponsor a hectare.
A private website for online assessment (Storypark) allows family near and far to view and comment on their child’s learning stories. The online community post provides updates on news, events and reminders, keeping our families well informed.
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