|ABOVE:Diane, Tanya (Head Teacher), Tania, Julie and Dianne. |
About Us and Our Programme
At Lansdowne Kindergarten children learn to value, acknowledge, respect and care for themselves, others and the environment. Children are involved in the flower and vegetable gardens, planting, caring for plants, and harvesting.
Our teachers foster children's wellbeing and interests through important partnerships with parents, caregivers and extended whānau. Literacy and numeracy are woven through the curriculum.
We have an emphasis on fun, while promoting care and respect for each other and for our environment. We offer inclusive, accessible education to diverse learners and respect all religious beliefs.
As a kindergarten we acknowledge and promote New Zealand's bi-cultural heritage. We visit our local Marae, have a special relationship with the elderly at Kandahar Rest Home and also have a close connection with Pukaha Mount Bruce, where we have an adopted kiwi and sponsor a hectare. We hold an annual bike-a-thon as a social fundraising event for our families.
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