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South End Kindergarten

265 High Street South, Carterton 06 379 7723
ABOVE: Nat, Andrea, Cindy, Christine and Sue(Head Teacher)
About Us and Our Programme

South End Kindergarten is a small, friendly kindergarten, located in the grounds of a Primary School which also has a Montessori unit. We have strong partnerships with these schools and other schools in this close community.


We offer a fun, educational environment that will encourage and support children’s learning and development, as well as nurture the mana of each child in partnership with parents/whanau.


Beautiful spaces are a feature of our environment with plenty of room for children to play, learn and explore indoors and out. We value healthy practices and promote an appreciation for the natural environment as we plant, cultivate and harvest our own vegetables, fruit and flowers.


We are inspired by and embrace diverse cultures, and we honour our bi-cultural heritage by incorporating Te Reo and Tikanga Maori into our everyday interactions with children and families.



Monday to Friday:  8:30am - 2:30pm



Concepts of literacy and numeracy are incorporated into planned and spontaneous activities, and children learn about the values of caring, consideration, co-operation, friendliness, respect, responsibility, self-confidence, helpfulness, creativity, curiosity, patience, persistence and understanding.  These values and many others are actively promoted, role modelled and celebrated by our welcoming and enthusiastic teachers.


Parents and caregivers are invited to participate fully in the life of the kindergarten, and this involvement is recognised as a vital key to each child’s success and achievement in life-long learning.



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



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