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Newlands Kindergarten

13 Horokiwi Road, Newlands, Wellington 04 939 0281
ABOVE: Tania, Lauren (Head Teacher), Yvette (Administrator), Cath, Jackie and Cathie

 

About Us and Our Programme

 

Newlands Kindergarten has been part of the Newlands community for 50 years. We feed into 4 local schools and serve an ethnically diverse community with a wide cultural mix. Many of our children are learning English as an additional language.

 

Working closely with whanau is a big component of our programme and philosophy. We recognise that children come to kindergarten with prior knowledge and skills and we work in partnership with Whānau to foster children’s confidence as a learner. 

 

Our focus is on learning while having fun and providing a warm and welcoming environment. 

 

Diversity is celebrated, and we focus on building social competence and promoting equity and inclusion. We do this by promoting a real sense of belonging, supporting language development, a good sense-of- self, participation and clear communication. Literacy, numeracy, music, drama, and gardening as well as sustainability feature strongly in our programme.

 

 

SESSION TIMES

 

Monday - Friday:  8.30am-2.30pm

 

 

 

We support risk taking, problem solving and help children to develop resilience, perseverance and self-belief. We have a well-resourced environment to engage and encourage children’s development in these areas.

 

We have five teachers who are 100% qualified and registered and an administrator in our team. Our teachers are all experienced ECE practitioners committed to ongoing professional learning and development.

 

 

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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