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Island Bay Kindergarten

100 Melbourne Road, Island Bay, Wellington 04 383 7136

About Us and Our Programme

We have three services working together on the one site, giving options to parents.   


Our two kindergarten groups Kura Tamaiti and Kura Pepe  operate a long day session and a shorter session. Our playgroup (Isola), which arose out of a community need for a playgroup to support parents with younger children  operates on four mornings. 


With our different services and our close relationship with the school next door, we operate as one learning community. All whānau are welcome across all services.   


 We are a nut free kindergarten.


Our teachers are all 100% qualified and registered.  Some of our recently graduated teachers are provisionally registered and working towards full registration, supported by their colleagues. 





Kura Tamaiti
Monday to Friday:  8:30am - 2:30pm

Kura Pepe

Monday to Friday: 11am - 2.30pm


Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 10.30am


We plan our programme to follow and build on the interests of our children.  At our staff meetings we discuss how to use our environment to extend children’s learning. 


We also have a great working relationship with Island Bay School next door and have been arranging visits for children who are enrolling at St Francis de Salle. Our children visit the schools as they transition to school.  




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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