|ABOVE: Janice (HT), Nicola, Melissa and Robin. |
About Us and Our Programme
At Karori kindergarten, at the foot of Wrights Hill, we nurture kaitiakitanga - an appreciation of and care for the natural world. We have bushy spaces, gardens, compost and a worm farm. We also recycle all our waste. Developing environmental sustainability is important to us.
Manaakitanga (hospitality, generosity and kindness) ) is emphasised - parents and siblings are warmly welcomed and we encourage and enjoy whānau participation and involvement. Coming together to celebrate occasions is an important part of our programme. We hold regular social
events, including a wheel-a-thon, Matariki mid-winter feast and a Christmas Party.
Independence and self-help skills are encouraged. Children make sandwiches at our “Karori Cafe” table. A rolling morning tea consists of fruit, sandwiches made by the children and popcorn. The children choose when and whether to have morning tea, although teachers ensure all children are regularly reminded and encouraged to eat.
We have children with allergies, so to provide a safe environment ALL NUTS (except coconut and coconut based products such as oil) are not allowed.
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