|ABOVE: Back row:Doug and Ann (Head Teacher) Front row: Anne, Donna and CarlaAbout Us and Our Programme |
Our Kindergarten is a community resource for our local families – and has been since 1963. We have many children from Kelburn and Northland, with some coming from further afield to join us. You can see our native bush- based environs on our blog.
The environment is designed by the teaching team to be challenging, exciting and to provoke engaged involvement in exploration, experimentation, and developing social relationships.
Northland Kindergarten develops individual and group programmes for learners - ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to be included and engaged in meaningful learning. We plan from the interests and the goals children set themselves.
We believe that a programme based on the notion of whakamana ( or facilitating empowerment) will ensure learning that connects to children’s selves. It will encourage them to contribute and develop the knowledge, confidence, and skills they bring with them to our programme.