Strathmore Park Kindergarten
|Timmy Porter, Karen Hollis, Fabian Stoffregen, Karmen Iese (Head Teacher), Bess Kuo, Deirdra von Lanthen and Seini Vaka |
About Us and Our Programme
As Strathmore is one of the sunniest suburbs in Wellington we are lucky to have an environment that is almost always (well… usually) bathed in sunshine.
Our children enjoy the variety of challenges that its outdoor area promotes for learning, including a HUGE sandpit on one side and a large grassy, sloped playground on the other equipped with an ever-popular fire engine. Our new indoor/outdoor space allows for more options in bad weather.
Our kindergarten is a richly diverse kindergarten and our team acknowledges this as an important aspect of our programme. We endeavour to nurture and celebrate the variety of home languages, customs and traditions of all cultures that are represented. We have a deep connection with our community – particularly with several generations of our families attending over the years.
We see open communication and strong partnerships with whānau as the foundation for quality learning experiences for our children. Parent aspirations are a vital consideration as we plan for children’s learning.
Our teachers provide and nurture a strong sense of Manaakitanga (warmth and friendliness) in our kindergarten so that quality outcomes for children’s learning occur. We also value the Te Ao Māori concept of tuakana/teina where all children are supported and encouraged to be leaders/role models and share their expertise.
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