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Strathmore Park Kindergarten

50a Strathmore Avenue, Strathmore, Wellington 04 388 7180
 
ABOVE: Adrian, Johnny, Karmen (Head Teacher), Karen, Nic and Seini

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. An indoor/outdoor space is a welcome recent addition to our environment and allows more options in bad weather. We care very much for our environment and children (and whānau play an active role in ensuring that it is attractive and sustainable.

 

Strathmore Park is a richly diverse kindergarten and we embrace 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.

 

Open communication and strong partnerships with whānau are 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 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..

SESSION TIMES

Older Children:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am - 2:30pm

 

Younger Children:

Wednesday and Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm

 

Five day spaces are an option when they are available.

 

Our programme is based around holistic learning and development through play and other meaningful experiences, activities and events. We notice, recognise and respond to children’s interests, needs and strengths as they emerge through their play and interactions with people, places and things.

 

During both sessions we have mealtimes at around 11.30 am where children come to a kai mat to eat their lunch if they are hungry. It is also a quiet time when children can enjoy a rest and share some stories.

 

Children are invited to make play dough (Monday and Wednesday am) toast (Tuesday am) and do baking/cooking (Thursday am). We also have regular visits from the librarian, district nurses, Wellington Aquatics and visits to and from local schools, preschools and kindergartens.

 

We have 10-15 minute mat-times at the end of each session where the children gather together for waiata/kanikani/korero and to ensure they are collected safely by their whānau.

 

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