|ABOVE: Back row: Jan H, Vicki, Lisa and Jan (Head Teacher) |
Front row: Jo and Nicola
About Us and Our Programme
At Sunshine Kindergarten we value and work to support and enhance each child’s mana. We tap into children’s individual and group interests and experiences to offer a wide range of stimulating and challenging activities/provocations. We encourage and support independent and cooperative exploration, investigation and problem-solving. In this way children develop a sense of themselves as capable and confident, life-long learners. We work to develop partnership with parents and whánau and encourage them to become actively involved in their child’s learning.
Sunshine Kindergarten, kei roto i te riu o nga manu (in the valley of the birds), was established in 1969. The centre is near Karori Park and is nestled next to Karori Hill so, we are ideally placed to use the nearby bush as part of our Ngahere ako (forest learning) programme.
We value the natural environment and encourage the tamariki/children to see themselves as kaitiaki/guardians of nature. We are working towards sustainability and have a large garden with lots of trees, fruit and vegetables, which the children help to plant and harvest. Our outdoor area is a wonderful place for active play and exploration.
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