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Sunshine Kindergarten

21a Sunshine Avenue, Karori, Wellington 04 476 9903
ABOVE: Back row: Jan H, Vicki, Lisa and Jan (Head Teacher)

              Front row: Jo and Nicola


About Us and Our Programme

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.


We encourage the children to be independent investigators and to work together to solve problems. Sunshine Kindergarten is also well known for its inclusive practices and for fostering acceptance and empathy within our learning community.


We are a nut-free kindergarten.


Older children

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


Younger children

Monday and Friday:   8:30am - 2:30pm


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.


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