About Us and Our Programme
At Waikanae kindergarten we promote a welcoming and friendly environment where the wellbeing, belonging and learning of everyone is important. We value all children having opportunities to be learners, risk takers, questioners, free thinkers, decision makers, and celebrators.
We value relationships with our children, whānau and the wider community and we constantly work to deepen these relationships.
We are a team who loves learning in many fun ways.
The environment is purposefully planned to support learning. We honour our position within Ko Rata Te Ngahere (Russell Reserve) and have an emphasis on Papatuanuku, where children have opportunities to make connections with the living world.
We run a bush explorers programme where we go into the bush with a small group of children on a weekly basis to connect with nature and foster an appreciation of this natural learning resource.
2019/2020 Term Dates
Term 4 2019: Monday 14 October - Thursday 19 December
Term 1: Tuesday 21 January - Thursday 9 April Term 2: Tuesday 28April - Friday 3 July
Term 3: Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September Term 4: Monday 12 October - Monday 21 December