Moira Gallagher Kindergarten
|ABOVE: Front: Saane, Fran (Head Teacher), Janine and RosieBack: Levonne and Iona |
About Us and Our Programme
As the oldest kindergarten in Porirua, located in multicultural Cannons Creek, we have a strong relationship with our community.
Alongside our relationship with the community, we have a distinct cultural programme. Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Whakapapa and Tuakana/Teina play a significant role in our teaching philosophy. Through this teachers support children’s independence and extend their thinking, empowering them to make decisions about their own learning. Children flourish in our environment as it reflects and embraces their values and culture, especially Maori and Pasifika.
Computer technology is also part of our curriculum; we have the newest Mimio interactive whiteboards, along with five IPads which enhance our teaching and learning programme. These help to extend children’s creativity, literacy, numeracy, music and social skills. We use Storypark, online e-portfolios, to share children’s learning with parents and whanau.
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