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Plimmerton Kindergarten

8a Beach Road, Plimmerton, Porirua 04 233 1027
ABOVE: Levonne, Sue, Laura, Nikki, Sophie and Lauren.

About Us and Our Programme

Our kindergarten is located in the beautiful seaside village of Plimmerton, in Porirua. We benefit from amazing community support and involvement here, strong relationships with our local schools, and have a hard working fundraising committee.

 

A unique and innovative aspect of our programme is Bush Sprouts - Ngā Tipuranga o te Ngahere. The ten oldest children spend one whole kindergarten day in the bush every week. Teaching in the bush is based on the philosophy of Forest Kindergarten, and aims to give children open-ended opportunities for learning and challenge and a real connection with the natural environment.

 

Another unique aspect of our curriculum is our Te Ara Tātahi (beach) programme.  The next 30 oldest children head out on adventures to our local beach.  This is again grounded in promoting the care and ongoing relationship with nature.  Our kaiako are passionate about creating a culture of manaakitanga/care and kindness between each other and the environment, promoting kaitiakitanga/guardianship of our natural world.  Kaiako are skilled in developing children’s social competence through our robust induction process. 

 

SESSION TIMES

 

Monday - Friday:   8:30am – 2:30pm

 

We have a deep commitment to inclusive education, with an intentional teaching lense.  We value the child for who they are and know they learn best in a learning environment which embraces their individual skill and developmental level.   Working in partnerships with whanau we support each learner from our 2/3 year olds through to supporting tamariki in their transition to kura.   We celebrate and embrace diversity and believe children learn best when they and their family’s home culture and experience is valued and where they are treated equitably and with dignity.

 

All of our teachers are qualified and registered. As a teaching team, we are committed to ongoing learning and study, and we love to learn together as a Professional Learning Community.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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