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Matariki Kindergarten

8 William Durant Drive, Upper Hutt 04 528 0643

Back row:  Pam Morehu (teacher), Jesse Hardie (relieving teacher), Ashley Clark (relieving teacher), Karen Adams (relieving teacher), Christine Zee (teacher), Ros Godfrey (teacher), Emma Lavery (teacher in training), Prue Leith (relieving teacher), Shell Ruby (teacher).

Front row:  Kate Skippage (teacher), Justine Carthew (senior head teacher), Michelle Harman (assistant head teacher), Karen Reid (teacher).  

About Us and Our Programme

Matariki Kindergarten is nestled against the background of Wallaceville Hill across the road from Wallaceville Estates. We provide the community with a Whānau based, full-day mixed age kindergarten, for children from birth to five. (40 over 2 year olds and 5 under 2 year olds)


Our kindergarten philosophy and programme is designed to meet the needs of individual children. We are the only Kindergarten in Upper Hutt that provides all day education and care and we are open during the school holidays.


We have a strong community feel, and enjoy our whānau nights each term. These provide a chance for our families and extended whānau to come together and celebrate.




Monday to Friday:  

7:45 – 4:45 Full day session

8:00 – 4:00 8hr session

8:30 – 3:30 7hr session



Our committed teaching team fosters learning through respectful, responsive and caring relationships and learning experiences. Within our mixed age setting; tuakana/teina is an important part of our philosophy as our children of all ages learn alongside one another in an environment where manaakitanga is highly valued.






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