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Carterton Kindergarten

3 Victoria Street, Carterton, Carterton 06 379 8102
BACK: Vicky, Ange (Head Teacher), Renee

FRONT: Renae, Nelly, Jade.

About us and Our Programme

Our vision is for children to experience conversations and ideas that will support them to see themselves as learners. 


Our environment provides for a rich range of experiences including technology, gardening, cooking and physical play.  We have an art studio and a newly established bush area.  We want to grow children’s social competency in an environment that honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi based practice. 


Kotahitanga time each morning offers children the opportunity to become confident in understanding and using tikanga and te reo Māori.  This time celebrates children’s uniqueness and builds a sense of belonging. 


We hold the top Healthy Heart Award: Pā-Harakeke and we support children and families with positive transitions to school.


Our vision is to create a place for tamariki and whānau to feel connected within an environment that nurtures life-long learning.



Monday to Friday:   8:30am - 2:30pm




We will let the uniqueness of tamariki their families and whānau guide our mahi through;


Whanaungatanga; Developing respectful, nurturing, authentic and trusting relationships.


Mannakitanga; A sense of well-being and belonging will be fostered through safe, kind and caring interactions.


Ako; Creativity, innovation and resilience will be encouraged through responsive and reciprocal learning opportunities, including acknowledging the child’s voice.


Wānanga; Communication and consultation with whānau and the wider community to enhance a positive sense of self, acknowledging and respecting their mana and mauri.  


Tangata whenuatanga; an environment that enhances identity language and culture, exhibiting kaitiakitanga and honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi.



2019 Term Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 23 January - Friday 12 April   Term 2 Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July

Term 3 Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September   Term 4 Monday 14 October - Thursday 19 December



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