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Martinborough Kindergarten

Roberts Street, Martinborough 06 306 8085
ABOVE: Back row: Megan (Head Teacher) and Jane
              Front row: Trinity, Rebekka, Corina and Ali

About Us and Our ProgrammeMartinborough Kindergarten is located in the Martinborough School grounds, surrounded by farmland and vineyards.

Our location helps make us part of the school community and means we can share resources and activities. This close relationship helps the transition to school for children and families.


At Martinborough Kindergarten, we believe in...

Culture: Teachers respect and value the bicultural heritage of New Zealand and reflect this in our teaching practices and the kindergarten environment.

Environment: Teachers promote and actively encourage sustainability and respect for the natural environment and resources.

Relationships: Teachers work in partnership with children and their families/whānau, school and community to create a shared, welcoming environment.

Independence: Teachers promote independence and confidence through joint exploration and participation. Our learning environment is well resourced and challenges children’s problem solving and creative abilities.

Information Technology: Teachers explore with children the technologies of today, researching new ideas to keep up to date with technology and its advances.



Monday to Friday:  8:30am - 2:30pm


We have our own vegetable gardens and worm farm and promote learning about environmental sustainability. We also use Te Reo Maori and Tikanga Maori in our daily routines and 'mat time' to support values of mutual respect and unity (kotahitanga).


Our programme encourages all children to be involved in a wide range of challenging and stimulating learning experiences which strengthen their problem solving and creative abilities.


Some features of our programme include:

Promoting physical activity, such as Athletics, Jump Jam, Gymnastics and Rippa Rugby.

We implement Teo Reo/Tikanga into our daily practise and have a kotahitanga mat time.

We are involved in school visits once a week, with children that are ready to transition to school.




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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