|ABOVE: Andrea, Cindy, Sue (head teacher), Natalie and Jill |
About Us and Our Programme
South End Kindergarten is a small, friendly kindergarten, located in the grounds of a Primary School which also has a Montessori unit. We have strong partnerships with these schools and other schools in this close community.
We offer a fun, educational environment that will encourage and support children’s learning and development, as well as nurture the mana of each child in partnership with parents/whanau.
Concepts of literacy and numeracy are incorporated into planned and spontaneous activities.
The kindergarten upholds core values of Pono – Integrity, Atawhai – Caring, Manaaki – Respect and Tautoko – Support. These are evident in our everyday interactions and activities, and are aimed at supporting the children’s growing social competence.
Beautiful spaces are a feature of our environment with plenty of room for children to play, learn and explore indoors and out. We value healthy practices and promote an appreciation for the natural environment as we plant, cultivate and harvest our own vegetables, fruit and flowers.
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
We are inspired by and embrace diverse cultures, and we honour our bi-cultural heritage by incorporating Te Reo and Tikanga Maori throughout our curriculum.
Parents and caregivers are invited to participate fully in the life of the kindergarten, and this involvement is recognised as vital to each child’s success and achievement in life-long learning.