| About Us and Our Programme |
Haere mai and welcome from the Teaching Team at Brooklyn Kindergarten. When you join us, you will enter an inclusive setting that is warm, welcoming and safe for all tamariki (children) and whanau (families).
Our programme provides a range of opportunities for tamariki and whanau to engage, discover and learn in an environment that is positive, stimulating, supportive and fun! Forming authentic relationships within our learning community is important to us as we support your tamariki to learn through their own interests and at their own pace.
We are committed to bicultural practice within our whānau based, mixed age group environment which acknowledges Te Tiriti ō Waitangi (The treaty of Waitangi). In our practice, we weave aspects of tikanga and te reo Maori and acknowledge Tangata Whenua. Our programme encompasses the NZ Early Childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki, which reflects the unique bi-cultural nature of Aotearoa.
We are a culturally diverse community with up to 20 different nationalities attending the kindergarten. Our families come from a number of areas including Owhiro Bay, Island Bay, Kingston, Mornington, Newtown, Mt Cook and Aro Valley.
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