|ABOVE: Levonne, Sue, Laura, Nikki, Sophie and Lauren. |
About Us and Our Programme
Our kindergarten is located in the beautiful seaside village of Plimmerton, in Porirua. We benefit from amazing community support and involvement here, strong relationships with our local schools, and have a hard working fundraising committee.
A unique and innovative aspect of our programme is Bush Sprouts - Ngā Tipuranga o te Ngahere. The ten oldest children spend one whole kindergarten day in the bush every week. Teaching in the bush is based on the philosophy of Forest Kindergarten, and aims to give children open-ended opportunities for learning and challenge and a real connection with the natural environment.
Another unique aspect of our curriculum is our Te Ara Tātahi (beach) programme. The next 30 oldest children head out on adventures to our local beach. This is again grounded in promoting the care and ongoing relationship with nature. Our kaiako are passionate about creating a culture of manaakitanga/care and kindness between each other and the environment, promoting kaitiakitanga/guardianship of our natural world. Kaiako are skilled in developing children’s social competence through our robust induction process.