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Pukerua Bay Kindergarten

1 Wairaka Road , Pukerua Bay, Porirua 04 239 9442
Back row:  Ann, Biddy, Toni 
Front row:  Pip, Tricia, Nicky (Head Teacher)

About Us and Our Programme

Kia ora from Pukerua Bay Kindergarten and He Ara Tika Playgroup. 

Our kindergarten caters for children from two to five years and sessions run from 8.30 to 2.30 Monday to Friday. 


We have a strong relationship with our local school, and again visits between school and kindergarten happen on a weekly basis.


Our Kindergarten sits in a beautiful bush environment, and we are a team strongly committed to providing quality education and care for children.  We foster “competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society”, (Te Whāriki, Ministry of Education).





Monday to Friday:   8:30am - 2:30pm



Our philosophy is based on the following values: 

Aroha (loving kindness,
Mana (holding oneself in esteem),
Marutau (security),
Manatikā-ā-iwi (social justice),
Kaitiakitanga (guardianship),
Manawaroa (resilience),
Takitahitanga (individuality), and
Kounga (quality).


A key aspect of our learning programme is the ongoing collaboration and connection with whanau, so it’s important to us to foster strong relationships with you.








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