Rosebank Kindergarten is located at 14 Naish St, situated on the Rosebank Primary School grounds, where we offer the 6 hour School Day Option. Our Kindergarten caters for a semi-rural community with many families travelling to attend.
Rosebank Kindergarten is extremely excited to introduce our Forest Kindergarten Programme!
Our vision :
The aim of the Forest Kindergarten programme is to provide children with the opportunity to get back into nature, allowing them time to explore and play in a local natural environment, with a sense of adventure. Teachers, parents, whanau, and DOC will work alongside each other to support children’s learning and development in an untouched, scenic reserve in the Catlins- Manuka Point.
The benefits for our children:
Giving children time and opportunities to BE in nature.
Developing new relationships in small groups.
Developing a wide range of essential knowledge, skills and attitudes such as:
- Risk taking, social skills, physical skills, growth mind set by giving new and different experiences a go, knowing their limitations, investigating, experimenting and improvising using their imagination.
- Building their individual character and dispositions such as confidence, trust, rangatira traits and resilience. Learning bicultural perspectives.
- Time outdoors with the opportunity to look, listen, touch, smell and taste, where children learn to respect the natural environment.
Learning about the local community and sustainability.