|ABOVE: Louisa, Jenny, Denise, Carla (Head Teacher) and UlaAbout Us and Our Programme |
Kia Ora, Talofa, Kia Orana. Welcome to Tairangi Kindergarten!
We have a large setting with up to 30 children and four teachers, enabling teachers to spend quality time with individuals or small groups of children.
Children aged two and over can attend up to five days a week, in a mixed age setting. This gives children valuable opportunities to learn from each other, and can learn to be leaders, the tuakana/ teina (older brother, older sister) concept.
The children are encouraged to play both inside and outside, trying new things and working on their areas of interest with minimal interruption. Children develop focus and concentration, set goals for themselves, develop social skills and friendships in an environment of free play.