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Carterton Kindergarten

3 Victoria Street, Carterton, Carterton 06 379 8102


Above: Renae Hare, Vicky Rice, Tanya Ferguson,
Angie Kitto (Head Teacher), Nelly Kendall-Carpenter and Jade Holley.

About us and Our Programme


We provide a rich range of experiences including gardening, art, cooking and physical play, bush experiences and technology. We support children’s social skills, and help them to see themselves as learners. 


Our kindergarten is a place where tamariki and whānau feel safe, respected and cared for.


Kotahitanga time when we come together each morning gives children a sense of belonging and the chance to use Te Reo Māori and to learn about tikanga Māori. 


We hold the healthy heart award: Pā-Harakeke.


We support children and families with positive transitions to school.




Monday to Friday:   8:30am - 2:30pm


Our philosophy includes the following values:


Whanaungatanga; Respectful, nurturing, authentic and trusting relationships.


Manaakitanga; A sense of well-being and belonging fostered through kind and caring interactions.


Ako; Creativity, innovation and resilience through learning opportunities, including the child’s voice.


Wānanga; Communication and consultation with whānau and the wider community, acknowledging and respecting their mana and mauri.  


Tangata whenuatanga; an environment that enhances identity, language and culture, showing kaitiakitanga and honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi







2021 Term Dates


Term 1: Thursday 21 January - Friday 16 April  Term 2: Monday 3 May - Friday 9 July

Term 3: Monday 26 July - Friday 1 October  Term 4: Monday 18 October - Wednesday 22 December




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