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Manaia Kindergarten

53 South Road, Masterton, Masterton 06 377 4429
ABOVE: Back row: Janeen, Michelle and Jo
              Front row: Lisa, Jo (Head Teacher) and Carol

About Us and Our Programme

At Manaia Kindergarten children develop social skills, learn together and develop a sense of fun!


We use the natural environment for learning, and our children investigate and discover and try new things, using their imagination and creativity.


We respond to the interests and needs of each child, and we work in partnership with families. We acknowledge and value the bicultural heritage of New Zealand.


Manaakitanga, (hospitality and generosity) tuakeina/teina (older brother/older sister) relationships and the principle of ako (teaching and learning together) are encouraged and supported. We are committed to providing an environment that acknowledges the bi-cultural heritage of Aotearoa.




Monday to Friday:  8:30am - 2:30pm



Our kindergarten is named for a local chief, and was named in consultation with Rangitane. Previously we were known as Solway Kindergarten before we moved to the primary school grounds.


We have a close relationship with Masterton primary school next door, and we support a seamless transition to school for our children.







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