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Newlands Kindergarten

13 Horokiwi Road, Newlands, Wellington 04 939 0281
ABOVE: Tania, Lauren (Head Teacher), Yvette (Administrator), Cath, Jackie and Cathie


About Us and Our Programme


Newlands Kindergarten has been part of the Newlands community for 50 years. We feed into 4 local schools and serve an ethnically diverse community with a wide cultural mix. Many of our children are learning English as an additional language.


Working closely with whanau is a big component of our programme and philosophy. We recognise that children come to kindergarten with prior knowledge and skills and we work in partnership with Whānau to foster children’s confidence as a learner. 


Our focus is on learning while having fun and providing a warm and welcoming environment. 


Diversity is celebrated, and we focus on building social competence and promoting equity and inclusion. We do this by promoting a real sense of belonging, supporting language development, a good sense-of- self, participation and clear communication. Literacy, numeracy, music, drama, and gardening as well as sustainability feature strongly in our programme.





Monday - Friday:  8.30am-2.30pm




We support risk taking, problem solving and help children to develop resilience, perseverance and self-belief. We have a well-resourced environment to engage and encourage children’s development in these areas.


We have five teachers who are 100% qualified and registered and an administrator in our team. Our teachers are all experienced ECE practitioners committed to ongoing professional learning and development.





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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