We have 23 kindergartens throughout Southland placed at the heart of rural and urban communities.
We work hard to ensure all children at every kindergarten experience the best teaching and learning environments.
Our kindergarten locations are listed below.
Spaces available now at Bluff, Clarendon, Grasmere, Kew, Newfield, Ranui, Rockdale, The Cottage, Waikiwi
Our own Place for Discovering Nature – Taiao Tuhura
Aligned to our strategic goals, we have an emphasis on nature and have programmes within our kindergarten days called Nature Discovery. In these programmes, small groups of children/tamariki go out on a regular basis to play in and with nature at local parks and reserves.
Our Board of Governors is committed to providing these programmes for our tamariki and to further enhance this we have recently purchased our own section of land. We are really pleased to have found our own place for Nature Discovery in Myross Bush, which includes part of the Kerr’s Bush native reserve.
Doing what kids have done for centuries – playing with nature, climbing trees, splashing in puddles, making mud cakes and caring for one another – builds resilience, cooperation, perseverance, playfulness and risk taking.
Our Nature Discovery programmes require whanau involvement for tamariki to participate and parents love it, especially the Dads.
We believe this is the very best use of our resources and that we are preparing our tamariki to become the citizens of the future, who will help protect the environment and our communities for healthy, happy tamariki and whanau of the future.