Ruahine Kindergartens

Nature-based learning at its finest

Roslyn Kindergarten

12/Apr/2017

Surrounded by native bush, flax, ferns with community gardens and the Norton Park wetlands next door, Enviroschool Roslyn Kindergarten is a natural wonderland in action. 

“From recycling paper for trees to repurposing tree branches into art easels every choice made here is environmentally friendly ” explains Head Teacher Jill Ellis.

“Being an Enviroschool, we are committed to thinking and acting sustainably. Not just because it’s a good thing to do but because it fosters a sense of connectedness for our community – we are helping tamariki become confident, critical thinkers who care for each other and our environment,” continues Jill.

“We connect our tamariki to nature in order for them to develop a relationship with the world and care for it.  How can they care for something which they do not have a relationship with?   We foster global citizens and critical thinkers of the future who are able to make informed choices in order to create a better world for us all” says Whaea Michelle McIntyre.

Thoughtfully planned, purposeful spaces for play make it easy for
tamariki to gain a sense of meaning out of their experiences while learning and having fun.

From the carpentry table to an extensive sandpit, a sewing area, crafts with charcoal and clay, feeding the chickens or building the bug hotel, Roslyn Kindergarten is an enchanted garden with a wealth of natural resources and hands on fun for tamariki to discover.