Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Makino Kindergarten

Welcome to Makino Kindergarten, a community of learners valuing all relationships and supporting children in their learning goals.

 

As a creative kindergarten, we foster children's natural curiosity and concepts of literacy, numeracy and science through a wealth of stimulating resources and spontaneous and planned activities.

We have regular excursions and visits from musicians and storytellers. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our community.

Session Times

Monday - Friday
8.30am - 2.30pm

Taking enrolments now.

 

Contact Us

Address:
58 Lethbridge Street
Feilding

Phone: 06 323 4633
Email: makino@ruahinekindergartens.org.nz

Click here to Enrol

 

What Our Whānau Say

"My kids have loved Makino kindy, they can't wait to go everyday and hate the holidays when they can't see their friends".

"Kindy got my son ready school, he had a lot more confidence by the time he went and it was easier for him to make friends".

"The teachers are awesome. Its great they have animals because we don't have them at home and we can walk there".

Makino Kindergarten News

Rainbow Disco
Rainbow Disco

It had been a long wait, but the night was finally here for our Makino Kindergarten Rainbow Disco!  Ngā Tamariki were so excited, arriving with their whānau dressed in amazing costumes and colours, ready to dance the night away.

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Paper for Trees
Paper for Trees

As part of our commitment to sustainability, Makino Kindergarten have been recycling all of our paper for the past few years.  We keep a record of how much we are able to recycle and report this to the Paper for Trees scheme.

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Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre
Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre

It was an exciting day for the whānau and tamariki of Makino Kindergarten as we boarded the bus, bound for Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre.  As we travelled it was a great opportunity to explore a different perspective of the Manawatu, and sharewith the tamariki our Maunga, the Ruahine Ranges.

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Matariki Celebrations
Matariki Celebrations

As part of our Matariki celebration, we were able to give out more of our wonderful DuffyBooks.

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Striving towards sustainability
Striving towards sustainability

Makino Kindergarten’s well-established grounds and big open spaces are ideal for planting seeds of sustainability.

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Celebrating Christmas
Celebrating Christmas

Makino Kindergarten tamariki and whanau celebrated the end of 2016 with a fun family night. The relaxing evening was a time to enjoy dinner together and a fun disco.  Santa arrived in the old chevy truck bringing gifts and best wishes for Christmas and the year to come.

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Makino Kindergarten Philosophy Tamariki

He Whakatauki Ko au ki tenei - I will carry this handle Ko koe ki tena - and you carry this handle Kiwai o te kete - carrying the woven bag together.

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Victoria Esplanade visit
Victoria Esplanade visit

To support an ongoing interest many tamariki had in nature and insects, we embarked on our adventure to the Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North. After an exciting bus ride spotting farm animals, aeroplanes, construction workers and the bustle of the city along the way, we arrived at the peaceful and tranquil Esplanade.

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Little cooks take lessons on healthy food to heart
Little cooks take lessons on healthy food to heart

Manawatu kindergartens introducing cooking into children's lives early could be giving them a fighting chance against future bulge. A study by Otago University earlier this year revealed New Zealanders are on the verge of a health crisis. The researchers found one in five adults was showing early signs of developing diabetes - thanks in part to our eating habits.

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Breaking down gender and generation gaps
Breaking down gender and generation gaps

Aubrey Ellen worked as North Street School caretaker for 25 years before his health forced him into retirement in 2007. Coincidentally, the same year he accepted his grandchildren's invitation to attend a grandparents' day at Makino Kindergarten. The teachers recognised Aubrey's instant rapport with the children and approached him to join their team as teacher aide.

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