Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Follett Street Kindergarten

Welcome to Follett Street Kindergarten, a rural kindergarten with space and resources for children to play, explore, develop and learn.

 

Our Kindergarten fosters children's natural curiosity, creativity and interests, while allowing children to actively explore alongside one another.

Our outside area has an outdoor classroom, interactive water feature and natural widerness areas. 

We value the culture, beliefs, skills and knowledge our families/whanau bring to our Kindergarten and build on aspirations for their children's learning.

Session Times

Monday - Friday
8.30am - 2.30pm

 

Contact Us

Address:
Follett Street
Marton

Phone: 06 327 7370
Email: follettstreet@ruahinekindergartens.org.nz

Click here to Enrol

 

What Our Whānau Say

"My child lives for kindy! We love the environment Follett Street provides. Small town/country is what we are and what Follett Street is too."

 

"Kindy is very important as it taught my children over the years to be more independent and to cope when they go to school."

 

"My daughter loves it, she trusts the teachers and feels safe at kindy."

Follett Street Kindergarten News

Celebrating over 25 years of Pet Day
Celebrating over 25 years of Pet Day

On the 19th September, Follett Street Kindergarten celebrated their annual Pet Day. For well over 25 years, this rural kindergarten in the heart of Marton has created an interactive show and tell experience for families.  “It’s a fantastic opportunity to bring the rural into the urban” says Head Teacher Louise White.

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Whanganui Excursion
Whanganui Excursion

What a beautiful day to be going on a bus trip! It was a frosty start at Kowhai Park where I think the adults struggled with the chilly air more than the children! We had a good amount of time to play at the park and eat our morning tea before the wheels of the bus were moving towards the Whanganui Boys’ and Girls’ Gym.

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Water and weights
Water and weights

At Follett Street Kindergarten this term, mat times have included learning about water - such as what makes it rise and what makes it fall. Two books were read to help discuss how the water in a bath was affected by the amount of people getting in, or out, of the bath.

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Busy Bees
Busy Bees

Follett Street Kindergarten children were excited when their friend Otto brought in some honeycomb from his hives at home to show everyone. This led to a discussion about how bees collect nectar and turn it into honey. Otto’s mum Lucy offered to bring in a frame out of their hive, along with the equipment for collecting the honey so that the kindergarten children could learn more.

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Bi-Cultural Learning
Bi-Cultural Learning

Jerome Kavanagh, our new Cultural Advisor, plays a variety of Taonga Puoro (traditional Māori musical instruments). During his first term with the Association, he has been visiting kindergartens and sharing his world-reknown talents and knowledge of Māori heritage.

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