Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Cloverlea Kindergarten

At Cloverlea Kindergarten we believe we create an educational environment, where the child is at the heart of our learning community. With a sense of fun and nurturing, we foster the development of strong learning dispositions which encourages lifelong learning.

We value our bicultural heritage and through our practice of Tikanga and Te Reo Māori we embrace and acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We celebrate diversity which we believe enriches and contributes to learning.

Through communication we build respectful reciprocal relationships with whānau/families and our wider community. This includes our local schools and participating in the bike track programme.

We look forward to welcoming you and your whānau into our community.

 Whakatoki

Karia te māra,

whakatōhia ngā purapura,

tiakinā ngā tipu kia hua,

kia puāwai kia hua ake anō ko te māhuri e.”

Prepare your garden, plant the seeds, nurture and tend to the plants, watch them prosper and flower and enjoy the turning

Raharuhi Rukupō (c1800–1873), master carver of Te Hau-ki-Turanga

 

Session Times

Monday – Friday
8.30am – 2.30pm

We currently have spaces in our beautiful kindergarten, so get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Contact Us

Address:
59 Herbert Avenue
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 354 8671
Email: cloverlea@ruahinekindergartens.org.nz

Click here to Enrol

 

What Our Whānau Say

"My daughter loves kindy, it is the only place she has large group social interactions. The variety of play and chances for language development is invaluable.

"As a stay-at-home mum it is a chance for my child to venture out ‘on his own’ away from me, gain some independence, experience new things, meet new people, learn lots through play!"

"The children have learned a lot. Very impressed with all the hard work the teachers do,  my children love kindy and all the teachers."

Cloverlea Kindergarten News

The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs

Over the last few days we have acted out the fairy tale of The Three Little Pigs. Our tamariki were involved in the whole production, helping to make some of the props, taking turns at acting, and then displaying  some photos taken over the week.

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Duffy Book Celebration
Duffy Book Celebration

Cloverlea Kindergarten had of Constable Robyn handing out Duffy books to our children.  The books were wonderful and will support literacy in homes. Constable Robyn was amazing and we went outside to see and learn about her police car, including listening to the siren.

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Bikes in schools
Bikes in schools

 “ Its Friday , ‘bikes in school day’, Let’s get to Cloverlea School and on that track, so we hold hands and walk to the school, Helmets on and kindergarten vests, we are already to go. We get to Cloverlea school, which is just next door, choose our bikes which are kindly donated by the school.

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Canvas Painting
Canvas Painting

At Cloverlea Kindergarten we have spent several weeks painting a mural that is now mounted out the front of the kindergarten.  One child painted at a time but were watched and supported by their friends. The tamariki were very focused during this project and their mana/pride shows when sharing with their whanau.

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Kind Hearts at Cloverlea
Kind Hearts at Cloverlea

  Cloverlea Kindergarten recently got behind the Kind Hearts Movement by organising some baking for the Children’s Ward at Palmerston North Hospital.   Over two-dozen homemade banana muffins were made and helped showcase how a little manaakitanga goes a long way.

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Music and movement
Music and movement

Cloverlea Kindergarten's strong interest in music and movement has recently been facilitated by five visits from Dean McKerras of Dean McKerras School during the term. Dean's sessions have been looked forward to with anticipation and the children participated with much delight and enthusiasm.

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