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.
“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
"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 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.Read More...
“ 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.Read More...
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.Read More...
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.Read More...