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'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...