Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Kelvin Grove Kindergarten

Nau mai, haere mai ki Kelvin Grove Kindergarten, where creative young minds are inspired, extended and prepared for lifelong learning.

 

Our trained and enthusiastic teachers recognise and celebrate group as well as individual learning. Children are presented with an abundance of opportunities to develop skills such as creative arts, social competence, emotional awareness, numeracy, literacy and scientific concepts.

We enjoy regular excursions, welcome visitors to share their knowledge, and value family participation in the childrens’ learning. We have an open door policy and look forward to meeting you and your child.

Session Times

Monday - Friday
8.30am - 2.30pm

 

 

Contact Us

Address:
113 Hillcrest Drive
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 354 1442
Email: kelvingrove@ruahinekindergartens.org.nz

Click here to Enrol

 

What Our Whānau Say

"Our daughter is thriving at school and I would attribute a lot of that to her positive experience at kindy."

"All three of my children have attended Kelvin Grove Kindergarten. I appreciate the quality teaching that they’ve received."

My sons love coming to kindy to learn, meet other children and interact with lovely teachers."

Kelvin Grove Kindergarten News

Mighty movers at Kelvin Grove
Mighty movers at Kelvin Grove

After successfully introducing the Fun Football programme last term, Kelvin Grove Kindergarten has a new parent-run initiative known as Mighty Movers to encourage physical skills and active fun. Seeing how much the children enjoyed the Fun Football programme, parent Miriam Eglinton was inspired to set up a similar programme for the kindergarten, at no cost.

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Active Youngsters
Active Youngsters

As part of their philosophy to encourage children to stay physically active, Kelvin Grove Kindergarten organised two sporting events this term. For their “Mini Relay for Life”, the children, teachers and parent helpers walked around the park adjacent to the kindergarten.

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Mini Relay for Life
Mini Relay for Life

Something like cancer is a big concept for 3 and 4 year olds to take onboard, yet Kelvin Grove Kindergarten children recently took action - raising money by holding their own mini Relay for Life. Keeping the message simple also allowed for families to pick up the conversation at home if the children had more questions.

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Kindy kids show fundraising can be child's play
Kindy kids show fundraising can be child's play

Kindergarten kids donned their sunhats and got involved in their own mini Relay for Life to support the Cancer Society's annual fundraiser starting today. Almost 40 children at Kelvin Grove Kindergarten walked around Kelvin Grove Park yesterday, each bringing a gold coin donation which will go into the fundraising pot of the wider Ruahine Kindergarten Association team, The Inspirers.

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Te ao Maori knowledge
Te ao Maori knowledge

After two years of study, Kelvin Grove Head Teacher Leanne Walls has completed upgrading her Early Childhood Education Diploma to a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) with Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa. Leanne says she was fortunate that Taukaea Ngatai-Cribb enrolled at Kelvin Grove Kindergarten at the beginning of this year.

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