Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Riverdale Kindergarten

Welcome to Riverdale Kindergarten, an inclusive environment fostering confident, competent learners in partnership with parents and whānau.

We aim to provide high quality education which supports and maintains positive relationships with whānau.  We provide opportunties for every child to develop holistically, supporting their social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills, knowledge, interests and attitudes.

We promote a positive attitude to learning that encourages individuality, creativity and enquiry and actively develop self esteem.

We look forward to meeting you and your child and embracing your contribution to our learning community.

Session Times

Monday to Friday
8.30am - 2.30pm

Contact Us

Address:
11 Dittmer Drive
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 353 0975
Email: riverdale@ruahinekindergartens.org.nz

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What Our Whānau Say

"Teachers are like extended family, so aware of my childs’ interests and needs, and extremely accommodating to our family as a whole."

"Kindergarten is grand – reading our son’s profile back is amazing evidence that they really know our son. Very personal.

"Riverdale provides a caring/nurturing environment that has enabled our child to grow in confidence, experience new avenues of play, meet new children, develop her language, assisted her interest in technology and art."

Riverdale Kindergarten News

Multicultural Evening
Multicultural Evening

Riverdale Kindergarten’s Matariki celebration in June was so popular that they’ve had to find a new venue to hold their community events. Thanks to Awatapu College’s generous support, the kindergarten’s multicultural evening was held in the high school’s auditorium during term three.

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Marking Matariki
Marking Matariki

Riverdale Kindergarten celebrated Matariki with an evening concert on Thursday 18 June. Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters, that rises only once a year. It also signals the start of the Māori New Year and remembering the past, present and future.

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The importance of sharing time
The importance of sharing time

At Riverdale Kindergarten news sharing happens regularly, helping to build childrens' confidence as they speak in front of their peers. Three times a week the children have the opportunity to share news at morning mat time.

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Sun Smart preschoolers
Sun Smart preschoolers

Palmerston North has some sunsmart preschoolers keen to spray on sunscreen to keep burn at bay. Children at Riverdale Kindergarten are clued up on how to keep sun-safe during the summer months. The centre has a sunscreen sign-off sheet that has to be ticked at least twice a day to mark when the children have put on block, and a hat must be worn before they can go outside.

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