Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Roslyn Kindergarten

Roslyn Kindergarten is a unique kindergarten committed to high quality early childhood education. Our programme is founded on our bicultural early childhood curriculum framework of Te Whāriki. We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education which originates from Italy and is used widely throughout the world.

 

We create beautiful learning spaces for children, using natural resources, to create inspiring places of learning. As an Enviroschool, we are deeply committed to sustainable practices and provide many learning opportunities for our children to: develop leadership skills, connect with nature, minimise waste and care for our environment.

We provide a range of meaningful literacy and numeracy experiences and have a strong transition to school programme. Children's interests are followed and we incorporate the skills needed to be a successful, life-long learner.  Authentic, purposeful and real life experiences such as baking, gardening, building and regular excursions/special events are all part of learning at Roslyn Kindergarten.

Relationships are at the core of our programme and we take the time to get to know you and your child. We invite you to pop in and visit us during session time to see our programme in action. 

Our celebration of Matariki is a good indication of what we value at Roslyn: https://youtu.be/w_1joD5SMIk

Session Times

Monday - Friday
8.30am - 2.30pm

Children can attend two days per week (Wednesday and Friday); three days (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday); or all five days.

Contact Us

Address:
9 Andrew Ave
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 357 9910
Email: Roslyn@ruahinekindergartens.org.nz

Click here to Enrol

 

What Our Whānau Say

"The place with the really awesome teachers"

"Real positive environment for children"

"Oh that's the real cool kindergarten"

    

"The kindergarten is very important to us because it allows our child to interact and express herself in the absence of close family back in the UK."


"Our child has experienced a caring, curious, secure environment."

Roslyn Kindergarten News

Nature-based learning at its finest
Nature-based learning at its finest

Surrounded by native bush, flax, ferns with community gardens and the Norton Park wetlands next door, Enviroschool Roslyn Kindergarten is a natural wonderland in action.  “From recycling paper for trees to repurposing tree branches into art easels every choice made here is environmentally friendly ” explains Head Teacher Jill Ellis.

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Play Group every Wednesday 9 - 10.30am
Play Group every Wednesday 9 - 10.30am

Come and visit us, Play Group every Wednesday from 9 am - 10.30 am.

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Books in Homes
Books in Homes

For the second year in a row, children, teachers, and the Roslyn community have joined forces to give children the best start with literacy, by putting books in every home. In 2015, the Roslyn Kindergarten fundraiser successfully raised enough money to provide two books per term for each child to take home.

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Young Explorers
Young Explorers

Place a child in a natural environment and the learning is limitless. Not only do outdoor spaces extend physical development, they can directly contribute to a child’s language and cognitive development.

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Wetlands Watching
Wetlands Watching

The development of Palmerston North City Council’s wetlands in Norton Park have captured Roslyn Kindergarten’s attention, as their new native neighbour begins to take shape. Fascinated children have been chatting over the fence with the engineers, who are more than willing to answer their questions.

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Book Fair
Book Fair

Roslyn Kindergarten’s Scholastic 'Books in Hands - Books in Homes - Books in Hearts' Book Fair ran from 31 August - 4 September 2015; encouraging literacy in homes, while fundraising for new books for the kindergarten and to get young children really excited about reading.

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Raising literacy levels with books in hands, homes and hearts.
Raising literacy levels with books in hands, homes and hearts.

Roslyn Kindergarten are running a Scholastic 'Books in Hands - Books in Homes - Books in Hearts' Book Fair from 31 August - 4 September 2015. The purpose of the book fair is to encourage literacy in homes, fundraise for new books for the kindergarten and to get young children really excited about reading.

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5+ A Day Challenge
5+ A Day Challenge

Roslyn Kindergarten's philosophy is founded on an action-based approach to education and sustainable practices, encouraging the children to become catalysts for change in their families. Participating in the 5+ A Day Challenge throughout February was a perfect fit.

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