Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to West End Kindergarten

We currently have available places 3 and 4 year olds.

At West End Kindergarten we foster competent and creative thinkers, who share ideas, learn together and inspire each other.  

We recognise the unique bicultural heritage of Aotearoa; celebrating the individuality and mana of each child.  We nurture positive and respectful relationships, supporting the emotional wellbeing, cultural identity and diversity of all learners.  Our environment is rich in learning experiences to empower learners to embrace challenge. Our tamariki are encouraged to lead their own learn and persevere with difficulty, building a resilient "I can" attitude.  We are learning what it means to be a kaitiaki - a guardian of Aotearoa, showing atawhai (kindness) and kawenga (responsibility) towards our environment while developing sustainable practices.

E rûnâ ana to tâtou waka i te kaha o tokomaha - We steer our waka with the strengths of many.

Session Times

Monday - Friday 
8.30am - 2.30pm

 

Contact Us

Address:
5 Salford Place
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 358 2405
Email: westend@ruahinekindergartens.org.nz

Click here to Enrol

 

What Our Whānau Say

"My daughter loves this kindy. They are friendly, loving and caring - you can see they all enjoy being with the kids and have good values."

"Kindy is all about exposing our babies to their first taste of education – a good foundation leads to an excellent education."

"Very welcoming to all families, consistent with their quality teaching."

West End Kindergarten News

Pancake and PJ Brekkie
Pancake and PJ Brekkie

We had a marvelous ‘Pancake and P.J’ Brekkie morning at West End Kindergarten. Thank you to all the whanau that came and had breakfast with us.

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Making cards with Tamariki
Making cards with Tamariki

What a busy day we had at West End Kindergarten today. Not only did we have a Pancake and P.J Breakfast with whanau which was ka mau te wehi. But we also had Taylor’s whānau come into our kindergarten and spend time making cards with tamariki, how fortunate were we.

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Matariki Celebrations
Matariki Celebrations

Matariki was celebrated this year with a shared kai and disco. A big thank you to all the West End Kindergarten whānau who made this night a success. We had such a beautiful night with clear skies. We started the night with karakia kai and then had a wonderful shared kai.

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West End Kindergarten's Taniwha
West End Kindergarten's Taniwha

West End Kindergarten has its own treaty, listing positive behaviours that make it a nurturing, fun and safe place to be – and there’s a friendly taniwha to watch over it.

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5+ A Day Wheel-A-Thon
5+ A Day Wheel-A-Thon

West End Kindergarten families and friends had a fun time at their recent 5+ A Day ECE Challenge wheel-a-thon. The challenge is a nationally run campaign, encouraging young children to add an extra serving of fresh fruit and vegetables to their day. The two-hour wheel-a-thon saw a number of decorated bikes, trikes, scooters and karts zipping around Kartsport’s track in Longburn.

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Kindy kids tear up the kart track
Kindy kids tear up the kart track

A collection of Palmerston North preschoolers have put the pedal to the metal for a wheely good reason. More than 45 whiz-kids from West End Kindergarten zipped their way around a track at Kartsport on Shirriffs Rd in Longburn last night for the early childhood centre's wheel-a-thon fundraiser.

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Manawatu children celebrate Waitangi Day
Manawatu children celebrate Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day celebrations have started early in Manawatu with families sharing food, schools opening sandpits and children signing their own treaties. Schools and early childhood centres in Palmerston North shared karakia and kai, or prayer and food, to mark Waitangi Day early yesterday.

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Farewell to Nicola Billman
Farewell to Nicola Billman

It's always sad to farewell a teacher, particularly when it's someone like Nicola Billman, who has been with West End Kindergarten for 10 years. A special occasion was held to say thanks to Nicola for her teaching and community support for such a significant period. On the same day, the kindergarten was presented with a Heart Foundation Healthy Heart Award.

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