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Kindergarten can come to you at Awapuni
Kindergarten can come to you at Awapuni - Awapuni Kindergarten

Awapuni Kindergarten’s new 10-seater diesel Nissan Urvan van means children can now be collected from their homes. Head teacher Kim Stewart says “the kindergarten is picking up seven children every morning at present. Some are new immigrants still learning how to get around the city; others have no family car, limited finances or live too far away to walk.

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Celebrating over 25 years of Pet Day
Celebrating over 25 years of Pet Day - Follett Street Kindergarten

On the 19th September, Follett Street Kindergarten celebrated their annual Pet Day. For well over 25 years, this rural kindergarten in the heart of Marton has created an interactive show and tell experience for families.  “It’s a fantastic opportunity to bring the rural into the urban” says Head Teacher Louise White.

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Community ties with Julia Wallace Retirement Village
Community ties with Julia Wallace Retirement Village - Milson Kindergarten

Building community relationships has been a focus for Milson Kindergarten this year. Visiting Julia Wallace Retirement Village in the lollipop van during term 3 has been the start of this journey. Julie Wallace is conveniently located not far from us and is a safe and welcoming place for our children to connect with the older generation.

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Weekly walks kick-off Bulls Kindergarten
Weekly walks kick-off Bulls Kindergarten - Bulls Kindergarten

Enviroschool Bulls Kindergarten has recently added a weekly nature walk to their programme. Within easy walking distance from the kindergarten, children get to enjoy a weekly nature walk to Clifton Grove, whatever the weather. This initiative ties well into the kindergarten’s kaupapa and holistic approach to learning.

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Mighty movers at Kelvin Grove
Mighty movers at Kelvin Grove - Kelvin Grove Kindergarten

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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Sand cakes cooked up in revamped play space
Sand cakes cooked up in revamped play space - Takaro Kindergarten

Rain or shine Takaro Kindergarten’s flourishing outdoor area has become a beacon for active and adventuring children, and even the birds have joined in. Head teacher Tina Jarvis says they have transformed the outdoor space, adjacent to Takaro School, with moveable play equipment and a ‘forest’ planting.

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The Community is Our Playroom
The Community is Our Playroom

For Ruahine Home-Based Educators and children, the community is their playroom.  Educators aren't liited by the home environment which makes for a rich and exciting range of experiences. Educators take full advantage of how easy everything is to access in the region.

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Furry and feathered friends add to the fun
Furry and feathered friends add to the fun - Parkland Kindergarten

Muddy puddles and messing about with animals is all part of the fun at Parkland Kindergarten. Adjoining Parkland School, the kindergarten enjoys a huge outdoor space complete with climbing equipment, swings and tunnels. But by far the most popular feature is the animal life that calls Parkland Kindergarten home.

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Let's talk about respect
Let's talk about respect

Respecting babies, toddlers and young children in all interactions is a guiding principle of Ruahine Home-Based.

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A bright beginning at Feilding Kindergarten
A bright beginning at Feilding Kindergarten - Feilding Kindergarten

Tucked at the end of a cul-de-sac down a quiet residential street, Feilding Kindergarten is a newly awarded Enviroschool with brilliant resources, passionate teachers and a beautiful, creative environment where bilingual awareness thrives.

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