Ruahine Kindergartens


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Teaching & Learning Research

We are very excited to announce our recent success in The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) which supports partnerships between researchers and educators to improve outcomes for learners.  RKA is the only recipient within the early childhood education sector to be selected for funding in this round.

Ahimate Reserve
Ahimate Reserve - Riverdale Kindergarten

The magical place of Ahimate Reserve is part of Riverdale Kindergartens harpori and is well explored by our tamariki as we visit our special taonga every fortnight. Our tamariki are learning about what it means to be a kaitiaki, by picking up rubbish or caring for the environment.  We have planted trees, created willow pods and collected resources for our creativity.

Sports Day
Sports Day - Bulls Kindergarten

What an amazing experience we had today - a sports day designed for us to make some connections with others in our community including Bulls School, Clifton School, All About Children Childcare and Ohakea Childcare. We got to see our brothers and sisters, other whānau members, our old kindergarten friends and meet new friends.

Creativity with t-shirts
Creativity with t-shirts - Awapuni Kindergarten

Here at Awapuni Kindergarten we have had a huge focus on how we incorporate Language and Literacy into our daily routines. Ngā tamariki have been practicing writing their names and developing their hand-eye co-ordination. So, we decided as a team to go and purchase some t-shirts for ngā tamariki so they can practice their writing skills in a different way.

Canine Friends Pet Therapy
Canine Friends Pet Therapy - Linton Kindergarten

Nesta, and his owner Swetlana, plan to visit usregularly as part of their involvement with the organ

Thanks Spark Foundation
Thanks Spark Foundation - Foxton Kindergarten

The kindergarten has been donated wet bags from Spark Foundation for our children to use instead of using plastic bags for their wet clothes. We would like to thank Spark Foundation for their kind donation. This supports our sustainability focus on educating our families and children around sustainability practices, caring for nature and lessen our footprint on the earth.

Kerekere kapa haka festival
Kerekere kapa haka festival - Foxton Kindergarten

Foxton kindergarten performed at the Kerekere kapa haka festival that was held in Foxton at Manawatu college and involved schools and ECE centres in the Foxton area. The children were fantastic and held themselves high with mana.  All the parents and teachers were so proud of the great job they did performing in front of a large audience.

Matauranga Maori group visit
Matauranga Maori group visit - Manchester Kindergarten

On Wednesday 19 September the Mātauranga Māori group from Manchester Street School came over to share waiata with us. We were then able to share our turangawaewae (our special place) with them.  They loved visiting our Kindergarten and we loved sharing with them.

Disco - Manchester Kindergarten

Last term we celebrated our kindergarten community with a family disco which was well attended by children and their whānau. The theme for the evening was “movie stars” which was very popular.

Creativity Challenge
Creativity Challenge - Milson Kindergarten

The current focus across the association during term three has been the promotion of creativity and curiosity. So, what better time to set the team a challenge around creativity.  Each of the teachers at Milson kindergarten have been set the task of getting their creative hats on.


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