Ruahine Kindergartens


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Beach scenes
Beach scenes - Foxton Kindergarten

Thankfully the June floods came before work on Foxton Kindergarten’s new outdoor environment started. The new developments were officially opened and blessed earlier this term, with past committee members invited as special guests to recognise their input into the vision and contribution to fundraising over the past decade.

Multicultural Evening
Multicultural Evening - Riverdale Kindergarten

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.

Magical Murals
Magical Murals - Hokowhitu Kindergarten

Hokowhitu Kindergarten is blessed with a diverse multi-cultural community and hold different celebrations to recognise events such as the Chinese New Year, St Patrick's Day, Matariki, as well participating in the Black Out Day to support the All Blacks.

Polar Express
Polar Express - West End Kindergarten

Christmas came early to the children of West End Kindergarten, with their  Polar Express float placing second in the education section of Palmerston North’s Christmas Parade. A strong focus on sustainability within the kindergarten was reflected in their display.

Reduce, recycle, reuse
Reduce, recycle, reuse - Milson Kindergarten

Reducing waste and looking after our world has been a big part of the learning at Milson Kindergarten this term. An activity where photos of recyclable and non-recyclable items were included in the childrens' news talk books started conversations around sustainability at home.

Meet Moko
Meet Moko - Awapuni Kindergarten

Gifted to Awapuni Kindergarten by a friend from the community, who is also a vet nurse, a blue tongue lizard is providing the kindergarten children with the opportunity to learn about nurturing and caring for wildlife. Children’s ideas for naming the lizard were written on card, with children voting for Moko, the Pacific Island word for lizard.

Book Fair
Book Fair - Roslyn Kindergarten

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.

Sensory Garden
Sensory Garden - Manchester Kindergarten

Manchester Kindergarten has revamped and made new gardens with the children being very helpful prepare these new sites and wheelbarrowing topsoil to them. The gazebo now has a selection of fruiting vines climbing up it and the children are captivated by walking around and along the various textured pathways that wander through each garden.

School Connections
School Connections - Bulls Kindergarten

The Life Education Trust’s mobile classroom was at Bulls School recently, giving Bulls Kindergarten an opportunity to visit the school.Life Education is a non-profit organisation, that delivers health programmes to help children develop self esteem. The kindergarten’s visit focused on health, cleaning teeth, washing, and making healthy eating and drinking choices.

Festival Fun
Festival Fun - Pahiatua Early Learning

Using some of their Equity Funding, Pahiatua Kindergarten children, teachers and parent helpers boarded a bus and headed to Eketahuna for the North Wairarapa Schools Cultural Festival.The festival provides a fantastic opportunity for the kindergarten to connect with schools and the wider community, covering Ballance, Woodville, Norsewood and surrounding districts.


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