Forest View Kindergarten is situated on the outskirts of Tikipunga, close to Whangarei Falls and on the way to Glenbervie.
It is set amongst beautiful native trees, with lots of barrels of wonderful herbs, flowers and vegetables and green grass.
You can hear Tui singing. See children exploring their natural environment searching for insects and dinosaur bones. See children and teachers working alongside each other engaging in learning, researching ideas and asking questions.
You will see the children being independent learners. Cutting fresh herbs, grating citrus fruits, chopping garlic and ginger and pouring oil into a mortar and pressing it together with a pestle.
You will see the children being active with lots of opportunity to run, climb trees, hit, kick and throw balls, blow bubbles, swing and jump; developing their important fundamental movement skills.
You will see our children being creative through dramatic play; organising props, costumes and storytelling; dancing, music and art.
You will see teachers and children gathering for mat-times; singing, storytelling, dancing and sharing stories and ideas.
It is within all of these experiences that teachers promote the literacy/language learning and the mathematical/scientific learning.
We welcome parents, grandparents and whanau to share in the learning with their child. We share our day with ‘friends’ on our Facebook page. Every child has their own portfolio of their learning journey.
Our hours from Monday to Thursday are:
Morning Session 8.30am to 12.30pm
All Day Session 8.30am to 2.30pm
We warmly invite you to bring your child in to meet us and have a look around.
Laura, Juliann, Jodi, Denise and Liz
Term Dates 2013
Term One 23 January to 19 April
Term Two 6 May to 12 July
Term Three 29 July to 27 September
Term Four 14 October to 19 December
“The two best places in the world are when you are in someone’s thoughts and when you are in someone’s prayers and the third best place would be Forest View Kindergarten!” Brian Hellier, Grandparent