Raewyn, Melody, Benita and Leonie would like to welcome you to our warm and friendly Kindergarten, nau mai haere mai ki te kohungahunga o Hillcrest.
We are a kindergarten that is culturally diverse. Our families belong to several ethnic groups and our common theme is respecting and looking after each other. He wahi maanaki tenei mo tatou katoa.
Hillcrest Kindergarten is a community based educational provider in Kaikohe. We are based on the corner of Hillcrest and Park Roads and have been part of the community since 1953.
We provide "Kindergarten day sessions" which run from 8:30am until 2:30pm Monday to Friday although Friday sessions finish at an earlier time of 12:45pm. We also have morning sessions which run from 8:30am until 12:00pm Monday to Friday with the Friday session finishing at 12:45pm. We do have some shared places due to availability. 20 free hours ECE is available for children over 3 years of age.
Our programme is woven within the Principals and Strands of Te Whaariki, the Early Childhood Curriculum He Whaariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa. It is an exciting sector to be involved in and teachers aim to follow children’s strengths and interests to stimulate and extend their learning within these dimensions.
You will find three very dedicated teachers who are qualified and registered who work hard to enhance learning opportunities for your tamariki. Our ratio is 1-10. We also have a wonderful support staff/admin person.
We are looking for children to join our waiting list and pride ourselves on an open door policy for all whaanau/families community and visitors so please feel free to call in, email or phone us. Welcome Haere mai Piki mai Kake mai.
2013 Term dates: 23 january-19 April, 6 May-12 July, 29 July-27 September, 14 October-19 December.
Phone: 09 4010548