At Kerikeri Kindergarten we embrace the Reggio Emilia approach. Teachers have travelled to Melbourne and Italy on study tours and we have developed our own special culture by combining contemporary theories and practices with our New Zealand curriculum Te Whaariki. We are a dynamic and innovative team who continually evaluate and reflect on our practice and the environment (the third teacher), to encourage children to develop their own working theories and to develop higher level thinking.
We believe that "the community is the umbrella for the child" (Rinaldi), so travel out into the community and have many specialists coming into the kindergarten to work with the children.
We have a roll of 40 children, 4 teachers - Head teacher, Cheryl Kingi and teachers Karen Martin, Sheryl Hughes and Jo Johanson (.75) We have a full time support person Kerry Groome.
8.30am - 2.30pm OR 8.30am - 12.30pm Monday - Thursday
8.30am - 12.30pm Friday
We are in Hone Heke Road, Kerikeri - nextdoor to Kerikeri High School
We welcome visitors and invite you to come and spend some time with us.
Please call us on 09 4079639 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to speak with someone outside kindergarten hours, please call Cheryl Kingi 021990708
May 14 2012
Our renovations have been completed and things are looking fantastic! We have a new/remodelled offices, whanau room, resource room and kitchen!!
Irene Callen has transferred to Paihia Waitangi Kindergarten. We are very sorry to see her go and thank her for all of the thought,care and innovation which she brought to our kindergarten.
Cheryl Kingi was one of 12 teachers in New Zealand who was awarded regional ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEITA). She received the award from Hekia Parata, Minister of Education at a Gala luncheon at Parliament on May 3rd.
ANOTHER NEWSFLASH !!!!
Cheryl was subsequently awarded a national NEiTA award and scholarship in October 2012.