Kia ora koutou,
Nau mai haere mai ki te Kohungahunga o Paihia Waitangi
Paihia-Waitangi is a Bay of Islands resort town about an hour north of Whangarei. The kindergarten can be found 100 metres from the beach, nestled against the hillside not far from Te Marae o Waitangi. Children attend from a wide geographical area – from Kawakawa to the central Bay of Islands including Opua, Russell, Haruru Falls, Karatu, Oromahoe and Pakaraka. The community is made up of families who come from a diverse range of cultures.
We are a staff of three full-time, fully qualified and registered early year’s educators with an excellent part time support staff/administration person and consider ourselves privileged to be working with the young children attending the kindergarten. We have an adult to child ratio of 1:10.
The teaching team at Paihia Waitangi kindergarten are committed to an emergent, child focussed, child initiated, play and resource based curriculum embracing the principles of the national early childhood curriculum Te Whariki. We believe that it is our responsibility to notice what children are interested in, recognise the learning taking place and respond appropriately so that children can learn more about themselves and their world. We are passionate in our role to guide children to reach their full potential by providing and facilitating a safe and stimulating environment that supports the acquisition of skills and knowledge, develops confidence to experience new things and fosters a love of life-long learning.
We have an enduring respect for the dual heritage of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the cultural heritage of all children, whanau and staff and this is reflected in our daily programme and interactions with the community.
Whakawhanaungatanga is an important part of the pumanawatanga (morale, tone, pulse) of our kindergarten and we pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming centre where whanau are invited to contribute and participate in the daily programme.
We welcome visitors to come and view the kindergarten at anytime!
Wil, Dilmari, Irene and Kim
Our session hours are:
All Day Sessions: Monday – Thursday 8.45am – 2.45p.m.
Morning Sessions: Monday - Thursday 8.45am – 12.15pm
Friday: 8.45am – 1.00pm
Our contact details are:
Paihia Waitangi Kindergarten, Te Kemara Avenue, P.O.Box 108, Paihia
Ph: (09) 4027365 email: email@example.com
Term 1: Wednesday 23 January – Friday 19th April
Term 2: Monday 6th May – Friday 12th July
Term 3: Monday 29th July – Friday 27th September
Term 4: Monday 14th October – Thursday 19th December