Te Puna Kindergarten
Welcome to Te Puna Kindergarten
Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua. Care for the land, care for the people and go forward.
Nestled in the rural village of Te Puna, you’ll find Te Puna Kindergarten. We’re situated in a sunny spot just off Minden Road, in a new, purpose-built, eco-efficient kindergarten. (Our continued thanks to all our building partners and contributors from the Te Puna community!)
Children love our relaxed rural environment and bright, modern learning facility – complete with our own kindergarten cat!
We’re proud to have qualified (degree-educated) teachers/kaiako who are passionate about each child’s journey of learning. Warm, encouraging ‘learning through play’ is hugely important at their stage in development. So we focus on catering to their strengths and interests in creative ways.
They’ll explore our natural outdoor environments – climbing over tree stumps and watching our spring flowers grow. Or come with us on an adventure to Farmer Burr’s Farm, where we’ll pat lambs, learn how to plant a potato and are on hand just when the fruit orchard’s ready for fruit tastings! Or get ourselves lost in the giant banana tree!
Together, we learn how to look after the land/ Papatūānuku, and its flora and fauna - providing hours of fascination and discovery!
Bring your tamariki for a visit and a chat. Our kettle is always on.
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