Silverdale Kindergarten
Silverdale Kindergarten
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Silverdale Kindergarten is a beautiful, spacious purpose-built kindergarten located in the heart of the Silverdale community next to Silverdale School. The kindergarten serves areas such as Silverdale, Stillwater, Red Beach, Orewa, Wainui, Waitoki, Waiwera, Puhoi and Dairy Flat.

We are incredibly thankful for the amazing support we receive from the extended community.

Our Philosophy

* We encourage children to explore, experiment, make independent decisions, be creative and be involved in self-regulated learning.

* We believe in the importance of play as a form of meaningful learning.

* We want children to experience learning as “fun”. They are praised and encouraged for participation and contribution rather than production.

* We provide environments rich in opportunities that stimulate, challenge and develop children’s senses and motor skills.

* We strongly value the importance of families and whanau and through their input, and our own observations we are able to identify learning goals for individual children and use this information as a basis for planning, evaluating and improving our programme.

* We are committed to providing a bicultural curriculum which acknowledges the dual cultural heritage of Aotearoa.

* We believe in providing equitable opportunities for learning for each child irrespective of gender, ability, age, ethnicity or background.

* Our teaching team are committed to reviewing this philosophy regularly and attending professional development courses, reading, peer mentoring, team reflection, staff appraisals etc. – to continually improve the learning outcomes for kids.

Sustainability

We are a proud participant of Enviroschools.

The Enviroschools kaupapa is creating a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world through facilitating action learning; where inter-generations of people work with and learn from nature.