Waimauku Kindergarten
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Welcome to Waimauku Kindergarten - Haere Mai

Waimauku Kindergarten is a welcoming place for all children, families and whanau; a place where diversity is valued and respected.

Waimauku Kindergarten was proudly opened in July 2003. Located in the rural township of Waimauku, our kindergarten was a dream of a small dedicated group of women who volunteered their time for more than 4 years to raise the funds to support the establishment of a community operated early childhood centre.

Our Philosophy

The teachers at Waimauku Kindergarten have the following aspirations for children:

* To grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit.

* To be secure in their sense of belonging and knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.

* We value play as a meaningful way of acquiring and developing knowledge.

* We believe children should explore, develop, test and articulate their theories, and learn through interacting with their environment.

* We have an environment that is stimulating, inspiring and challenging for children.

* We believe assessment and documentation will help to develop a deeper understanding of children’s strengths and interests.

* Our programme is guided by Te Whariki which includes the principles of empowerment, holistic development, family and community.

* We ensure that our children are given the opportunity to explore the use of ICT tools within a safe environment.

* We value the relationships with children, family / whanau and the wider community.