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'Extremely generous' grant used to upgrade Temuka kindergarten

22 May 2014

A Temuka kindergarten has been able to update its playground and create new play areas for children thanks to a $20,000 grant. Find out more in the Timaru Herald.

Ducks aplenty for annual fundraiser
22 May 2017
It was a quacker of a race as 2000 rubber ducks took to the water for the ninth annual Havelock North Duck Race. Read the full story in Hawkes Bay Today

Enviroschool celebrated with trashy look

10 May 2017

Ranui Kindergarten pupils have raided recycling bins to make outfits for their fashion show From Trash to Fashion on Tuesday. Read the full story in Stuff Education News.

Papamoa Kindergarten in the running for Prime Minister's award

10 May 2017

Papamoa Kindergarten is a finalist in the 2017 Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards.

The kindy is one of three Bay of Plenty education providers that are up for one of the prestigious awards. Find out more in the Bay of Plenty Times.

Celebrating a century of early childhood care in Berhampore

4 April 2017

Berhampore Kindergarten is celebrating a rare milestone after 100 years of caring for some of Wellington's youngest residents. The kindergarten opened its doors on March 5, 1917, becoming the first purpose-built kindergarten in the region. Read the full story here in Stuff Education News.

Berhampore Kindergarten turns 100 - Scoop Independent News

Miramar kindergarten getting involved with international kindness project

15 March 2017
Kindergarten children in Wellington are doing their bit to help spread some positivity in their area.

For the past few weeks pupils at Miramar Central Kindergarten have been involved in a community project which has seen them paint and hide rocks around the suburb, to create surprises for others. Find out more here - Stuff Life and Style.

Kindergarten a first for Murchison

9 March 2017

Murchison families are looking forward to stepping inside their brand-new kindergarten, which is set to open officially this coming Monday. Read the full story here - Nelson Live.

Tales of history, tragedy and art in one kindergarten field trip

21 February 2017

Waimataitai Kindergarten visited Caroline Bay Beach last week to make art and learn about the area. Read all about it in the Timaru Herald.

Children shift morning routine to kindergarten
10 February 2017
The morning ritual of brushing your teeth just got a lot more fun for some Marlborough children. Click here to find out more in Stuff Health News.

Students at Te Mata Kindergarten treasure their local stories in the form of two beautiful picture books illustrated by a local artist.

30 January 2017

Read the article in the Education Gazette.

A common purpose: Piritahi CoL

31 January 2017

The Marlborough Kindergarten Association with its seven kindergartens lead the way for ECE involvement in Communities of Learning – Kāhui Ako (CoL). Two years on from the establishment of the Piritahi CoL, the leaders talk about how the CoL was set up and what a difference it is making. Read the article in the Education Gazette.

Youngsters get ready to celebrate 50 years of kindy. 

25 January 2016
Faces might have changed at of Newfield Kindergarten but, head teacher Tessa Purdue says, the heart has always stayed the same. Read the full story in the Southland Times.

Environmental actions earn silver award

2 January 2017

Greerton Village Kindergarten hosted a breakfast earlier this month with children, teachers, parents, grandparents, volunteers and supporters to celebrate becoming a Silver Enviroschool. Find out more here in Sunlive, the Bay's first news.

Cottle Kindergarten earns gold

19 December 2016

It was gold stars all around for one Upper Hutt kindergarten as it was recognised for its commitment to healthy living. Cottle Kindergarten was recently awarded a Gold Healthy Heart Award from the Heart Foundation. Read the full story in Stuff Education News.


Avenue Kindy goes Christmas carolling

15 December 2016

Every fortnight the children from Avenues Kindergarten, formerly known as Botanical Road Kindergarten and Tauranga's first ever kindy, pop next door to Hodgson House to visit the residents and partake in songs, dancing and a tonne of other fun activities with them. Read the full story in Sun Live.

Green thumbs growing at Epuni Kindergarten

14 December 2016

Lower Hutt's Epuni Kindergarten have been doing a bit of gardening as part of the charity group Common Unity Project Aotearoa. Find out more in Stuff Parenting News.


New early childhood space opens at Nelson Hospital

13 December 2016

In a new, brightly coloured space at Nelson Hospital, kids can play and become familiar with the hospital environment before they have treatment. An early learning centre called Te Whare Manaaki opened in the paediatric ward at Nelson Hospital two weeks ago. Read the full story here in the Nelson Mail.

Wellington's Y-Men programme trying to increase the low male ECE teacher numbers

11 November 2016

The Y-Men initiative has seen 32 men, in four groups in the past year, placed in a Wellington region kindergarten for six months to see whether teaching is something they want to pursue

Read all about it here in the Dominion Post.


Kindergarten celebrates international chefs day with art on plates

21 October 2016

Chef and owner of Bethany's Restaurant in Palmerston North Ruben Leung-Wai taught children the tricks of the trade to celebrate international chefs day on Thursday. Read the full story in the Manawatu Standard.





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