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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.

Kindergarten becomes Golden Bay's first Green Gold Enviroschool 

28 September 2016

A Takaka kindergarten's passion for sustainable education has seen it receiving the highest level of national recognition in the Enviroschools programme.

Find out more in the Nelson Mail.

Marlborough kindy teacher calls it a day after 50 years

28 September 2016

Witherlea Kindergarten teacher Jackie Browning is retiring after 50 years of teaching. Read the full story in Stuff Education News.

Mud, sweat, and laughs: Nature the best teacher for Southland eco-warriors

11 September 2016

Southland Kindergarten Association bought a reserve to help New Zealand's mini eco-warriors learn about nature. Click here to see the video on TVNZ One News.

Storybook characters came to life at Roslyn Kindergarten

31 August 2016

Princesses and butterflies played peacefully next to tigers on a day all book characters were welcome at Roslyn Kindergarten. Find out more in the Manawatu Standard.

Timaru's Kowhai Kindergarten faces identity challenge

26 August 2016

When four-year-old twins James and Caleb Chambers, joined Timaru's Kowhai Kindergarten on Friday, they brought the twin tally to four. Read the full story in the Timaru Herald.

Mud play at Rangitoto Kindergarten

15 June 2016

The children at Rangitoto Kindergarten have been making the most of the recent rain – combining mud with learning for outdoor fun. Find our more on their Facebook page and on the Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association website.

Timaru's Kowhai Kindergarten children celebrate Matariki 

13 June 2016

Matariki was celebrated by 85 Kowhai kindergarten children and their families on Friday night.

Read the full story and see the video here at the Timaru Herald.

Marlborough's Mayfield Kindergarten tag and release monarch butterflies

11 May 2016

Children at Mayfield Kindergarten, in Blenheim, are taking part in a project organised through the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust which sees caterpillars safely housed, raised and tagged before they are released as butterflies. Read the full story here in Stuff Environmental News.

Takahe - it's a girl

20 April 2016

The Takahe's name was chosen by Port Chalmers Kindergartens. Click here to find our more in Scoop Independent News

Ngahere Tamariki – Children of the forest

20 April 2016

Discovery Kindergarten in the Porirua suburb of Whitby is one of the latest centres to head for the hills. Since term four last year, teachers have been taking the eight oldest children into the nearby bush for two hours every week. Read the full story in Education Aotearoa.

Promoting men in early childhood education

6 April 2016 

Norton Harrison says he’s honoured to receive an award for men in early childhood education, on behalf of his employer, He Whᾱnau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association. Read the full story in Scoop Independent News.

Wheel-a-thon raises funds for Craighead Kindergarten

16 March 2016

About 40 kindergarten pupils, along with their siblings took part in the event at the Caledonian Grounds to raise money for more outdoor resources.Read the full story in here the Timaru Herald.

Early childhood education needs more male teachers

14 March 2016

Dean Hodge comes to work with a smile on his face, every day. Find out why in the Dominion Post.

Four young men graduate as early childhood teachers

4 March 2016

Four young Wellington men are celebrating their graduation as early childhood teachers, as part of an innovative and inspiring programme to get more men working with young children. Find out more in Scoop Independent News.

Golden Bay Kindergarten bless new 'waka'

24 February 2016

Golden Bay Kindergarten children and teachers were excited to return from their summer holidays to the newly built "Waka", or platform. Read the full story in the Nelson Mail.

Children say goodbye to head teacher

17 February 2016

The children of Avon Kindergarten marked the retirement of head teacher, Lynsi Latham-Saunders, with a picnic lunch. Find out more here in the Stratford Press.

Rhona Day Kindergarten celebrates Chinese New Year

16 February 2016

Temuka's Rhona Day kindergarten celebrated the Chinese New Year on Tuesday with traditional dumplings, lanterns and a dragon.Read the full story in the Timaru Herald.

Big buddies making school transition easier for new entrants

15 February 2016

A buddy programme to make the transition from kindergarten to school easier for children could be more widely utilised, its coordinator says. The 'Stepping to Success' programme started 10 years ago and is used by a handful of schools and the South Canterbury Free Kindergarten Association. Read all about it in the Timaru Herald.

Two rowi kiwi visit Renwick Kindergarten for Marlborough children to see up close

10 February 2016

Children at a Marlborough kindergarten were brimming with excitement after a visit from two feathered friends last week. Find out more here at Stuff.

Kindergarten children learn about treaty through tuatara

7 February 2016

Children at Ti Kouka Kindergarten in Timaru have spent a day studying an aspect of the Treaty of Waitangi with the help of an elderly tuatara who lives in Southland. Read the full story here in the Timaru Herald.

Crusaders let their creative juices run rampant in Ashburton

27 January 2016

A selection of the BNZ Crusaders 2016 squad visited Allenton Kindergarte in Ashburton on Wednesday as part of giving back to communities in regional Canterbury and the kindergarten had made a large chocolate cake to celebrate the rugby players' attendance. Read the full story in The Press.

Green kindergartens awarded for making a difference

20 January 2016

Five Northland schools and another two kindergartens have reached important milestones through the national Enviroschools programme in 2015. Find out more in the Northern Advocate.

Seven reach Enviroschools milestones

6 January 2016

Five Northland schools and two kindergartens have reached important milestones through the national Enviroschools programme. Read abou theachievemnts of Comrie Park and Kerikeri Kindergartens here in Scoop Independent News.

Summer fun continues for kindy kids in Manawatu

6 January 2016

While most people are trying to beat the back to work blues, the younger generation are left with the challenge of filling their days as the school holidays roll on.

Teeny tots at Campbell Street Kindergarten in Palmerston North were enjoying the sunshine on the first day back at the school holiday programme run by the Ruahine Kindergarten Association.Read the full story in the Manawatu Standard.

Witherlea Kindergarten pupils in Marlborough grow their gardening knowledge

23 December 2015

A group of Blenheim kindergarteners are standing tall after winning the regional section of the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project.

This is the second year in-a-row pupils at Witherlea Kindergarten have won the title. They scooped the Marlborough section of the competition after one their sunflowers reached a lofty 2.08 metres.

Read the full story in the Marlborough Express.

Environment focused kindy receives award

23 December 2015

The environmental efforts of a Comrie Park kindergarten have been recognised with a Silver Enviroschool Award from the Northland Regional Council.Read all about it in the Northern Advocate.

Christmas Appeal: Kindy kids deliver food to appeal

17 December 2015

A group of children from Greerton Village Kindergarten caught the public bus yesterday to personally deliver food items collected for the Tauranga Community Foodbank. read the story and see the video here in the Bay of Plenty Times

Young gardeners in full bloom

12 December 2015

Te Puke Kindergarten has scooped the award for tallest sunflower and widest sunflower in the 2015 Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project. Read all about it in SunLive.

Khandallah kindergarten grows Wellington’s tallest sunflower

11 December 2015

Khandallah Kindergarten has won the Wellington regional section of the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project, with a sunflower that was 199cm high. Find out more in Scoop Independent News.



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