27 June 2014
The new kindergarten to be built in Papamoa will be named Wairakei. The decision was made following consultation with Nga Potiki. The new kindergarten is to be built on the corner of Wairakei Ave and Golden Sands Drive, Papamoa, with construction due to begin in September. Find out what the name means and read the full story in Sunlive.
Stepping up for the kids
25 June 2014
Fundraising has begun for Mosgiel Central Kindergarten's new earthquake-proof building. Find out what they are more in the Otago Daily Times.
It's kinda cold raising cash for kindy
23 June 2014
Midwinter swimmers taking a bracing dip at Plimmerton's Karehana Bay have helped to raise $10,000 towards construction of a new outdoor area for the beachside township's kindergarten. Find out how it went in the Dominion Post.
Stylish fundraiser a big hit
14 June 2014
Nayland's kindergarten kids are set to
benefit from mothers', daughters' and girlfriends' quest for style.
Last night a fashion fundraising event for Nayland Kindergarten saw a
style panel advise fashion-conscious women on how to dress with
confidence. Read the full story in the Nelson Mail.
Bubbly launch for new kindy association
9 June 2014
Taranaki, which brings together the North and South Taranaki
associations, was officially launched on Friday, but festivities have
gone on all weekend, with a dinner on Friday night followed by whanau
fun days on Saturday and Sunday. Read all about it here in the Taranaki Daily News.
Kindy kids' artwork takes pride of place
5 June 2014
Pukekura Kindergarten watched with pride as their winning artwork was transformed into a colourful welcome to New Plymouth billboard erected atop Burgess Park Hill yesterday. Read the full story in the Taranaki Daily News.
Learning hub proposed for Cossie Club
30 May 2014
A centralised education hub could be just the right use for the vacant Mount Maunganui Cosmopolitan Club building, Tauranga Region Kindergarten Association principal Peter Monteith says.
Speaking at a Tauranga City Council
meeting last week, he suggested the Cosmopolitan Club could be converted
into an education hub with a kindergarten or puna reo (Maori immersion
early childhood centre) centre, along with other organisations that
worked with children.Find out more in the Bay of Plenty Times.
Teachers overwhelmed at award win
30 May 2014
It was a high tea fit for royalty at
Mairtown Kindergarten when the centre celebrated one of its teachers
receiving a national accolade. Read the story in The Northern Advocate.
Newtown Kindergarten studies spiders at Te Papa
26 May 2014
Newtown Kindergarten have been planning for teaching and learning around the theme of kaitiakitanga: caring for our environment. Read all about it in Te Papa's Blog.
Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association Oaktree Kindergarten team on TV1’s Sunday programme
25th May 2014
Watch the Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association Oaktree kindergarten team discussing the use of I Pads with kindergarten children on TV1's Sunday programme.
Education funding in budget 2014
New Zealand Kindergartens Chief
Executive Clare Wells is quoted in a Radio NZ story about education
funding in budget 2014. You can read the story here.
New kindy for Papamoa
22 April 2014
A new kindergarten is to be built in Papamoa East on land recently purchased by the Tauranga Region Kindergartens. See more in Sunlive.
Avon Kindy turns 50
10 April 2014
50 years Avon Kindergarten has provided early childhood education for
hundreds of Stratford and Central Taranaki children and their families.
To celebrate this milestone a committee is planning an open day and
reunion at the kindergarten in Avon St, Stratford, on Saturday, June 14.
Find out more in the Taranaki Daily News.
Additive-free trial at kindy
1 April 2014
Getting rid of junk food in favour of life-giving whole foods is the key to unlocking full potential in children.
That's the principle behind an additive-free five day trial undertaken at Kerikeri Kindergarten.
For a week, the kindergarten created an additive-free food environment, with the help of parents.Read the article in the Bay Chronicle.
27 March 2014
University of Otago professor Helen May launches her book about 125 years of kindergarten in Dunedin at the Dunedin Kindergarten Association general meeting in St Clair this week.
The book - People, Places and Play in
the `Child Gardens' of Dunedin - was commissioned by the association to
mark the 125th anniversary of New Zealand's first kindergarten being
established in Dunedin in 1889. Find out more in the Otago Daily Times.
New organisation for Kindergarten in Taranaki
3 March 2014
A new organisation operating the 24 kindergartens in Taranaki comes into effect today. Read the press release here.
'Pretty exciting' day at kindergarten
26 February 2014
It is uncommon for the Prime Minister
of New Zealand to come face-to-face with a Ninja Turtle, but 4-year-old
Jack Morrison provided the opportunity and John Key seized it.
The pair met at the opening of Dunedin Kindergartens' $1.4 million
Forbury Rd site in St Clair, Dunedin, yesterday morning and it was
''pretty exciting'' for all involved.Read the full story in the Otago Daily Times.
Prime Minister visits kindergarten
20 February 2014
The Prime Minister has two separate visits to kindergarten on his schedule this week and next, illustrating the importance of early childhood education and children in the current government agenda. Read the New Zealand Kindergartens press release here.
Mobile kindy fights to keep on rolling
19 February 2014
The Waihao Downs Mobile Kindergarten
now has a better chance of meeting revised Early Childhood regulations
by the November deadline. Find out more in the Timaru Herald.
Kindy kids love new playground
29 January 2014
Glenview Kindergarten children have
more room to play with the installation of a new playground. Read the
story and see what the playground looks like in the Timaru Herald
Kindergarten teacher tells of satisfaction
8 January 2014
head teacher Bevan Simpson, one of the few males working in early
childhood education in Southland, admits kindergarten was not his first
career choice. Find out more in the Southland Times.