Ko ngā pae tawhiti whāia kia tata, ko ngā pae tata, whakamaua kia tina
The potential for tomorrow depends on what we do today.
The boards of South Taranaki and North Taranaki Kindergarten Associations are working together on a vision for kindergarten in Taranaki for the future.
In December 2011, a working group was established with members from each association to lead the thinking and to explore what is possible.
The principles guiding this work include our:
In July 2012, after receiving recommendations from the working group, the governing boards of the North and South Taranaki Kindergarten Associations voted andagreed in principle that a new organisation be created to provide kindergarten services across the Taranaki region.
Alongside its work around organisational structure, the Vision Taranaki working group is continuing to explore how kindergarten services can best meet the diverse needs of Taranaki children and their families in the future.
We are committed to providing high quality services and to being responsive and inclusive. Both strands of work - organisational structure and service provision - will involve further conversations with staff, parents, community organisations and local iwi.
Members of the Vision Taranaki working group:
North Taranaki: Tania Bruhn - NTKA chairperson, Paula Wellington-Tough - board member, Kelly Ellis - association manager, Hilda Colgan – senior teacher.
South Taranaki: Mike Brotherson – STFKA president, Shaun Keenan – board member and parent representative, Dawn Osman – acting association manager, Andrew Wood – operations manager.
Independent Chair (February – May 2012): Doug Hislop – former school principal and active Taranaki region community member.
Working Group 2012 meeting dates:
2 August (revised)
10 September (new)
23 October (new)
The working group has created a list of frequently asked questions and answers here. Questions submitted through this webpage using the form below will be added to this list along with answers from the working group. Please check this page often for updates and answers to your questions. Questions asked through the webpage will be answered as soon as possible; however, there may be occasions where these need to be referred to the whole working group for their next meeting. Answers to these questions will be placed on the webpage following the meeting.
Vision Narrative 2020 (138 KB)
Plan for a new organisation (182 KB)
VTWG letter to parents - August 2012 (102 KB)
VTWG media release - August 2012 (78 KB)