the joy of teaching, the love of learning

the joy of teaching, the love of learning

Sustainable Education

Napier Kindergarten Association supports education for sustainability (EfS). This means we aspire to offer educational programmes and operate our kindergartens in a sustainable manner.

In recent years our kindergartens have adopted a wide range of initiatives that reflect an empathy for the natural environment. In May 2011 this has culminated in becoming an Association wide Enviro School under the nationwide Enviro Schools programme. As an Association we support the values and ideals that are inherent in the Enviro Schools programme. Ten of our kindergartens have made a commitment to being involved as Enviro Kindergartens. This will entail working with a trained facilitator, Girvan Roberts to identify individual projects they will work towards to enhance children’s understanding.
Maori carvings of Tanemahuta, Ranganui and
Tangaroa at Mary Richmond Kindergarten

MR tangaroa Jun 11
We recognise the need through our educational programmes to build awareness for the growing global issues facing future generations.
 ‘The earth is not inherited from our ancestors but borrowed from our children’
Old African proverb

 If you would like to know more about what is happening in our Enviro Kindergartens please contact Eileen Kennedy on


Contact Us


Phone:  06 835 7890


66 Kennedy Road, Napier

PO Box 4298, Marewa, Napier

New Zealand

Mission and Vision Statements

Our Vision
Learning is child's play and teaching is a passion.

Our Mission:
Children and parents look forward to their kindergarten experience