the joy of teaching, the love of learning

Bette Christie Kindergarten

 

Welcome To Bette Christie Kindergarten

Our kindergarten is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac within a 1 kilometre radius of 4 primary schools making us accessible for many families. We pride ourselves on the positive learning environment we provide for our children and families. Children are supported through a well-resourced programme which promotes creativity and independence. We are highly respectful of the important role each child’s whanau plays in their learning.                                                                    



Our Session Times Are:
Monday to Friday  8:30am to 2:30pm

 
Our Staff To Child Ratio:
We have a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 children, with additional teacher aide support as well.
Bette Christie Kaupapa:
“Our tamariki and whānau are nurtured and valued through an environment rich in positive learning experiences”.
 
Our Favourite 2016 ERO Comment:

The kindergarten philosophy reflects a strong focus on empowering children, and whānau participation in early childhood education and care. Children confidently lead their learning and communicate with staff. A calm and nurturing tone encourages them to make choices and explore individual interests. The curriculum increasingly supports both younger and older children's learning.

Teachers have immersed themselves in the bicultural curriculum over the past 18 months to support success for Māori. Teachers work closely with whānau to achievement a strong sense of whanaungatanga. The head teacher and teachers have revitalised relationships with local whānau and families. Children enjoy responsive teaching practices that celebrate their language, culture and identity. Teachers continue to grow their knowledge and practices in this key area.
 

View our full 2016 ERO report here.                     View our latest Kindergarten Newsletter here

Meet The Staff:
Left to Right (Back): Tracy Barretto, Sue Bryant, Adeline Gouder,
Left to Right  (Front): Olga Peakman (Head T), Mitra Macpherson


BC Staff july 2017
 

Head Teacher Olga Peakman  Diploma of Teaching & current first aid
Teacher Sue Bryant  Diploma of Teaching & current first aid
Teacher Tracy Barretto  Diploma of Teaching & current first aid
Teacher Mitra Macpherson  B Education (ECE) & current first aid
Teacher Aide & KSW Adeline Gouder  


Testimonial:

"We are proud parents of 2 lovely daughters attending Bette Christie kindergarten, it took us awhile to find the right place for our children but when meeting with the teachers we knew this was the place. We have had the honor not only knowing our children are in a safe and caring environment but getting to know the teachers, children and parents has been rewarding. There is much respect for all children who attend and ourselves, we see it as a great learning place for our girls." M.N Parent, March 2010

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Contact Us:

 
Phone: 06 843 5736
Fax: 06 843 5485
Cellphone: 027 643 5736
Email: bettechristiekgtn@napierkindergartens.co.nz
Address: 10 Hurst Avenue, Maraenui, Napier
 
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Phone:  06 835 7890

Email:   info@napierkindergartens.co.nz

66 Kennedy Road, Napier

PO Box 4298, Marewa, Napier

New Zealand

Mission and Vision Statements

Our Vision
Our Association provides flourishing environments where learning is child’s play and teaching is a passion.

Our Mission:
Providing a quality foundation education that is professional, accessible and excellent.