Welcome To Mary Richmond Kindergarten
At Mary Richmond Kindergarten we are committed to providing a warm and welcoming environment for all children and family/whanau. We offer wonderful educational opportunities for forty children aged two years and over each day, as well as providing six hour sessions four times a week for the twenty oldest children attending kindergarten.
We have a limited number of places coming up shortly, please contact Head Teacher Liz to arrange enrolment.
Emergency evacuation destination: Kennedy Rd Overpass then on to Taradale Kindergarten (9 Puketapu Rd, Taradale).
Our Session Times Are:
Our Staff To Child Ratio:
Mary Richmond Philosophy:
Belonging, respect and tuakana teina are values and guiding principles of the Mary Richmond Kindergarten community. These are the foundations that will support and foster our children's passion for learning. We empower children's cultural identity and heritage. Kotahitanga - We are all united.
Our Favourite 2019 ERO Comments:
View full 2019 ERO report here.
Our Kindergarten is featured in the ERO Review Report on Success for Maori Children in Early Childhood Services (May 2010). View the report here
Meet The Staff:
Left to Right: Tabatha Pryce, Helen van der Worth, Kathleen Graham, Liz Schimanski HT, Dorothy Pye KSW (behind)
Head Teacher Liz Schimanski
Teacher Tabatha Pryce
Teacher Gladys Soper
Kindergarten Support Worker Dorothy Pye
I was recommend Mary Richmond by my sister, and it was the best decision! The teachers helped fulfill my sons interests in ocean animals, he learnt new words and sea creatures. His interest soon flourished into dinosaurs where the teachers played a big role in assisting him to learn big words and identify various amounts of dinos and animals at the age of 3. My daughter soon after attended, where she picked up valuable life lessons and independence. They also learnt valuable skills on caring for the planet and the ocean, the kindy received their silver enviro medal while we attended. My children also learnt their pepeha and more about Maori culture which I was grateful for. Mary Richmond is a great kindergarten with the most warm and welcoming affectionate teachers that go above and beyond to make every day a special one. You can see and feel all of the love and care that is put into the children and their environment. This kindy truly is a hidden gem and we had a wonderful time attending.