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 Liz to arrange enrolment.
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 untied
Our Favourite 2015 ERO Comment:
Positive relationships are a strength of the kindergarten. Children confidently participate in learning. Their cooperative play and choices are well supported. The centre philosophy highlights Kotahitanga. This principle of oneness is enacted through practices that promote belonging, respect and tuakana teina, and reflect parent and whānau aspirations for their children. Manaakitanga and high levels of care for children are evident.
View full 2015 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: Linaire McGregor, Liz Schimanski, Kathleen Graham, Tabatha Pryce
Head Teacher Liz Schimanski
Teacher Kathleen Graham