the joy of teaching, the love of learning

the joy of teaching, the love of learning

North Clyde Kindergarten

 Haere Mai 

North Clyde
(formerly Ngā Tamariki O Ngā Hau E Whā Kindergarten)      
Welcome to North Clyde Kindergarten.  We value the duel heritage of Aotearoa, Māori and English. 
Enrolment forms can be obtained here, or you can call into the kindergarten, without an appointment, and we'll be pleased to help you enrol your child. 

Visit our Facebook page for regular updates.

Please view our latest Testimonials here

Emergency evacuation destination: Wairoa Racecourse Frasertown Rd 

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

Our Staff To Child Ratios Are:
We have a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 children, with additional non teaching support as well.
Our Philosophy:

We uphold the mana of each tamaiti.  Through iwi mātauranga our vision is to uphold the practices that are unique to the whanau, hapu and iwi of Ngāti kahungunu ki te Wairoa.  We believe that by developing their confidence, aroha, resilience, creativity and identity their mana will forever be upheld.

Whakatauaki - Na Emarina Manuel

Pupuri i te mana,   Retention of Dignity

Ako i te Reo,   Teaching the language

Awhi i te whanau,   Loving all as family

Eke ki te taumata,   Reaching greater heights

Tumanako kia mau tonu te mana o te tamaiti mo ake tonu atu.

Desire to uphold the mana of he child forever after.

5 Critical areas of learning
  • Mana
  • Aroha
  • Resilience
  • Creativity
  • Tau taiao/Enviro schools

Our Favourite 2019 ERO comments:

Children's sense of self, belonging and connectedness is supported by teachers who value whakapapa. The recently revised philosophy promotes the desire to uphold the mana of the child. Teachers ensure that kaupapa Māori concepts are integral to curriculum decisions. They actively maintain children's connections to their cultural identity. Teachers continue to adapt their practice to authentically implement and reflect the philosophy.

Children confidently lead their learning. Teachers foster children's self help and independence skills. A high number of children are two years old and many have older siblings attending. Tuakana teina is actively promoted. Children's interests and strengths inform planning and they are supported to be imaginative and creative in their play.

View full 2019 ERO report here.


" The experience I had was very helpful - the ladies were able to help both me and my child to separate.  It gives us both independence and my son has made wonderful friends and is learning a lot from the other children.  The atmosphere is relaxing - there is a nice feeling about the kindergarten".  Teresa 


Left to right: Catherine Couper, HT Aira Bremner, Kelly Sievers, KSW Amiria Baker, Becky Ryan   


Meet the Staff:

Head Teacher  Aira Bremner
  • Bachelor of Ed, Dip Teaching (ECE) & current first aid
Teacher  Catherine Couper
  • Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
Teacher  Becky Ryan
  • Bachelor of Ed ECE & current first aid

Kindergarten Support Worker  Amiria Baker

Contact Us:

Phone:       06 838 4422
Cellphone: 027 325 9665
Address:   55 Freyberg Street, Wairoa, HB


Contact Us


Phone:  06 835 7890


66 Kennedy Road, Napier

PO Box 4298, Marewa, Napier

New Zealand

Mission and Vision Statements

Our Vision
Together we nurture your child and their identity as a learner

Our Mission:
To inspire tamariki to be competent and confident learners