Welcome To Onekawa Kindergarten
Onekawa Kindergarten is set in attractive, landscaped grounds on the Maadi Rd reserve and we are the proud winners of the Napier PreSchool Garden Competition 2010. The warm friendly environment for children and adults alike inspires discovery and delight. A place of learning that is relaxing and encourages children to reach their potential as competent and capable learners. Nau mai haere mai. We welcome you.
At Onekawa Kindergarten we embrace fun, friendships and curiosity as we play and learn. Onekawa Kindergarten is a place for quality education, aspirations, inspiring educational success, leadership, holistic well-being, aroha, whânau, trust, respect, resilience, independence, kotahitanga, nurturing potential and kaitiaki.
Our Favourite 2016 ERO Comment:
Children access a well-considered range of open-ended activities and resources that support and promote their interests and strengths. Subsequently, they settle quickly and engage in self-directed play. They access a good range of open-ended activities and resources that support and promote their interests and strengths. They are able to explore, investigate, be creative and engage in physical activity. Children and teachers enjoy learning and have fun. Strong friendships amongst children are evident.
View full 2016 ERO report here. View our latest Kindergarten Newsletters here
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Meet The Staff:
From left: Head teacher Lill Church, Tina Abela, Tina Burbury, BonnieFinnema
“We found Onekawa Kindergarten to be an amazing place. The friendly happy relaxed environment is a credit to the wonderful teachers who go above and beyond to ensure every child reaches their full potential. The activities are always interesting and the teachers always come up with new and creative ways to extend the children in their current interests.
Our daughter started kindergarten extremely shy and all the staff helped her develop skills to overcome her shyness and at her 5 year old mat time she was able to talk in front of the whole kindy group and is now completely ready for school.
Onekawa Kindergarten will always hold happy memories for our family. Thank you”. Katrina and John 2014
“It has been a great year with you all but I have to go off to school. Thanks for a lot of fun at kindy. I’ll miss you all, so good bye”. Clayton aged 8