Welcome To Riversdale Kindergarten
Riversdale Kindergarten is set in spacious park like grounds in Taradale, where children have the opportunity to explore and learn in the natural environment. Several large mature trees provide natural shade as well as the opportunity to learn about the natural rhythms of the seasons. We are proud to be an enviro-school. This allows the children to grow vegetables in our gardens, learn about waste reduction, composting and to tend for the worm farm and our pet chickens.
Kaitiaki o tonga a papatuanuku.
We care for the gifts of the earth and foster natural curiosity and exploration. We empower children to develop respectful relationships.
Our Favourite 2016 ERO Comment:
Children learn in an environment where they are valued and affirmed for who they are and what they bring to their learning. A sense of belonging is promoted through strong, respectful relationships with families and whanau. Children lead their own learning. They engage in cooperative play for sustained periods of time. Access to a good range of resources and activities promotes their curiosity and discovery. There is an increased focus on integrating natural and open-ended resources. This is supporting the development of early literacy and mathematics understanding. Routines are responsive to children's needs and promote their independence and social skills.
View full 2016 ERO report here.
Meet The Staff:
"My family have been involved with Riversdale Kindy since February 2013. It's been lovely to see the growth and changes that have happened in the last few years. With lovely caring teachers I have seen my kids develop and learn so much. The outdoor exploring and learning opportunities along side the inside play and crafts, it truely captures all kids interests. Fantastic community kindy, lovely families and many activities to keep my little ones happy and entertained. I'm looking forward to see my son develop more skills over the next few years. I highly recommend Riversdale kindy" Parent L Somervell April 2016