Welcome To Taradale Kindergarten
Taradale Kindergarten is a great place to be! We are situated on the edge of Taradale Park behind the local shopping centre. We enjoy and appreciate fantastic family and wider community support.Taradale Kindergarten offers a place-sharing facility to meet the individual needs of our families who are unable to attend all sessions offered.
We have a wonderful committee of parents who work in partnership with teachers to provide a well-resourced, safe, challenging learning environment for our children.We share our community’s pride in Taradale Kindergarten and feel honoured to be entrusted with the education and learning journeys of their children.
At Taradale Kindergarten we encourage children to develop self confidence and skills for life - a sense of fun, curiosity , creativity, responsibility, problem solving, independence, decision making, communication, co-operation, resilience, perseverance, empathy, sharing and pride in their personal achievements. This encompasses our children's social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and cultural as well as language growth while acknowledging their individuality. Awareness of sustainability in the world around them is fostered through our teachings, relationships and the work in our gardens. We provide a vibrant and supportive teaching and learning environment where connecting links with the family/whanau, community and the wider world are affirmed and extended.
Te poutama iti
Together little steps lead to big success
Our Favourite 2015 ERO Comment:
Children follow their interests and make choices from carefully considered curriculum opportunities. Teachers facilitate learning through play in a very well-resourced environment. Sustainability, the natural world and science remain very positive features of the programme. Healthy food and physical activity are strongly promoted.
Children confidently explore and investigate. Teachers decide how best to extend learning through carefully considered teaching strategies. Leadership is encouraged through sharing each child’s expertise and interests. Teachers’ respectful conversations affirm and encourage children’s confidence and thinking.View full 2015 ERO report here.
Meet The Staff:
Left to Right (front row): Karen Doyle, Amanda Druzianic, Justine Mahony, Shona Grace,
To Taradale Kindergarten
We are so sad to be leaving. Thank you so much for the wonderful start to life that you have given our boys. The interactions, experiences and opportunities have been so amazing. Cooper is so passionate about learning; he has soaked up so much from kindy. He is constantly surprising us with facts, songs and funny stories.....if only he could be at kindergarten longer. I love how each of your share your strengths and talents with the children and they get to try so many different things out. We love you rituals and traditions - they create life long memories for the children and their parents. Arohanui, Sarah, Gus, Blake and Cooper Solomon March 2016
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