Welcome To Te Awanga Kindergarten
Our Session Times Are:
Our Staff to Child Ratio:
We have a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 children, with additional non teaching support as well.
Te Awanga Philosophy
We build caring and mindful relationships.
We empower children to become confident and independent learners.
We nurture curiosity and creativity.
We foster appreciation and respect for the natural world.
We value the aspirations of our unique community.
Our favourite 2019 ERO Comments:Warm and respectful relationships are evident between all involved in the service. A recent initiative aimed at building parent, teacher and child relationships supports younger children to successfully transition into the kindergarten. Teachers apply consistent strategies and respond appropriately to nurture each child's social and emotional competence. Children play capably with, and alongside each other. They display a sense of belonging and ownership.
View full 2019 ERO report here.
Meet The Staff:
Left to Right: Janita Blake, Paula Lantsbury, Erin Marsh, Lorraine Lovell
Head Teacher Janita Blake
Teacher Lorraine Lovell
'My granddaughter has loved every single moment of her two years at Te Awanga kindy. There is surely no higher recommendation than that!
I believe she feels like that because the teachers there achieve the perfect balance of fimness, fairness, kindness and fun as the children engage in the huge array of activities they make available.
Add to that the beautiful country-coastal setting and an appreciation of the natural world, and what better environment could there be for a child's early learning and awareness of social values.
What a great start these children get!' Lynda J,
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