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 2015 ERO Comment:
Children benefit from positive, responsive, affirming relationships with others. Their sense of belonging is fostered. Families’ cultural backgrounds are acknowledged and celebrated. Teachers make use of their knowledge about children and their lives outside kindergarten to add to their experiences.
The child-initiated curriculum has an emphasis on literacy, numeracy and Enviroschools. Children have some good opportunities to lead their own learning and sustain their play. Their independence is encouraged and they enjoy the company of peers. Children help, take turns and care for their environment. Teachers are responsive to their interests and needs.
View full 2015 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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