Welcome To Wairoa Kindergarten
Our Session Times Are:
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 2:30pm
Our Staff To Child Ratios Are:
We have a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 children, with additional non teaching support as well.
Meet The Staff:
Left to right front: Schantel Harrison (KSW), Linda Ojala (HT) ,Jenny Robinson, Keziah Howell,Charlene Wharehinga (Relief KSW), Julie Smith, Amy Crarer
Head Teacher Linda Ojala
Teacher Julie Smith
Kindergarten Support Worker
When I had the privilege to visit Wairoa Kindergarten, late in March 2021, I immediately felt that all dreams and aspirations were coming true.
Here was a garden with a building; an outdoor learning space with a clever, covered area in case you want to make a cup of coffee.
The Garden was a little forest-in-the-making and it reminded me of the best ECE and Primary School facilities I have seen around the country, in places such as Te Anau, Eskdale, Te Awanga/Haumoana and many more!
There are now soooo many "Hope Spots" around Aotearoa where teachers and students explore the operations manual of Planet Earth and Wairoa is very much one of those!
Imagine growing cohort after cohort of Nature-Literate young New Zealanders who will become experts in generosity, collaboration and respect. Now imagine these youngsters leading the Restoration activities around Mahia peninsula and running the kohanga kiwi.
And as we all know: that starts right at the beginning... at Early Childhood education.
Go well, Wairoa Kindergarten; You certainly are on-track!