the joy of teaching, the love of learning

the joy of teaching, the love of learning

Wairoa Kindergarten


Welcome To Wairoa Kindergarten

Welcome to Wairoa Kindergarten where we value learning partnerships with parents by encouraging parent participation and having children’s learning highly visible within our environment.

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.
Wairoa Philosophy:

We inspire learning by providing a fun and challenging environment. We create positive social interactions. We welcome, accept and respect our community of learners.
Ka whakaawetia ai te akoaka
Na te ahuatanga rekareka
Na te ahuatanga whakapatari hoki
Ka hangaranga
Ka powhiritia
Ka whakaaetia
Ka manaakitia hokia e matou o matou akonga o te hapori.

Our favourite 2019 ERO comments:

Children lead their own learning through a curriculum that is based on their interests and highly reflective of their community. They are supported to explore their thinking about the world and often share what they know. Regular excursions give children meaningful opportunities to visit places of local significance. Children display a sense of self and belonging.

A holistic approach to teaching and learning effectively promotes children's wellbeing as a platform for further learning. Routines and strategies to support social competence are consistently implemented to foster children's sense of security.

Māori children's identities are valued as the foundation for their educational success. Teachers acknowledge and make connections to individual children's pepeha. They are building understanding of kaupapa Māori approaches to teaching and learning and make these visible within the curriculum.

View full 2019 ERO report here.


Meet The Staff:
Wairoa team 2019 
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
  • Dip of ECE & current first aid
Teacher  Jenny Robinson
  • Degree Early Years & current first aid
Teacher  Keziah Howell
  • Degree Early Years & current first aid
Teacher  Julie Smith
  • B.Ed & current first aid
Teacher Aide  Jo Simmonds

Kindergarten Support Worker
  • Schantel Harrison


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Contact Us:
Phone:       06 838 7026
Cellphone: 027 238 7026
Address:   18A Brian Avenue, Wairoa, HB


Contact Us


Phone:  06 835 7890


66 Kennedy Road, Napier

PO Box 4298, Marewa, Napier

New Zealand

Mission and Vision Statements

Our Vision
Learning is child's play and teaching is a passion.

Our Mission:
Children and parents look forward to their kindergarten experience