Albany Kindergarten
Albany Kindergarten
Kaitiaki Kindergartens
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Kia Ora and Welcome to our Kindergarten

We believe in providing children with the necessary tools, skills and attitudes to enable them to become competent, confident, responsible and capable learners throughout their life long journey.

Kohikohia nga kakano, whakaritea te parekereke, kia puawai nga hua. Gather the seeds, prepare the seedbed carefully, and you will be gifted with an abundance of food.

About Us

The Albany area  is also known as Okahukura, place of butterflies or of rainbows. Our kindergarten is located in the heart of the community right next to Albany Primary School. We welcome families to come and visit us anytime and experience what our learning environment has to offer them.

Our children are active explorers who are encouraged to support and respect each other as they learn together. We value manaakitanga and aroha as part of our philosophy which means that caring, sharing, kindness, supporting others, and being a friend are important and visible in our curriculum here.

Te Whariki is our guiding curriculum document and emphasises our bicultural foundations, our multicultural present and the shared future that we are creating with our Albany Kindergarten whanau.

This quote from Te Whariki says a lot about what is important to us here.

“As global citizens in a rapidly changing and increasingly connected world, children need to be adaptive, creative and resilient. They need to learn how to learn so that they can engage with new contexts, opportunities and challenges with optimism and resourcefulness.”

Arohanui and welcome to our kindergarten we look forward to meeting you.

Our Teachers will

  • Empower kids to make decisions and strive to become independent
  • Encourage and challenge kids to become problem solvers and investigators, to learn about themselves and take ownership of self-learning
  • Value self initiated investigations, experimentation and creative expression
  • Embrace technology practices that assist learning quests
  • Treasure unique gifts, curiosities, passions and potential
  • Make time to listen, respect views and celebrate cultural heritage and identity
  • Value the funds of knowledge that families and whanau bring the kindergarten setting and join them in partnerships that helps kids to learn and grow to their full potential
  • Be committed and passionate in regard to their own professional growth and development as an important part of ensuring a high standard of teaching
  • Develop an environment where sustainable practices and thinking is an integral part of the curriculum in developing lifelong learning skills, knowledge and understanding