Parakai Kindergarten
Parakai Kindergarten
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Welcome to Parakai Kindergarten - Tena Koutou, Haere Mai

Parakai Kindergarten opened in 1995 and is located next to the Parakai Primary School in Fordyce Road. The kindergarten serves a large area including Parakai, South Head, Helensville, Woodhill, Waitoki and Kaukapakapa.

This beautiful, spacious kindergarten provides the perfect environment for our tamariki to learn through the magical art of play. Nurtured by our talented team of teachers who make sure that our most precious little citizens, have a special place to spend their days in the heart of their community.

Our Philosophy

At Parakai Kindergarten our values and beliefs are:

* A curriculum strongly influenced by Te Whariki with an emphasis on bicultural practices and theories of learning that upholds the partnership of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

* We strive to provide an inclusive environment where whanau are recognised as the primary caregivers and their needs, values and beliefs are upheld.

* Our core belief is that tamariki learn through play and have opportunities to grow in confidence and competence. They are active investigators in leading their own learning.

* We view every tamaiti as taonga (gifts) who contribute their knowledge, skills and unique attributes.

* Whanau and community cultures are honoured through respectful and reciprocal relationships.

* The learning environment is safe, engaging and caters to diverse learners. It is welcoming, spacious and encourages a connection with nature.

* Planning, internal evaluation and inquiry is valued to ensure we maintain a professional focus on positive outcomes for both tamariki and whanau.

* The place of professional development of kaiako (teachers) is encouraged to foster lifelong learning.