Torbay Kindergarten
Torbay Kindergarten
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Welcome to Torbay Kindergarten - Nurturing a Lifelong Passion for Discovery and Learning

Torbay Kindergarten is the oldest kindergarten in the East Coast Bays, officially opening on Saturday 31st May 1969. However, it started long before then… In 1947 a private kindergarten was started in the new hall by Miss Wiseman and her sister, Miss Enid, as a helper. After much fundraising the site and building that is Torbay Kindergarten today was built.

We welcome you to browse our site or come into our kindergarten and have a look around, meet the teachers and enjoy our warm and friendly environment.

Our Philosophy

* We provide a welcoming, safe, caring and fun environment where learning, play and healthy wellbeing is promoted.

* We foster respectful and reciprocal relationships where social competency is currency.

* Exploration of the natural environment encourages kids to be active in their imagination, self- direction and extend their strengths and interests.

* We build strong partnerships with parents/whanau through good communication.

* All children are valued and supported in their unique learning journey.

* We recognise potential and promote individuality through nurturing strong relationships.

* We are facilitators, observers and provocateurs who are inspired by relationships, research and reflection.

* We take responsibility in our community, acting as role models for citizenship and promoting the best learning outcomes for children.

* Our curriculum reflects the principles of Te Whariki and our commitment to creating and maintaining a unique bi-cultural, sustainable environment that reflects Aotearoa New Zealand.


At Torbay Kindergarten we weave sustainable/environmental practice through all aspects of our programme.

This is reflected in our beach trips to Waiake Beach, our recycling and bokashi composting system, and our wonderful natural environment including our mud pit, earth kitchen and lazy river with rain water tanks.

Our children are surrounded by an environment that they treasure and this in turn nurtures a strong sense of belonging. They learn to respect their surroundings and are acquiring skills that will translate into sustainable lifelong habits.