The Heretaunga Kindergarten Association archive is dedicated to the social and institutional history of the Heretaunga Free Kindergarten Association (HFKA). It collects, preserves and facilitates research access to historic material related to the Committees, Kindergartens and significant individuals that make up the Association.
HFKA was formerly known as the Hastings Free Kindergarten Association. From the first public meeting held on 15 February 1928, Committees of the Hastings Free Kindergarten Association worked to establish and resource Kindergartens for local children. In 1979 the Hastings Free Kindergarten Association was joined with the Havelock North Kindergarten Association and the name was changed to Heretaunga Free Kindergarten Association. Central Hawkes Bay Free Kindergarten Association joined HFKA in 1997. In 2008 HFKA and Michael Fowler (as author) published a book titled “A Proud Heritage: A History of the Heretaunga Free Kindergarten Association 1928-2008.”
The Archive is intended to be available for research purposes and to support the ongoing work of the Association through better knowledge of its history. Permission for research should be sought by application to the General Manager of HFKA and may require confirmation from the Board of Governance. Items that include confidential or personal information are clearly marked and will require specific authorisation from the General Manager to access. A general public catalogue of collection holdings is available through Ehive Collection Management website http://ehive.com/ by searching ‘Heretaunga’. More detailed records can be accessed by contacting the General Manager at email@example.com.
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New Entrant Teacher Te Mata Primary School
Many of our New Entrant children come from Te Mata Kindergarten. The transition to school is an important milestone in a child’s life, with this in mind the liaison and communication between the kindergarten and school is on going.
The children from Te Mata Kindergarten come to visit us at school and we visit them as often as is possible. The children enjoy sharing their portfolios of their learning at kindergarten with their new school teacher. Many of the children come to school ready to learn, with early literacy and numeracy skills underway.