Our Purpose

Providing exceptional kaiako led educational environments for our tamariki and community for generations to come.

Ma te huruhuru ka rere te manu (Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar).

Strategic Plan

Heretaunga Kindergartens is an Incorporated Society. As such we are legally required to have a Constitution which is the governing regulations of our organisation. You can download a copy of our Constitution here.

100% qualified and registered kaiako (teachers)

We employ only 100% qualified and registered early childhood kaiako, and our ratio is one teacher to 10 children (2 – 5 years old). All our kaiako have their first-aid certificate.

All of our kindergartens have a kaiako matua (head teacher) and kaiako who deliver teaching and learning that reflect the principles and strands framework of Te Whāriki.

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Tohua ngā whakatipuranga ki te inu i te puna o te mātauranga.

Kia hora ai te whakaruruhau o te ora, ki runga ki te iwi.

Kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui.

Show the young how to drink from the spring of knowledge.

That the sheltering mantle of well-being may spread over the people!

Be strong, be courageous, be resolute.

What makes us different

Enviroschools is an environmental action based programme tamariki are empowered to design and lead sustainability projects.

We use Storypark as a simple and user-friendly platform to share children's learning and stories with parents and whānau.

NZK: We are part of New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) which is the national voice of Kindergarten.


The Code of Professional Responsibility (for the teaching profession) reflects the expectations of conduct and integrity that we all share, what we expect from each other and what our learners, their families and whānau, their communities and the public can expect of us (Education Council, 2017, p.6).

Our Standards

The Standards for the Teaching Profession are made up of six standards that provide holistic descriptions of what high-quality teaching practice looks like and what it means to be a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand. The additional detail contained in the elaborations provides depth and context to the Standards themselves and supports teachers to identify and develop high-quality practices in their settings (Education Council, 2017, p.14).

A copy of the Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession can be downloaded on this link – Our Code, Our Standards.

For more information please contact the Association’s Advisors of Educational Delivery.

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