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*conditions apply

Nau mai, haere mai ki Peterhead Kindergarten.

A place where we value our tamariki as taonga with unlimited potential. Where teachers work closely with tamariki and whānau to understand each child’s unique learning journey and their family’s aspirations for them. We aim to provide an atmosphere of calm, where our tamariki learn about their emotions through supported interactions with each other everyday.

At Peterhead Kindergarten we value whānau, hapū, iwi and community. We are blessed to see many generations of whānau come through our doors and have longstanding relationships with the Flaxmere community. We have close ties with Te Whai Hiringa, Peterhead School and provide weekly visits for tamariki who are transitioning to start school there.

We are an Enviroschool – we have a focus on the Atua in our environment and on providing a sustainable Kindergarten. Tamariki are involved in our maara kai/vegetable garden, collecting eggs from our chickens, recycling, feeding our worm farm and generally looking after Papatūānuku. We are lucky to have a big space with lots of trees where tamariki can explore and learn in a peaceful environment. Our kindergarten is a homely environment where daily meals are prepared and children’s interests are catered for.

Relationships and aroha come first at Peterhead Kindergarten and our guiding pou values of Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga, Whakamana and Whakaako underpin everything we do. Please feel free to drop in and visit if you’d like to know more…

Whānau Welcome Booklet

Peterhead booklet pic

Vision and Philosophy

To nurture the values of Whakamana, Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga and Whakaako for our tamariki and their whānau.

ERO Quality Evaluation Report


‘Children’s learning and wellbeing are well supported through learning-focused relationships. Teachers and whānau work collaboratively to ensure children with diverse learning needs participate fully in the curriculum.’

Hours and Fees

30 hours free early childhood education.

Monday – Friday:

8.30 am – 2.30 pm

  • Term One 2024

    Starts: Thursday 18 January
    Finishes: Friday 12 April

    Statutory Holidays:
    Waitangi Day: Tuesday 6 February
    Good Friday: Friday 29 March
    Easter Monday: Monday 1 April
    ANZAC Day: Thursday 25 April

  • Term Two 2024

    Starts: Monday 29 April
    Finishes: Friday 5 July

    Statutory Holidays:
    King's Birthday: Monday 3 June

  • Term Three 2024

    Starts: Monday 22 July
    Finishes: Friday 27 September

  • Term Four 2024

    Starts: Monday 14 October
    Finishes: Thursday 19 December

    Statutory Holidays:
    Hawke's Bay Anniversary: Friday 25 October
    Labour Day: Monday 28 October 

Up to 30 hours free early childhood education when you attest your 20 free hours. Terms and conditions apply. 


April MacDonald

Kaiako Matua (Head Teacher)

Bachelor of Teaching
(Early Childhood Education)

Petra du Fresne 


Bachelor of Teaching
(Early Childhood Education)

Robyn Wyber-Kiwara


Bachelor of Teaching
(Early Childhood Education)

Connie Keegan


Bachelor of Teaching
(Early Childhood Education)

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