Nau mai haere mai - Welcome
You are always welcome to come in and, get a feel for our environment, learn about our philosophy, meet the teaching team, and ask any questions. We are community focused and we walk in partnership with whānau/family to best meet the needs and aspirations of our children.
We create a calm, positive, and homely atmosphere for children to socialise and learn from each other (tuakana/teina). Our group planning values/pou, are manaakitanga, hauora and ako. We collaboratively plan for this throughout our program, environment, language, and within our teaching practices.
We have Key teacher approach (individual planning), each child has one teacher following their learning pathway and documenting their learning in a journal book and online through Storypark. This is to ensure consistency and strong communication between whānau and the Key teacher. We recognise that children learn through play unlocking their interests in creative ways of self-expression.
Our teachers have a range of levels of te reo Māori and we are committed to engaging in all aspects of Te Ao Māori. Tikanga practices such as waiata, kapa haka, rongoā, rakau Māori, te reo Māori, and pūrakau are all dynamic aspects of our program and environment.
We share a very strong connection with the Frimley Primary School, as they are located right next to our kindergarten. We often visit the school grounds and embrace the whānau feel that has developed throughout our relationships with the older children, teachers and leaders. We are a community!
Nau mai haere mai. Come visit, email, and/or ring anytime. We also have a Facebook page you can follow. Mauri ora
Whānau Welcome Booklet
Vision and Philosophy
The children of Frimley Park Kindergarten are nurtured in a homely, playful, and language-rich environment to feel a strong sense of identity and view themselves as a learner.
He aroha whakatō, he aroha ka puta mai
If kindness is sown then kindness you shall receive
What we do here:
We develop meaningful relationships between whānau, children, teachers, and our community. Acknowledging the well-being of each child is interdependent within our social group and reflects a holistic way for children to learn and grow.
Parents are viewed as the first teachers and together we build on their child’s learning aspirations. A key teacher approach is a dynamic between teacher, child, and whānau. Each teacher connects with a group of children and captivates individual learning pathways in partnership with whānau through observations, photos, and learning stories.
We share space with children who are free to creatively express themselves to learn through play in a calm and positive social environment. Children are affirmed as individuals within a social-cultural context and supported to develop a sense of belonging.
We foster a culture of ako by embracing children's interests, exploration, and through our daily rituals. We have creative resources that are accessible to activate a child’s rich imagination as they refine and extend working theories.
We value and continue to strengthen our Te reo Māori me ngā tikanga through pūrakau, waiata, karakia, pepeha, local trips, matariki, kapahaka, mātauranga Māori and whanaungatanga.
We are in a diverse community alongside Frimley Primary School and the broader Ngā hau e whā e Kāhui Ako ( community of schools). We do regular professional development with local teachers and leadership.
Our children are experiencing foundational skills and knowledge that supports life long skills and for a transition to School. We have regular visit’s to the School field, library, and classrooms. We welcome contact with local children and children’s extended whānau.
The relationship of respect, inclusiveness, kindness, and aroha to oneself, others, and our environment.
Ko au, Ko koe, Ko ia, tatau tatau e.
Human development reflects cognitive (hinengaro), physical (tinana), emotional (whatumanawa), spiritual (wairua), and social and cultural dimensions. Mā mātou koutou e manaaki.
Viewing yourself as a learner will empower you in the process of learning and understanding. Ka ako au.
ERO Quality Evaluation Report
30 hours free early childhood education.
Monday – Friday:
8.30 am – 2.30 pm
Term One 2023
Starts: Tuesday 23 January
Finishes: Friday 6 April
Waitangi Day: Monday 6 February
Good Friday: Friday 7 April
Easter Monday: Monday 10 April
ANZAC Day: Tuesday 25 April
Term Two 2023
Starts: Monday 24 April
Finishes: Friday 30 June
King's Birthday: Monday 5 June
Matariki: Friday 14 July
Term Three 2023
Starts: Monday 17 July
Finishes: Friday 22 September
Term Four 2023
Starts: Monday 9 October
Finishes: Wednesday 20 December
Labour Day: Monday 23 October
Hawke's Bay Anniversary: Wednesday 1 November
Up to 30 hours free early childhood education when you attest your 20 free hours. Terms and conditions apply.
Kaiako Matua (Head Teacher)
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Teaching
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood
Te Reo Māori (Level 4)
Mel Te Whaiti
Bachelor of Teaching
(Early Childhood Education)
Bachelor of Teaching
(Early Childhood Education)
Bachelor of Education
Diploma of Education (Early Childhood Education)
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)