The ‘jewel in the crown’ of the AKA’s achievements is the purpose-built, educationally innovative ‘Myers Kindergarten’. Donated by Sir Arthur Myers, who also gifted Myers Park to Auckland and established by Martha Washington Myers and other family members, the building celebrated its 100-year history in November, 2016.
For a century, this vital, dynamic Auckland institution has operated as a children’s learning centre, a teacher training institute, and has doubled up as a hospital and a food-kitchen in times of crisis.
Myers Kindergarten has grown, adapted and re-invented itself decade after decade.
It’s current incarnation as KiNZ Myers Park provides full day care and early learning experiences based on the kindergarten philosophy for children aged 3 months to 6 years, in a beautiful, inner city park setting.
‘100 Years Young’, authored by Kerry Bethell, documents the history of Myers Kindergarten over the last 100 years and celebrates this important milestone in the AKA’s history.