Kia ora and welcome to Greenhithe Kindergarten

Welcome to Greenhithe Kindergarten!

We are a small community focused Kindergarten (with a maximum of 30 children per day) that provides a warm and welcoming place for our Tamariki (Children), Whānau (Family) and Community.

We are a small team of six: Jess – Head Teacher, Cheryl – Teacher, Neena – Teacher, Karen – Administrator, Sara – Teacher Assistant and Savannah – Teacher Aide.

Our Kindergarten is based on learning through play. This means children are encouraged to participate in a wide range of learning activities, to extend and develop their skills and knowledge. Learning through play in the early years helps to lay the foundation for essential life skills.

The Teachers (Kaiako) work alongside the children to enhance teachable moments and encourage children’s emergent interests as the foundation for learning. As a team, we have a strong focus on fostering dispositional learning for our tamariki and how these impact on their development. We have been involved in a two year (2017-2019) Research Project focusing on Transition to School which we are very proud of. Greenhithe Kindergarten has been part of the Greenhithe Community since 1995.

We welcome you to pop in and visit us any time. We would love the opportunity to show you around and to answer any questions you may have.

From the ERO Reports…

  • Children are open, friendly and articulate. They work well with others in small groups and form friendships.

    Greenhithe Kindergarten 2018 ERO Report

  • Teachers build effective, supportive relationships with children, their parents and whānau.

    Greenhithe Kindergarten 2018 ERO Report

  • Teachers provide a well resourced learning environment. Children can choose from a wide range of materials that support their creativity and promote critical thinking.

    Greenhithe Kindergarten 2018 ERO Report