Kia ora and welcome to Papatoetoe North Kindergarten

Here at Papatoetoe North Kindergarten (formerly known as Kotiri Kindergarten), teachers support children’s transitions into and out of the kindergarten, and also support older children to visit the local school.

Papatoetoe North Kindergarten values relationships with our parents and whãnau that are strong and reciprocal.

A bi-annual cultural festival celebrates all the cultures of the families who attend our Kindergarten.  The environment, music, and excursions also showcase cultures.

Our kindergartens have early childhood qualified and registered teachers.  The teachers are dedicated to, and passionate about, early childhood education.  Each kindergarten has a head teacher plus teachers and support staff.  Quality learning programmes are based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whãriki.

From the ERO Reports…

  • Teachers nurture children’s social competence, cultural identity and positive attitudes to learning.

    Papatoetoe North Kindergarten 2018 ERO Report

  • Children play and learn in a culturally rich, well-resourced environment where teachers value child-led learning and children's knowledge and strengths. Children are eager to learn, join in conversations, and engage in sustained play.

    Papatoetoe North Kindergarten 2018 ERO Report