Kia ora and welcome to Glen Innes Kindergarten

At our diverse and welcoming kindergarten in Glen Innes, your child will benefit from our teachers’ fresh perspectives and enthusiasm. We aim to offer the best in early childhood education in Glen Innes, and our kindergarten is run by a passionate team of educators. Innovative teaching, creative play and quality learning environments are all part and parcel of the kindergarten experience.

We believe that our kindergarten in Glen Innes is and should be an important part of the wider community. As well as being involved in the local area, we value deep connections with parents, whãnau and community to gain the best learning outcomes for our children. Diversity is embraced, and everyone is welcome!

The Te Whāriki teaching philosophy guides our programmes. This highlights five different principles of learning: wellbeing (mana atua) belonging (mana whenua), contribution (mana tangata), communication (mana reo) and exploration (mana aoturoa). Together, these help us to educate and grow confident and well-rounded young learners.

What parents are saying…

  • I commend the Glen Innes Kindergarten staff for the terrific job they're doing in nurturing our kids' minds through what they love and enjoy.  It works and our kids are evidence of this. Ka mau te wehi!

    Villiami Telefoni

  • Nothing puts a parent's mind more at ease than knowing their child is safe and enjoying themselves. A massive 'thank you' to Glen Innes Kindergarten, you are all doing an awesome job.

    Gillian Tameilau

  • Thank you for making kindy so much fun for Hazelann. She is really enjoying school and has great social skills which is helping her at Kura. She has become a confident young lady who was groomed well from kindy to be so strong at primary school. We appreciate all you have done for her.

    Farrely Falwasser

  • Awesome! Thank you for this update!  It's nice to see that Aaric-Rose is developing his skills in perseverance and is having fun while doing so. Kia ora Kaiako team for the observations and encouragement of Aaric-Rose's development.

    Mafofonga Faalogo, October 2020

From the ERO Reports…

  • Children with additional learning needs are well supported by teachers and teacher aides to ensure all children experience the play-based curriculum. Teachers make good use of external agencies to support these children and their families.

    Glen Innes Kindergarten 2019 ERO Report

  • Teachers are very responsive to children's needs. Professional learning programmes focusing on enriching children's oral language and social competencies have impacted positively on teachers' practice.

    Glen Innes Kindergarten 2019 ERO Report