Kia ora and welcome to KiNZ Mission Heights

KiNZ Mission Heights is a purpose-build spacious early learning centre with a respectful teaching and learning environment. Our teachers encourage creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and fun memories through hands-on active experiences to set foundations for lifelong learning. We provide a homely, caring space with a professional team who are multilingual, supportive and passionate. As a Silver Enviroschool, we focus on the guardianship of the environment and also create open ended play experiences. We celebrate and value our diverse and cultural community through our daily curriculum.

Why KiNZ Mission Heights?

  • A good teacher to child ratio
  • Large open, natural spaces and playground
  • Professional, respectful and stable teaching team
  • Growing leaders for the future through daily sustainable practices as an Enviroschool
  • Teachers taking time to form the bond and relationship with children and family

Our Centre Philosophy

KiNZ Mission Heights prides itself in providing a respectful teaching and learning environment which we believe lays foundation for lifelong learning. Children are seen as confident and competent and are supported to build their strengths and interests. We respect the cultural diversity of families and families aspirations for their children. Teachers observe and extend children’s strengths and interests by creating experiences and providing open ended resources where children can try out their ideas, pursue their working theories and develop dispositions for learning. Teachers appreciate that both the indoor and outdoor environments provide valuable learning opportunities.

From the ERO Reports…

  • The calm learning environment created for children encourages collaborative and creative play.

    KiNZ Mission Heights 2019 ERO Report

  • Teachers manage children's transitions into the centre and on to school well. Younger children benefit from the attention of a key teacher in their early days in the centre.

    KiNZ Mission Heights 2019 ERO Report

  • Children lead their own learning. They make decisions about where they will play and make good use of an outdoor environment that encourages safe risk-taking and exploration.

    KiNZ Mission Heights 2019 ERO Report