the joy of teaching, the love of learning
Welcome To Bette Christie Kindergarten
Our kindergarten is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac within a 1 kilometre radius of 4 primary schools making us accessible for many families. We pride ourselves on the positive learning environment we provide for our children and families. Children are supported through a well-resourced programme which promotes creativity and independence. We are highly respectful of the important role each child’s whânau plays in their learning.
We offer an extended year service, which means we are open for up to 50 weeks per annum.
Our working philosophy -
We promote peaceful play and respectful relationships, upholding the mana of each child.
We empower children to develop confidence and competence through planned and
We nurture and build a sense of belonging through whakawhanaungatanga and manaakitanga
We foster tiaki taiao for our whenua and the natural world around us through sustainable teaching and
We honour the diverse aspirations of our whanau and learning community
Strategies based on mindfulness, manaakitanga and whanaungatanga successfully promote children's social competence. Wellbeing and belonging support them to form positive relationships with adults and each other.
Family and whānau contribution to their children's learning is respected and acknowledged as they work alongside teachers. They engage with the curriculum and take on leadership roles to support and promote the kindergarten in the community.
Children engage in a range of experiences that promote their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of science. Teachers have yet to evaluate the impact of these activities on outcomes for children.
Te ao Māori is woven positively through the environment and curriculum. All children's sense of identity is promoted in knowing that their culture is embraced and nurtured. Protocols are followed, and teachers continue to build their knowledge and understanding of planning, assessment, teaching and learning practices reflected through a Māori lens.
Meet The Staff:
Left to Right: Danielle McCleland (Support Worker|), Mitra Macpherson, Stacey Trotter (Head Teacher), Tracey Brenssell, Jane Pickering, Sue Bryant,
Relieving Head Teacher Rachel Baldwin
KSW Jen Upchurch
Phone: 06 843 5736
Cellphone: 027 643 5736
Address: 10 Hurst Avenue, Maraenui, Napier