Welcome To Marewa Kindergarten
Marewa Kindergarten is an extremely well resourced, centrally located kindergarten. Our experienced, established team of teachers provide a warm, caring and welcoming environment for children and families with a strong sense of community and belonging. We pride ourselves in knowing the individual child and their families.
Our Session Times Are:
Our Staff To Child Ratio:
We have a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 children, and have additional non teaching support as well.
"Take care of our children
Take care of what they hear
Take care of what they see
Take care of what they feel
For how the children grow
So will be the shape of Aotearoa."
Dame Whina Cooper
At Marewa kindergarten we provide a safe, healthy, caring and happy environment with equitable opportunities for all.
The teaching team are qualified, experienced and highly skilled professionals.
We foster strong and secure relationships between children, family/whānau, teachers and community that reflect the cultural make-up of our community and the bi-cultural heritage of Aotearoa new Zealand all of which are vital to a sense of belonging, well-being and positive learning outcomes.
We acknowledge that children increasingly live in a busy fast-paced world; we purposefully provide an unhurried environment where children learn holistically.
We celebrate the uniqueness of each child, their needs, strengths and cultures. We pride ourselves on a safe nurturing environment which provides experiences to meet and extend social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of all children where there is love, respect and understanding.
We value learning gained through both free play and structured communal group times. We believe in the importance of teaching children to play safely and to show respect for people, the living and non-living environment, with a clear emphasis on learning about routines, limits and boundaries.
In partnerships with whānau/families, we uphold the values of honesty, truthfulness, courtesy and kindness.
Children develop independence and resilience and are prepared for a smooth transition to school and future learning.
Ma te rourou a nga tamariki With the children's basket
Ma te rourou o te whanau The families basket
Ma te rourou a nga kaiwhakaako The Teacher's basket
Ka ngatahi tatou, ka ako hoki tatou katoa We share and learn together
Our Favourite 2015 ERO Comment:
The kindergarten philosophy expresses the importance of secure and warm relationships between children, families and staff. A calm and settled environment enables children to play individually and in groups. There is a focus on building independence and resilience in a well-organised and resourced kindergarten. Increased teacher inclusion of parent aspirations contributes to learning partnerships with families. Children engage in sustained play.
View full 2015 ERO report here.
Head Teacher Anne McLean
Teacher Madoka Takemodo