the joy of teaching, the love of learning

the joy of teaching, the love of learning

Onekawa Kindergarten

 

Welcome To Onekawa Kindergarten

Kindergarten is set in attractive, landscaped grounds on the Maadi Rd reserve and we are the proud winners of the Napier PreSchool Garden Competition 2010. The warm friendly environment for children and adults alike inspires discovery and delight. A place of learning that is relaxing and encourages children to reach their potential as competent and capable learners. Nau mai haere mai. We welcome you.                                        

 

Our Session Times Are:
Monday to Friday:  8:30am to 12:45pm
Monday to Friday:  8:30am to 2:30pm


Our Staff To Child Ratio:
We have a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 children, as well as additional teaching and non teaching support.
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Onekawa Philosophy:

At Onekawa Kindergarten we embrace fun, friendships and curiosity as we play and learn.  Onekawa Kindergarten is a place for quality education, aspirations, inspiring educational success, leadership, holistic well-being, aroha, whânau, trust, respect, resilience, independence, kotahitanga, nurturing potential and kaitiaki. 


Our Favourite 2016 ERO Comment:
Children access a well-considered range of open-ended activities and resources that support and promote their interests and strengths. Subsequently, they settle quickly and engage in self-directed play. They access a good range of open-ended activities and resources that support and promote their interests and strengths. They are able to explore, investigate, be creative and engage in physical activity. Children and teachers enjoy learning and have fun. Strong friendships amongst children are evident.

View full 2016 ERO report here.                               

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Meet The Staff:  
From left: :  Estelle Vyle, Bonnie Finnema, Janine Evans, Lill Church (H.Teacher),  


Onekawa teaching team June 19
Head Teacher  Lillian Church
  • B.Early Childhood & current first aid
Teacher  Estelle Vyle
  • B.Ed  Teaching ECE & current first aid
Relieving Teacher  Janine Evans
  • B.Ed ECE & current first aid
Teacher  Bonnie Finnema
  • B Teaching ECE & current first aid
Kindergarten Support Worker  Crystal Puhara

Testimonial:

 

“Onekawa kindergarten is more than a kindy; it’s a home away from home for my tamariki which has given them a great sense of belonging to support their learning and development. Since transitioning my tamariki from day-care to kindy they have blossomed into happy and confident little individual’s eager to participate in all the fantastic activities on offer at the centre. My tamariki have made wonderful friendships along the way and this has been supported by the amazing and supportive teaching team. I look forward to when my son begins his journey with Onekawa Kindergarten too”. Mel (June 2019)

“My son has attended Onekawa kindergarten for 2 years now and in that time I have seen him grow in so many ways. He has built strong and nurturing relationships with his teachers and peers alike. The care and consistency with the teaching team and the communication between the teaching team and families is what makes Onekawa such an amazing place to send my children. As school approaches I know he is well prepared and ready for this next step and with my youngest son still attending for the next 2 years I am excited to continue our family’s relationship with Onekawa kindergarten”. - Jade (June 2019)

“Thank you so much for being great teachers. You have all been so welcoming and friendly. I am also so impressed with the way you cater to Jacks interests and supported his learning”. - (2018)

“The teachers have transformed this wonderful kindy into the amazing place it is today. Through hard work, determination, imagination, and the willingness to step outside the box, this place has become an amazing environment for our little people to play, socialize and learn. Many fond memories are being formed here every day. We will always look back fondly on our time with Onekawa kindergarten and consider this place to be part of our history!” -Sarah (2018)

“We just want to thank the teachers at Onekawa kindergarten from the bottom of our hearts for all the time and effort you have put into getting my son ready for his next chapter of going to school. He has loved his time at Onekawa kindergarten!” – Kim (2018).

“We can’t say thank you enough for everything you have done for Sally during her time at kindy! Kindy has been such a beautiful time in Sally’s life- a time of growth, learning, making friends and feeling happy, loved and safe…what more could a child ask for? !? You have been such a blessing to us as a family and we value and appreciate your role in Sally’s life. Onekawa kindergarten is a very special place, thank you for making it what it is!” (November, 2018)

“Many thanks to the awesome team at Onekawa kindergarten. We have had a lot of fun as a family here seeing our son grow and learn to make some wonderful friends. Thank you for all you have done to help settle him on sad days and join in with us on all the fun days. I am really glad we chose this environment for our children” (Lisa, 2019).


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Contact Us:

Phone:       06 843 5577
Cellphone: 027 643 5577
Email:        onekawakgtn@napierkindergartens.co.nz
Address:   29 Maadi Road, Onekawa, Napier


 

Contact Us

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Phone:  06 835 7890

Email:   info@napierkindergartens.co.nz

66 Kennedy Road, Napier

PO Box 4298, Marewa, Napier

New Zealand

Mission and Vision Statements

Our Vision
Learning is child's play and teaching is a passion.

Our Mission:
Children and parents look forward to their kindergarten experience