Embracing children's wonder, playfulness and love for learning is paramount as they build a strong sense of who they are and the endless opportunities that await them in this ever changing world. Through providing children with a safe and inspirational environment we are able to foster children's curiosity and provide a strong framework for 21 century learning.
Mrs Leila Guillard
4 year olds
Kristin Kindergarten caters for 4 year olds and supports them on their learning journey through the early years, transitioning seamlessly into Year 0 and Year 1.
Our Kindergarten students enjoy regular specialist instruction in Languages, Music & Movement, Performing and Visual Arts and a Perceptual Motor Program. Visits to the Kristin library and bush add richness to our program. Our highly skilled teachers move to the Junior School with each class, continuing to support the dyadic relationships.
Our foundations for learning in Kristin Kindergarten
A strong focus on developing oral language, leading into early literacy skills.
Providing specialised teachers that open pathways to new ways to be creative and expressive.
Opportunities that support all aspects of a child's development.
Kristin Kindergarten has a carefully planned curriculum that interweaves an inquiry based IB primary years programme and the New Zealand Early Years Curriculum Te Whariki. Through careful planning and thought provoking environments we are able to inspire children to share knowledge, ask questions, think critically about their learning, build confidence whilst working constructively, and develop an understanding of others and the world around them.