Martinborough Kindergarten is located in a rural township, surrounded by farm land and vineyards.
We are very fortunate to be located in the Martinborough School grounds, which makes the transition to school easier for both children and their families.
Being part of the school community, we are able to share resources and participate in school activities.
We believe in...
Culture: Teachers respect and value the bicultural heritage of New Zealand and reflect this in our teaching practices and Kindergarten environment.
Environment: Teachers promote and actively encourage sustainability and respect for the natural environment and resources.
Relationships: Teachers work in partnership with children and their families/whānau, school and community to create a shared, welcoming environment.
Our programme encourages all children to be involved in a wide range of challenging and stimulating learning experiences which strengthen their problem solving and creative abilities.
Teachers promote independence and confidence through joint exploration and investigation.
Children research ideas using up to date information and communication technology (ICT).
We have achieved our Healthy Heart award by promoting healthy eating options and physical activity.
We have our own vegetable gardens/worm farm and promote learning about environmental sustainability.
We use Te Reo/Tikanga in our daily routines and use 'mat time' to support values of mutual respect and unity (kotahitanga)
Our Teaching Team
We have three teachers who are fully qualified in early childhood education (ECE). We are also supported by two teacher aides.
Jane Firth McMahon