River Valley Kindergarten, Helensville                  

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April 26th, 2017

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Parakai Kindergarten

Parakai Kindergarten can provide your children with a quality preparation for school and beyond.

Our purpose-built kindy was opened in 1995 and designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment for 3-5 year olds in the Helensville-Parakai area. Qualified, registered teachers use stimulating education programmes to help your children develop the social, behavioural, emotional and communications skills they will need throughout their lives.

Your child should be enrolled on the kindergarten waiting list around their second birthday. When their starting date is confirmed they will be asked to attend a pre-entry session.

There, you'll get to look around the kindergarten and the teachers will have a chance to get to know your child.

Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 2:30pm, Friday 8:30am – 1pm.

A Whanau Room is available for hire by community groups, and the kindergarten can also be hired for children's birthday parties.

The Kindergarten Programme and Curriculum

When children play they are:

  • Exploring
  • Experiencing
  • Thinking
  • Discovering
  • Solving problems
  • Making decisions
  • Being creative
  • Acting out situations that have meaning to them
  • Using their imagination
  • Practising and repeating
  • Learning by trial and error
  • Making choices

What children learn through play:

  • Be away from their parents (this may take a while)
  • Be independent
  • Make friends
  • Be culturally aware and accepting of others
  • Communicate
  • Develop confidence
  • Feel good about themselves
  • Be responsible
  • Gain control over anxieties, aggressive and destructive feelings
  • Share and co-operate
  • Learn simple rules and routines
  • Be creative
  • Solve problems

Kindergarten is bound by the Early Childhood Curriculum.

8 Fordyce Rd, RD1, Parakai 0830
Ph: 09 420 8737

Fax:  09 420 8728