At Ruawai Kindergarten we believe that children develop best in a natural home like environment where we actively support children’s transitions in an environment, where holistic development is underpinned by the Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whâriki.
Ruawai Kindergarten is an Enviroschools, which is guided by five principles, these are; Sustainable Communities, Maori Perspectives, Learning for Sustainability, Respect for Diversity of People and Culture & Empowered Students.
We promote a culture of respect, independence and responsibility (Manaakitanga). We view tamariki, kaiako, whânau and community as equal partners in the teaching and learning process.
Our natural environment gives children the freedom to explore, (regardless of the weather) interact and experiment socially with loose parts, within a culture of trust; developing competence, interdependence and self-regulation.
Haere Mai Koutou! Come and visit – spend time with us, enjoy your surroundings and our awesome learning environment… See you soon!
Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi, With your basket and my basket the people will thrive
Start & Finish Times
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm
Term Dates for 2019
Term 1: 23th January – 12th April
Term 2: 29th April – 5th July
Term 3: July 22rd – 27th September
Term 4: 14th October- 20th December
We offer 20 free hours for all children over 3
Phone: (09) 439 2415
Cell: 027 7062038
4376A State Highway 12,
Ruawai 0530, Northland