Forest View Kindergarten is set amongst beautiful native trees, with lots of gardens, including barrels of wonderful herbs, flowers and vegetables. A large grass area is also part of our lovely outdoor space. You can hear Tui singing, see children exploring their natural environment searching for insects and dinosaur bones. Children and teachers are working alongside each other engaging in learning, researching ideas, investigating and asking questions.
You will see the children being independent learners. We view children as being born with a sense of wonder and having a natural affinity for nature. You will see the children being active with lots of opportunity to run, climb trees, hit, kick and throw balls, blow bubbles, swing and jump; developing their important fundamental movement skills. You will see our children being creative and expressive through a variety of media such as dramatic play, storytelling, dancing, music, art and construction. You will see teachers and children gathering for mat-times; singing, storytelling, dancing and sharing stories and ideas.
It is within all of these experiences that teachers promote the literacy/language learning and the mathematical/scientific concepts.
We welcome parents, grandparents and whanau to share in the learning with their child. We share our day with ‘friends’ on our Facebook page. Every child has their own portfolio giving an insight to their learning journey.
2021 TERM DATES
Term 1: Tuesday 19th January – Friday 16th April.
Term 2: Monday 3rd May – Tuesday 8th June.
From 8th June 2021 this kindergarten will change to the All Year Model with no further term breaks until the end of the year when we will be closed for Christmas.