Our ideal ‘graduate’ will look like: Someone who has emotional stability and sees themselves as a capable and competent learner, secure in who God has made them to be. They will have a love for learning, instilled through a sense of curiosity and wonder of the world around them.
Welcome to Avondale Christian Kindergarten where we believe that every child is a gift created by God and we aspire to encourage and support them to be secure in the knowledge of who God has made them to be. We aim to teach and nurture children within a stimulating, safe, caring and inclusive environment where the early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki is underpinned by our Christian values and beliefs.
We recognise that children’s cognitive, social, cultural, physical, dispositional, emotional and spiritual development is holistically woven together. Our planned programme provides opportunities for children to develop in all these areas, both individually and as a group.
Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour and to be thoughtful and considerate of others and the environment.
We believe in actively listening to the many voices and perspectives of children, acknowledging their God-given strengths. In doing so we seek to support the development of knowledge, skills and dispositions that will empower them for life’s journey. We aspire to instill in each child a love for learning and a sense of wonder and curiosity for God’s world around them.
We value the differing cultural backgrounds and values that families and whānau bring and celebrate the diversity and richness that this contributes to our kindergarten. Partnership with parents / whānau is fostered as we strive to build strong links between home and kindergarten, to further develop children’s ongoing learning pathways.
We are committed to the bicultural heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand and all children will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of Te reo Māori (Māori language )and tikanga Māori (Māori cultrue).