Our kindergarten philosophy of Kaitiakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Ako, Whakamana and Manaakitanga means strong foundations are laid for our tamariki, whānau and hapori to grow and learn.
It means we are protectors of our environment, we value relationships and connections, we learn with and from each other, we are all empowered to learn and grow, and we are respectful and we care.
We are proud to be a Silver Enviroschool. Sustainability is a part of our everyday kaupapa. Tamariki are empowered to be involved in planting, gardening, composting, harvesting, caring for animals and small creatures, looking after our worm farm and caring for our local ngahere.
Our care code supports tamariki to learn about caring for our planet, our friends, our toys, our gardens and living things in our environment.
We provide a supportive environment for whānau, particularly during times of deployment when sole parenting can be a challenge for army families.
We look forward to getting to know you and your child as we learn together.
Nau mai haere mai ki Linton Kindergarten
"Linton kindergarten is a very big part of our daughter’s life. She loves it 100% and the teachers are very approachable and friendly to myself and her other siblings."
"Very important source of early childhood education. Everyone loves going there!"
"Kindergarten has been great for our daughter making friends, learning lots of new things and having opportunities that are not always possible to offer at home."
At Linton kindergarten we had a wonderful day – celebrating Matariki toasting marshmallows over our campfire, singing Matariki Waiata in a concert for our whānau and finishing with a shared kai of homemade AND homegrown kumara and pumpkin soup, bread and chocolate cake.Read More...
Linton Kindergarten unveiled their Enviroschools’ sign with a whānau breakfast today. The sign, provided by Horizons Regional Council, recognises the kindergarten’s commitment to creating a sustainable future as normal practice in the early childhood education centre.Read More...
As a part of the Enviroschools network, Linton Kindergarten are finding ways to strengthen sustainable practices. A recent rubbish audit at the kindergarten revealed that paper was a large part of generated waste. Two baskets were added to the art area for paper collection. One basket is for reusable paper, and one for recyclable paper.Read More...
Linton Kindergarten held their first Matariki celebration in June. Matariki is the name for a cluster of stars that only rises once a year, traditionally marking the Māori New Year as a time to remember those who have passed, and celebrate new life and the year ahead. The celebration reminded the tamariki of their bicultural heritage.Read More...