At Milverton we build authentic, collaborative relationships within our kindergarten community. We foster children’s social skills to promote peer tutoring, communication, respect, consideration, sharing and cooperation. We celebrate individuality and value prior learning and experience, while promoting opportunities for children to be creative and imaginative problem-solvers. Family participation in kindergarten sessions, fundraising initiatives and fun events is encouraged and we celebrate Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the way we value our bi-cultural heritage and our commitment and loyalty to one another.
Music, art, drama and creativity feature strongly in our programme which evolves as children’s interests change. Maths, literacy and science activities are experienced in meaningful and interesting ways. Every child has a portfolio with photographs and stories about their learning, excursions and kindergarten visitors and parents can view these at any time.
We look forward to meeting you and your child and embracing your contribution to our learning community.
Hi Milverton family
Firstly, I want to apologize for leaving yesterday without giving a big hug and saying a huge thanks to each of you. As you know for us to take this decision was hard, because our expectations was to have Maya there until she was going to school, and also the reason why we have to make some changes in our routines.
Thanks so much for helping Maya to be so strong, care, and flexible girl, and encourage and teach her to be a better person each day. Thanks for teaching us to be a better parents, you gave us a great support in the easy and difficult moments during this two years. Thanks for accepting me and my family as we are, a multiculture family, with a lot energy and Colombia craziness.
You are a great team, all the time that I was in kindy I was impressed how you support each other, take advantages of your strengths, have clear your tasks and the most important the big effort you make to help each child and the families.
Whaea Helen, thanks for teaching us how to be the captain of a big boat and manage it with so much love and discipline.
Whaea Sally, thanks for all your support and love to Maya. Thanks for the great ideas and initiatives that you share with Maya, and motive her to feel proud of her Colombia heritage. Please carry on watching the Spanish TV, your Spanish is improving.
Whaea Gerry, thanks for your energy and to appreciate the small things in life. Please carry on with the Zumba, we will need to go to a party together to show me your movements.
Whaea Fiona, thanks for being so lovely with us, and always smile and will to help us when we need it.
Matua Gavin, I admire you so much for the your amazing skills with languages and technology. Thanks for your understanding in the difficult moments, patience with us trying to change days for care and for your Buenos Dias every morning.
Family, we will be there for some plays days and for morning tea. Thanks to all of you for making families and people like me (foreigners) to be part of the kindy, Palmy and NZ. For taking advantages of the diversity of all of us and make the children to be aware that the diversity is what make the world a place more exciting.
Please invite us when you have any seminars, or visitors for the children, or for your amazing celebrations. As you know we like so much to attend to everything, and please any help that we can assist we will be happy.
Please Whaea Sally, keep for us the gorgeous photos that you have in the wall of the three of us and the small photo of Maya of two years ago (I forgot to pick it up yesterday).
Hope to see you soon, and have a great weekend everybody.
Love, Erika, Simon, Maya and Leo
The children have very much been enjoying story telling and drama. We have extended on this interest by providing various props to enable them to dramatize stories for themselves. It has been great to see the way that the children have organized themselves to ensure that they have enough characters to tell each story, and that everyone has a turn to be different characters within a story.Read More...
Children are busy learning waiata at the moment as they get ready for our Matariki celebration. To extend on this learning a group of our children visited College Street School Kapa Haka Roopu. The warm welcome was amazing, our children gave a koha of putiputi – woven flax flowers that they had made.Read More...
Things that go up and that blow up have been fascinating Milverton Kindergarten children this term. Teacher Gavin Mardon explains that one boy’s trip in an aeroplane led to the interest in flight, with children extending that interest into lots of plane making and building with paper and wood.Read More...
“I want to be a rock star!” said John, a four year old Milverton Kindergarten child, whose brother plays the ukulele in his school band. Together we made hair to look like ‘head banger’ musicians and created our own band. A pallet became the stage and the karaoke microphone became a tool for the most amazing range of sounds.Read More...
Hokowhitu School's Ruahine Team recently organised, and ran at Milverton Park, a Commonwealth Games for Milverton Kindergarten. The primary school's senior students did an amazing job with their planning which even included the ‘Queen' officially opening and closing the games.Read More...