Children are supported through authentic experiences to explore and become increasingly curious of their world, to make connections with people, places and things, to take risks and make mistakes. They are supported to discover different ways to be expressive as well as strategies to learn to cope with big feelings. They are encouraged to play an active role in deciding the direction of their learning. This recognizes their ability to lead their own learning and the power of learning through play.
Teachers acknowledge the critical role of those who are important in the child’s world. Ongoing conversations allows us to get to know our whanau/families, their aspirations for their child as well as their values and beliefs. Our relationships are built upon honesty, respect, and trust. Collaboration with parents and whanau, supports children to navigate the learning and development within a safe environment that is sensitive and affirming of the individual, their culture and values that they bring with them from home.
“Embracing and celebrating diversity is something we think is super special here at Roslyn Kindergarten and so important as we endeavour to empower a new generation of children who have great strength and pride knowing and preserving their identity and having the openness to accept and value others that have different beliefs to their own.”
We are proud and committed to being an Enviroschool. This means we commit to a long-term sustainability journey, where tamariki connect with and explore the environment, then plan, design and take action as Kaitiakitanga/guardians and protectors of the land.
We invite you to pop in and visit us during session time to see our programme in action.
"The place with the really awesome teachers"
"Real positive environment for children"
"Oh that's the real cool kindergarten"
"The kindergarten is very important to us because it allows our child to interact and express herself in the absence of close family back in the UK."
"Our child has experienced a caring, curious, secure environment."
Jett may be our only child at Roslyn Kindergarten since we re-opened, but he is having an amazing time! First he created ‘Jett’s World’ with lego, we wonder if Jett will be an engineer or mechanic when he grows up? Then, after chatting online to Matua Rohan at home in his bubble, Jedd decided to do The Rubber Egg experiment – we will let you know howRead More...
We hosted a World Refugee day to celebrate the many refugee families that make up our kindergarten whanau. Parents came in to share skills in drumming and singing (from Nepal) and for dance and helping us with simple phrases (from Bhutan and Nepal). Children had the opportunity to dress in (not quite) traditional clothing using a large box of fabrics to make up head wear and clothing.Read More...
Surrounded by native bush, flax, ferns with community gardens and the Norton Park wetlands next door, Enviroschool Roslyn Kindergarten is a natural wonderland in action. “From recycling paper for trees to repurposing tree branches into art easels every choice made here is environmentally friendly ” explains Head Teacher Jill Ellis.Read More...
Roslyn Kindergarten are running a Scholastic 'Books in Hands - Books in Homes - Books in Hearts' Book Fair from 31 August - 4 September 2015. The purpose of the book fair is to encourage literacy in homes, fundraise for new books for the kindergarten and to get young children really excited about reading.Read More...