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Hawthornden
Enrolment or waitlist enquiries
146 Hawthornden Rd,
Avonhead Park,
Christchurch
Kindy webpagewww.kidsfirst.co.nz/Hawthornden
Welcome
Kia Ora

Our Teachers

Catherine Gerslov-Wright
Head Teacher
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
Master of Science
Adrian Batt
Teacher
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Elizabeth Robins
Teacher
Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
Kerri Nevin
Teacher
Diploma of Teaching (ECE)


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Our Education Service Manager, or ESM, is an important member of our teaching team.  Based at Kidsfirst Head Office, she is on site regularly to observe our programme, give us feedback and professional support, and encourage us toward continuous educational improvement. Please feel free to talk with her about your child’s kindergarten/centre experience..

 

Our ESM is Nicki Chapman

 

Our Hours Are...

Session Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Full-day 8:30-14:30 8:30-14:30 8:30-14:30 8:30-14:30 8:30-14:30
Morning 8:30-12:30 8:30-12:30 8:30-12:30 8:30-12:30 8:30-12:30

We are able to talk to parents and caregivers most of the time, so please make an appointment if you'd like to do this. EMAIL US HERE

 

TALOFA LAVA •  KIA ORA • MALO E LELEI FAKALOFA LAHI ATU NAMASTE • KIA ORANA • NISA  •BULA • TALOHA • NI NO HAO • HAERE MAI • WELCOME.

 

Kia Ora Koutou. Welcome to Hawthornden. We hope that you and your child will enjoy your kindergarten adventures here. We provide a warm, caring and secure environment where your child will learn the key foundation skills for life-long learning.

 

Our Session Times

Your child can come to our kindergarten for up to 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, during our 4 kindergarten terms.
These terms echo the terms your child will have when they start school.

 

 

 

You can read more here about what's been happening in our archive of stories about Kidsfirst Kindergartens, the fun we have, the processes and learning outcomes that result and why we're such a great start for your child.

  

Whānau Time

We have a short whānau time each morning before 9am to introduce the day. You are welcome to support your child by sitting with them and helping them participate.

 

Parent Participation

We welcome whānau into the kindergarten at any time. Please feel free to stay whenever you wish - whether it be just to sit and relax for a while or to actively participate in the programme.

 

Sun Protection

It is Kidsfirst Policy that sun hats are worn by all at Kindergarten (Children and Adults) throughout term 1 & 4. Please ensure your child has an effective sun hat in their bag every day during term 1 & 4.

 

Toileting

If your child still needs support please let a teacher know. As part of our Keeping Safe Policy you must tell another adult when you are entering the bathroom area at kindergarten [even to help your own child].

 

Kai (Food)

Please bring one piece of fruit each time your child attends Kindergarten. We share the fruit and tamariki have the option of making their own sandwhich for morning tea. All children need to have a healthy packed lunch every day they attend and a water bottle. Please make your kaiako/teachers aware of any special dietary requirements or allergies that may affect your tamariki

  

Absences

We do appreciate a phone call if your child is going to be away. We have an answering machine so it’s possible to leave a message outside of normal business hours.

 

 

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