Published authors on the West Coast.
Greymouth Kindergarten opened on the 18th of September 1961 and was a central part of the community in promoting early learning, right from the very beginning.
In 2006 the children of Kidsfirst Greymouth could claim to be published authors and illustrators, after releasing their own original story 'The King of the Jungle.'
Like many of Kidsfirst Greymouth's activities over the years, the book was an exercise in self-expression, team work, leadership, and decision making as well as literacy skills.
"The hope of a nation lies in its children."
E.A Peppler, Acting President 1920/21.
It's these sorts of activities that Kidsfirst Kindergartens have been involved in since the very beginning and what makes kindergarten such a great start in life for our children.
Our website uses material from the Canterbury Westland Kindergarten Association's own archives, Kindergarten Chronicles and other CWFKA publications, and those sourced from the kindys themselves. Unless otherwise noted, we believe all photographs are those of the kindergarten association and sincerely apologise if we have used any images inadvertently, without appropriate credits or permissions. If so, please advise us so we can rectify the situation.
KIDSFIRST KINDERGARTENS ARE A NOT FOR PROFIT ASSOCIATION THAT HAS DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED KINDERGARTENS IN CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY AND ON THE WEST COAST FOR OVER 100 YEARS - AS THE PLACE LOCAL KIDS COME TO LEARN, PLAY AND HAVE FUN.