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There's so much to tell about the last hundred years that we couldn't start to do it justice. What we can do, though, is tell a few of the little stories that help to make up the big picture.

 

 

SOME OF OUR TOP STORIES

 

 

MORE ABOUT OUR

HISTORY...

 

 

Every kindergarten has a story...

sometimes a whole lot of stories!

 

Take a look at some of the interesting things that have happened in our kindergartens since 1911, right thought to 2016. There's always a lot happening at kindy. And what better way to celebrate the Assocation's past than to share some of those stories that inspire what we do, how we do it and why we do it so well. 

 

(There's more happening everyday, as you can see in our kindergarten stories, reflecting life in our various kindergartens today.)

 

You can read about the 'tip of the iceberg' here. Some of the remarkable and seemingly inconsequential events of the day that all add up to create the rich tapestry that has been kindergarten in our area over the past century.

 

Our Central Otago kindergartens have their own fabulous histories, and Kidfirst Niu draws on a proud heritage and culture. Their stories are captured elsewhere.

 

Click on an individual kindergarten for a link to a piece of their own history...

 

Kidsfirst Avonhead

 

Kidsfirst Beckenham

 

Kidsfirst Belfast

 

Kidsfirst Bromley

 

Kidsfirst Broomfield

 

Kidsfirst Burnham

 

Kidsfirst Bush St

 

Kidsfirst Cashmere

 

Kidsfirst Cotswold Ave

 

Kidsfirst Diamond Harbour

 

Kidsfirst Early Learning Centre Aranui

 

Kidsfirst Edmonds Smith St

 

Kidsfirst Greymouth

 

Kidsfirst Glacier Country

 

Kidsfirst Halswell

 

Kidsfirst Hargest Crescent

 

Kidsfirst Hawthornden

 

Kidsfirst Hei Hei

 

Kidsfirst Hillmorton

 

Kidsfirst Hokitika

 

Kidsfirst Hoon Hay

 

Kidsfirst Hornby

 

Kidsfirst Ilam

 

Kidsfirst Isleworth

 

Kidsfirst Kaiapoi North

 

Kidsfirst Karoro

 

Kidsfirst Kendal Ave

 

Kidsfirst King St

 

Kidsfirst Lady May

 

Kidsfirst Lincoln 

 

Kidsfirst Linwood

 

Kidsfirst Lyttelton

 

Kidsfirst MacFarlane Park

 

Kidsfirst Mairehau

 

Kidsfirst Mathers Rd

 

Kidsfirst McKenzie

 

Kidsfirst Mount Pleasant

 

Kidsfirst Ngaire Larcombe

 

Kidsfirst North New Brighton

 

Kidsfirst Northcote

 

Kidsfirst Nuffield

 

Kidsfirst Opawa St Martins

  

Kidsfirst Papanui

 

Kidsfirst Parklands

 

Kidsfirst Phillipstown

 

Kidsfirst Pitcairn Cres

 

Kidsfirst Portsmouth St

 

Kidsfirst Queenspark 

 

Kidsfirst Redwood

 

Kidsfirst Riccarton

 

Kidsfirst Richmond

 

Kidsfirst Rutland St

 

Kidsfirst Selwyn St

 

Kidsfirst Shirley

 

Kidsfirst South Brighton

 

Kidsfirst Sumner

 

Kidsfirst Sunbeam

 

Kidsfirst Templeton

 

Kidsfirst Trengrove

 

Kidsfirst Vickery St

 

Kidsfirst Wales St

 

Kidsfirst Wigram

 

Kidsfirst Woolley St

 

 

 

 
 
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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