Decades gone by.
Mairehau Kindergarten opened on the 8th of February 1956.
In 2006 Mairehau held a special celebration, in light of it's 50th anniversary. Members of the original establishment committee as well as past pupils and staff were welcomed back to the kindergarten for afternoon tea, speeches and cake.
Mary Gourdie, a member of the establishment committee organised for many of the members to attend the anniversary. The photo below shows the members that attended in 2006, to help celebrate such a special milestone in Mairehau's history.
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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.