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An addition to the community.

 

 

 

 

Vickery Street Kindergarten opened in the latter part of the 1970s.

 

By then, kindergarten was very different to the "kindy" format that was established all those years earlier. Free play had replaced the very structured timetable, with its compulsory rest times, and the teachers embraced a more relaxed atmosphere and working relationship.

 

The kindergarten is remembered fondly from that time, as being a great addition to the community. Above is a picture of the kindy hangi in 1988.

 

Below is a snap from 1989 and a group of girls in the playground tyre in 1993.

 

 

 

Our environment has always been very important to us and the sandpit has been a central focus of the kindergarten and the place of a lot of activity over the years.

 

 

 

 


 

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.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our History

 

 

The Timeline

 

 

Every kindergarten has a story

 

 

How times have changed

 

 

The gardens of kindergarten

 

 

Our photo album

 

 

 


STORIES ABOUT SOME OF OUR OTHER KINDERGARTENS AND THEIR PASTS

 

Avonhead ELC AranuiBeckenhamBelfast Beryl McCombsBromley • Broomfield • Burnham Bush StreetCashmereCotswold Ave • Diamond HarbourEdmonds Smith StreetGreymouth • Glacier Country

HalswellHargest CrescentHawthorndenHei HeiHillmortonHokitikaHornby • Hoon HayIlamIsleworth RoadKaiapoi North • KaroroKendal AveKing Street Lady MayLincolnLinwoodLyttleton • MacFarlane Park • MairehauMathers RoadMcKenzie • Mount Pleasant Ngaire LarcombeNorth New BrightonNorthcote • Nuffield Opawa St MartinsPapanuiParklandsPhillipstownPitcairn CrescentPortsmouth St QueensparkRedwoodRiccartonRichmond • Rutland StreetSelwyn Street • ShirleySouth Brighton • SumnerSunbeam • TempletonTrengroveVickery StreetWales StreetWigramWoolley Street 

 

 

 

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