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 Outdoor fun and learning.

 

  

 Above: The new playground at Woolley St Kindergarten in 2003.

 

Woolley Street Kindergarten opened on the 27th of November 1975. 

When kindergarten began way back in 1911, outdoor environments were seemingly bare to what our kindys enjoy today, but nevertheless they were important...

 

"There should be light, airy buildings with pretty gardens and teachers trained in the latest methods of early childhood."

 

Of course that same philosophy exists today with an emphasis on how the fresh air, the natural environment and opportunities to explore help in child development.

 

We have had to adapt of course, with the health and safety standards that have developed since 1911 but we've also had the benefit of utilizing the new technologies available too.

 

The photos here, show the children at Woolley St Kindergarten enjoying their new playground in 2003. The mathematical and purpose built structure of some of the equipment may have changed but its all based on the same concepts of outdoor exploration and learning.

  

Outdoor environments have always been important to our kindergarten movement and you can see this across our network, with kindys like Woolley St.

 

We can't wait to see what our areas will look like in another 100 years!

  

Above: The new playground at Woolley St Kindergarten in 2003.

 

 

 

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.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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