We are so proud and excited to introduce Kidsfirst West Rolleston - a brand new state of the art kindergarten facility coming soon to Canterbury’s Rolleston community.
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Located a stone's throw from the new West Rolleston Primary School the kindergarten is on track to open for families in Term Three of next year (2017), catering for up to forty children aged 2 – 5 years.
The land has been blessed and Opus architectural plans are complete for a site specific design on the corner of Grannet Drive and Bethany Crescent. The next stage of planning is now well underway with building resource consent the final step in the process, before building begins.
Rolleston’s newest learners can look forward to a kindergarten built in line with the Kidsfirst Design Principles. Our comprehensive set of kindergarten guidelines covers every aspect of our buildings, playgrounds, landscaping, furniture, resources and equipment to ensure our vision matches our values.
Kidsfirst West Rolleston kindergarten’s pupose-built space will be an attractive, lightweight, environmentally friendly, spacious, single storey building. An interesting and inspiring place to encourage critical thought, wonderment, enquiry and intellectual stimulation.
Plans for the outdoor area include a natural, native landscaped garden complete with playground equipment to provide challenges, opportunities for risk-taking and fun! Inside and out the spaces are designed to enhance learning and teaching and to inspire and empower children.
“We are so excited to have development for this fantastic early childhood education centre underway and look forward to seeing the build take shape from the ground up,” says Kidsfirst Business Development Manager Jenny Pitama.
Kidsfirst West Rolleston will be a place for the community that reflects kindergarten’s New Zealand heritage with an environment reflecting both our bicultural commitment and the wairua (spirit) of its locality.
Like every quality kindergarten and early learning centre across the network it will be a place to be proud of and somewhere that – like our Kidsfirst values and vision – will stand the test of time.
Watch as our newest state of the art kindergarten facility Kidsfirst West Rolleston begins to take shape.
Mō tēnei rangi
Mō te aroha
Mō te kotahitanga
For this day, for aroha and unity – thanks.
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.