Always things happening at kindy.
Bush St Kindergarten opened on the 4th of September 1978. During this time there was a burgeoning focus on young children and early childhood development.
This would be evident in the following year, during the UNESCO Year of the Child in 1979. During this period several other cultural changes were underway, including a growing increase in the number of male teachers in our kindergartens.
Above is a photograph of some of our Bush St Kindergarten community as we celebrated Kidsfirst being 100 Years Young in 2011.
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.