Kidsfirst Kindergartens At Our Heart Awards recognise the kindergartens, early learning centres and individuals who epitomise our core values...  








Congratulations to our Engaged Certificate Winner, Kidsfirst Kindergartens Shirley, recognised in the 2017 At Our Heart Awards, presented at the AGM in May.


Our values are very important to us as an association and we're so proud to be able to celebrate them in this way. The value of Engaged is all about connecting with people, places, opportunities, ideas and our heritage.


Encouraging place-based education and supporting tamariki, kaiako and whānau to gain a greater awareness of their place and responsibility in the wider community is the focus for the engaged teaching team at Kidsfirst Shirley.


Teachers have strived to connect on a deeper level locally and culturally with central city and local community walks (particularly within the red zone) as well as with a trip to the Port Hills to grow historical knowledge.


The team are truly engaged in making connections across different contexts and welcome visitors to enjoy both their fantastic indoor and outdoor environment.


Congratulations Kidsfirst Shirley!


Although we celebrate these values each year with awards and certificates, we know that tamariki, families and communities see the behaviours and commitment associated with our values every day, in so many different ways in all of our wonderful kindergartens across the network. So congratulations and keep doing what you're doing so well.




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