A kindy on the move.
Edmonds Smith St Kindergarten first opened on the 3rd of May 1951 but it wasn't until nearly 20 years later that it was operating on the site it has today.
The kindy was originally known as Woolston but in the 1950s it was reopened and renamed as Edmonds Park.
“We are a very ‘colourful’ indoors with our pastel walls and furniture, and look forward to the day when our garden gets underway and our climbing roses climb busily up our cyclone fence. We know it is only a matter of time when our lovely garden is also “Sure to Rise”.
Edmond’s Park (first year)
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.
STORIES ABOUT SOME OF OUR OTHER KINDERGARTENS AND THEIR PASTS
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•Halswell • Hargest Crescent • Hawthornden • Hei Hei • Hillmorton • Hokitika • Hornby • Hoon Hay • Ilam • Isleworth Road • Kaiapoi North • Karoro • Kendal Ave • King Street • Lady May • Lincoln • Linwood • Lyttleton • MacFarlane Park • Mairehau • Mathers Road • McKenzie • Mount Pleasant • Ngaire Larcombe • North New Brighton • Northcote • Nuffield • Opawa St Martins • Papanui • Parklands • Phillipstown • Pitcairn Crescent • Portsmouth St • Queenspark • Redwood • Riccarton • Richmond • Rutland Street • Selwyn Street • Shirley • South Brighton • Sumner • Sunbeam • Templeton • Trengrove • Vickery Street • Wales Street • Wigram • Woolley Street