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Kidsfirst Kindergartens Hornby received a highly commended in the Inspiring Award 2015, for the Kidsfirst At Our Hearts Awards celebrated at the AGM in May.
An excursion to the farmlet at Motukarara began a discussion amongst the Hornby teaching team about the benefits of experiences with and in nature for children residing in the city and those New Zealanders from densely populated countries.
The judges observed that this has lead to the team working towards becoming a nature kindergarten through changes to the indoor and outdoor environments, weekly visits to the farm for all the children and weekly excursions to an inner city bush area for the oldest groups of children.
The initiative has resulted in improvements to learning outcomes for the children and a deeper partnership with whānau.
Congratulations to the Inspiring team at Kidsfirst Hornby.
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and what we believe in.
... with people, places, opportunities, ideas and our heritage
... and always striving
of the difference we make in lives, every day
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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.