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Kidsfirst Kindergartens Sumner received a highly commended in the Proud Award 2015, for the Kidsfirst At Our Hearts Awards celebrated at the AGM in May.
The judges said that this was in recognition of being so very proud of who they are and what they do. It’s easy to see the team are proud to be a part of Kidsfirst, of their kindergarten, of the Sumner community and most significantly – proud of their profession!
The Kidsfirst environment is one that really values quality education and employs only fully qualified teachers. It’s fair to say that Kidsfirst Sumner embrace the teaching methods of Kidsfirst and also the early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki. This shows when they share and explain their teaching with others whether that be parents, ERO or primary school teachers and principals.
Here is something they wrote recently for ERO. “As a team we deliberately use language to help parents realise the professional way we teach, the pedagogy, that sits behind the programme and we are proud to share and explain it.”
In turn the children take this sense of pride to heart in everything they do. Like as was noted by ERO, after an in-depth focus on bicultural practice, “the children are proud of New Zealand’s bicultural heritage and willingly share their new knowledge with their families.”
How wonderful that the pride the teachers have shows in the children. Well-done Kidsfirst Sumner, making a difference in lives everyday.
Congratulations to the Proud team at Kidsfirst Sumner.
The Kidsfirst At Our Heart Awards reflect the core values of Kidsfirst
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
People are at our heart
We love what we do
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.