Highly Commended Proud Award 2019

Congratulations to Kidsfirst Kindergartens Selwyn Street, Highly Commended Proud Award, recipient for 2019, presented at the AGM in May.

The Kidsfirst Kindergartens Better Because Value Awards, recognise the kindergartens, early learning centres and individuals who epitomise our core values.

Our values are very important to us as an association and we're so proud to be able to celebrate them in this way. Being Proud is about knowing you've done your best and having confidence in the things around you.

Our teachers are proud to be teachers, they're proud of their kindergartens and they're proud to say they work for Kidsfirst and believe in what we stand for. And, in turn, we're so very proud of them.

The Kidsfirst Selwyn St team had been in temporary premises, patiently waiting for their renovations to be completed and just got on with their mahi/work in some fairly challenging conditions.

On returning to their flash new premises, the team looked to their playground and saw areas which needed attention.

They chose a drab, uninviting space and through a collaborative effort with tamariki, whānau, and thanks to Area Landscapes, and Mitre 10 turned it into a unique, intentional learning space where kaiako and tamariki engage with and explore te ao Māori.

It’s a space where ancestral stories come to life and where the concept of Mauri is evident.

This team and their community are proud of their people, their heritage and their kindergarten – and it shows.

Congratulations Kidsfirst Selwyn St!


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Email: betterbecause@kidsfirst.org.nz

Phone: 03 338 1303 or 0800 4 KIDSFIRST  (0800 454 373)

Postal Details: Kidsfirst Kindergartens, PO Box 8089, Christchurch 8440

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