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A Silver Enviroschool Kindergarten

We are excited to share with you all that we are now a Silver Enviroschool Kindergarten. Last Friday Molly and Sarah Hall were honoured to attend the Enviroschool celebration where the formal certificate was given. In the morning Albany had the opportunity to create a display that showcased the wonderful journey we have all undertaken [...]

The Chicken Corner

You may have noticed recently at Albany Kindergarten lots of talk and documentation about Chickens! We are excited to say that in the near future we hope to have our own kindy Chickens! The children have been very busy talking about chickens, building chicken coops for the toy hens and even designing chicken coops. [...]

Soft Plastic

Did you Know, that New Zealanders use around 1.6 billion plastic bags every year! And did you know, you can recycle soft plastic now? You may have seen these bins in your local supermarket and wondered what can I put in it? The rule of thumb is…. you can put [...]

From the earth to the table

At Albany Kindergarten we are so fortunate to have the space and resources to grow our own plants and vegetables. As an Enviroschool, on a journey to create a sustainable environment and practices, we have placed a huge focus on our natural environment. Throughout the years on this journey just through gardening alone we [...]

The Art Show 2017

Our annual art show was once more a great success. We were very happy to see many families spending time admiring and appreciating the art that the children have worked so hard on during last term. Thank you for all your support during this annual event and we hope you had a fantastic evening. [...]

Gibbs Farm & Sculpture Walk

The Community of Albany Kindergarten has been given the opportunity to spend a day at Gibbs Farm, Kaipara Harbour. Gibbs Farm is a PRIVATE PROPERTY open by appointment only on scheduled monthly visitor days as per their website. www.gibbsfarm.org.nz. An extensive collection of large scale sculpture works from international artists defines this truly magnificent property. [...]

The Allotment

We have been fortunate to be a participant of Transpower community Grants Programme, along with Albany Primary School. The approved joint-grant will enable a heritage garden including pergola to be built at the Primary School along with our community garden or (the Allotment) as we are planning on calling it. The notion of allotments in [...]


A BIG thank you to the following brands, companies and services that donated goods to our recent Trike a thon/ Spring Fling. The money raised, over $3,500 will be going towards future outside developments e.g. Sandpit redesign and improved disability access. We really appreciate the generosity that you all have made in helping us [...]

The Albany Allotment

The heart and soul of any community space is developed and created by the individuals that use the space. At Albany kindergarten, taking care of our environment, developing the spirit of giving to others without expectations, nurturing and supporting our tamariki and their whānau, and our kindergarten community are core values for our teaching team. [...]

Making plans

Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua As man disappears from sight, the land remains This demonstrates the holistic values of the Maori, and the utmost respect of Papatuanuku, the mother of the earth. This Whakatauki resinates with thinking and practices here at Albany Kindergarten around our values and beliefs about the importance [...]