Māori perspectives

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 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 [...]


This year Albany Kindergarten has joined Enviroschools. "The Enviroschools Foundation is a not-for-profit trust that supports children and young people to be active citizens, contributing to ecological regeneration and the creation of healthy, resilient and sustainable communities." The network consists of 240,000 children and young people in New Zealand schools and kura and early childhood [...]

Being Connected to Nature…

A few weekends ago Teresa and I attended a conference  in Kiripaka, Whangarei. It was situated in a beautiful area of ancient native forest. The woods are a small part of Pukepoto farms, which has been in family ownership and guardianship for several generations since 1898. The conference was for early childhood and primary teachers [...]

First harvest

Our first harvest was completed by kaiako Michell and Tyler out of our raised garden beds today. And what a bountiful harvest it was. Kaiako Fran and the children have worked hard to make sure the first of our crops were bountiful and successful. After gathering several of the lettuce heads that were ready for [...]

From the Far North

We hope that you and your family are enjoying the July holiday break and we look forward to seeing you soon! The teaching team here at Kindergarten ventured to the far north this weekend. We visited the famous Hundertwasser toilets at Kawakawa, Waitangi where the Treaty was signed and an Early Childhood Centre in [...]


This week at kindergarten the Pohutukawa and Kowhai groups celebrated Matariki by having a shared lunch on Thursday and Friday. A big thank you to all our families who came and joined us, bringing food to share. The star cluster known as Matariki rises during the cold months of winter usually between the [...]