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Dyer Street Kindergarten - Our team

 
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Address 49 Roberts Street, Lower Hutt 5011

Phone 04 920 9812

Email dyerst@huttkindergartens.org.nz

Group Size   40/40

Session Times

Older Children - M, T, Th
8.30am - 2.30pm

Younger Children - W, F

8.15am - 12.30pm
 

 

              Catherine

 

           Claire                                     Helen

                 

Head Teacher Catherine Song

Teaching Team:

 

 

Teacher Support:

Claire Pearce

Steff Keggin

Helen McCredie

Jo O'Conner

Administrator: Rebecca Thomson

 

Catherine, Claire, Steff, Helen, Jo and administrator Rebecca appreciate our children’s unbounded curiosity about the world. They explore literacy, maths, science, the arts and varying cultural heritages through following the children’s lead in their play.

 

Our teaching team enjoy being active outside. They use equipment and the natural surroundings to build confidence, social skills and imagination. A love of books is also encouraged, and our children have many play spaces inside to explore their creativity.

 

Drawing children from many surrounding suburbs, our teachers have built a reputation for creating an environment where learning is fun! We warmly welcome all families keen to enjoy the Dyer Street Experience!


Our Philosophy

We, the Teaching Team believe in the provision of a warm, safe, caring and stimulating environment for all children, empowering in them a sense of belonging.

 

We value the development of the whole child, with equal emphasis placed on their physical, social, cognitive and emotional growth. We believe, as Teachers, in being positive and enthusiastic role models for all children.

 

Our programme implementation has equitable opportunities for learning, irrespective of gender, disability, age and ethnic background. The programme we provide offers children a wide range of appropriate experiences and skills in all curriculum areas suitable to their social and cognitive development.

 

All children are individuals and we respect them and encourage the development of their self esteem, helping them to become more confident and independent.

 

We encourage communication and community involvement. We recognise and appreciate sharing of thoughts between parents/whanau and staff.

 

As a team we will endeavour to draw on each other’s strengths to the benefit of all.

The Treaty of Waitangi is respected in our Teaching, and we are committed to acknowledging and supporting bi-culturalism, endeavouring to reflect the principles of the Treaty.

 

It is important to us that children develop the knowledge of, and respect for, our natural environment and living things and how to care for them both in our Kindergarten environment, and as members of the community.