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Parkway Kindergarten - Our team

 
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Address 31 Parkway, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 5014
Phone 04 920 9826
Fax 04 920 9827
Email parkway@huttkindergartens.org.nz

Group size AM 30, PM 20

Session Times
AM M-F: 8.30 am - 12.30 pm
School Day M-F: 8.30 am - 2.30 pm 

    

               Carleen                                             Shellyn

 

         Sophie

Head Teacher:

Carleen Whatford

Teaching Team:

 

Shellyn McAuley

Jenny Keomany

Neta Samani

Administrator: Sophie Gardiner

 

A continually evolving natural playspace is the focus for Carleen, Shellyn, Jenny, Neta and administrator Sophie. They enjoy the natural outdoor environment and our children appreciate the trees and open spaces to play in. Vege gardens are being developed as a learning experience for the children, but also as a resource for families and the wider community to use. Parents are encouraged to give their time and knowledge, with the promise of a share of the crop!

 

The colourful interior of Parkway reflects the creativity of our children and their cultures. They enjoy cooking together on Fridays, and through this learn about sharing, numeracy, literacy and co-operation.


Our Vision

(This is our "wawata" - our dream or aspiration for our kindergarten)

Our Kindergarten will be highly regarded in Wainuiomata for providing quality education that meets the needs of our diverse cultures and community.

 

We will strengthen links with our contributing schools and support the children and families through this transition.

 

We will use our community garden as a vehicle to build relationships and encourage community/family participation in the programme.

 

Teachers will continue to reflect on their practice in order to provide a quality education and programme for children.


Our Philosophy

Parkway Kindergarten provides an environment that:

Welcomes families and values their participation and diverse cultures.

We encourage children to be independent, develop confidence in themselves and show respect for others and the environment.

We aim to provide a safe, fun, quality learning experience.