Parent Information



Waiata (the word for 'song' in Maori music)

Children at kindergarten and at our centres will learn Maori waiata's. As a learning outcome  “children experience an environment where they discover and develop different ways to be creative and expressive.” Te Whariki (Ministry of Education, 1996, p. 80) 

Morena, morena Kei te pehea koe?

Kei te pai, kei te pai Kei te pai ahau. 

Morning, morning How are you?

well, well I am well 

He waiata (Ministry of Education, 1992)

Tena koe tena koe Kei te pehea koe?

Kei te pai, kei te pai Kei te pai ahau

Greetings to you, greetings to you How are you?

 well, well I am well

Waiata Maori (Rikihana, 1980)

This waiata is for greeting one person. Other pronouns include more than one person: "Tena korua? (to greet two people), and "Tena koutou? (to greet more than two people).  "Tena koe/korua/koutou? is the formal greeting. "Morena,? "Ata marie,? and "Kia ora? would be generally used as part of informal greetings.

Morena, morena Kei te pehea koe?

Kei te pai, kei te pai Kei te pai ahau.

Morning, morning How are you? 

well, well I am well

He waiata (Ministry of Education, 1992) 


Turtle Safe

"Turtle Safe" is an educational DVD developed specifically to teach preschool children what to do if they are inside or outdoors when an earthquake occurs. We encourage teachers to hold several practice drills with the children so they are familiar with the drill. 




Storypark

Storypark is a password-protected private space for children, teachers and families to share stories, photos and videos with one another. In other words you can see, learn and experience more of your child's day when they’re not with you! 


Enviroschools

Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association has been proudly associated with the Enviroschools programme since 2014. Enviroschools is a programme that has been running in Aotearoa/New Zealand since 1993. In Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland, the Enviroschools Foundation works in partnership with Auckland Council to support schools and early childhood centres to work towards “creating a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world through people teaching and learning together”.

You can find more information at www.enviroschools.org.nz or contact any one of our Enviroschools centres listed below:

Albany Kindergarten, Oaktree Kindergarten, Whangaparaoa Kindergarten, Silverdale Kindergarten, Rangitoto Kindergarten, Hibiscus Coast Kindergarten, Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre

Check out this Enviroschools video for an idea of similar initiatives happening at our services  


ECE Services

Some tips for choosing an ECE service for your child