Whangaparaoa Kindergarten

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Welcome to Whangaparaoa Kindergarten

Our kindergarten is situated on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, a beachside community 15-20 minutes north of the Auckland CBD. Conveniently located next to the Whangaparaoa Primary, children also transition into Gulf Harbour Primary and Stanmore Bay Primary.

Our Philosophy

- Promoting sustainable practice develops a sense of kaitiakitanga

- Seeking ongoing learning to continually make future improvements by reflecting on the past

- Excellent communication that empowers flexible, respectful relationships

- Reciprocal parent and community involvement enriches our programme

- Respectful practice that considers children’s, families and teachers’ rights

- A child centred programme where leadership is developed and shared

- Our natural well resourced, environment inspires a sense of wonder

- We welcome all members of our diverse community. Our inclusive & co-operative practice accepts everyone and celebrates      differences

- Children learn best through play

- Feeling safe and cared for are necessary to learn and develop

- Our commitment to bi-cultural practice upholds and reflects the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

Education Review Office 

To view our latest report please click here ERO Report 

Kindergarten Hours

Whangaparaoa Kindergarten operates a school day model.  Our current entry age is approximately 3 years.  The kindergarten is open for instruction:

Monday to Thursday:        8:30am – 3.30pm

Friday:            8.30am – 1.00 pm

What parents say

"I love how they embrace cultures, bringing parents in to teach new languages"

"I'm so happy with the teachers at Whangaparaoa kindy"

"Staff here are amazing"

"(the children) have lots of choices and variety (of resources)"

Meet our Team

Wendy Simpson (Head Teacher), Alina Efrim, Heather Sturrock, Cushla Vague, Lisa Parlane, Dianne Farrow (Administrator)

Administrator Hours:

Monday to Friday, 4 hours daily

Get in Touch

7 Motutapu Ave



P: (09) 424 5130