Parakai Kindergarten 

Tena Koutou - Haere Mai **** Welcome to Parakai Kindergarten

We are situated in Parakai in the Rodney district.  It is world famous for the hot pool complexes and a fisherman's delight for the nearby Kaipara Harbour.  Parakai Kindergarten opened in 1995 and is located next to the Parakai Primary School in Fordyce Road. The Kindergarten serves a widespread area including Parakai, South head, Helensville, Woodhill, Waitoki and Kaukapakapa, with strong links with Rewiti and Haranui Marae.

Our Philosophy

As teachers at Parakai Kindergarten our values and beliefs are that: 

- The place of the Treaty and bicultural practice and theories of learning is respected and visible in our daily programme and practice

- We value and work with diversity and inclusion in our community of learners

- Children will have an opportunity to grow in confidence and competence by attending Parakai Kindergarten

- Each child is unique and brings that individuality with them

- We believe in enhancing each other’s lives through respectful relationships with parents and whanau. We believe in fostering our relationship with family whanau to enable children’s wellbeing and to celebrate what families bring to us

- Our curriculum framework is based on the principles of Empowerment – Whakamana; Holistic Development – Kotahitanga; Family and Community – Whanau Tangata; Relationships – Nga Hononga

- Our daily programme is based on Wellbeing – Mana Atua; Belonging – Mana Whenua; Contribution – Mana Tangata; Communication – Mana Reo; and Exploration – Mana Aoturoa

- The learning and teaching environment is safe, stimulating, captures and respects the spirit and essence of Aotearoa, and as such, acts as a powerful teacher

- Attitudes and beliefs about children held by teachers are professional, positive and affirming. We believe tamariki are active participants in their own learning

- The place of planning, reviewing and use of goals is valued to ensure we maintain a professional focus on positive outcomes for children, parents, whanau and the kindergarten operations

- The place of professional development for teachers is important to our own lifelong learning as well as fostering positive outcomes for tamariki and whanau

ERO report 2015

To view our latest report click here ERO Report

Kindergarten Hours

Parakai Kindergarten operates a Kindergarten day model.  Our current entry age is from 3 years. Our times are either 4 hour mornings or 6 hour days or a mixture of both. The kindergarten is open during the following hours:

Monday to Friday:            8:30am – 2.30pm

Administrator Hours:

Monday   8.45am to 2.30pm

Wednesday  8.45am to 2.30pm

Friday       9.00am to 1.00pm

Meet our Team

Ebony Taitimu-Moore (Head Teacher), Jennifer Gibbs,  Angela McLeod, Diana Callaghan (Reliever), Christina Norton (Aide/Teacher Support), Nadine Phillips (Admin) 


What Parents say about us...

"It is a bright cheerful environment"

 "Safe but challenging"

"clean &  modern"

Get in Touch

8 Fordyce Rd

R.D 1


P: (09) 420 8737