About Us – Our Philosophy

Rationale

Trinity Kindergarten is first and foremost and educational facility for children between the ages of two and five. Education is our primary goal and we base our values in the Christian faith. We teach about respect, understanding, independence and acceptance of peers, teachers, parents and other adults. Combined with those values we also help and encourage our children to respect the environment, our resources both natural and man made, as well as our physical environment which encompasses our buildings and grounds.

Children

We believe that all children have the right to a quality early childhood education. Their emotional and physical needs must be met at all times. The rate of each child’s development is different, we acknowledge and plan for those needs by providing a developmentally appropriate programme centred around different sessions that suit the needs of each child. We strive to ensure that children are happy in the safe, warm, caring environment which we provide. They are helped with solving conflict, given praise and encouragement in times of need.. Children are supported throughout these early years and encouraged to explore and take risks which challenge and stimulate them.

Families

All families are welcome at our kindergarten, their participation in the care and education of their child is valued and welcomed. Their cultural uniqueness is celebrated and respected and their needs are met to the best of our abilities.

Teachers

Teachers work together consulting, planning and making decisions. We support each other in our professional life and show understanding in personal difficulties. We laugh and enjoy our time together but understand and respect the need for quiet reflection, privacy and confidentiality.

History

Trinity Kindergarten was opened in February 2000 to provide education for under fives. It is located at the rear of the Trinity Methodist Church, 474 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand. It is a registered charitable trust and has a board of trustees made up of parents, church members and people that value early childhood education.

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