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Kindergarten Play Morning

Come join us for a fun morning of play for children aged between 0 to 5 years at the Koraunui Community Hub. We'll have fun activities, toys and craft, as well as face painting and morning tea. It's all FREE!At this event you will meet teachers from our local kindergartens, as well as get free information from organisations who provide a service to families with young children.We're excited for a fun morning and we hope you can join us. Spaces are limited so please register via the link below:ht...

May 30, 2022

Online Parent Presentation

Tune in to hear the neuroscience around learning! Presented by Kathryn Berkett from Engage Training.We will unpack what physically happens in the brain when we learn! We will discuss how our environments impact learning and concentrate on the importance of modelling, reinforcing and repetition. We will also discuss the importance of learning from other children and what we can do to enhance the learning process.Monday 9th May 20227.00pmZoom Online Presentation (details will be sent closer to the...

April 14, 2022

COVID-19 Protection Framework - Red Setting

Please see a letter from our General Managers in regards to the COVID-19 Protection Framework - Red Setting. ...

January 24, 2022

Government Mandated Vaccinations for Education Workers

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November 16, 2021

Annual Report 2021

Click on the link below to read our 2021 Annual Report ...

October 26, 2021

Moving to Alert Level 2

Please see link below for an update on moving to Alert Level 2. ...

September 8, 2021

Whānau Update

Please see link for our latest whānau update ...

August 23, 2021

Alert Level 4

Please find attached a message from our General Managers - Charmaine Hakaraia and Norma Roberts in regards to the recent move to Alert Level 4...

August 17, 2021

Kindergarten Play Morning - Hutt Central

Families with pre-school aged children are invited to a free Kindergarten Play Morning at the Moera Community Hall on Tuesday 19th October.This event will be hosted by Hutt City Kindergartens, a not-for-profit who has 12 kindergartens in the Lower Hutt area. Come and meet the teachers from the kindergartens in the area and there will be toys, crafts, face painting, story time sessions and information stalls for parents and whānau. Plus free coffee and morning tea! ...

August 17, 2021

Kindergarten Play Morning - Stokes Valley

Families with pre-school aged children are invited to a free Kindergarten Play Morning at the Koraunui Community Hub on Tuesday 28th September.This event will be hosted by Hutt City Kindergartens, a not-for-profit who has three kindergartens in Stokes Valley. Come and meet the teachers from the kindergartens in the area and there will be toys, crafts, face painting, story time sessions and information stalls for parents and whānau. Plus free coffee and morning tea! ...

August 17, 2021

Kindergarten Play Mornings - Wainuiomata

Families with pre-school aged children are invited to a free Kindergarten Play Morning at the Wainuiomata Library on Wednesday 15th September. This event will be hosted by Hutt City Kindergartens, a not-for-profit who has five kindergartens in Wainuiomata. Come and meet the teachers from the kindergartens in the area and there will be toys, crafts, face painting, story time sessions and information stalls for parents and whānau. Plus free coffee and morning tea! ...

August 17, 2021

HCK are Rainbow Tick certified!

We are very proud to announce that Hutt City Kindergartens is now certified with the Rainbow Tick!We began this process in late 2019 to become a Rainbow Tick certified organisation. This is a continual quality improvement programme designed to help an organisation ensure it is a safe and welcoming workplace for employees who are members of the Rainbow community. We were assessed on our policies, training, staff engagement and support, external engagement and monitoring. A process that would see ...

May 6, 2021

COVID Alert Level 2 - 15 February 2021 - Whanau Newsletter

Please find our latest update in our response on moving to alert level 2...

February 15, 2021

Whānau panui - November 2020

We've sent out a whānau panui with the latest news from our Association and key dates for the upcoming holiday break and 2021. Click here to read the e-newsletter...

November 16, 2020

Our local firefighter in Pukeatua

When the fire siren calls in Wainuiomata the tamariki at Pukeatua Kindergarten jump into action. They know that sitting in the office is their very own firefighting hero and that the siren means she’ll be leaving in a hurry to drive a big red fire truck. Nathalie Pettigrew has worked for Pukeatua Kindergarten as an Administrator for eight years and is proud to be a volunteer fire fighter in Wainuiomata. A role that she can do thanks to the kindergarten being within 5kms of the fire station. A...

October 23, 2020

KidsCan at Taita Kindergarten

Warm coats, comfortable shoes and healthy meals make for a happy day at kindergarten. Earlier this year Taita Kindergarten was chosen to be part of the KidsCan programme and the tamariki have been enjoying their new gear and delicious meals five days a week. “It takes the pressure off parents because morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided every day while their child is at kindergarten. This means there is no need to pack a lunchbox and whānau know that their tamariki are enjoying h...

September 4, 2020

Embracing different cultures

Earlier in the week it was a heartfelt encounter when a child dancing with a scarf, wrapped it around their head and likened themselves to Amal “I look like Amal.” The value and learning that has come as a result of this experience has been very meaningful following our priorities for learning to promote cultural value, celebrating and welcoming diversity in our kindergarten community. Amal’s Mum, Natasha kindly offered to visit this morning and share with us their culture as Muslim from M...

September 3, 2020

Whānau Update

Kia ora koutou, Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, we will remain at Alert Level 2. This is a reminder that everyone must adhere to key health measures, including: Staying home if sickGood hand hygiene - children wash their hands when they arrive and adults use the hand sanitiser availableCoughing and sneezing into your elbowKeeping the appropriate physical distance from othersUsing the QR tracing code poster to record your visit at kindergarten. At the kindergarten we will cont...

August 25, 2020

Update for Whānau - 13 August 2020

Kia ora koukou You will be aware that all of New Zealand excluding the Auckland region moved to Alert Level 2 at noon yesterday. This is unsettling news, but we want to assure our HCK community that we are prepared and will remain open.It is safe for all children and staff to attend kindergarten. Appropriate precautions are in place.Here is a summary of the situation at Alert Level 2: Children and staff who are at higher-risk of severe illness are encouraged to take additional precautions when l...

August 13, 2020

Welcome to Alert Level 1

Kia ora, Yesterday our Prime Minister shared the great news that New Zealand has no active cases of COVID-19, and as of 12am this morning we are at Alert Level 1. Well done to everyone for following the guidelines and keeping each other safe. This move to Level 1 means that we are almost back to life as normal for Kindergartens, with good hygiene practices and people who are unwell staying away, remaining a priority. Here is how Alert Level 1 will look at our Kindergartens: We no longer require...

June 9, 2020

Delight at Extra Funding for Early Childhood Education

Young children will benefit from the latest Government announcement to restore 100% funding to early childhood education services with fully qualified staff. “We’re thrilled that the Government acknowledges the importance of trained teachers for our tamariki. This truly is an investment in our future.” said Norma Roberts, General Manager of Hutt City Kindergartens. The increased funding will help the Hutt City Kindergarten Association, a not-for-profit organisation, be in a stronger financ...

May 19, 2020

Welcome back to Kindergarten

Kia ora koutou As most of you will be aware, all children will be able to attend our kindergartens from this Thursday 14 May, once NZ has moved from Level 3 to Level 2 for all.  We are looking forward to welcoming all our families back. As guided by the Ministries of Health and Education, HCK has developed plans around additional health and safety practices. Since reopening our kindergartens on 29 April our teachers have had time to get everything ready on site and put in place these extra ...

May 13, 2020

Covid-19 Update

Hutt City Kindergarten Association say they want to support parents returning to work this Thursday with the move to Level 2 and have had time to thoroughly prepare. “Our teachers over the past couple of weeks have had time to get everything ready on site and have been practicing new hygiene routines. We’ve been extremely careful to wipe down all surfaces and in Level 2 we will be cleaning outside surfaces daily as well.” Said Norma Roberts, General Manager of Hutt City Kindergarten Assoc...

May 12, 2020

Supporting your child's language development

With Claire Fouhy, Speech Language Therapist at Hutt City Kindergartens Kia ora koutou, As a speech-language therapist, I’m forever amazed at the journey children take from birth to five. Going from babbling and crying to speaking in sentences, telling stories, and even leading their friends in karakia kai at Kindergarten. Have you ever wondered how they do it? At the moment it feels like there are endless ideas popping up in social media for activities to keep your tamariki learning and enga...

May 5, 2020

We’ve begun our Rainbow Tick journey

Earlier this year we began the process to become a Rainbow Tick certified organisation. A process that will see us complete a diversity and inclusion assessment, and reflects our values as an Association. This certification is about providing a supportive workplace environment and promoting acceptance. Through this process Rainbow Tick will assess our policies, training, staff engagement and support, external engagement and monitoring. Providing us with reports along the way and making recommend...

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