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A Day in the Kindergarten

With excellent facilities and teaching staff of the highest calibre, Kristin offers a unique programme for young children as they set out on their academic journey. Being a part of a larger school, children in the Kindergarten have the opportunity to interact with students from 3 1/2 -18 years of age, and benefit from the superb facilities and resources throughout the campus.

The Kindergarten timetable is structured with the best interests of our students in mind. There is time set aside for dedicated preparation for school activities, gently introducing children to the notion of applying themselves to a task and seeing it through to completion, and to the academic skills of literacy and numeracy. There are regular breaks where learning is taken into an active play-based environment. It is in these times that communication, independence and social skills are especially fostered as the students apply what they have learned to conversations and actions with their peers.

Our Kindergarten students enjoy regular specialist instruction in Mandarin Chinese, Te Reo Māori, Music and Movement, Performing Arts and Physical Education. They also make regular visits to the Kristin Library and Gymnasium. Breaks for snacks, morning tea and lunch ensure our students stay full of energy for the day's learning, and there is a quiet time in the afternoon to rest and recharge.

Most of all, our Kindergarten students are welcomed into a supportive and fun environment with small groups led by nurturing, energetic and highly qualified teachers. Kindergarten activities are fun and interactive, helping our young students to grow in confidence, establish positive friendships and develop a love of learning.

7.30am - 8.30am Drop-off
8.30am - 3pm Structured learning sessions to develop early literacy and numeracy skills
Opportunities to play games, climb, balance and jump
Computer and iPad-based activities for drawing, constructing, creating and learning
Specialist lessons (Chinese, Maori, Music, Performing Arts, Physical Education)
Activities that develop the students' communication, social skills and creativity
3pm - 5.30pm


The Kindergarten operates throughout the school holidays, closing only for a four-week break over the Christmas period. The academic programme operates between 8.30am and 3pm during term time, while a fun and engaging support programme runs during the term breaks, early mornings and afternoons.

School Tours are conducted regularly for families who are interested in Kristin Kindergarten for their children. These tours provide an insight into how the Kindergarten operates on a regular school day. For more information contact our Admissions Manager, Regina Manaf.


Marg Cross
Admissions Manager
Email Marg
09 415 9566 Ext 2324

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