Glenbrook Kindergarten is located in the rural community of Glenbrook, West Franklin.
We provide a warm and friendly learning environment which encourages children to become competent, capable and confident learners. We promote and recognise the importance of learning through play.
Play provides opportunities for children to develop reading and writing skills, explore maths and science concepts in authentic ways.
Our learning environment inspires curiosity, problem-solving, creativity, risk-taking, exploration and discovery.
At Glenbrook Kindergarten we actively encourage and welcome family involvement. We value the wealth of knowledge that our families and whanau can offer and actively foster this partnership.
Our curriculum is enriched through special events and visitors such as Grandparents Week, Kindergarten Disco, Father and Friends Night, and Breakfast at Kindergarten. Excursions into the wider community build upon our children’s interests and passions, motivating and inspiring children’s learning opportunities.
We are fortunate to have access to a large sports field adjacent to the Kindergarten where the children can experience hut building, time to contemplate and explore nature, and experience fun and collaborate games.
We are proud to be a Bronze Enviroschools Kindergarten. We place a high importance on sustainable practices and thinking by growing, harvesting and sharing our own vegetables and fruit from our gardens and the community orchard. We care for our environment by water conservation, composting, worm farming, reducing waste and recycling our paper and cardboard.
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The Enviroschools programme supports children and young people to plan, design and implement sustainability actions that are important to them and their communities.
The programme provides pathways from early childhood through primary, intermediate and secondary school and beyond. Through our collaborative approach of building strong relationships and sharing information, we are growing a collective puna mātauranga or pool of knowledge.
Enviroschools is supported by a national team, in partnership with nearly 100 national and regional partners, including the majority of New Zealand’s councils. Facilitators from these partner organisations work with a suite of resources to progress the sustainability journey.
To find out more about Enviroschools please visit the website.