Newsletters & Notices
This term our group goal is Whakatewhatewha (To explore)
Over the past two terms children have been learning about G.R.I.T
Children will be following their interests and using language to share their interests. We will see children revisiting and planning around their interests and extending on their interests, using language to reflect on these.
Teachers will be role modelling skills for extending on interests; observing, devising and solving problems, looking for patterns, classifying. Teachers will be providing opportunities for children to follow and develop schemes for learning; transporting, enclosing, cause and effect, connecting. Teachers will also provide opportunities for children to explore with their senses; hear, see, taste, smell, touch, balance and movement, body movement and emotion.
20a Coronation Court - Milton, Otago, 9220
Phone: (03) 4174290
Update to our kindergarten Whānau
When we move to Alert Level 2
The Government announced yesterday that we will be moving from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 at 11.59pm on Wednesday 13th May.
With the upcoming move to Alert Level 2, we plan for our kindergarten to be reopening for ALL children on Monday 18th May. We look forward to welcoming you back. Please note we will be making contact with you later this week, and that there will be some additional practices in place that must be followed to ensure we meet the regulations at Alert Level 2. Until then, stay safe, stay kind.
Further information for families returning to Kindergarten.
Milton Kindergarten is situated right beside Milton Primary School in Coronation Court. Our location supports easy transition between Kindergarten and School as children reunite with their 'ex Kindy' friends.
We believe it is important to work alongside families/Whanau as we provide high quality education that supports children's passions, interests and establishes a desire for lifelong learning. Our programme includes a balance of structured and free play opportunities, where children socialize and work in small and large groups.
We have a large outdoor environment and a wrap around veranda which allows children to get outside every day and be involved in a variety of games and physical activities.
An area of strength recognized and acknowledged in our recent ERO report was the following: "The teachers' enthusiasm and passion for establishing a relaxed and fun place for children to experience learning as positive and exciting is very evident."
Our programme is a 'school day session' and runs from 8.45 – 2.45.
If spaces are available, we welcome children from age 2 and the best news is our service is 100% free!! We'd love for you to come in for a visit.
Our Kindergartens Sports Programme
The Sports Programme at Milton Kindergarten is a popular part of our diverse early child curriculum. When it’s too boggy for us to do it on the school grounds, our Personal Fitness Trainer Paul Skipper, brings it onto the kindergarten grounds instead. Our varied programme helps with co-ordination, teamwork, building strength and stamina, listening skills, communication and boosts to thinking skills for our tamariki. Paul comes in twice a week every term and tamariki are always excited to see him; from our youngest two year old to those on the verge of starting school. Drop by on Tuesday’s and Thursdays from 10.00 to see it in action, and for a chance to look around our stimulating indoor and outdoor environment.
It’s just one part of our 100% qualified teacher lead environment at Milton Kindergarten: celebrating our 30th year as part of the Milton community.
Emma Flame ( Head Teacher)
Amanda Taylor (Teacher)
Brittany (Teacher - Now Kendal)
Christine Savage (Support Teacher)
A Warm Welcome back to
Kendal Gouman who has stepped Into Brittany Whalan teaching position.
Our Teachers & Families work very hard to raise funds for our Kindergartens environment, resources and equipment. We couldn't have the fantastic environments without all there hard work. But we also are very thankful for our local businesses who support us with their time, produce and grants.