Our Kindergartens

When connected to our community and the whenua, we are ready for learning and ready for life.

Picton News

Up to date news and events at Picton Kindergarten.

St John Ambulance

We had Ambi the St John Ambulance visit us at Kindergarten. We got to learn about the clothing the paramedics wear and what the equipment we might encounter if there was ever an emergency and needed to go inside an ambulance. 


Tawhirimatea's Wind

We made the most of Tawhirimatea’s Wind (the Māori Atua/God of the wind and storms) and made some kites. We decorated the kids and took them out to the School field to made them fly.


Matariki Celebrations

We celebrated Matariki by holding a performance for our whanau and friends. We sung waiata and read a book we made called ‘Tane and the Stars’.


Billy the Goat

We had a visit by a goat named Billy. Billy ate EVERYTHING and we got to give him a bottle of milk. It was a great chance for us all to practice how to be kind, caring and gentle.

Duffy Books


We have joined the Duffy books - Ready for Reading programme which allows each child to take 4 books home each year to keep. Thank you to Picton Freshchoice for supporting us to participate in the Duffy programme.   

The children were so excited about receiving their books and we have had positive feedback from families too.

Click here for more information about the Duffy books programme.