Pohutukawa Kindergarten works alongside the family/whanau of the children enrolled to support them as they learn and grow. Regular newsletters and a notice board are important elements of our communication to you. We encourage parent/caregiver participation and provide events throughout the year to include you and your family/whanau in the programme. Examples are activities such as Grandparent’s Day, and Dad’s “pizza nights”.

Involvement sends positive messages to your child that you value the kindergarten environment and support the learning opportunities. Parents/caregivers are asked to make time to talk regularly with educarers to develop a relationship, to ensure we can best understand your child and meet all his/her needs. Taking home your child’s portfolio on a regular basis for viewing and discussion is a great way to stay in touch with the learning that is occurring.