Geraldine District Free Kindergarten Association


Children and whanau develop mindful learning through Whanaungatanga/relationships.



Habits of Mind in a bicultural context enables successful learning for our children and community

Looks like

  • collaborative, innovative, articulate, and confident children
  • teaching that is responsive to individual learning styles
  • children who have strategies for mindfulness
  • a learning community sharing learning locally, nationally and globally

Guiding principles

  • use habits of mind in a bicultural context
  • challenge the norm, be innovative and creative
  • create a culture of excellence
  • be leaders at the front of change
  • manaakitanga

Hours of operation

Monday – Friday 8.15am – 2.15pm
Playgroup – Wednesdays 2.15pm – 3.15pm

To enrol please email .

Geraldine Kindergarten is proud to demonstrate:

  • an environment that is well-resourced, attractive, and fun while offering opportunities for children to work together, solving problems and adding complexity to their learning
  • an innovative teaching team who are national leaders in using technology in Early Childhood Education
  • 100 % trained qualified and registered teachers
  • positive and exciting programmes ‘that are developed specifically for the age group of the session to challenge and stimulate the children’
  • a focus on positive aspects of children’s behaviour through encouragement and reinforcement
  • clear and consistent boundaries and support of children to understand these
  • the encouragement of children to take responsibility in caring for themselves, the environment, other children, and adults

Located at

25 Wilson Street
Geraldine 7956


+64 3 693 8888