Fam­ily-ori­en­tated en­vi­ron­ment

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Rangi Ruru Pre-school is a small fam­ily-ori­en­tated com­mu­nity-based preschool for boys and girls, lo­cated in the leafy grounds of Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Merivale.

All teach­ing staff are fully qual­i­fied, reg­is­tered teach­ers spe­cial­is­ing in the care and ed­u­ca­tion of chil­dren aged from 2 years to school age, and the preschool of­fers 20 hours ECE.

Teach­ers are re­spon­sive to chil­dren’s in­di­vid­ual in­ter­ests, strengths and abil­i­ties. They lis­ten closely to chil­dren, sup­port them to de­velop oral lan­guage skills and share their ideas. Teach­ers en­cour­age chil­dren to solve prob­lems and find their own so­lu­tions to chal­lenges.

Rangi Ruru teach­ers pro­vide a wel­com­ing and in­clu­sive en­vi­ron­ment for chil­dren and fam­i­lies. There’s a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties which in­clude the chil­dren work­ing to­gether or fo­cus­ing on in­di­vid­ual pro­jects. Lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy are wo­ven into the daily pro­gramme ac­tiv­i­ties so they be­come in­dis­tin­guish­able from the fun and play.

The pre-school and the chil­dren are for­tu­nate to be lo­cated on the grounds of Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, and are ex­tremely well sup­ported as part of the wider school com­mu­nity. This means that a large num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties, re­sources, and school premises (such as the gym, li­brary – which has a ded­i­cated preschool area – and the sci­ence and drama ar­eas) are avail­able to add to the pro­gramme. Par­ents can also sub­scribe to op­tional ac­tiv­i­ties.

Pre-school is a time for chil­dren to de­velop new skills and ideas in an en­vi­ron­ment where they feel con­fi­dent and safe to do so. Rangi Ruru Pre-school pro­vides this and so much more, giv­ing your child the op­por­tu­nity to hit the ground run­ning when they be­gin the new ad­ven­ture of pri­mary school.

Lim­ited places are avail­able now or pre-en­rol for 2017. Open­ing hours are 8.15am – 4.30pm. The pre-school is lo­cated at 46 Rhodes St, off Ros­sall St, at the Ha­gley Park end.

Con­tact Linda Scan­lan, phone 03 983 3757, or email preschool@ran­giruru.ac.nz. ran­giru­rupreschool.nz http:/ /preschool.ran­giruru.ac.nz/

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