Papakura North Kindergarten


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 Session Hours

Morning Sessions 8.45am - 11.45am Monday - Friday

Six Hour Sessions 8:45am - 2:45pm Monday - Friday


Contact us

ph: 09 298 7592

email: papakuranorth@cmka.org.nz
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1 Artillery Drive
PO Box 272 1560

About us

At Papakura North Kindergarten our core value is respect. Children develop and build on the skills that enable them to respect themselves, others, all living and all non-living things. We are an Enviroschools Kindergarten where natural resources, the environment, and sustainable practices are an important part of the programme. Our families, children and teachers learn sustainable practices from each other.

The environment allows for individual, small and large group teaching and learning where our four qualified and experienced teachers value play as a tool to support and extend the learning and interests of tamariki. Incorporated into children’s play are numeracy, literacy and scientific concepts. Tamariki also develop positive learning attitudes such as perseverance, creative thinking, problem-solving, and enthusiasm. It is these skills that help children feel confident in a more formal school setting and are the basis for lifelong learning.

Our kindergarten community is culturally diverse. Families are encouraged to share their own customs, traditions, and celebrations that are important to their whānau. Families are also welcome any time to spend time with the children and to share their knowledge. 

The Meaning of our Logo 

Our logo depicts a scene that the children see each day:

The harakeke (flax) was chosen as it is very significant to families, community and the children. The children are represented in the centre of the flax and have the previous generations surrounding them to nurture, protect and educate them. In Maori custom the centre flax is never cut: only the outside leaves to have protection for the younger shoots in the centre. The flowering flax represents our children flourishing and growing and preparing for venturing off into the outside world.

The pukeko represents the young child being guided and encouraged to take the steps to become competent and confident learners with the support of adults who give them the chance to try things for themselves but who are also there to lend support if necessary.

The koru in the background represents the importance of family to the children’s lives and future.

ERO Report

Head Teacher - Paula

Teacher - Maria

Admin Assistant - Maria

Teacher Aide - Jaspreet

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Term Dates


Early Learning Centres
Friday 12th January 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018

Centres OPEN during term breaks
Tuesday 16th January 2018 to Thursday 20th December 2018

Centres CLOSED during term breaks
Term 1

Friday 19th January to Friday 13th April 

Term 2

Monday 30th April to Friday 6th July

Term 3

Monday 23rd July to Friday 28th September 

Term 4

Monday 15th October to Thursday 20th December






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CMKA offers limited spaces for 2 year olds up to 20 hours free in some Kindergartens.  

Conditions Apply!

All our kindergartens offer 20 hours ECE for all children aged 3 -5 years - Conditions Apply!

If you do not use your 20 Hours ECE allocation at our kindergartens, or your child attends for more than 20 hours each week,  the following fees apply:

Full day Kindergarten -  $4.80 per hour

 More on our Fees