Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Hokowhitu Kindergarten

Hokowhitu Kindergarten families come from diverse and multi-cultural backgrounds. They are encouraged to be actively involved in their children’s learning.

We provide an attractive well-resourced, accessible, stimulating and developmentally appropriate, yet challenging, environment. Our well established kindergarten is a safe and healthy place for children to learn and grow in.

Outside we have mature trees and multi-purpose equipment that enables challenging experiences, while inside offers an inviting, print-rich, colourful and welcoming atmosphere. The teachers regularly vary curriculum areas to facilitate child-initiated projects and ideas from the community. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

Session Times

Monday - Friday 
8.30am - 2.30pm

 

Contact Us

Address:
25 Franklin Avenue
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 357 8816
Email: hokowhitu@ruahinekindergartens.org.nz

Click here to Enrol

 

What Our Whānau Say

"It’s great to have a safe place to take my child. He loves it. All the family feel welcome."

"Kindy is the centre of the kids’ world. It’s a place they get to be themselves and have fun learning and making friends."

"My daughter has come such a long way after starting a year ago and learns a lot as well as having the time of her life."

Hokowhitu Kindergarten News

Hands-on and wheels-up in Hokowhitu
Hands-on and wheels-up in Hokowhitu

Tucked beside Plunket and Franklin Reserve, Hokowhitu Kindergarten located in the heart of Hokowhitu is designed to provide a world of fun and fantasy for children.

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Bicultural Learning
Bicultural Learning

Hokowhitu Kindergarten teachers identified Isabelle had interest and skill with poi, and discovered her Mum, Amelia Tamarapa, teaches the kapa haka group at Winchester School. Kindergarten teacher Gina Livingstone and Amelia organised whānau poi making workshops, which proved popular in the lead up to the kindergarten’s Matariki concert.

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Magical Murals
Magical Murals

Hokowhitu Kindergarten is blessed with a diverse multi-cultural community and hold different celebrations to recognise events such as the Chinese New Year, St Patrick's Day, Matariki, as well participating in the Black Out Day to support the All Blacks.

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Kindy's drive-in a hit with families
Kindy's drive-in a hit with families

A group of Palmerston North preschoolers converted cardboard boxes into cars for an evening of movie magic. Hokowhitu Kindergarten children enjoyed a drive-in movie night this week, where the early childhood centre hosted a screening of The Gruffalo. The children converted apple and banana boxes, donated by supermarkets, into cars.

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A visit to Ohakea
A visit to Ohakea

An invitation by Lucy's Dad, Squadron Leader Tim Costley, saw 38 children and 20 adults climb on board a bus and make their way to the Royal New Zealand Air Force base at Ohakea. The excitement of watching NH90 helicopters practice their take off and landings, was taken to another level when the children were allowed to climb into the cockpit of one.

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