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Busy Bees Kindergarten Room
Busy Bees is the first of our two Kindergarten Rooms at Cherry Grove. Busy Bees range in age from 3 ½ years to 4 ½ years.
Opportunities for children to learn and wonder about the wider world are extended in Busy Bees, where greater importancee is placed on:
Busy Bees continue to learn through play by doing, interacting with kaiako and peers, devising theories, and exploring them through trial and error to learn more about the world around them. As they engage, their attitudes emerge and the way they interpret new experiences unfolds further which will influence their learning through life. Our Busy Bees are ready to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and explorers wherever their wonder may take them.
Honey Bees Kindergarten Room
Honey Bees is our second Kindergarten room for 4 ½ years until they begin Primary School.
As a ‘transition to school’ room, there is a greater importance placed on developing social competence and confidence through open-ended play experiences. The room is specifically designed for older, more experienced explorers. Honey Bees experience an environment where they are encouraged to:
The Honey Bees room is full of nurturing, fun, and laughter as our tamariki work together to develop a range of skills and attributes, which we know from our strong relationships with all our local schools, that prepare them for a successful transition to the Primary School environment.