One of our core values at Geraldine Kindergarten is Tangata Whenua, knowledge of where children come from. We work alongside whanau to discover our backgrounds and our heritage.
Every morning when we come together at Kotahitanga we introduce ourselves using our mihi that descibes our local area. Tarahaoa or Mt Peel is our local mountain and Waihi is our local river. Children gain a sense of belonging as they learn about the special features of Gerladine.
We also explore our identies further afield as we learn about each others heritages, countries and people who lived before us. Children develop pride in what is special and unique to their family.
Kia maumahana tau mana ake. Remember your uniqueness.