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Kimbolton Early Learning Overcomes Covid To Gain Bronze Enviroschools Award

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 2:08 pm | Ruahine Kindergartens

When Ruahine Kimbolton Early Learning opened in 2018, occupying a former Playcentre building, the site was a blank canvas. Basic outdoor play equipment was in place, but the vision for a sustainable and rich learning environment came from teachers ... More >>

Delight At Extra Funding For Early Childhood Education

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 6:56 am | Ruahine Kindergartens

Alison Rudzki, CEO/ General Manager of Ruahine Kindergarten Association said they were thrilled with the news the government will restore funding for qualified and registered early childhood teachers to 100%. The National government reduced the ... More >>

Kindergartens calling for fair funding

Monday, 23 September 2019, 8:26 am | Ruahine Kindergartens

Kindergartens across the country are asking the Government to honour its commitment to restore 100 per cent funding for qualified early childhood education teachers, Alison Rudzki, CEO of Ruahine Kindergarten Association said today. More >>

RKA’s first Kindergarten to become Early Learning

Friday, 19 July 2019, 4:28 pm | Ruahine Kindergartens

After 65 years as Campbell Street Kindergarten, the first service to be established by Ruahine Kindergarten Association will re-open on Monday 22nd July as ‘Campbell Street Early Learning’. More >>

Awapuni Kindergarten closes its doors for the last time

Friday, 5 July 2019, 12:26 pm | Ruahine Kindergartens

Following a period of consultation, the Board of Ruahine Kindergarten Association has confirmed that Awapuni Kindergarten will close its doors for the last time today, Friday 5th July - exactly 44 years after it first opened. More >>

Disappointing budget for Kindergarten and Early Learning

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 11:12 am | Ruahine Kindergartens

Ruahine Kindergarten Association applauds the Government for taking a wellbeing approach to the 2019 Budget and supporting mental health and addiction services. However, the limited investment in early childhood education is disappointing. More >>

‘RKA Bride of the Year’ applications open for golden jubilee

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:29 am | Ruahine Kindergartens

Ruahine Kindergarten Association (RKA) is now accepting applications from brides for the 50th annual Bride of the Year fundraiser taking place at the Regent Theatre on Friday 8 November 2019. More >>

Nourishing and nurturing young minds

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 11:46 am | Ruahine Kindergartens

The long-term benefits of proper nutrition and its direct link to the development of young minds and bodies are well known. While recent publicity around poverty, empty family fridges and limited school lunches, has highlighted a need, there’s ... More >>

The end of an era for Hunterville Mobile Kindergarten

Friday, 28 February 2014, 12:25 pm | Ruahine Kindergartens

Hunterville Mobile Kindergarten is closing its service at the end of Term One 2014. In operation since 1975, the kindergarten has been travelling by van over 400 kilometres each week, delivering quality early education to different locations throughout the ... More >>

Roslyn Kindergarten takes on the 5+ A Day Challenge

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 4:54 pm | Ruahine Kindergartens

Roslyn Kindergarten’s philosophy is founded on an action-based approach to education, encouraging children to plan, design and implement sustainable projects and become catalysts for change in their families and the wider community. Participating in ... More >>

Early childhood education in our rural regions

Friday, 12 July 2013, 2:38 pm | Ruahine Kindergartens

Living in rural areas can sometimes be isolating, particularly when access to services city people take for granted are many kilometres away. While education and community experiences are not always readily available, the Hunterville Mobile Kindergarten ... More >>

Sustainable garden growing young minds

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 10:12 am | Ruahine Kindergartens

Awapuni Kindergarten’s newly established sustainable garden was blessed on Friday 17 May, highlighting the journey of the kindergarten’s children, teachers and whanau’s learning, as well as honouring the historical name of Te Kakano, gifted to the kindergarten ... More >>

New outdoor environment extending local children’s skills

Friday, 22 February 2013, 9:28 am | Ruahine Kindergartens

Campbell Street Kindergarten was abuzz with the sounds of diggers and concrete mixers in January. Term One saw the children return and be instantly delighted with their new outdoor environment. To celebrate, a pōwhiri welcoming and thanking contributors ... More >>

Sharing knowledge through parent education workshops

Monday, 19 November 2012, 11:23 am | Ruahine Kindergartens

Improving the quality of parent-child relationships is something Milson Kindergarten Head Teacher Emma Henderson is passionate about. So when the opportunity for three Ruahine Kindergarten Association teachers to become Triple P accredited practitioners ... More >>

New General Manager returns to education sector

Friday, 5 October 2012, 3:49 pm | Ruahine Kindergartens

The Ruahine Kindergarten Association’s (RKA) new General Manager, Alison Rudzki, was welcomed on her first day with a powhiri and morning tea, 1 October 2012. More >>

Team Effort Pays Off For Local Kindergarten Children

Friday, 7 September 2012, 9:28 am | Ruahine Kindergartens

Manchester Kindergarten is opening its new playground in grand style. A pōwhiri to welcome and thank contributors and special guests will form the official part of the celebrations planned for September 11. More >>

From Itinerant to Intrepid

Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 6:46 pm | Ruahine Kindergartens

Linda Mason is taking her teaching passion of shaping young minds, and her love of travelling, to El Salvador. More >>

Manchester Kindergarten Wins top Heart Foundation Award

Friday, 2 December 2011, 6:42 pm | Ruahine Kindergartens

Manchester Kindergarten in Feilding has won a gold Healthy Heart award from the Heart Foundation in recognition of the efforts made by the teaching team to actively promote healthy lifestyles for the children and their families. More >>

Local chiropractor joins Kindergartens Board

Tuesday, 17 May 2011, 11:18 am | Ruahine Kindergartens

Chiropractor Nigel Hardy may not have children at Ruahine Kindergartens, but he is excited about the association’s direction as a newly elected member of the Ruahine Kindergartens Governance Board. More >>

Kindergartens launch Facebook page

Wednesday, 4 May 2011, 10:51 am | Ruahine Kindergartens

The page, which launched over the term break, aims to keep families in the loop, stimulate discussion and promote the value of kindergarten. More >>