Pre-School

Pre-School

Explore our Pre-school for 3-5 year olds

The Foundation Centre environment inspires discovery, wonder and engagement. Our specialised teachers create a place for our girls to learn through play and encourage curiosity through stimulating activities and learning experiences.

Our Pre-School

Our Pre-School

Our pre-school, known as the Foundation Centre, is a fully licensed Early Childhood Centre which employs qualified and experienced teachers and teacher assistants to cater for three and four year old girls. The Foundation Centre operates weekdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm. The children can also access the after school programmes and activities. 


We offer 20 hours ECE subsidy and the fees are comparable with those at other early childhood centres. Click to see our current fees.

Regular activities

Regular activities

The Foundation Centre girls are fully involved in many aspects of the daily life of the Junior School. The children join the Junior School in Chapel Services and assemblies as well as visiting the school library. Weekly visits to Mt St John, baking bread and pizzas for lunch and swimming at the Aquatic Centre are also highlights of the week. All these activities help to familiarise the Foundation Centre girls with school routines and traditions to ensure a seamless transition to Year 1 when they turn five.


We encourage parents to make visits with their daughter before they start in the Foundation Centre and parents are welcome to join us on our weekly walks to Mt St John and attend swimming. 

Philosophy

Philosophy

The Foundation Centre philosophy is guided by Te Whaariki, the New Zealand National Curriculum and the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate. As our girls begin a lifetime of learning, we introduce them to the core subjects of Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, the Arts, French and Digital Learning. These are integrated into an inquiry-based programme that will set them up for a successful future. 

Read the latest ERO report for our Foundation Centre.