Preschool

Give your child a positive start to learning

For boys and girls, aged 2 to 5 years old

Children aged two to five years can experience a happy, fun, and engaging Preschool environment through a combination of stimulating curriculum and extensive enrichment opportunities with a good balance of child-initiated inquiry and structured and age-appropriate activities.

St Mark’s Preschool is an independent, multicultural and co-educational Preschool located in the grounds of St Mark’s School at the Basin Reserve.  Providing an exemplary early childhood education for children in a vibrant, cheerful and environmentally mindful setting, our Preschool is made up of two spaces: the Preschool and Foundation classrooms, catering for younger and older children and shared open spaces that allow for flexibility and creativity and the ability to respond to different teaching and learning styles.

Preschool marks the beginning of your child’s educational journey where they develop their love for learning. At St Mark’s Preschool, we believe that children are agents of their own learning. The children are actively engaged in our inquiry and learning programme. Children have an active voice, responsibility and stake in the learning environment.

We pride ourselves in providing a safe, inclusive and collaborative environment where each child’s individuality, innate curiosities and desire to learn is nurtured.

We believe that children’s success is achieved through collaboration between Preschool and whanau.  We value, and are committed to, building positive relationships and partnerships with parents and caregivers.  Whanau are valued as an important part of our community and our aim is that together we can support our tamariki to achieve their fullest potentials.

Mahia nga mihi o nga tamariki hei apopo ka tu hei rangitira

Fulfil the needs of our children and tomorrow they stand strong