At Richard Hudson Kindergarten we believe in the importance of:
- Te Akoranga (Essence of Learning)
- Whanaungatanga (Relationships)
- Tikanga Rua (Biculturalism)
By way of these pou (structures) we support children to become autonomous beings through the provision of holistic child-driven learning opportunities. We facilitate the development of positive, respectful relationships between children, whānau, team members and the wider community. This is encircled within an inclusive environment which demonstrates our commitment to the bicultural nature of Aotearoa, New Zealand
Teachers provide a quality, well-planned programme. Our spacious grounds allow our children to explore the natural world, experience caring for animals as well as learning about sustainability
The Kindergarten opened in Caversham Presbyterian Church Hall in 1908 and later shifted to a City Council Cottage. In 1926 the Hudson family gifted the building for Richard Hudson Kindergarten as a memorial to their father.