Latest News

Our Latest News will keep you up to date with Community Events that we’re involved in and the Professional Development opportunities our Teachers attend. Our extensive professional development opportunities directly benefit our programmes.

Our last Education Review Office (ERO) Reports and are pleased to announce that we have been assessed as ‘Very Well Placed’.

Click here to read Cotter Ave’s ERO Report.

Click here to read Durham St’s ERO Report.

Both our Preschools are heavily involved in the Arrowtown Community, from contributing to the Autumn Festival Art 2 Wear Show and the Festival Parade to preparing entries for the Spring Flower Show and spending time out and about. We love to get involved in a wide range of experiences and our Explorers Programme sees our oldest four year olds at Bush Creek and Arrow River every Friday year round.

Our Teachers regularly attend a range of Professional Development Conferences and seminars, ensuring we are up to date and on the leading edge of Early Childhood Education trends. Please see below to read more about the courses we’ve attended and how they have influenced our programmes.

Our Transition to School programme spends one morning each term visiting Arrowtown School and performing at their Assembly.

Arrowtown Preschool would like to have a big shout out to Ngai Tahu tourism for support again this year!

We are now inviting enrolments for babies from 12 months old


Jan 23, 2018

Early in term two we hosted the Education Review Office as they conducted their review of our Preschools. These reviews provide important information for parents and communities about each services' strengths and next steps for de...

Jul 08, 2015

The G J Gardner Homes Arrowtown Trolley Derby has been nominated for the Trust Power Community Awards, which will be announced next week. The Trolley Derby is our major fundraiser and a lot of hard work has been put in by a dedica...

Nov 06, 2014

Inspired by the work Jasmine had been doing with the children, Kylie embarked on a project to create this daffodil. The children had noticed daffodils popping up in our environment, and took great interest in noticing these beaut...

Oct 17, 2014

Last Friday, Russell Hamilton, Barb & Neill Simpson and volunteers from the Jean Malpas Community Nursery joined Arrowtown Preschool Explorers to plant 100 native trees into an area the Explorers call 'The Log', at the Bush Cr...

Oct 17, 2014