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Our Latest News will keep you up to date with Community Events that we’re involved in and the Professional Development opportunities our Kaiako 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 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 Nature Based Programme’s see our children spending time in reserve areas around Bush Creek and Arrow River weekly and all  year round.

Our Kaiako 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.

Our kaiako have a collaborative relationship with the new entrant teachers at Arrowtown Primary School, sharing professional development and dialogue to ensure the smoothest possible transition for children.  Part of the transition includes  regular visits to school for children both with parents and  impromptu visit with Preschool Kaiako in our Preschool Van.

Our Kaiako also work closely with other schools in the wider Wakatipu Basin, to ensure smooth transitions for children who may be attending these schools.

We're very proud to say that our Preschool's have both received a four year return for the next ERO Review.

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