Kowhai (Years 0-2)

Whangia ka tupuka puawai.

That which is nurtured, blossoms and grows.


Welcome to the Kowhai Syndicate.  We have four classrooms of children in our learning family ranging in ages from 5 to 8 years of age.

Our learning programmes ensure that our children start school with a continued love of learning and a solid foundation of life skills (eg: self-management, collaboration, communication, critical thinking …etc),  literacy and numeracy, and a growing understanding of the wider curriculum.

In our syndicate, we value the role of learning through purposeful play and we continue to strengthen our understanding and use of play-based learning.

Our Kowhai Syndicate Team 2019 is

  • Ms. Dorreen Mackenzie (Kowhai Leader) in Room 1 (Years 1 and 2)
  • Miss Alison Morgan in Room 2 (Years 1 and 2)
  • Mrs Kirsten Matthews in Room 4 (New Entrants/Year 0 and Year 1)
  • Mrs Gaylene Hansen in Room 5 (New Entrants/Year 0 and Year 1)
  • Mrs Nikki Regnault in Room 2 and 4

To see what we are all up to come and visit us, look at our Seesaw pages or check out our School Facebook page.