Maheno Kindergarten

Transport available

30 Hours Free

100% qualified teachers

Bring a packed lunch with additional food available

All year round kindergarten

Primary school nearby

Welcome to Maheno Kindergarten

At Maheno Kindergarten our Moemoea is: Manaaki whenua, Manaaki tangata, Haere whakamua. Care for the land, care for the people, go forward. This whakataukī guides our teaching and learning practices at Maheno Kindergarten.

As a teaching team, we are unified in our practice and committed to creating an environment where our tamariki, whānau and all visitors feel welcome, respected, accepted and supported. Manaakitanga and Kaitiakitanga are key to our ways of “being” and “doing”.

Maheno is a bronze Enviroschool which means we are committed to teaching and learning about how to care for, and protect, our local environment and the ways we may use the skills we learn to nourish our bodies, minds, whānau and community.

We believe that all our tamariki are capable learners and bring with them valued experience and knowledge. We value exploration, curiosity, independence, resilience, creativity and learning through play. We encourage tamariki to take risks in their learning, embrace new ideas, share their knowledge and develop a sense of who they are.

Karen McCutcheon
Head Teacher

Quick Info

Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Session times: Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 2:45pm.

Address: 13 Gifford Street, Maheno, Oamaru

Phone: (03) 434 2422 ext 5


Head Teacher: Karen McCutcheson

Number of children: 25 (morning) 20 (afternoon) daily

Licensed for children aged 2-6.