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The St Andrew’s College Pre-school has a bright, modern learning environment, where children can freely explore their individual interests with support and encouragement from registered caring teachers.

Our brand new Pre-school with bespoke playgrounds opened at St Andrew’s in Term 1, 2018. The vibrant classroom area provides a colourful backdrop for enquiry based learning, imaginative play and creative pursuits. This well resourced area flows into an outdoor area, with climbing equipment, sandpit, and space for the children to move and play. A love of the natural world is encouraged, with our philosophy that supporting the children to care for plants and animals (such as a vegetable garden, life cycles of butterflies and frogs, and tropical fish) helps them to discover things about themselves and to develop their sense of Wairua, or spirit.

An extension room with Montessori equipment allows children to explore resources to develop their numeracy and literacy skills.

Warm, supportive teachers, with a genuine love for the children who help them to become the best they can be, are our biggest asset.

The Pre-school shares close links and resources with the Preparatory School and engages older Pre-school children in a range of exciting transition to school initiatives to help them progress seamlessly to their next stage of schooling.