Welcome Letter from Head Teacher



At St Andrews Preschool we believe that relationship is the heart of learning. It’s so important to us to build warm and caring relationships with the children and whanau who join our centre.

“We know that when children feel loved, learning naturally follows”

Our centre is right in the heart of Te Puke and we are thankful that Te Puke has taken us to heart! We love being part of this tight-knit, multi- cultural community and value the unique contribution each child and their family brings to our centre.

I am proud that St Andrews Preschool is a ‘home away from home’ for children, a place where they can experience love, inclusion and respect as they develop into confident and competent learners.

We appreciate that there’s a lot to think about when it comes to choosing the best centre for your child. There are practical considerations, but there are also deeper questions to consider, such as: ‘What is our teaching philosophy and learning programme? What difference does being a Christian centre make to the way we do things? Are our teachers qualified and caring’?

You’ll find answers to these questions, and more, on the following pages. If you like what you see, we would love you to bring your child with you to visit our centre.

It would be our privilege to journey with you and your child through these formative, exciting and precious early years of life. I look forward to meeting you soon.















Why Choose St Andrew’s Preschool?

WE ARE PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY. Our teachers all live locally so both our personal and our professional lives are strongly embedded in the Te Puke community. We love the variety and richness that comes living in a multi-cultural community Read more
WE’RE NOT-FOR-PROFIT, WE’RE FOR CHILDREN.  St Andrews Preschool is governed by the Christian Education Trust who provide transformative education with Christian values.  The children’s wellbeing is our highest priority in all business decisions. Read more
WE HAVE A BIG HEART FOR CHILDREN.  We honour each child as a gift to be discovered and developed. Our passion as educators is to nourish, nurture, affirm and encourage each child in his or her uniqueness. Read more
WE WELCOME PARENT INVOLVEMENT.  Our door is always open. We believe that parents are the primary educators and we count it a privilege to partner with and support you in that important role. Parents/whanau are very welcome to be involved in our daily programme at any time. Read more
OUR CHRISTIAN VALUES CREATE A LOVING ENVIRONMENT. We have a heart-felt and faith-filled desire to respect, accept, nurture, support and affirm your child. It is our privilege to enjoy their uniqueness, to develop their gifts and talents and to bring them into a positive experience of God’s love. Read more