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Sun Valley Kindergarten - Our team

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Address 69 Meremere Street, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 5014
Phone 04 920 9832

Mobile 027 450 0038
Email sunvalley@huttkindergartens.org.nz

Group size 40 max

Session Times
Monday to Friday: 8.30 am - 2.30 pm






Head Teacher:




Teacher Support:

Shellyn McAuley

Mandy Bartosh

Wendy Walker

Liz Pereira

Kerry Johnson


Shellyn, Mandy, Wendy, Kerry and Liz are inspired by their families to create a welcoming multi-cultural centre where everyone can feel at home. Conversations between teachers and parents ensure a partnership is formed and the children’s backgrounds, interests and language can be fully integrated into their time at Sun Valley.


Literacy is a strong focus, with children being encouraged to read and write in both Te Reo and English. Our children also love being read to, and are given lots of chances to discuss and extend their verbal language.


The contoured land, equipment and gardens stir the children’s imagination and our teachers just love playing outside with them.

Our Vision

(This is our "wawata" - our dream or aspiration for our kindergarten)


We aspire to create a learning environment where:

  • Children are empowered as learners
  • Children actively participate in their own learning where they feel empowered to ask questions and inquire into their environment and the wider world
  • We offer a high quality positive learning environment within a strength based model
  • A truly bicultural learning environment is provided where priority learners can fully succeed