The annual pet parade is one of the most anticipated events on the kindergarten calendar with tamariki, families/whānau coming together in this environment to showcase, celebrate and share a special relationship with their pets. The weather turned on a beautiful afternoon enabling families to enjoy a picnic lunch with their tamariki.
This event is steeped in tradition as it has been occurring at Kindergarten annually for many decades and continues to be a highlight for all.
The grand parade was led by bagpipers Ivon Hurst and Alex Reid who piped their way around the bike track with animals and tamariki following.
The annual pet parade supports making meaningful links with people, places and things, in particular, the links between the child’s home and learning community.
This is valued learning at Kindergarten and supports our curriculum priority of Whanaungatanga/relationships.