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Kindergartens launch Facebook page

Ruahine Kindergartens

4 May 2011

Kindergartens launch Facebook page

Ruahine Kindergartens is strengthening kindergarten communities online with its brand new Facebook page.

The page, which launched over the term break, aims to keep families in the loop, stimulate discussion and promote the value of kindergarten.

General manager Louise Bartholomew is delighted to lead the association in embracing social media and looks forward to the growth of this communication channel.

“I only wish Facebook had a ‘love’ button”, she said.

Ruahine Kindergartens is a not for profit association operating 25 kindergartens throughout Manawatu, Rangitikei, Pahiatua and Foxton.

These kindergartens specialise in educating three and four year olds and the association plans to profile one member kindergarten on the new Facebook page every two weeks.

“Although our kindergartens share core values, no two centres are the same”, Ms Bartholomew said. “Facebook provides an opportunity to introduce people to our diverse learning communities.”

It also complements other communications initiatives put in place over the past 12 months, including association-wide newsletter Up with the Play and a new look website.

Ruahine Kindergartens employs 100 percent qualified teachers and prides itself on providing children with the best possible start. To find out more about kindergartens in your area visit


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