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Kindergarten Association turns 90 years young

Kindergarten Association turns 90 years young

Milestone birthdays are a time for celebration at kindergarten, and teachers across Lower Hutt will soon be enjoying one of their own. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Hutt City Kindergarten Association and the opening of its first kindergarten in Moera in 1928.

“We have a proud history of growing young learners in Lower Hutt and we think being around for 90 years and still going strong is worth a celebration. Kindergarten has played a big part in our communities and has a special place in the hearts of many. ” said Tony De Lorenzo, General Manager of Hutt City Kindergartens.

“We know that our community would like to mark this anniversary with us so we are organising what we consider to be our 90th birthday party.” said De Lorenzo.

A Vintage Fair Day will be held on Saturday 3rd November at Moera Kindergarten on Randwick Crescent.

“This will be a fun afternoon for the whole family with market and food stalls, activities for children and live entertainment.” said fair organiser Melissa Zgomba.

Local market stall holders are invited to register their interest in having a table at the event.

“We are keen to hear from local crafters who would be keen to sell their goods at our fair.” said Zgomba.

“There will be a history of kindergarten in Lower Hutt display dedicated to sharing photos and stories from the past 90 years. We would love to hear from anyone who attended kindergarten and would like to share their memories with us.” said Zgomba.

Anyone interested in having a market stall or sharing photos or stories of their time at kindergarten can find more information at huttkindergartens.org.nz or call Hutt City Kindergartens on 04 567 0106.

The Lower Hutt Kindergarten Association was founded by Miss Nettie Riley, an Australian who came to Wellington to establish kindergarten and train teachers. The first kindergarten Miss Riley opened in Lower Hutt was Moera Kindergarten in 1928 which was then named Riley Kindergarten. The Hutt City Kindergarten Association now has 19 kindergartens in Lower Hutt and continues to provide quality early education for children aged two to five.

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