Rimu Room – Preschool

Kia ora. Welcome to the Rimu room. In the Rimu room, your child will continue to receive the high quality care and education they have experienced in the Kowhai and Kauri rooms.

Tree Town Preschool is a warm, safe and stimulating learning environment designed to foster children’s curiosity and creativity.

Our team of experienced, qualified Teachers is passionate about working with preschool age children, supporting and encouraging them as they become aware of their strengths and gain confidence in their own abilities.

We provide:

  • An excellent teacher:child ratio of three teachers to 25 children
  • A child centred play environment where children are encouraged to be problem-solvers and explorers
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  • Literacy and numeracy are incorporated into the daily programme in ways that have meaning for the children
  • An extension programme for 4 1/2 – 5 year olds
  • Teachers who are passionate about using ‘teachable moments’ that occur every day
  • Behaviour management based on the ‘Virtues Programme’ which is used in many primary schools
  • Planning based on individual interests, strengths and needs
  • Strong links with the local community
  • Nutritious morning and afternoon teas
  • An open door policy for parents and caregivers

The Rimu teaching team consists five highly qualified, registered teachers

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Carolyn McIntyre – Team Leader

Diploma of Teaching (ECE) Waikato University



Janine Silva – Assistant Team Leader

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) – Wintec



Sally Hooker – Owner / Manager

Diploma of Teaching (ECE) Waikato University



Alice Bronswijk

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) – Wintec



Donna Rasmussen

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) – Wintec


Download our information sheet on the TreeTown Rimu Room (pdf)

“To Grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging, and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.” Te Whaariki-the National Curriculum