Rimu Room – Preschools

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, Kauri and Totara 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:

  • Qualified teachers who are skilled at using the ‘teachable moments’ which occur every day
  • 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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  • A play based programme with an emphasis on incorporating literacy and numeracy in ways that have meaning for the children
  • A ‘school readiness’ programme to help prepare children for more formal learning (www.getreadyforschool.co.nz )
  • Behaviour management based on the ‘Virtues Programme’ which is used in many primary schools and secondary schools
  • Programme planning based on children’s 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 four highly qualified, registered teachers

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Carolyn McIntyre – Head Teacher

Diploma of Teaching (ECE)



Janine Silva – Assistant Team Leader

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)



Sally Hooker – Owner / Manager

Diploma of Teaching (ECE)



Donna Rasmussen

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)


“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