Rangi Ruru Preschool

Rangi Ruru Preschool is a small, family-oriented, community based education and care centre located

Rangi Ruru Preschool is a small, family-oriented, community based education and care centre located in the attractive grounds of Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.

Operating as usual


We hope you had a wonderful summer holiday. Please send us a few photos of your holiday for our Summer holiday display.

If you have been out hunting for the 's Ōtautahi Elephant Trail around town please send in a picture if you have one as we are talking about them at preschool this weekend, reading the Elmer the elephant book and making elephant craft.


Welcome back👋 to all our families for 2024, We hope you have enjoyed some family time together. We are looking forward to seeing you all again over the next coming weeks. Please remember to bring Sun hats🧢 as the weather is looking fab.☀️


We have reached our last Preschool day for 2023. Thankyou, to all our amazing families, for your support and partnership throughout the year. Your children are amazing.

We wish everyone a wonderful Christmas Day with family and friends.
Safe travels to those of you who are heading away.
Remember we open for 2024 on Wednesday 10th January.
If you need to make contact over the break, please use the preschool email- [email protected]. We may not get back to you on the same day but will be in touch when possible.
Meri Kirihimete


Thanks so much to everyone who came along to our Christmas party this morning. We hope you had a wonderful day. Thanks also to Jenny for bringing along your ice cream trailer - a perfect treat for a beautiful sunny day.
Merry Christmas everyone 🎅🏼🎄


Only one more sleep!
Our Christmas party is tomorrow - Saturday 16 December.

See you at 10am - Santa will arrive about 11:00
A last reminder to drop you book present into preschool today.


Only 3 more sleeps!
Our Christmas party is fast approaching. To help Santa out at this busy time please ensure you drop in a wrapped named book gift for your child before the end of Friday please. They can be placed in the bag under the desk in the office or given to a teacher. Thanks

Photos from Rangi Ruru Preschool's post 07/12/2023

Our Elf on the Shelf named Scooter is back for another year. This year it seems he is leaving a trail of tinsel to show where he has been. We can follow it around the room as he moves each night, from the fairy door to the globe, the globe to riding a dinosaur, having a piggyback ride with Captain America, a parachute with Santa, and then hiding in the decorations.

Where will that cheeky Elf go next? He’s watching us all, are we going to stay on the Nice List?

Photos from Rangi Ruru Preschool's post 29/11/2023

Todays’ Music with Michal performance was so much fun. Michal sang some wonderful songs with the children - some new and some old favourites. We joined in with dance moves and sang along, we popped bubbles and formed a conga line through the preschool. Michal, thanks for visiting Rangi Ruru Preschool today and thanks so much to the Finn family for organising this special event.
Thanks so much to all the families who made it in to share this with us too.

Photos from Rangi Ruru Preschool's post 29/11/2023

Here are some photos taken by the photographer in the high school of the carols in the chapel on Monday.


Thanks to all who made it along to our Christmas carols in the chapel today, for those who didn’t here is the recording. Thanks so much Andre for capturing this. Enjoy.


Our Christmas carols


On Monday afternoon we have been invited to the Christmas carol service with the big girls in the chapel. We would love the children to look as Christmasy as they can, wear your Santa hats, tinsel, or Christmas t-shirts to preschool on Monday. We even get to sing a few songs of our own to the big girls. If you wish to join us, please meet us at preschool by 1:45 to walk across to the chapel with us.
We have been practicing these songs for a week or so. If you don't usually attend on a Monday, please feel free to come along and sing with us, your child knows the words.


A reminder that preschool is closed tomorrow Friday for Christchurch Anniversary Day. Have a wonderful long weekend and we will see you back on Monday.

Contact – Rangiruru Pre-School 08/11/2023

Rangi Ruru Pre-School provides a place for boys and girls from ages 2 - 5, to learn, develop and belong.

💙 We have a small number of places available for 2024 – if you are interested in joining the Rangi Ruru whānau, please contact us using the form below 💛

Contact – Rangiruru Pre-School Rangi Ruru Pre-School 46 Rhodes Street, Christchurch 8014 03 983 3757 [email protected] Come and visit us! We welcome visitors to the Pre-School. The best time to visit is between 9.00am and 2.00pm daily. This way you and your child will be able to experience much of what we have to of...


Remember Dress up day tomorrow
( Tuesday)


Next Tuesday 31st of October is dress up day. Come in a costume just for fun.
Please ensure the dress up costume is named to avoid mix ups and lost property , thanks.


Remember Pirate day today. Dress as a pirate if you can. See you soon


A reminder, preschool will be closed on Monday for Labour Weekend. We will see you all on Tuesday. Have a wonderful long weekend.

Photos from Rangi Ruru Preschool's post 19/10/2023

Big Shakeout 2023 was today. Please chat with your children about todays earthquake drill - what did they do? Why? What would we do at home if there was an earthquake?
Knowing to keep calm and know what to do can help so much in a real situation.
Drop, cover, hold


This Thursday 19 October we will be participating in the Big Shake Out. This is a nation wide earthquake drill to help children learn about what to do in the event of an earthquake. If you are in the preschool building at 9:30am we ask that you join in and Drop Cover Hold with the children. Thanks


Trike a thon money!
If you still have trike a thon money to collect or send in please can you do so this week. Thank you so much


Save the date: Pirate Day 2023

Wednesday 25 October is our pirate day this year. Come dressed as a pirate and get ready for some swashbuckling fun.


Wednesday 4th October. Pyjama day. Please ensure your child still has outdoor footwear and a jacket.

Final lap - Trike a thon 2023 21/09/2023

Thanks so very much to all the families who joined us for this morning’s trike a thon. We couldn’t run events like this each year without your support and we appreciate every one of you.
We will have some very tired children headed home tonight after biking, scootering and riding a total of 606 laps (if you still have a lap card attached to your bike please drop it back to preschool so we can update the total). Special mention goes to Micah with 36 laps and Sage with 35 our two lap leaders. Well done!
Now it’s time to collect the sponsorship money and we will send out an acct number tomorrow where this can be easily paid to preschool. Thanks again for supporting this amazing fundraising event.

Final lap - Trike a thon 2023


We received the following message from Project Jonah this week about training for adults that may interest some of you next weekend.

Thank you for inviting Project Jonah into your centre to present to your tamariki. I wanted to let you know about an opportunity for further involvement, if you, or any of your kaiako, are interested!
Project Jonah is running their Marine Mammal Medic training in Christchurch next weeked – Saturday 23rd September.

The Project Jonah Marine Mammal Medic course is a one day, hands on course which will teach you the skills needed to assist in the rescue of stranded whales and dolphins. The morning is spent in the classroom and in the afternoon, we head to the beach to put our newly learnt knowledge into practise with rescue equipment and life-size, life-weight inflatable whales and dolphins. With New Zealand having one of the highest stranding rates in the world, it's often a matter of when, not if, the next one occurs.

The course is open to anyone over 15 years old and once completed you will be added to our national database for future stranding call-outs in your region.

Join us in Christchurch on Saturday 23 September.

To find out more and book visit www.projectjonah.org.nz/medic


Trike a thon 2023 is less than 2 weeks away. Please collect your sponsorship forms from your pocket in the foyer and talk to friends and family about supporting our most fun fundraising event of the year.

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This week we made the most of all the lovely fruit we are harvesting and made an apple and feijoa juice. Delicious.
Keri, Olive and Remy recorded this today and thought you all would enjoy singing along.  We are loving seeing what you a...





46 Rhodes Street

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm
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