Saint Kentigern has a long and proud history of educating young people to achieve at the highest standard. 


Saint Kentigern Preschool opened on the Girls’ School campus at the beginning of 2011 as a natural extension to the Saint Kentigern family, completing an educational pathway that begins with Preschool, continues on to primary school at the Girls’ or Boys’ School and finishes with students being prepared for university entrance at Saint Kentigern College.

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To provide a complete educational pathway for families, work began on a purpose-built Preschool on the Girls’ School campus which was ready to open at the start of the 2011 academic year.

The Preschool quickly filled and it was not long before there was a waiting list for families who were keen for a Saint Kentigern education for their child.

The Preschool was formally opened by the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key in a special ceremony in March 2012.

With the change of Principal at the Boys’ School in 2012, the Board also announced a change in leadership structure with Mrs Sandra Hastie, Principal of the Girls’ School, being appointed as Head of Primary to provide strategic leadership for both primary campuses and the Preschool. 

Later, after gaining her doctorate, Dr Hastie resigned in 2015 to become Head Mistress of a school in the UK.

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