Our Philosophy

Our dream for our tamariki is that they will live their lives following their passions and seeking to make the world a better place.

Our curriculum encompasses both the intentional and the spontaneous and follows the principles and strands of Te Whāriki.  Children learn through fun and play in both imaginative and real/authentic contexts.  We take every opportunity to learn in and through the natural environment where children can learn about their world and its challenges.

Our Kindy is on a journey towards being a bicultural learning environment.  We actively seek to build our community’s knowledge and understanding of the cultural heritages of both partners to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  Building our Te Reo Maori competency is a key part of this journey.

 

Our children are competent and confident learners – each with their own mana and individuality.  We want them to be eager communicators and contributors.  We foster social dispositions and skills so that our tamariki build, maintain and learn with and through relationships with older and younger children and adults. 

 

Learning to respect, understand and value difference and fairness is an important part of learning and our teaching strategies seek to open doors to this learning.

Our tamariki, whānau, teachers and wider community collaborate as a community of learners to identify aspirations and experiences for learning.  We follow the principles of whanaungatanga to build strong relationships with all our whānau, to listen to and support each other and to respect the culture and values of all.

Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu. Although they are little, they are precious.
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