Faunau Pasifika Kindergarten
|ABOVE: Helen, Sandie, Makeleta, Denise (Head Teacher), Rasella (Head Teacher), Elisapeta and Epifania |
About Us and Our Programme
All cultures are welcome at Fanau Pasifika, the first Pasifika kindergarten in Horowhenua. Fanau Pasifika was initiated when the voice of the community was heard and we began in 2012, in the former Cambridge Street Kindergarten.
Our programme offers unique learning opportunities for all children in our aiga (family) based environment, where children attend from under one to five years old.
We provide opportunities for aiga and matua to be involved in our programme and we encourage them to learn alongside their fanau by staying and working with the teachers. We begin our sessions each day with lotu which is a blessing for the day and we finish our day with another lotu.
We have a weekly Falelalaga on Wednesdays from 10.00 until 11.00, led by our matua and aiga with support from our faiaoga (teachers). The topic for every Falelalaga is based around the children’s interests. Va Feiloai ma le Faa’aa’aloalo (warm relationships and respect) is our protocol that we live by at Fanau Pasifika every day. We also have regular Kapa Haka sessions and our kaiako is Anahera Winiata.