Ascot Park Kindergarten
|ABOVE: Kura, Rain, Wendy, Di (Head Teacher) and DeeAbout Us and Our Programme |
At Ascot Park we encourage our whānau to be part of our programme in whatever way they can to support the children’s learning. We encourage family groupings, so siblings and cousins can attend together. We encourage participation of children and their whanau with special learning needs, and will work alongside other agencies to support and encourage full participation.
We celebrate past pupils returning to our Kindergarten with their children, and value the strong connections we have with many of our families.
We have close ties with our local schools especially Rangikura School, and Aotea College. We value the many ways we work within our community supporting each other, including weekly transition to school visits, school gardening initiatives, sharing visiting plays or puppet shows, the Gateway Programme for secondary students, and termly Year 11 visits. We support the many Early Childhood training providers especially Whitiriea, by providing placement opportunities for student trainees.
We provide a programme based around Te Whaariki, our national early childhood curriculum. We notice children’s interests, and develop play-based opportunities to extend and foster their learning. This happens individually or in group learning situations. These exciting journeys are captured in stories in their profile books which record the ongoing learning during their time at Kindergarten.