|ABOVE: Amy, Lauren, Wendy, Nikki, Sarah (Head Teacher) and Amy. |
About Us and Our Programme
Discovery Kindergarten in Whitby, Porirua, has an attractive environment of mature native plants, gently sloping grounds, a large all-weather sandpit and covered decks. We are a well-resourced kindergarten and provide a variety of equipment to foster learning in all curriculum areas.
We have a close reciprocal relationship with Discovery School and the Associate Principal visits the children once a week.
We use a picture of Captain Cook’s ship “Discovery’ to represents the journey we are all on together. The eight sails represent what we actively value and teach: courage and perseverance, learning to be learners, fun, caring and kindness, respect, positivity, creativity and responsibility.
The children at Discovery understand they and their whānau are important to us. We work to develop good relationships with whanau to achieve their aspirations for their children. We want children to grow up to be life-long learners who are self-motivated and caring individuals.
The programme is soundly based on the children’s interests. When children identify interests, teachers support them by providing resources and engaging children in conversation to extend their learning and deepen their developing understanding. The progression and development of these interests are reflected on our planning walls in the centre. Stories are also placed in the children’s profile books, which are available at all times for the whānau to read.