Brown Owl Kindergarten
|Back: Megan, Catriona, Emma (Head Teacher) |
Front: Wairata, Julie, Jess, SharonAbout Us and Our Programme
Our early childhood education centre is enhanced by its natural setting. We are energetic and enthusiastic; we have a passion for teaching, for celebrating creativity and for working alongside the community. We have a unique philosophy composed of eight Te Ao Maori learning principles that encapsulate key learning dispositions and social competencies that are of significant value in our learning community.
Whanaungatanga/relationships that empower and recognise the identity of us all play a significant role in our curriculum. From the initial meeting with families, we aim to develop a reciprocal relationship with child, parent and whānau and intentionally plan for and provide a learning environment that reflects children’s learning passions, supports whanau aspirations, and shows respect for each child’s cultural identity.
Our curriculum is based on the national early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki and the kaupapa or principles of the ‘Enviroschools’ project. Central to our programme is kaitiakitanga or guardianship of te ao/the world, whaka-ute or respect for each other and all things. We are committed to:
2019 Term Dates
Term 1: Wednesday 23 January - Friday 12 April Term 2 Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July
Term 3 Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September Term 4 Monday 14 October - Thursday 19 December