|ABOVE: Sue, Liz, Janette, Isabel (Head Teacher) and RobynAbout Us and Our Programme |
We provide a tiriti-based environment where the children can grow into competent learners who are self-motivated, and can problem solve, follow their interests, set challenges for themselves and learn with and alongside each other.
We celebrate all children’s learning. We provide the children and whānau with an environment where they are always welcome and we encourage their contribution and participation in our programme. We work in partnership with our community.
We follow a philosophy of place- based education. This has four main areas of focus - connecting children with the community they live in, becoming ecologically aware, breathing life into history and understanding and celebrating the cultural life of our local community.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori also have a strong place in our philosophy.
In our kindergarten tamariki, whānau and kaiako are a community of learners who learn together. The environment is stimulating, fun and encourages independent discovery, experimentation and creativity. Our culture empowers tamariki to make decisions and take responsibility for their own learning. It also upholds the mana of tamariki and whānau.