Tai Tamariki Kindergarten
|ABOVE: Andrea, Nic, Maiangi (Assistant Head Teacher), Janelle (Head Teacher), Cheri, Maisie, Bridie, and JanetAbout Us and Our Programme |
We are a mixed aged kindergarten on the ground floor of Te Papa Tongarewa that opened in 2010. We provide a caring and nurturing place where everyone feels a sense of well-being.
The concept of whanaungatanga - forming strong relationships through shared experiences and working together - is fundamental to our whānau-based model. We recognise that we are part of a wider whānau group that nurtures and fosters a sense of belonging at Tai Tamariki.
Our tamariki contribute to our programme and are empowered to set and achieve goals. They view themselves as learners, using the language of learning and making plans for future learning.
Our learning environment fosters creativity, fun and positive social interactions. We are committed to bicultural practice, recognising and supporting Te Tiriti o Waitangi and weaving aspects of tikanga and te reo Māori into our programme.
Tamariki of all ages learn and play in an open plan environment. We create deliberate spaces within this environment that respond to changing needs and emerging interests, to provide a range of challenges, developmentally-appropriate activities and quiet retreats.