Our Philosophy

Centre Philosophy

Children’s learning is influenced and enhanced by their culture, language and home environment. As such, our staff promote open communication and encourage reciprocal relationships between children, teachers, parents, whānau, extended family and the community. This allows us to create an atmosphere of trust, respect and independence to ensure capable, competent and confident ākonga, and providing the children a strong foundation to build upon to become lifelong learners.

We have an emergent curriculum that embraces the treasures of our cultural diversities and reflects our dual heritage in Aotearoa/ New Zealand, where we promote the use of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori in our daily curriculum. We are committed to Te Whāriki (Early Childhood Curriculum) which fosters social, physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual growth in all tamariki. Te Whāriki reflects the partnership of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi. We respect all cultures and make provisions for individual differences in children and their families, providing an inclusive environment for all.

Our Team strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the care and education of the ākonga. We believe children’s learning and development is extended and enhanced through play, where tamariki develop a sense of belonging and empowerment to make their own choices. We understand that real life and genuine learning opportunities that follow children’s interests as well as an environment that is rich in language, supports a child’s curiosity and imagination, empowering them to investigate, discover and create.



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