Our centres mission is to provide high-quality, accessible, and affordable early childhood learning environment for all our tamariki with strong links to our community. Like the unfurling silver fern frond of the ponga, the koru, our centre symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace. Our commitment to providing the best outcomes for all our tamariki and whānau will guide us in creating an enviroment that is welcoming, stimulating, safe and educational. We are actively commited to honouring te tiriti o waitangi and guiding our practices with Te Whāriki. Our pursuit of our strategic goals will always be driven by the desire for change that will benefit all of our children.
Our vision for our centre is to create a positive environment and difference in the lives of the tamariki and whanau at our centre. Our strengths come from the shared vision amongst our kaiako to provide an educational journey as a community of leaders. We hold each child’s individual needs at the for-front of our everyday practice, allowing each child to achieve their full learning potential. Being kaiako that are supportive, nurturing, creative and caring will allow our tamariki limitless opportunities for development.
We believe in the importance of te Tiriti o Waitangi and its role as a foundation for our curriculum – Te Whaariki – and for our practices.
We value diversity and believe in equality. We believe that every child has the right to an early childhood education that views that child holistically as –
We believe in the importance of promoting social skills – including empathy for others and getting involved – and that reciprocal relationships are foundation stones for teaching and learning.
We believe that children learn through respectful interactions with their environment – which at kindy includes their surroundings, their peers and their teachers. We believe these interactions should be respectful, and that we should provide a programme that promotes this while following and fostering their interests.
We also believe in the importance of literacy and numeracy in early childhood and that we should provide multiple and various avenues to promote them.
We believe in the concept of ‘community of learners’ of which we are a part, and believe that we should support families in their role in this community to know that they, and their children, are teachers too.
We believe in the importance of our own ongoing professional development as a means of ensuring high quality educational opportunities for children.