We foster relationships and connections with each other, our whanau and our community. With links to mana whenua (belonging) our tamariki and kaiako both have a sense of belonging at our centre, and they share their experiences, work together and have and equal relationship with each other.
We encourage respect for one another, kindness amongst all and foster ways we can support and provide rangitahi (helping for each other). We extend aroha to all our tamariki and ensure that we preserve the mana of all involved with our centre.
We honour and believe in the importance of TeTiriti o Waitangi, as a foundation for our curriculum – tewhariki. We continuously seek guidance to engage and encourage bi-cultural practices, while affirming the identities and cultures of our tamariki.
We provide and environment that is safe, stimulating and nurturing for all our tamariki and their mana atua (wellbeing). We care and preserve our environment like guarding our taonga (resources), our personal tikanga ensure we practice care & respect for our environment.
Teachers as facilitators
kaiako he kaiwhakahaere
Our kaiako are the leaders of our akonga and facilitate the individual learning and mana aotūroa (exploration) of our tamariki. We value the contribution (mana reo) of each child and we work alongside our akonga in the learning process.
Leaning is navigated by our children’s journey. Through this journey we encourage each child to explore, discover, wonder and question everyday, while allowing them mana tangata (contribution) to support their learning and leaving them as life long learners.