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Our curriculum is based on the principals of
Te Whāriki (the NZ early childhood curriculum).
The basis of which is the following:
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Empowerment/Whakamana

Our early childhood curriculum empowers the child to learn and grow

Holistic Dvelopment/Kotahitanga

Our early childhood curriculum reflects the holistic way children learn and grow

Family & Community/ Whānau Tangata

The wider world of family and community is an integral part of the early childhood curriculum

Relationships/ Nga Hononga

Children learn through responsive and reciprocal relationships with people, places and things

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Through the guidance of qualified and experienced educators, these principles are woven into place with the following strands:

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Well-being/ Mana Atua

The health and well-being of the child are protected and nurtured

Belonging/ Mana Whenua

Children and their families feel a sense of belonging

Contribution/ Mana Tangata

Opportunities for learning are equitable and each child’s contribution is valued

Exploration/Mana Aoturoa

The child learns through active exploration of the environment

Communication/Mana Reo

Languages and symbols of children’s own and other cultures are promoted and protected

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Our curriculum is split into three sections and includes stimulating and well-planned activities to support each child’s learning at each stage. There is a good balance between education and play.

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Our activities include play (creative, manipulative, physical, dramatic, theatrical, water, social, and extended), science, maths, reading books, storytelling, construction, cultural activities, life skills, character development, music, dance, performing arts, information technology, and lots more.

Activities are managed according to each stage of development through positive interactions which are facilitated by well qualified and experienced staff.

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A holistic approach allows for learning opportunities to occur naturally for each child in every activity and development is focused around individual interests.

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