We believe that children are full of potential, competence, and they are capable of directing their own learning. They have the capacity for representing ideas in a wide variety of symbolic and realistic approaches. We encourage children to investigate, make sense of objects and ideas about which they are curious, and to become promoters of culture, values and rights.
We trust the importance of children’s symbolic language “The 100 Languages”.
We provide an atmosphere of harmony as we believe it is essential in facilitating positive, supportive relationships. Reciprocal communication between the children, parents and teachers is paramount so as to offer a foundation where we can work together to create the spirit of co-operation, collaboration, and co-construction of knowledge.
The role of our teachers is to be a co-learner alongside the children. Through working together we work towards a common purpose – the building of a culture which respects childhood as a time to explore, investigate, create, and be happy.
We trust that every child should be encouraged to grow and learn in a natural environment that facilitates a positive contribution to society. We aim to provide an environment that encourages collaboration, communication and exploration. Thus, our spaces are filled with natural light, order and beauty. Each space has an identity, purpose, and is cared for and respected by the children and the adults. It is significant for our spaces to be alive, flexible and open to change to support our children in exploring deeper into their interests and investigations.
Our Parents & Whānau
We strive to offer a home away from home, where there is mutual respect and trust. We value parents and whānau participation and see their involvement as a necessary voice in the children’s learning. We respect the partnership that we have with our parents and wish to continue to build on it through working together co-operatively and transparently.