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Api’i Tamariki Potiki

Within a safe and caring environment learners can explore their world, master the foundational skills for their learning journey and establish positive routines for life. Communication, oral language, social skill development and necessary motor skills are developed to ensure a child is school ready.  Teaching and learning at our preschool is based on the ECE curriculum provided by the Ministry of Education. The curriculum focuses on learning through play. They are allowed plenty of free time to explore their learning environment and chose where they want to play.


Taku Turanga Vaevae – Identity

Goal 1 – Their relationship and links with family, ECE setting, community and society, nation and wider world are affirmed and extended

Goal 2 – They know they have a place. They feel comfortable with the routines, customs and regular events

Goal 3 – They know the limits and boundaries of acceptable behavior


Piri Atu – Involvement

Goal 1 – Children’s health is promoted in the environment

Goal 2 – Children’s emotional well-being is nurtured

Goal 3 – Children are kept safe from harm


Uiui Marama – Inquiry

Goal 1 – Children’s play is valued as meaningful learning and the importance of spontaneous play is recognised

Goal 2 – Children gain confidence in and control of their bodies

Goal 3 – Children learn strategies for active exploration, thinking and reasoning


Goal 4 – Children develop ideas for making sense of the natural, social, physical and material worlds


Apaipai Karere – Communication

Goal 1 – Children develop non-verbal communication skills for a range of purposes

Goal 2 – Children develop verbal communication skills for a range of purposes

Goal 3 – Children experience the stories and symbols of their own and other cultures

Goal 4 – They discover and develop different ways to be creative and expressive


Tauturu - Contribution

Goal 1 – There are the same opportunities for learning irrespective of gender, ability, age, ethnicity and background

Goal 2 – Children are affirmed as individuals

Goal 3 – Children are encouraged to learn with and alongside others


Our Classrooms

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