We promote opportunities based on children’s interests and ideas that offer challenges, where children can take risks in a safe environment. We encourage problem solving and develop the child’s natural inquisitiveness and the curiosity of children.
We acknowledge and respect children’s feelings as we strive to help them become positive participants in the learning community. We empower children by promoting a sense of ownership and belonging, and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning and actions. We support tamariki in developing their social competencies through empathetic, respectful, reciprocal relationships, whilst acknowledging the individuality of the child. Preparing children for life, supporting them to grow as individuals and gain the life skills they need to reach their full potential.
We value and respect ourselves, each other and the natural environment. We recognise our bicultural nation and acknowledge and respect the cultural diversity of individuals in our community, this is reflected in our curriculum and delivery.
We recognise that parents have the most significant influence on the child’s development and well-being and promote an environment of open and honest communication, working with and alongside families.