Mission

To provide an environment in which tamariki have a strong sense of belonging, their play is valued and they are encouraged to guide their own learning pathways. We believe in empowering tamariki by offering them opportunities to make decisions and solve problems. We respectfully encourage their independence and self-esteem, so that they develop a strong identity and shine as individuals. Te reo Māori and tikanga Māori are an integral part of our teaching and learning.  Our decisions are based on what is best for the tamariki in our care.


Purpose

To provide a nurturing and positive learning environment for the tamariki in our care.  To ensure tamariki have a strong sense of belonging by listening, caring and showing respect in all we do.  To encourage passionate, reflective kaiako who are continually learning, developing their practice and committed to providing high quality care and education for tamariki.  To demonstrate our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership.


Core Values


RESPECT

Relationships are based on respect, trust and collaboration.

PLAY

The importance of play as a vehicle of learning is respected and encouraged.

AROHA

A culture of aroha, compassion and unity is cherished, ensuring there is a sense of belonging for all.

AKO

Kaiako and tamariki take responsibility for their ongoing learning and growth, including enhancing the use of te reo and tikanga Māori.

ENVIRONMENT

The learning environment is caring, engaging and fun. The  uniqueness and individuality of the tamariki is valued and celebrated.