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.  We empower tamariki through offering them opportunities to make decisions and solve problems.  We respectfully encourage their independence and self-esteem, allowing them to 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 always based on what is best for the tamariki in our care.


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

Core Values


Respectful and trusting relationships create whaanau connections and a strong sense of belonging for all.

Maintaining and strengthening relationships ensures tamariki are valued and their differences celebrated.


The importance of play as a vehicle for learning is respected, encouraged and extended through intentional teaching.

The tamariki lead their individual learning pathways in partnership with kaiako & whaanau.


A culture of aroha, compassion and unity connects our Midcity whaanau.

Through Manaakitanga we support, encourage and care for others.


Whaanau are the experts on their tamariki.

We value whaanau engagement & partnership as it ensures that we provide the best learning outcomes for their tamariki.


Kaiako learn alongside tamariki and embrace the kete of knowledge that tamariki bring with them.

A growth mindset is vital to keep our kaiako gaining new knowledge. Kaiako are both deliberate and reflective in their teaching and learning with the tamariki.


Te reo Māori and tikanga Māori is woven into our everyday curriculum.

Cultural competence is a strength & tamariki will succeed in learning when we understand & respect their cultural roots.