Teaching Team Philosophy

 

The foundation of our teaching team philosophy is that " the child is the heart of the matter". We believe in child initiated play and providing a safe, creative, suppportive and challenging learning environment to children where they learn through exploration, doing and work towards their individual level of development.

We believe in offering in flexible and stimulating programme that promotes acceptace and inculsion in a learning enviroment regardless of age, culture, race , religion, gender, ability or other individual needs.

We strongly nurture and support children's social, emotional, physical and intellectual development while supporting each child individually. We also believe in working alongside children and spending time with them to encourage, support, challenge and extend each child's learning in terms of social skills, sharing , coperation, problem solving and respect for others and the evironment.

We aim in working together in consultation and partnership with Whanau/parents for the bebefit of tamariki/children in this shared journey of learning. We support the bicultural heritage of New Zealand and respect the indigenous people of Aoteroa Maori as Tangata Whenua and believe in bicultural teaching practice at all times.

We actively support the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whariki Matauranga Mo Nga Mokopuna O Aoteroa that storngly recommend to build on the holistic development of tamariki and their Mana.

We value the care and education of priority learners and believe in providing quality care ane education to them effectively.

Transition is always about change, particularly adjusting to change children experience huge change in their lives.

We aim in making every single trasition as smooth as possible for children and parents and with special emphasis on trasition to schiool for our young learners so that they continue to be positive lifelong learners without any break. We believe in providing a sound, well designed, effective transition to school programme to our young learners so that they embark on the life long journey of learning with ample capabilities positively and confidently.

We aim in working togehter in consultation and partnership with Whanau/parents for the benefit of tamariki/children in this shared journey of learning. We support the bicultural heitage New Zealand and respect bthe indigenous people of Aoteroa Maori as Tangata Whenua and believe in bicultural teaching practice at all times. We effectively acknowledge Maori as tangata whenua, we respect Tikanga Maori and promote incorporating biculturalism in our teaching practice every day.

Treaty of Waitangi puts children at the centre of teaching and learning, asserting that they should experienmce a curriculum that engages them and challenges them in forwad looking, incusive and affirms NZ's unique identity gender ability or special need.

We respect each child's individually, nature and support the development of each child's social intellectual emotional and physical to reach to their full potential.

We consider multiculturalism and diversity as a strength of our country and choose to offer experiences for our children to explore investigate and enrich their own horizons while celebrating other cultures.