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Learning Priorities

Whanaungatanga (Connected)
The wider world of family and community is an integral part of the ECE curriculum, building strong partnerships to ensure children and family aspirations are fulfilled. Children will be secure in their relationships with others, with a strong sense of belonging. Respectful, responsive and reciprocal relationships are encouraged.


Aumangea (Resilience)
Each akonga is significant and has a valuable contribution to society. Self help skills and independence increase children’s confidence in themselves, and their resilience in a changing world. Social competency is a key for ākonga to develop the appropriate behaviours that will enable them to both make friends and be successful in their learning.

Manaakitanga (Respect)
Cultural identity of all ākonga is affirmed and supported. Cultural differences are celebrated and acknowledged to help children gain a positive awareness of their own and others’ cultures. Te Tririti Waitangi is a living document in the centre, where Te Reo and Tikanga Māori are visible and valued.


Kaiwhakawhiti Kōrero (Active Communicators)
Our environment is rich in resources and activities designed to engage and support ākonga to be active communicators. Ākonga will be encouraged to express their ideas and their contributions will be sought and valued.

Waewae Kai Kapua (Adventurous & Creative)
Ākonga are active explorers in their world, showing curiosity and a sense of adventure in all that they experience. Ākonga will gain confidence and control of their bodies, developing the skills they need to be able to participate fully in their learning journey.


Ngā Uara Whakapono (Faith Based Values)
Bible-based values underpin all of the children’s learning, behaviours, attitudes, responses, decision making, the way they think and how they do things. Values such as respect, patience, love, kindness, gentleness, self control, perseverance ad many more define our learning environment and our teaching practices.

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We aspire to make a positive difference in the lives of all members of the learning community as we actively grow curious learners & resilient risk takers that are able to walk with confidence in an ever changing world.