We uphold the mana of each tamaiti. Through iwi mātauranga our vision is to uphold the practices that are unique to the whanau, hapu and iwi of Ngāti kahungunu ki te Wairoa. We believe that by developing their confidence, aroha, resilience, creativity and identity their mana will forever be upheld.
Whakatauaki - Na Emarina Manuel
Pupuri i te mana, Retention of Dignity
Ako i te Reo, Teaching the language
Awhi i te whanau, Loving all as family
Eke ki te taumata, Reaching greater heights
Tumanako kia mau tonu te mana o te tamaiti mo ake tonu atu.
Desire to uphold the mana of he child forever after.
5 Critical areas of learning
Our Favourite 2019 ERO comments:
- Tau taiao/Enviro schools
Children's sense of self, belonging and connectedness is supported by teachers who value whakapapa. The recently revised philosophy promotes the desire to uphold the mana of the child. Teachers ensure that kaupapa Māori concepts are integral to curriculum decisions. They actively maintain children's connections to their cultural identity. Teachers continue to adapt their practice to authentically implement and reflect the philosophy.
Children confidently lead their learning. Teachers foster children's self help and independence skills. A high number of children are two years old and many have older siblings attending. Tuakana teina is actively promoted. Children's interests and strengths inform planning and they are supported to be imaginative and creative in their play.
View full 2019 ERO report here.
" The experience I had was very helpful - the ladies were able to help both me and my child to separate. It gives us both independence and my son has made wonderful friends and is learning a lot from the other children. The atmosphere is relaxing - there is a nice feeling about the kindergarten". Teresa