Kaiako value and respect the richness of individual learning styles by noticing and listening, recognising and responding to tamariki’s interests, strengths, likes and aspirations. This process empowers children to learn. Teachers value children’s contribution and competence and foster opportunities to think, problem solve, explore, communicate, co-construct with others and take challenges. Community excursions are viewed as an important way of learning. The range of experiences and opportunities that are provided enhance tamariki’s learning and development and will be heavily influenced by the outcomes of assessment, planning and evaluation practices. Along with providing a range of resources and equipment, extending tamariki’s learning and development involves using these resources in purposeful and meaningful ways, relevant to the children’s lives. Documentation in tamariki’s progress journals combines a range of ‘voices’ to reflect an authenticity of the child’s unique style of learning. Whānau are encouraged to participate and include their visions for their child.
Teachers utilise reflective practice and the centre is committed to providing on-going professional development and maintaining a high level of trained and registered teachers thus insuring we offer a high quality programme.