We view each child as competent, full of potential and active in constructing their own knowledge through interactions with others.

Children are unique individuals who come into our setting with a wealth of knowledge.  They are curious explorers fascinated by their world. It is the role of our teachers to tap into that knowledge and build upon the strengths and interests of the child. Children and teachers become researchers together and share in the joy of learning.

Children have the right to their own time; time to think, time to talk, time to solve problems and time to investigate their own theories, making meaning of the world around them.

Whilst most traditional methods of teaching and learning focus on the transmission of  knowledge from the ‘teacher’ to the ‘learner’ we believe knowledge is built by the learner internally rather than being imported from an external source.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini. I come with my own strengths, and bring with me the gifts, talents and strengths of my family, tribe and ancestors.

Education is an evolving process, not a product or goal to be achieved, rather an ongoing process of growing and learning.