Values & Goals

The fundamentals of Te Whâriki are incorporated throughout our programme and environment. These principles are as follows:

Empowerment
Whakamana

Te Whâriki empowers children to learn and develop at their individual pace.


Holistic Development
Kotahitanga

This reflects the holistic ways in which children learn.


Family/Whanau and Community
Whanau Tangata

Play an integral part in the development of children and the Centre.


Relationships
Nga Hononga

Provide stability for children and allow them the confidence to establish reciprocal relationships with people and the environment.

These principles are the basis in which children need to develop and grow. Experiences presented will encourage active participation that engages children emotionally, physically, cognitively and socially in a supportive and responsive environment.