Our Purpose

For children to build relationships, be happy, and learn!


Our Vision

A sense of wonder is nurtured; relationships are central, and a belief in   never ending possibilities


Relationships – Ngâ Honanga

Gaining a sense of belonging and ownership through reciprocal and positive relationships

Curriculum priorities (Belonging/Mana whenua)

Collaboration, integrity, community connections


Respect – Holistic development/Kotahitanga

Thinking and acting in a positive way towards ourselves, others and the environment

Curriculum priorities: (Wellbeing/Mana Atua)

Manners, honesty, gratitude, compassion, kindness & listening skills, promoting care takers of our living world


Inquiry/Thinking – Holistic development/Kotahitanga

Life- long learners, promoting creativity, critical, logical and abstract thinking through play

Curriculum priorities: (Exploration/Mana Aotûroa)

Participation, oral communication & questioning, exploration, investigation, reflection, ako approach – following children’s interests, exploring key curriculum areas.


Resilience/Independence – Empowerment/Whakamana

Attributes and dispositions to support life’s transitions – to be confident to be yourself

Curriculum priorities: (Contribution/Mana Tangata)

Emotional robustness, self regulating, coping with change, taking risks, accepting failure


Culture: Family and community/Whânau tangata

Honouring the unique place of Mâori and Tangata whenua with a commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi.  Children’s unique cultures are celebrated, promoted and acknowledged

Curriculum priorities: (Communication/Mana reo)

Celebrating difference & diversity, exploring uniqueness, honouring past, present and future, Te reo & Tikanga