Staff plan for the children’s learning using the models provided by Te Whariki, the Ministry of Education’s Early Childhood Curriculum and Kei tua o Te Pae, the Narrative Assessment, using Learning stories to provide a ‘where to now’ for individual children. All children and their families have the opportunity to contribute to their online portfolios at any time.
The Preschool programme reinforces and builds on a child’s natural inclination to learn by offering varied, stimulating and enjoyable learning experiences.
The Preschool provides children with the fundamental skills required to succeed at Primary School. Since oral language is the basis of literacy, there is an emphasis on language-based activities that provide opportunities for thinking, problem solving and experimenting.
By listening and responding to stories, children are encouraged to attempt independent writing and reading.
The Preschool children experience a range of activities both at the Preschool and out in the community.
These activities enhance their education and align with our holistic approach to education. Visitors include Police and St John’s Ambulance, Fire Engine and crew, Guide Dog and handler.
Students also enjoy visits to the museum, preschool graduation ceremonies, Christmas parties and other trips.
Enrolling at our preschool is simple.