Kura values are highly evident in the positive way adults and children relate to each other.

2016 ERO Report,
Ministry of Education

The principal and teachers at Te Kura Maori o Waatea have made very good progress in building a culture of teaching and learning that reflects their sponsor’s vision.

2016 ERO Report,
Ministry of Education

Supportive adults from all parts of the organisation play a role in building the engagement of learners and their whanau.

2016 ERO Report,
Ministry of Education

Supportive adults from all parts of the organisation play a role in building the engagement of learners and their whanau.

2016 ERO Report,
Ministry of Education
 
  1. Our ECE
  2. ECE Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Waatea Early Childhood Centre strives to bring forth tamariki who have a strong sense of their cultural and social identity. We base our practice on three educational pillars: Te Whāriki - the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Ao Māori and relevant Steiner pedagogies.

We are committed to:

Providing a safe and nurturing environment that is filled with Aroha, Manaakitanga and Whakawhanaungatanga.

Kaupapa Māori practices interwoven with Steiner pedagogies.

Providing an environment where children are encouraged to unleash their imaginations, take risks, and be active participants in their learning.

Working alongside our whānau to develop respectful and trusting partnerships.

Ensuring that each individual child has the opportunity to develop their physical, emotional, social, cognitive and language skills.

Demonstrating knowledge and skills in providing a curriculum that empowers children to learn and grow as confident and competent members of this learning community.

We value:

The duel heritage of Aotearoa and the importance of the partnership between Māori as Tangata Whenua and Pakeha as outlined in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Our parents and whānau as teachers of their children, and their input and participation in our centre and programme.

The growth and professional development of our teachers.

We recognise:

The uniqueness of each child and how they learn.

That a child's development in the early years is critical to their future development.

That these first years are an important time for children to play, explore, try new things and to have fun.

 
 
 
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