Philosophy

"Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education" - David Polis. 


Peaceful, Respectful Communication
We believe that positive communication is the key to ensure everyone is well informed and valued in their contribution while feeling respected at all times. 
We believe that through role-modelling peaceful communication children will learn compassionate dialogue, which will provide life-long skills in situations of conflict and leadership, in addition, impacting on the overall wellness of society. 
We believe children learn limits and boundaries through love and support.
We believe that open honest communication with parents and whanau is the key to successful relationships. 
We believe that every adult and child within our care deserves to be treated with the respect that is consistent to their cultural heritage. 

Loving, Homely Environments, which firstly engage the heart and then the mind.....
We believe in creating relationships with our children that are built on love, trust and mutual respect. Grounding children to the environment.
We believe an emotionally satisfied child is free to fully engage themselves within their surroundings. 
We believe that little brains needs to feel safe, secure and loved. 
We believe that our environment should reflect the ideas, ethics, attitudes and culture of the people within it. 
We believe that the physical environment acts as the third teacher, it therefore needs to entice, captivate, challenge and nourish every individual. 
We believe "the child should live in an environment of beauty" - Maria Montessori. 

Learning unfolds naturally...Play is the answer to how anything new comes about...all mammals play!
We believe play is the window to all learning and for children to play they need to be emotionally satisfied. 
We believe meaningful learning experiences only happen when children initiate and engage in opportunities for themselves. 
We believe children be free to play in their own natural way making their own natural progression. 
We believe teachers foster learning through play by setting up an environment, which is rich in provocations, allowing children to develop a natural love for enquiry, investigation and invention. 
We believe all children are naturally creative and teachers foster this through providing raw materials, freedom of time, creative experiences that are holistic and limitless.