Our Education Programme
We believe children learn best in a small group setting.
Children’s play is meaningful and enables them to continue to grow and develop and extends the child’s understanding and skills, developing a natural curiosity about the world around them.
Teachers assist to structure the physical and emotional environment to support healthy interactions and relationships and provide inviting opportunities for children to actively participate and develop their learning through exploratory play. This occurs individually and within small and large group experiences.
Each Wednesday, Brad Hemopo, Te Reo teacher at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, joins us for a Te Reo and Kapa Haka session. The programme adds depth to the bicultural practices and knowledge we share within our centre.
Each child has a learning journal which celebrates their achievements and progress. Parents are invited and encouraged to take an interest and contribute to these books.
In addition to the daily programme we offer optional choices for children to extent their learning. These activities are available for a small additional cost which is charged by the provider.
A specialist music teacher takes an interactive music session with groups of children as well as private lessons for children with an instrument of your choice. These group sessions are extremely good fun, develop children’s interest and ability in song, musical notation and awareness of musical styles and instrument use.
Two physical education coaches introduce different sports to the children. This session provides children with opportunities to experience different sports, develop confidence in their own physical abilities, challenge themselves to try something new and to have lots of fun alongside their friends.
On Thursdays, an experienced instructor leads us in the Shooting Stars pre-school dance class. The class introduces beginner dance movement across ballet and jazz dance genre, provides opportunities for free personal expression/interpretative dance, rhythm/prop exploration/performance and fun.