He taonga te mokopuna, kia Whāngaia, kia tipu, kia rea,
A child is a treasure, to be nurtured, to grow, to flourish.
Te Whāriki reflects changes in the early learning context, including the diversity of New Zealand society, contemporary theories and pedagogies. It provides clear and empowering learning outcomes, makes explicit links to The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and positions our children as citizens, learning how to learn in a fast changing and globally connected world. It supports the work of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako enabling the learning success of every child.
The visiting teachers/kaiako and educators in our early childhood education service weave together the Te Whāriki principles and strands, in partnership and collaboration with children, parents, whānau and community, to create a curriculum that emphasises the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and dispositions that support lifelong learning.
Our expectation is that, in their early years, children will experience a curriculum in our service that empowers them for their journey.
Storypark- Nurturing Life-Long Learning
Storypark creates a secure online network that shares notices, events, reminders, policies and messages. Communication made easy with accessible ePortfolio records that travel with children from birth to school. Supporting a continuous, cohesive learning journey for each child. Your child will have their own Profile account set up which allows educator and teachers to send you updates, photos and videos while they work with your child. Storypark becomes a very special part of your child journey within their early childhood experiences in our service we encourage the sharing of stories and your perspective engaging in children’s learning and development. This helps educators record and respond to parents aspiration focusing on your child’s unique needs and abilities. This is a celebration of who they are – sense of self, and all their accomplishments with photos, pictures and stories to treasure.