With wide-open indoor-outdoor flow, our learning environment caters for children aged from 2 years old through until they start school. The traditional Maori pedagogy of Tuakana/Teina is proudly woven within the integrated programme in which children are encouraged to embrace peer support and build lifelong respectful relationships.
Our Daily routine and rituals
Mōrena! Nau mai haere mai.
8am to 10am
Most of our beautiful tamariki are picked my on the centre van from their kainga – these are scheduled booked times.
8am – 9am
Some tamariki may have parakuihi if they are hungry while others will begin their adventures settling in and finding an interest.
9am – 9.45am
Wā kai o te ata / Morning Tea. This is rolling kai for our tamariki.
Kiwi Whāriki begins and goes for no more than 10minutes. A time to gather our 2years to 3years old have a waiata or 2, whānaungatanga time, karakia, horoia ngā matimati before kai.
Our Kiwi tamariki are having their lunch.
Tui Whāriki begins. A special time to whakanuia as a whānau sing waita, practice and learn whakapapa of Te Ao Māori, Te Reo Māori me nga tikanga.
Our Tui tamariki join their teina for kai.
Wā kainga for our morning session tamariki
Our setting is reset and refreshed. Ready to recieve our afternoon tamariki.
11am – 2pm Wā Moe – some tamariki have a rest or sleep.
1pm – 1.30pm Ahiahi kai / afternoon snack. This is rolling kai. We start with the Kiwi tamariki first.
1.30pm - 5.15 Discovery and exploration time. Planned and spontaneous adventures occur.
The van run is in session servicing and returning our tamariki back to their kainga. The van has a 30 minute schedule.
New whānau or kaiako we welcome you into our centre with a Mihi Whakatau.
Our whānau and tamariki continuing on into Primary school journey Poroporoaki takes place.