Our Early Learning School equips students with the fundamental skills to thrive at Primary School, with a strong focus on language-based activities that provide formal and informal opportunities for thinking, problem solving and experimenting.
Our Early Learning School provides children with the fundamental skills required to succeed at primary school. With oral language forming the basis of literacy, we put an emphasis on language-based activities that provide opportunities for thinking, problem-solving and experimenting. Through opportunities to listen and respond to stories, children are encouraged to attempt independent writing and reading.
Staff plan for the children’s learning using the models provided by Te Whariki, the Ministry of Education’s Early Childhood Curriculum and Kei tua o Te Pae, the Narrative Assessment, using Learning stories to provide a ‘where to now’ for individual children. All children and their families have the opportunity to contribute to their online portfolios at any time.
Our Early Learning School programme reinforces and builds on a child’s natural inclination to learn by offering varied, stimulating and enjoyable learning experiences, providing children with the fundamental skills required to succeed at Primary School. Since oral language is the basis of literacy, there is an emphasis on language-based activities that provide opportunities for thinking, problem solving and experimenting.
By listening and responding to stories, children are encouraged to attempt independent writing and reading.
Our children experience a range of activities both at the preschool and out in the community. These activities enhance their education and align with our holistic approach to learning. Visitors may include police officers, St John Ambulance staff, firefighters, and even guide dogs and their handlers. Students also enjoy visits to the museum, graduation ceremonies, Christmas parties and other trips.