Our preschool 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.