Our Philosophy

 

Philosophy Statement:

Each child is uniquely different and precious to be nurtured through the expression of God’s love.

Christ Centred:

The heart beat of our Ministry is to provide an inclusive and loving environment where children and whānau learn about God in a practical way.

We weave Christian values through our teaching programme on a daily basis so children understand the Bible and the love of Jesus.

Tikanga:

We value our bi-cultural heritage and commitment to Tangata te Whenua and Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

Through recognizing the value of Ako that each child and their whanau bring from their Kete of knowledge and experiences are incorporated into the curriculum.

To strengthen this Kete of knowledge and experiences we weave Te Reo and Ngā Tikanga into our daily practice.

Values:

Children will be encouraged to be the best they can be in a secure and nurturing atmosphere, where each child will be inspired to explore and learn.

Environment:

We offer a safe and nurturing environment for children to build strong reciprocal relationships with teachers, peers, and the wider community. This encourages children to become competent, capable and confident learners.

A holistic programme is delivered by our fully trained teaching team which provides for all aspects of a well rounded Early Childhood education, including physical, social, emotional, academic and spiritual development.

Learning through Play is promoted and recognised as one of the many building blocks in Learning and Development, this will be supplemented with some Teacher lead activities.

Play provides opportunities for children to develop reading, writing skills, explore mathematics and science concepts in authentic ways. Our learning environment inspires imagination, curiosity, problem solving and creativity.

Behaviour:

We believe that children learn to be respectful of self, others, property and the world alongside teachers who provide positive guidance.

Community:

All children have equal opportunities regardless of culture, gender, or their backgrounds. We embrace all cultures within our Community and weave this throughout our programme.

Participation and contributions are all very welcome from parents, whanau and the wider community in order to support our collaborative approach to teaching.

Ahakoa he iti, he Pounamu……..

Even though I am small, every bit of me is Greenstone.