Our curriculum is based on “Te Whariki” and the Education regulation 2008
Te Whariki http://www.education.govt.nz/early-childhood/teaching-and-learning/ece-curriculum/te-whariki/
Education regulation 2008 http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2008/0204/latest/DLM1412501.html
We believe in building on children’s individual and group interests which we incorporate into our planning.Portfolios and learning stories record your child’s learning journey and provide opportunities for your child to revisit and reinforce their learning. Our curriculum will teach your child traditional values, virtues and attitudes which will travel with them and be the basis of their learning now and in the future.
We incorporate the following educational programme in our curriculum:
We use the “You can do it” programme (https://www.youcandoiteducation.com/)
“You Can Do It! Education’s (YCDI’s) main purpose is to support communities, schools, and homes in a collective effort to optimize the social, emotional, and academic outcomes of all young people. Its unique contribution is in identifying the social and emotional capabilities that all young people need to acquire in order to be successful in school, experience wellbeing, and have positive relationships including making contributions to others and the community (good citizenship).
Professor Bernard is the Founder of You Can Do It! Education, a school-home social and emotional learning program being employed in over 6,000 schools in Australia as well as in schools in New Zealand, England, Canada and the United States.” – Copied from You Can Do It website.
We have been successfully modeling and teaching positive attitudes and social skills such as curiosity, friendliness, confidence, independence, persistence, resilience to our children by incorporating the “You Can Do It” program in our curriculum.
We use the “Letterland” programme (http://www.letterland.co.nz/)
Letterland progam is a award-winning educational program originally created by Lyn Wendon in 1968. Letterland is a unique, phonics-based approach taught in many New Zealand schools and early childhood centres.
“Today, we sell in 111 countries worldwide and our award-winning books and software have helped countless young children learn to read, write and spell. The Letterland characters transform plain black letter shapes into child-friendly pictograms and they all live in an imaginary place called Letterland.” – copied from letterland website.