We believe children learn through play and this learning is enhanced by making it a fun experience for children where they thrive in a stimulating, challenging yet safe and happy environment. We believe that the environment is the third teacher that invites curiosity, discovery, investigation and fosters learning experiences in a spontaneous manner. We believe that each child is unique with their own strengths and abilities. We also believe that parents are the primary educators of children and quality education is achieved through working in partnership between parents and teachers. We welcome the contribution of parents towards their child’s learning. We recognise the diversity of our community and value the cultural backgrounds of all children and their families. We uphold the treaty of Waitangi and believe in bicultural practice and acknowledge Maori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and follow Maori Tikanga and use of te reo Maori in our practice. Based on ‘Te Whaariki’, we aspire for children to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society. We are inspired by Reggio Emilia philosophy. We recognise the importance of responsive and reciprocal relationship between teachers and children for them to grow as confident and competent learners. We foster children’s learning by offering a curriculum that empowers children to build their knowledge, skills and attitudes to become responsible citizens of the future. We are committed to providing a fun filled quality education for children by knowledgeable and experienced teachers who engage in reflective practice and enhance their personal knowledge of the profession through ongoing professional development.