OUR LEARNING SPACES

OUR LEARNING SPACES

Kia Kitea

‘To discover’

 Nursery

In our Kia Kitea room we use primary caregiving with our youngest infants and toddlers so as to provide a calm environment centred around love, caring and kindness. This provides children with a trusting and caring relationship from which they feel safe and confident to explore and discover the world around them. Through this nurturing environment we believe relationships with Kaiako, tamariki and their whānau develop strong lines of communication so as to collaborate together on the care and education of each child. Kaiako believe in the strong importance of building respectful, caring relationships with tamariki and so the RIE philosophy is woven throughout the daily programme.

Ka Rere

‘To fly’

Toddler

Our Ka Rere room is an environment rich in freedom of choice, encouragement and support as tamariki explore, experiment and discover. Tamariki drive their own enquiry and learning journey through opportunities to question, understand other points of view, build their confidence and further develop relationships through working with peers. We celebrate each child as a unique individual and due to this continue our primary caregiving approach as tamariki transition through from Kia Kitea. As each child is ready, we then transition to a key teacher approach where children continue to have a strong, respectful relationship with a key teacher to feel confident in their environment. Interests of tamariki are built upon with opportunities to engage with developmentally appropriate experiences, to ensure tamariki are continued to be challenged while also celebrating whānau aspirations for each child to create a collaborative learning approach.

Tae Rutu

‘To tackle, extend and achieve’

Preschool

Our Tae Rutu room is where children have the opportunity to discover and learn through small group experiences that incorporate essential skills for a seamless transition to school. Our emphasis is not just on literacy and numeracy, but providing tamariki with the opportunity to inquire, question and problem solve through experimentation and exploration. All enquiry learning is child led and focussed and enables children to be empowered to direct their own learning journey. Tamariki are also encouraged to become more independent and develop self-help skills in preparation for primary school. The tamariki will have opportunities to visit and collaborate with local primary schools through building and maintaining relationships with their teachers. When the time comes for tamariki to move on to school, whānau are invited to their child’s graduation, which celebrates their journey throughout Westpark Preschool.

Kia Kitea

‘To discover’

Nursery

In our Kia Kitea room we use primary caregiving with our youngest infants and toddlers so as to provide a calm environment centred around love, caring and kindness. This provides children with a trusting and caring relationship from which they feel safe and confident to explore and discover the world around them. Through this nurturing environment we believe relationships with Kaiako, tamariki and their whānau develop strong lines of communication so as to collaborate together on the care and education of each child. Kaiako believe in the strong importance of building respectful, caring relationships with tamariki and so the RIE philosophy is woven throughout the daily programme.

Ka Rere

‘To fly’

Toddler

Our Ka Rere room is an environment rich in freedom of choice, encouragement and support as tamariki explore, experiment and discover. Tamariki drive their own enquiry and learning journey through opportunities to question, understand other points of view, build their confidence and further develop relationships through working with peers. We celebrate each child as a unique individual and due to this continue our primary caregiving approach as tamariki transition through from Kia Kitea. As each child is ready, we then transition to a key teacher approach where children continue to have a strong, respectful relationship with a key teacher to feel confident in their environment. Interests of tamariki are built upon with opportunities to engage with developmentally appropriate experiences, to ensure tamariki are continued to be challenged while also celebrating whānau aspirations for each child to create a collaborative learning approach.

Tae Rutu

‘To tackle, extend and achieve’

Preschool

Our Tae Rutu room is where children have the opportunity to discover and learn through small group experiences that incorporate essential skills for a seamless transition to school. Our emphasis is not just on literacy and numeracy, but providing tamariki with the opportunity to inquire, question and problem solve through experimentation and exploration. All enquiry learning is child led and focussed and enables children to be empowered to direct their own learning journey. Tamariki are also encouraged to become more independent and develop self-help skills in preparation for primary school. The tamariki will have opportunities to visit and collaborate with local primary schools through building and maintaining relationships with their teachers. When the time comes for tamariki to move on to school, whānau are invited to their child’s graduation, which celebrates their journey throughout Westpark Preschool.