Parents are welcome to come and support their children while they settle in. Charlotte provides ongoing feedback and stories about progress to ensure the dialogue between home and school is always open and clear
We make every day fun, weaving our Brilliant Curriculum, (which incorporates the NZ Curriculum) into play-based activities that can be inside or outside. These activities, whether individual or in groups, allow students to easily investigate new areas as well as have deeper experiences in areas they already find engaging. Our supportive educators encourage children to challenge themselves and exercise their imaginations.
A vital part of the Brilliant Curriculum centres on emotional development, and our children learn how to work positively through personal challenges that arise from interactions with others and to identify their different feelings. Each day, we support them in reflecting on their experiences.
We offer a ‘soft start’ to reading, writing and numbers for most students, and an accelerated program for those who are ready to learn at a faster pace to keep them interested and engaged. Afternoons offer an opportunity to mix with other children in the school to learn music, sport and other activities that change each term.
Practical life skills are learned through activities like caring for the school’s chickens and sharing their bounty. Morning tea is prepared in class, so students learn where their food comes from and how it gets to the table. They learn about nutrition and how their body responds to the fuel it is provided with.