“He aha te mea nui, he tamaiti, he whanau, he tangata.
What is most important, the child, the whanau, the community.”
“It is our vision to provide an environment for children where they feel safe, understood and loved, free to be themselves and to think ‘outside of the square’ without criticism”.
We recognize and value the vital role both parents, whanau and staff provide in the education of children. Through responsive reciprocal relationships with parents and their whanau we can work together as partners in their child’s learning journey.
Encompassing the principles set out in Te Tiriti O Waitangi we celebrate the cultural heritages of Aotearoa, and value and appreciate the multicultural diversity of our country.
Through the principle of “Ako”, which is reciprocal learning between children and teachers, we will be learning partners on equal terms, sharing ideas, prior learning, understanding and outcomes.
As a teaching team, we all learn and work together, offering support, assistance and guidance, respecting each individual’s views and ideas, and valuing others contributions.
Our team strives towards teaching excellence with an aim for Giggles to have a positive attitude towards learning, to develop a sense of themselves as a capable person and competent learner, and to have a strong identity of themselves and their place in the world.