At Parakai Kindergarten our values and beliefs are…
A Curriculum Design strongly influenced by Te Whariki. Integrated within this curriculum is an emphasis on bicultural practices and theories of learning that upholds the partnership of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
We strive to provide an inclusive environment where whanau are recognised as the primary caregivers and their needs, values and beliefs up held.
Our core belief is that tamariki learn through play and have opportunities to grow in confidence and competence. They are active investigators in leading their own learning.
We view every tamaiti as taonga (gifts) who contribute their knowledge, skills and unique attributes.
Whanau and community cultures are honoured through respectful and reciprocal relationships.
The learning environment is safe, engaging and caters to all diverse learners. It is welcoming, spacious and encourages a connection with nature.
Planning, internal evaluation and inquiry is valued to ensure we maintain a professional focus on positive outcomes for tamariki and whanau.
The place of professional development for kaiako is encouraged to foster life long learning.
Parakai Kindergarten operates a Kindergarten day model. Our current entry age is from 2 years 8 months. Our times are either 4 hour mornings or 6 hour days or a mixture of both. The kindergarten is open during the following hours: