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We believe that there is a close connection between relationships the environment and learning. We recognize that children learn through responsive and reciprocal relationships with people, places and things.

We recognise and value the bi-cultural heritage of Aotearoa and the principles of Te Ao Maori are part of our day to day preschool life. The teachers of Freyberg Preschool are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and they understand implications of all that they do.

As qualified and registered teachers we believe in providing an inviting, stimulating, challenging and fun environment that encourages children to make their own choices and that enables them to direct their own learning. We view children as capable and competent learners and value independant and group learning.

Through parent/whanau aspirations, consultation with local iwi and teacher reflections we have prioritised our key learning for all children as

  • Whanaungatanga/Relationships
  • Independence
  • Literacy/Numeracy/Oral language
  • Cultural Identity
  • Whakakata/Fun
  • Whakaute/Respect
  • Kaitiaki/guardian of our whenua/land

These key learning areas support and guide children to become capable, confident and competent learners throughout their pre school education, transition to school and their lifelong learning journey.

We respect and acknowledge children and their families/whanau that come to our preschool and their kete of life experiences, existing knowledge, cultures, beliefs and aspirations. This enables teachers to embrace and nurture the learners throughout their preschool experiences.