LEARN CONNECT FLOURISH
Otago Childcare Centre is committed to upholding the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi while embracing Te Ao Maori in our everyday mahi to ensure all children achieve success as learners.
Kotahitanga – we believe in providing a curriculum that reflects the holistic way children learn and grow. Kaiako are focused on supporting tāmariki to become learners who are resilient and
independent thinkers; adventurous risk takers; effective communicators; great decision makers and contributors. Our aspirations as a community of learners means we all know and understand the ‘learning that matters here’.
Manaakitanga – At Otago Childcare Centre we believe in building trusting relationships with whanau and tāmariki where the wellbeing of all is nurtured. This enables us to form strong partnerships
between teachers, teachers and whanau, children, and teachers. We connect with our local community and our native bush as active kaitiaki in our learning environment.
Whanaungatanga – we believe everybody has a place where each person is valued for the language, culture, and identity that they bring with them. By providing a positive and engaging environment
with high quality teacher/learner relationships all participants feel like they belong. Everyone is supported to flourish and grow as individuals.
This symbol Pikorua represents - journey of life, love, friendship, loyalty, eternity, joining of two people/cultures.