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Book character day – come dressed up as your favourite character on Wednesday 26th June 2019
Celebrating Matariki – come along and share some kai with us on Monday 10th June 3.00-4.30pm 2019
Environment day – Wednesday 5th June 2019
Wacky Wednesday – come dressed up as wacky as you like! Wednesday 29th May 2019
Pink shirt day – Friday 17th May 2019
Mother's day afternoon tea – Thursday 9th May 2019
Celebrating Anzac day – 24th April 2019
Bike week! Babies room Monday 15th April 2019 Toddlers room Tuesday 16th April 2019 Juniors room Wednesday 17th April 2019...
Preschool room trip day! Visiting Sheep World – Thursday 21st March 2019
St Patricks Day – Friday 15th March 2019
Toddlers and Juniors room trip day! Visiting Sheep World – Thursday 14th March 2019
Children's Day – Monday 4th March 2019
Parent evening – Wednesday 27th February 2019. Guest speaker Joy Sluiters from 'The Parenting Place'
Juniors and Preschool room photo day – Wednesday 27th February 2019
Babies and Toddlers room photo day – Tuesday 26th February 2019
Teddy bears picnic on Tuesday 19th February 2019
Waitangi Day celebrations Thursday 7th February 2019
Join us in celebrating Chinese New Year on Tuesday 5th February 3.00-4.30pm 2019
Swimming lessons at Norther Arena for 3-4 year olds resume again from Friday 25 th January 2019
We integrate a bicultural perspective; providing all akonga (learners) with opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding about the heritages and aspirations of both partners to Te Tiriti O Waitangi. Te Whāriki, the National Early Childhood Curriculum, is the foundation that encourages kotahitanga (holistic) learning and development and on which we base this philosophy.
We are a welcoming place where children and whānau belong. Where the diverse backgrounds, values, traditions and capabilities of those within our learning community are embraced, celebrated and reflected in our unique learning environment. A place where ngā hononga (relationships) is fostered and valued and where we provide an environment of whakamana (empowerment) which allows our children to develop to their potential and be healthy in mind, body and spirit.
Our goal is to provide quality education that will have a significant and lasting impact on children's kotahitanga (holistic) development. Our aim is that when children leave our centre they will be competent and resilient learners secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society; and have a love of learning that will continue throughout their lives.
Dated: June 2018
We see the environment as the third teacher and have set up Fantails to meet the varying developmental levels and learning needs of each child.
All children have the opportunity to experience a rich environment that encompasses tactile experiences, literacy and numeracy skills, outdoor play, sand/water/carpentry, block building, family play, puzzles, art and much more.
Children choose the areas that interest them and teachers support these interests and learning through discussion. These discussions often lead into the recording of learning stories which are kept in individual children's portfolios.
Our high number of caring qualified staff is there to ensure that during the time your child is at Fantails they receive high quality education and care that is tailored to their individual needs. To help us achieve this we have a high number of educators to the number of children present.