At Glenview Kindy we believe children learn best in an environment where they feel safe, valued and nurtured.
We will create an environment that encourages children’s development physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially and spiritually. As educators we will provide learning experiences that promote children’s self-help skills, curiosity, and self-expression, encourage them to try new experiences and value the learning involved in trial and error.
At Glenview Kindy we will endeavour to provide learning experiences that promote individual learning styles, develop self-esteem, celebrate differences and embed in children a love for learning and a desire to be inquisitive.
Children will have a reliable routine whilst maintaining flexibility to ensure children’s individual needs are met.
The curriculum we provide for children will build on their dispositions and interests. Our assessment practices will take on a variety of lenses e.g. core curriculum areas, essential learning skills, biculturalism and the wider community, just to name a few. The Virtues will play an integral part in our programme and help guide us in our teaching and interactions with children and their families. The Virtues language will be used and practiced daily with both children and adults.
As educators we are committed to working towards a bicultural partnership. We acknowledge our responsibility to adhere to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all our practices. This includes our commitment to exposing the children and families to te reo Maori in every way possible, celebrating and encouraging tuakana / teina relationships, understanding and practicing tikanga Maori and developing a love for Papatuanuku and caring for our natural world.
At Glenview Kindy we believe children, families, educators and the wider community must work together ‘learning together, teaching together’. We will strive to establish warm, respectful, reciprocal relationships with all. We acknowledge our responsibility to initiate genuine partnerships with parents and whanau, we will make every effort to keep families well informed, invite them to have their say and be involved in every aspect of their child’s care and education. We will strive to understand other cultures and celebrate these with children and whanau. We are committed to ensuring every child and family feels welcomed, valued and is treated equitably.
As a team of educators we believe we can only be successful in our roles if we work together on shared goals, celebrate each other’s strengths and support each other in challenging situations. Each member of our team will strive to make their peers feel appreciated, valued and listened to.
We also acknowledge that our learning is life long and we are committed to continual improvement through attending professional development, participating in self-review and self-reflection.