The Curriculum

Te Whāriki is the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum document which has been developed to provide a framework based on the understanding of how infants, toddlers and young children learn.

Each kindergarten uses Te Whāriki as a basis for weaving with children, parents and whānau its own local curriculum of valued learning, working collaboratively together to achieve whānau aspirations and the identified priority learning goals.


Underpinning Te Whāriki is the vision that children are:

“competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society”. (MOE, 2017, p.6)

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