The Preschool curriculum is underpinned by a Jewish ethos and operates within a strong value system.
Learning about Jewish festivals, culture and being exposed to the Hebrew language form a core part of the daily programme and are integrated across all areas of the curriculum. Te Whariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum provides the frame work for our programme in conjunction with Kei Tua o te Pae and other innovative practices.
All major Jewish festivals are celebrated with the whole school and our parents are invited and welcomed to participate in these occasions also.
We encourage children to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others, through our co-operative, caring atmosphere and activities that foster social competence. The environment is continually monitored to ensure that it is safe and welcoming for the children. The existing routines reinforce he children’s feelings of security and wellbeing in their environment. All children are acknowledged as worthwhile members of the Preschool community and valued equally.We view our children as capable and competent learners and communicators. We are committed to and endeavor to provide the right conditions and encouragement in order for each child to reach the maximum of their potential. We believe by providing a positive early childhood experience the children will develop a strong foundation on which to build a life time of learning.
Because we are an inner city co-educational preschool we have the opportunity to experience a range of learning opportunities offered in the central Auckland area. We regularly plan excursions at least once a term and walk to the Aotea Centre, the Art Gallery and the Auckland Central Library.