Whānau and kaimahi at our early childhood centre, Te Rourou, received an excellent boost to morale after what has been a challenging year of restructuring staff and reorganising management systems, when they received a very positive ERO report.

The centre provides a local curriculum that is based on te ao Māori and affirms ngā tamariki heritage and language.

Some of the highlights of the review include:

  • Tuākana and tēina relationships are encouraged among tamariki. Kaimahi model whanaungatanga, aroha, manaaki and tiaki that creates happy settled tamariki in a caring environment
  • Children learn te reo Māori in a range of contexts and are at the early stages of becoming te reo Māori speakers
  • Childrens sense of belonging and identity is valued and affirmed through the local curriculum by learning about their culture and heritage through waiata, reciting their pepehā and learning about their tikanga and tūpuna in the wharenui
  • Whānau, rūnanga members and parents of prospective tauira are welcome to call in at the centre during their opening hours to read the report.