Piha Community Preschool
provides a friendly, welcoming, healthy and secure preschool environment and attention is paid to make every child feel that they and their family/whanau are welcomed and settled into our centre.
We offer a programme of both structured and free play while following the Te Whariki Curriculum which is based on the following aspirations for tamariki (children):
"to grow up as 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."
We use our natural environment as often as we can to encourage children and whanau to participate in our community. We often visit The West Coast Gallery, Piha Community Library and the local playground to encourage children in their wider learning...
We celebrate special occasions and holidays throughout the year. We put on an end of year Christmas themed concert involving all the children on the last day of term 4 finishing at midday, all parents and whanau are welcome to attend.
We offer an extra curriculum class on a Friday for ages 3 years up.
This activity may change from time to time. At present we have the pleasure of West Auckland Playball.
Provide a friendly, welcoming environment which embraces the values of manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga , kotahitanga and whanaungatanga.
Develop skills that promote independence, self confidence and prepare children for a life time of learning. Value and explore our unique environment and our wider community.
Respect diversity and bicultural practices guided by Te Whāriki - The New Zealand curriculum and honouring Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
Strengthen relationships for each child and their whanau by supporting interests and aspirations.
A safe holistic play-based environment which gives children a sense of belonging and well-being.
Give Children opportunity to benefit from a rich outdoor environment that provides challenging and risk taking experiences.