Exploring the wilderness as the outdoor classroom

Our tamariki have recently embarked on a new investigation to form rich connections with our community: “In connecting with our bi-cultural identity, we enrich our ecological and sustainable journey.” During this investigation, we took opportunities to form connections and develop relationships with our natural world and its special treasures in the outdoor classroom. To further […]

Experimenting with Creative Expression through Watercolours…

Watercolour Experiment Watercolours are a key artistic medium used within any atelier space. They provide the possibility for creative expression, sensory exploration, and scientific experimentation. Many of our tamariki (children) use watercolours to experiment with the limitless marks that can be created. One child explores the possibilities of forming droplets of colour on the paintbrush. Another […]

The importance of valuing children’s capabilities

Valuing children’s capabilities – a reflective look One early afternoon in June, the air is cold and fresh but the winter sun has peaked and is providing the perfect amount of warmth and light to enjoy the garden spaces. A teacher observes a group of children admiring the lemons and leaves on the trees. She approaches […]