Nurturing Strong Foundations | Atawahi Tuapapa

PHONE: 577 1464

Our Vision

Is to facilitate a unique learning environment which aims to provide and promote a holistic education which nurtures in the child self‐esteem, self‐confidence, self discipline, independence and a love of learning.

Our Centre philosophy is based upon four guiding principles:

A blended approach to Montessori Pedagogy

An active Christian Curriculum

Co Curriculum Education (underpinned by current learning theories)

Embracing the Treaty of Waitangi

To achieve our Philosophy, we provide children with set daily routines which incorporate a blend of Montessori activities alongside other co‐curriculum activities. The Atrium facilitates the Christian aspect of our program and runs 3‐4 sessions per week. Most children visit the Atrium once a week for about 45 minutes. Usually a bible story is shared with the children, a short prayer or karakia and an activity related to the session such as a colouring or craft activity. The structure incorporated into the Daily Schedule means that the day is divided into sections to ensure a balance between the Centres co curriculum areas, parents expectations, and opportunities for children to participate in group projects and other free choice activities. We honour the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and endeavour to incorporate a bi-cultural approach within the Centre environment using Te Reo and links to local Iwi.

We welcome you to take a look through our website, book in for a visit or contact us with any questions our may have.

Our leadership team

Flori Peries

Co-owner / Principal

Melanie Wester

Co-owner / Business Manager