Transition to school
All tamariki will have a minimum of 3 transition visits before starting in Curious Kiwi’s. We hold Achiever time for your child on a Wednesday morning from 9am to 10am. This gives us a chance to get to build relationships with our tamariki and whanau before starting school, once your enrolment is completed in the office, we will be in touch with when your child will start these visits.
We are now a Cohort entry school – please refer to the Enrolment tab on this website for more information, we have two intakes per term.
What does learning look like in our foundation classroom?
In the Curious Kiwi’s, we are focused on building our students’ social and oral language skills which includes how they socialise with others, are they able to problem solve, and giving them the tools to explore within the world around them. In our learning environment children are able to make choices about where and how they learn, in ways that are self directed, complex and fun.
The Te Puke Primary School Achiever Values of Kawenga/Responsible, Kia Māia/ Confident, Kakama/Active, Auaha/Innovative, are an important part of our learning. They are discussed and referred to daily and are strongly embedded in our learning goals and assessment.
You are welcome in our classroom anytime – the door is always open! We would also love for you to share your knowledge, skills and areas of expertise with our tamariki to enhance their experiences and learning.