Flying Turtles Philosophy

We provide an inclusive place where tamariki and their whanau are happy and valued.  We encourage and support all learners to make their own decisions, and to become confident, competent members of our society.  Te Whaariki underpins our biculutral curriculum where individuals are supported in their learning dispositions.


Respectful interactions with children are the centre of our teaching.  Respecting ourselves within our teaching team and modelling respect to children so they foster respect for themselves, their peers and their environment.


We work hard to build positive, caring relationships with children, whanau and the wider community.  Good relationships and connections enable children and whanau to feel a strong sense of belonging. 


We strive to provide an environment which encourages children to gain independence, make their own discoveries and decisions and to foster a love for learning and growth.