EAGLEBY CAMPUS: TE KOHANGA EKARA
Eagleby Campus is a 76 place centre. We provide childcare and education from 6 weeks of age through to school age. We have 5 rooms with large outdoor areas for the children to explore. Our centre prides itself on the amazing relationships we build with families, always encouraging their input and to become more involved within the centre and community.
Our Kaiako are passionate about early childhood education, providing all children with quality childcare in all areas of the National Quality Standards.
A unique and highly regarded offering at Eagleby Campus is the Te Kohanga Ēkara. We are very proud to have Te reo and Tikanga being incorporated into the Australian Early Childhood Education Curriculum. This unique program creates a place for our tamariki/mokopuna to access the Māori culture, tikanga and kawa, even here in Australia!
We also make it easy for your child to access swimming lessons from our Centre.
Te Kohanga Ēkara
I takea mai Te Kohanga Ēkara I te nuinga o ngā tamariki/ mokopuna Māori e noho mai ana ki Ahitereira. Ko te whāinga o tēnei Puna Kohungahunga reo rua , he huarahi hei whakatō I te whānuitanga o ngā tikanga, kawa me tō tātau reo rangatira, I roto tonu I ngā akoranga o te tamaiti ahakoa kei Ahitereiria e noho ana.
Te Kohanga Ēkara applies kaupapa māori method and practice into the program with a strong emphasis on Te Reo Māori. Our programs are based on the developmental needs of children & their interests through play based learning ensuring all children are reaching their learning outcomes.
Our aim is to provide a safe, secure and supportive environment incorporating natural play spaces for the children to explore using their sensory capabilities. We wish to encouraging, inspire and extend each child’s learning and help prepare them for the transition to school and life.
Join Te Whanau o Te Kohanga Ēkara
Ko tōku reo, te taura here ki tōku ao Māori
My language is my connection to my Māori world.
Nutritional Balanced Meals Provided
5-day, Government Funded Kindergarten Program
Fully air-conditioned and heated
Free hat and t-shirt on enrolment
Parent information events
Free courtesy bus from as far as Pimpama
All incursions and events
Nursery: 6 wks – 15mo
Toddlers: 12mo – 2yrs
3 Year old: 2 – 3 yrs
Pre-Kindy: 2.5 – 3.5 yrs
Kindy: 3.5 – 5 yrs
VACATION CARE PROGRAM
We offer a range of excursions in our vacation care program for children aged 5-12 years old! In line with our Māori program, we will also encourage Te Reo speaking, Kapa Haka participation, Rakau, Taiaha, Poi making and Harakeke. Book your space before it fills up!
WAITLIST & ENROLMENT PROCESS
We promote an open door policy where families can visit the centre at any time during operational hours and are offered a walk through and an overview of what we offer as a centre.
Once families have completed a tour they will receive an enrolment pack with all the necessary paperwork.
Once enrolled, the orientation process begins for both families and the child.
The orientation process is ongoing over the first month to ensure all family members settle easily.