EAGLEBY CAMPUS: TE KOHANGA EKARA
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.
Eagleby Campus is a 76 place centre. We provide care 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 care in all areas of the National Quality Standards.
A unique and highly regarded offering at Eagleby Campus is the Te Kohanga Ekara. 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 Maori 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.
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
Te Kohanga Ekara 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.
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 Maori program, we will also encourage Te Reo speaking, Kapa Haka participation, Rakau, Taiaha, Poi making and Harakeke. We look forward to an action-packed program this September! Book your space before it fills up!
JOIN US AT OUR OPEN DAY
Saturday 19th October from 9am to 12pm!
Explore our centre, learn about our Māori bilingual programme and experience our home away from home – Kāinga atu i kāinga!
Everyone is welcome! There will be FREE face painting, jumping castle, sausage sizzle, arts and crafts and a Māori performance from our children and staff!
Take advantage of our amazing enrolment offer! Enrol your child on the day and receive a $200 Visa Debit Card (*Conditions Apply).
Contact Us for more information!
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
All incursions and events
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.