Niu Early Learning Centre
Monday to Friday.
Our teaching team
The Tongan way of being is founded on the Christian faith and this is woven into our programme through lotu prayer, and hiva singing. Ofa love and grace is the foundation of everything that we strive to achieve, and our values of loto-to humility, faka’apa’apa respect, mamahi’i me’a loyalty and tauhi-vaha’a maintaining good relationships are seen in the interactions between our teachers, parents, kāinga, family and children every day.
Pukepuke ‘a fufula: This saying encourages our youngest learners and their families to maintain traditional Tongan values and the Tongan language – even when it gets hard. At Kidsfirst Niu we are here to support you and your family, and we understand that it is through our relationships that we all learn and grow.
The teaching team believe in using a talanoa approach when building relationships with kainga, family and the community. We all like to talk, discuss, and laugh, and we value opportunities to share information between home and here at Niu which supports and extends each child’s learning. We are fortunate to have a teaching team who are fluent in multiple languages to support all children in their language development – also as speakers of multiple language.
You're always welcome here! Our families, past and present, are an important part of our kindergarten’s life. We value this greatly and we encourage kainga/family to visit and take part in their child’s day, sharing your skills and knowledge and helping to enrich our programme.
Strong links with our local primary schools help to support the transition to school for you and your child, as he/she moves on from our centre.
We would recommend that you enrol initially for at least two full days – building up to five days at your child's pace. This gives our teachers time to get to know your child and gives consistency around supporting their learning.
Come in any time – we’ll show you around and make you welcome!
Ko te reo te tuakiri , Ko te reo tōku ahurei , Ko te reo te ora.
Language is my identity. Language is my uniqueness. Language is life.