Like our big sister, Seven Oaks School, we believe that by inspiring, engaging and nurturing tamariki, their natural inner brilliance will have the opportunity to develop and shine, setting them up as confident, capable and caring life-long learners.
The Brilliant Curriculum is designed to develop the body, mind and spirit of every child and give them a strong voice in their learning and in the preschool environment. Our programme, culture and natural environment empowers and uplifts tamariki to grow their sense of self and their social skills.
Children live in the real world; they face real issues and have their own interests and abilities. The Brilliant Curriculum deeply engages every child in their learning, putting it into personally meaningful, practical, real-life contexts wherever possible. Core learning is woven throughout the programme, led by the child, and complemented by a range of options and personally selected projects.
When students feel safe, heard and valued, they are open to positive learning. Research shows that great teachers achieve outstanding outcomes for children through strong interpersonal relationships. Our outstanding Kaiako have four key attributes in common:
• the ability to genuinely accept, trust and warmly care for every student without judgment;
• inner strength that allows them to hold their realness and self-authority in challenging situations;
• the ability to empathise with each student, to see and respond to their unique situation and experience;
• the ability to maintain a positive learning environment.
Brilliance is a quality available to anyone who commits to developing it. Brilliant people don’t fit into a box; they are open, confident, alive, and understand and love all of themselves. They know what they stand for and their brightness positively impacts everyone and everything around them.