Philosophy

Whaia te iti kahurangi ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei
Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain

At Magnolia Tree Raglan we believe that children are shaped through what they bring with them and their relationships with others and the environment they interact with.

Respect is the foundation for our engagement with each other, our families, our environment and the wider community which develops our community of learners.

Buddy teachers and whanau teachers are here as the special, knowledgeable person who knows the individual child and their families and often are the supporters of the child’s passions and adventures.

In our Centre free play is seen as being initiated from the emergent curriculum that is present each day. Teachers and children are seen as learners together and everyone’s knowledge, new or old, is respected, listened to, supported and applauded.

Our Centre environment and experiences are designed to reflect our diverse community. We utilise the natural environment outside of the Centre to provide opportunities for wonder, amazement, challenges and to reflect our respect for Papatuanuku.

Our objective is to provide a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing learning environment that invites tamariki to explore and interact.

As teachers we are committed to respecting and honouring each child as a unique individual who is a capable and competent learner with their own strengths and dispositions.