Te Whariki

Te Whāriki is the Ministry of Education’s early childhood curriculum policy statement. Tuakau College has a Te Whariki unit at the school.

It is a framework for providing tamariki (children’s) early learning and development within a sociocultural context.

It emphasises the learning partnership between kaiako (teachers), parents, and whānau/families.


Kaiako (teachers) weave an holistic curriculum in response to tamariki (children’s) learning and development in the early childhood setting and the wider context of the child’s world.

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