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Moko Club- Huntly Early Childhood Curriculum 

Our curriculum is anchored to Te Whaariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood curriculum.  We strive daily to provide our tamariki opportunities to become competent and confident lifelong  learners:

  • Learning to take care of their environment, themselves, and others (Kaitiakitanga) 

  • Providing an environment where they can engage in meaningful play and learning while being safe and valued. 

  • Acknowledging and learning more about their cultural heritage to strengthen their sense of belonging 

  • Engaging whanau or community in their learning 

  • Preparing them for school by developing basic skills that are requisites for further learning

Play at the heart of the Moko Club Curriculum

Our daily program values play at the core of our learning experiences.  Children experiment, explore, discover, and learn to solve problems in the context of self-directed play.  The role of the teachers in this context is to engage children in sustained conversation to extend their interest and scaffold their learning.  Teachers offer a range of experiences for our tamariki to explore. 

Arts & Crafts

Our Tamariki are given a wide range of art activities throughout the day, subject to what they find most interesting. Some of these activities include : Painting, supervised cutting activities, collage. simple projects.

Music & Movement

We believe music is important for our tamariki, which is why we incorporate education into our songs such as Waiata, Action songs, music sessions -ukulele and guitar, and cultural experiences.

Active Play

A moving child is a learning child.

Our tamariki are given a wide range of physical activities throughout the day to improve coordination, left/right brain development, and we believe it is important for children to have fun while learning along the way

Mat Time

We believe it is crucial for our tamariki to learn Māori as well as English, which we accomplish through reading, singing, and open-ended questions. This allows our tamariki to become familiar with the language as well as practice it on a daily basis.

Manipulative Construction

We have a wide range of activities that develop fine motor skills, problem-solving abilities, and creativity, such as: playing with wooden blocks, and puzzles providing children with the foundation for academic success.

Imaginative Play

We believe it is important for our tamariki to use their imagination, which is why we have a wide variety of activities such as Family play, dress up and pretend play experiences. 

Transition To School

We provide Pre-writing experiences that aim to develop the fine motor skills to learn to write; more focused activities to start developing the ability to concentrate. 

Calendar Events

Teaching our kids about our history, Including special holidays observed in New Zealand 

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