It is deeply embedded in our philosophy that children learn through relationships. Any experience a child has involves a relationship on some level be it with people, places, things or time. For children to develop these relationships they need time to be, they need to have time to communicate, time to belong, time to contribute and time to explore and discover.
It is inherent in our philosophy that children learn through relationships with people, places, things and time. It is the support that the children get from these relationships that enable them to be confident in their own abilities and to “grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society”. (MOE 1996).