Best Start

When your child enrols with us you will be invited to two 'Best Start' sessions. These sessions are designed to help you and your child transition to school. Children are welcomed into their classroom and whanau have an informal information session. A Discovery Centre teacher will outline how their programme runs and answer all the questions you have about your child starting school. You will get a stationery pack to get your child started.

Common topics covered

  • Our School Values
  • PB4L - Positive Behaviour for Learning
  • Timing of the day
  • Drop off and pickup times
  • BSLA (Better Start Literacy Approach) / Reading Programme
  • Whare Tapa Wha
  • Home Learning
  • Learning Play
  • 6 Bricks
  • EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom), music, sports etc