Te Whāriki | He Whāriki Mātauranga mō ngā Mokopuna o Aotearoa

Te Whāriki is New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum.

The Māori word whāriki means “woven mat”. This refers to the way the principles and strands of the curriculum weave together to create the whole learning experience for the child.

Our kindergartens, KiNZ centres and playgroups are situated across the length and breadth of Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) from Mangawhai in the North to Otara in the South, Taupaki in the West to Maratai Beachlands in the East. The holistic and flexible nature of Te Whāriki enables us to be responsive to the diversity of the learning communities we serve.

“Our curriculum Te Whāriki is provided by the people, places and things in the child’s environment; the adults, the other children, the physical environment and the resources”. (Te Whāriki, p.11)

In this edition of AKA’s annual celebration book, we focus on the many and varied ways that our talented people bring to life the Te Whāriki principle of Relationships/Whanaungatanga. This principle is at the heart of everything we do, in partnership with children and their whānau.