Te Whāriki

Te Whāriki is the Ministry of Education's early childhood curriculum policy statement.

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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Part B: Ngā Kaupapa Whakahaere

Ko ngā kaupapa whakahaere e whā o Te Whāriki ngā papa i tohia hei hiki i tēnei marautanga. Ahakoa he aha ngā mahi e pā ana ki Te Whāriki me te whakatipuranga o te mokopuna, kia pūmau ki ēnei kaupapa.

Tuatahi, ko te whakamana i te mokopuna kia pakari ai te tipu o tōna tinana, o tōna hinengaro, o tōna wairua, me tōna whatumanawa. Mā te hauora o ēnei ka ngāwari te ako, me te tipu. Tuarua, kia ngākau kaha ki te kotahitanga o ngā whakahaere mō te ako me te ārahi i te mokopuna. Mā tēnei kaupapa e whakahikohiko ngā ihirangaranga o te mokopuna ki te ako, ki te tipu. Tuatoru, ko te whakatinana i te kaupapa o te whanaungatanga kia mōhio ai te mokopuna, ko wai ia, ā, i ahu mai ia i hea. Kua mōhio ia ki tōna whānau me ngā tāngata o tōna kāinga noho. Tuawhā, ko ngā hononga me ngā piringa i waenganui o te mokopuna me ngā tāngata katoa me ngā tamariki katoa ka pā mai ki a ia.