Helen Lindsay, Professional Leader
Meet Our Teachers
Why to choose City Heights Montessori?
At City Heights, our promise is that all tamariki will have the same opportunity to benefit from quality early childhood education and care. Our curriculum weaves our centre’s theoretical perspective, our values and beliefs, and our whānau aspirations for their children. All the while pursuing tangible and positive outcomes for children in alignment with the Principles and Strands of Te Whāriki, our national curriculum.
We believe in and follow the Montessori principles where respect for the child and their uniqueness is at the core. Montessori learning is hands on, individually paced, and customised to the needs, strengths, and interest of each individual child.
At City Heights we believe in establishing positive and meaningful relationships with our Kaiako, tamariki, whānau and community in order to set a solid foundation for a holistic learning journey where all parties cooperate and benefit. Children are guided and empowered to learn and become independent learners, capable to adapt in a world of continuous change, and succeed in all areas of their life with confidence, courage, and respect for themselves, others, and their environment.
Education and learning outcomes are our main focus.
These values, our philosophy and the aspirations of our whanau encompasses our learning priorities:
1. Tamariki to gain self-care skills, a sense of self-worth, respect for themselves and others, and social and emotional competences (Their health and emotional wellbeing is protected and nurtured, Mana Atua).
2. Tamariki to develop nonverbal and verbal skills to fully express themselves (They experience a language rich environment, Mana Reo).
3. Tamariki to gain strong foundational literacy and numeracy skills (The experience the stories and the symbols of their own and other cultures and use them with meaning and purpose, Mana Reo)
4. Tamariki to develop confidence in their own capacity to learn (They are affirmed as individual, Mana Tangata)
5. Tamariki to learn to value their own contribution to our centre and the wider community while working together for the common good (They are encouraged to learn with and alongside others, Mana Tangata).