Ko te rau, ko ia te kite - Don't sit back, have a go ... they who seek shall find
The OUCA has five centres, made up of four at 551 Castle Street North, collectively known as Te Pā which are:
- Te Pārekereke o Te Kī a bilingual centre for children aged 0 - 5 years
- Te Maioha for children under 2 years
- Te Uru and Te Puna for children over 2 years
To read the latest Te Pā ERO report, please click here.
"Children have warm and trusting relationships with their teachers across the service. The assessment processes teachers use enable them to know the children well. Teachers are responsive to children’s emotional and care needs while supporting them to learn and develop. Children are settled and engaged. The well-designed natural environments allow children space to express themselves and explore."
OUCA College Centre - Rōpu Tiaki Tamaiti is located at 137 Union Street east for children aged 0 - 5 years
To read the latest College Centre ERO report, please click here.
"Teachers know the children, parents and their community well. Children have a strong sense of belonging and some have formed strong friendships with one another. The centre philosophy identifies working in partnership with parents as one of its key beliefs. Teachers encourage parents to share information and to participate in the programme, bringing their knowledge and skills. They ensure interactions with families are accepting and respectful of who they are.
Teachers support children with particular needs well. They value the diverse cultures of the families in the community. Children work together and help each other. They are encouraged to be independent, develop self-help skills and make choices. Teachers support children to explore things that interest them.
Children benefit from a range of learning experiences. These include:
- enjoyable group music and movement experiences
- early mathematics and literacy
- opportunities to explore art and technology
- trips into the community and the local parks and gardens to help build their connection to the wider world."