Ruahine Kindergartens

Makino Kindergarten Philosophy Tamariki

Makino Kindergarten


He Whakatauki

Ko au ki tenei - I will carry this handle

Ko koe ki tena - and you carry this handle

Kiwai o te kete - carrying the woven bag together.


T -Tamariki–The heart of Makino Kohungahunga

A - Ako – The cycle of learning for all, embracing that each learns  

     at their own pace

M - Manaakitanga –Through nurturing relationships, kindness, care,

      trust and respect we welcome all into our learning community

A - Aspirations – The teaching team will support tamariki to achieve     

     their own aspirations and that of their whānau

R - Relationships- We value respectful, reciprocal partnerships to

     support all tamariki on their learning journey

 I – Individuality- We celebrate and accept the uniqueness of each

     individual within our learning community

 K – Kaitiakitanga – We embrace the responsibility to care for our

      environment and maintain it for future generations

 I – Interdependence – We value a collaborative and cooperative   

     learning approach as we all learn and grow to our full potential


Together with whānau, strengthened by our philosophy, we will support tamariki on their learning journey, just as Ti Kouka, the cabbage tree, guided Maori on their journey.

‘Ti Kouka’ means “Footprints in the Landscape” as they guided Maori on their travels.