Our Curriculum

Eden uses Te Whāriki - the curriculum framework for the ECE sector - to guide children’s learning opportunities. The literal meaning of Te Whāriki is ‘the woven mat’. Your child’s strengths and interests, all the things they learn as part of their family, and the learning opportunities Eden provides are all woven together to contribute to your child’s unique learning programme.
Te Whāriki is based on the aspirations that children grow up:
  • as competent and confident learners and communicators
  • healthy in mind, body and spirit
  • secure in their sense of belonging
  • secure in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.
Christianity is also a pivotal aspect of Eden's curriculum approach. Some of the ways our Christian values are integrated include
  • Christian stories and songs
  • prayer with and for children
  • saying grace before eating
  • teaching and instilling Christian morals and values
  • encouragement, practical support and prayer for children and families
If you would like more information about Te Whāriki, please visit the Ministry of Education website. If you would like more information about our programme or policies, please contact us. You can also check out our latest Education Review Office (ERO) report here.

Our Priorities for Children's Learning

  • Nurturing the spirit as we share God's love and Christian values
  • Supporting a strong sense of identity and uniqueness
  • Developing early literacy and numeracy concepts
  • Exploring science and technology working theories
  • Developing communication skills
  • Building social competence strategies
  • Using creative ways to express ideas
  • Growing emotional resilience
  • Being a curious risk taker and problem solver
  • Taking responsibility for self, others and the environment
  • Encouraging health and physical exploration