Community & Celebrations
Parents love the rich sense of community at Dot Kids Pahiatua, and our curriculum reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. We absolutely love coming together with our tamariki, whānau and community to strengthen our relationships with one another.
Dot Kids is truly a part of our community, with our teachers and children participating in the local Christmas and ANZAC parade every year.
Birthdays and Transition to School are special occasions that we enthusiastically celebrate at the centre, along with family picnics at our beautiful local park.
A key celebration on our calendar is Matariki, where we come together with whānau and enjoy shared kai.
Our children enjoy regular walks to the library, and over to our local playground. Many of our excursions follow the children’s interests, for example, the National Motocross Champs were held locally, which sparked a lot of interest for our children. Many had seen the bikes in action, so we extended this interest with two visits to the local Honda shop to strengthen their learning and make lasting memories!
Portfolios & Storypark
We use an awesome app called Storypark, which allows whānau to follow their child’s early learning journey and to ensure you don’t miss out on important centre communications.
Photos, videos and audio capture your child’s learning so you never miss a treasured moment again. You and your family can also feel more engaged in your child’s development, and you decide who you would like to invite to experience your childs learning journey with you. A perfect way to share those special moments with loved ones down the line or overseas.
Although we love to use Storypark as an online platform to communicate with parents, we also use paper portfolios for each child.
Children enjoy finding their paper portfolio and reflecting on their past activities at the centre. It is a fantastic way for children to engage in self-recognition and reflect on their personal development, as well as being a treasured keepsake for their 21st Birthday!
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We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our centre and meet our Teaching Team!