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Little School offers an 8:30am - 3:30pm programme.  Alternatively Churton Park, St. Heliers and Khandallah have extended hours from 8am until 5:30pm and Kelburn 8:30am to 5:30pm. We operate within the same dates as a public school term, meaning we have four terms a year.

We will, however, operate for one week of the school holidays so our terms will be one week longer than schools'. This allows opportunities for families with older children to do various holiday activities that are sometimes difficult to do with pre-schoolers.


The Little School programme incorporates the philosphies of many theorists and educationalists from all over the world.  The best from each of these ideas and theories, along with the New Zealand early childhood and primary based curriculums, are what creates our unique programme.

Brain Gym - Brain Gym is a programme of physical movements that enhance learning and performance in all areas.  It is a programme dedicated to enhance living and learning.

Sensory Motor Development and Integration - Sensory Integration is a process that occurs in the brain.  It allows us as individuals to take information though our senses, organise it and act and respond according to any situation.  It is also the process which allows us to filter out any unnecessary sensory information.  Sensory Integration forms the underlying foundation for academic learning and social behaviour.

Music - Music is a vital part of our programme at Little School.

Virtues - The virtues programme empowers children to live by their highest values.

Creative Development/Fine Motor Development



Term 4 2014 - Monday 13th October - Friday 19th December

Term Dates for 2015

Term 1Monday 12th January - Friday 3rd April
Term 2Monday 13th April - Friday 10th July
Term 3Monday 20th July - Friday 2nd October
Term 4Monday 12th October - Friday 18th December

Little School is closed the following days:
Local Anniversary, Waitangi Day - 6th February, Good Friday - 3rd April, ANZAC Day observed - 27th April, Queens Birthday - Monday 1st June, Labour Day - 26th October.

Daily Programme

8:30am - 9:00amChildren arrive to Little School. Fine Motor Skills equipment set out in the Main Room for children to do, as everyone is arriving for the day.
9:00am - 9:30amMat Time and Junior Mat
9:30 - 10:00amGroup Activities
10:00am - 11:15amRolling Morning Tea
10:00am - 11:45amDevelopmental / Choosing Time and Home readers issued
11:45am - 12:00pmStory and News time
12:00pm - 12:30pmLunch Time
12:30pmSleepers to bed
12:30pm - 12:45pmQuiet Time
12:45pm - 1:30pmDevelopmental / Choosing Time
1:30pm - 2:00pmGroup Activities
2:00pm - 3:10pmDevelopmental Time / Choosing Time and Rolling Afternoon Tea
2:30pmSleepers awake and dressed
3:10pm - 3:30pmStory and Farewell Mat



We have 4 little schools:

Churton Park
St Heliers

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