Little School offers an 8:30am - 3:30pm programme. Churton Park and Kelburn have extended hours until 5:30pm and Churton Park offers an 8:00am start. 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 Dates for 2014
|Term 1||Monday 13th January - Friday 18th April|
|Term 2||Monday 28th April - Friday11th July|
|Term 3||Monday 21st July - Friday 3rd October|
|Term 4||Monday 13th October - Friday 19th December|
Little School is closed the following days:
Local Anniversary - 20 January, Waitangi Day - 6th February, Good Friday - 18th April, Queens Birthday - Monday 2nd June, Labour Day - 27th October.
|8:30am - 9:00am||Children 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 - 9:30am||Mat Time and Junior Mat|
|9:30 - 10:00am||Group Activities|
|10:00am - 11:15am||Rolling Morning Tea|
|10:00am - 11:45am||Developmental / Choosing Time and Home readers issued|
|11:45am - 12:00pm||Story and News time|
|12:00pm - 12:30pm||Lunch Time|
|12:30pm||Sleepers to bed|
|12:30pm - 12:45pm||Quiet Time|
|12:45pm - 1:30pm||Developmental / Choosing Time|
|1:30pm - 2:00pm||Group Activities|
|2:00pm - 3:10pm||Developmental Time / Choosing Time and Rolling Afternoon Tea|
|2:30pm||Sleepers awake and dressed|
|3:10pm - 3:30pm||Story and Farewell Mat|