What Te Kawakawa means to us
Kawakawa symbolises our children’s health and wellbeing. The Kawakawa Tree played a vital role in the Māori world, it was an ever-present symbol throughout life used in many aspects from birth to adulthood.
Protecting and nurturing health and wellbeing includes paying attention to aspects of physical care and physical activity. In Kawakawa, all children have the right to a responsive environment to support their development of self-worth, identity, confidence and enjoyment, together with emotional regulation and selfcontrol.
Children understand their own mana atuatanga – uniqueness and spiritual connectedness
Ko Debbie toku ingoa, I have been working at Surrey Park Early Learning Centre since 2013. I am really looking forward to continuing teaching in an environment that really values and supports our families and local community. I also have the real pleasure of getting to know amazing children and being able to promote a passion of life-long learning.