Welcome to Southern Stars
Southern Stars Early Learning Centre is a community owned centre bordering the edge of New Zealand's largest National Park and World Heritage Area. This remote majestic setting makes us unique in being able to provide our children with teaching experiences linked to a strong community and family spirit. Our children are social and trust those around them. They are inspired and influenced by the environment in which they live.
Southern Stars Philosophy
Our service exists to offer high quality teaching and inspiring learning experiences to Fiordland's tamariki and whanau. We value reciprocal and responsive relationships with children, parents, whanau and colleagues. Our child-centred teaching and learning programme is based on the early childhood curriculum - Te Whāriki.
As well as providing a wide range of activities and resources for the children at the centre, we also have monthly Bike Days using the adjoining carpark area, and one of the librarians from Te Anau Library, Mrs Mann, also visits us once a week to read stories to the children. We also offer a small group outing twice a week called Southern Adventures, taking a small group of children out to explore some of the area and features of our community.
For more information on the Te Anau Manapouri area go to www.teanau.net.nz/