The Southern Stars education philosophy begins and ends with our children.
The children at our centre are happy, confident and inquisitive.
Southern Stars is a community owned, mixed age setting. We exist to offer high quality, inspiring teaching and learning experiences that develop, nurture and grow relationships, curiosity, and confidence for Fiordland’s tamariki and whānau.
We treasure the concept of Whānaungatanga (the importance of family) and ako (children and Kaiako/teachers learning from each other). We believe in encouraging collaborative authentic learning for children, including our community excursions, which challenge and encourage them to grow in confidence.
Our Centre acknowledges our bicultural heritage and respects our multicultural world. We’re focused on implementing sustainable practices, instilling in the children environmental lifetime learning.
We are so lucky for **** to have been a part of the amazing Southern Stars team before heading to big school. We love the mix of culture, environmental, play, art and learning etc. The kids love going to 'stars'. Thank you!
Such a great adventure! So blessed to live somewhere where you can do this, and that Southern Stars allows such awesome activities.
Whānau connections: We use Educa, a free New Zealand app to connect with caregivers, collaborate and share your children’s work with you. Click to find out more...