At Wellington City Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten, our philosophy statement is:

Children are a taonga:

  • To be nurtured and supported with aroha, kindness, and respect – manaakitanga;
  • Gently emerging in their own unhurried time – ā tōna wā – through experiences that foster connections, wonder, goodness, beauty, and truth.

Families are:

  • Enfolded in a sense of belonging and community – whanaungatanga.

Learning happens through:

  • Self directed play, rhythm, and imitation;
  • Recognising children’s developmental stages;
  • Nourishing the child’s imagination and senses;
  • Access to a natural, sustainable and inclusive environment adhering to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – kotahitanga.