Lalaga Preschool is a Christian not for profit, community based, early learning centre. Lalaga preschool is Christian, with emphasis on Samoan culture. Lalaga Preschool provides education and care for up to 35 children from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. This includes up to 12 children under two years old.
Highly recommend, my one year old daughter attends school hours! My son's went there too. They knew their ABCs, count 1-10, toilet trained & learnt to tie their shoes laces before starting primary school. The staff is just amazing & welcoming! Totally highly recommend
The philosophy supports children to be nurtured and to grow in the love of Christ, be cared for and supported in a warm and inclusive environment, and learn biblical principles and Samoan cultural values.
Core values of tautua (service and responsibility), alofa (aroha, love and commitment) and fa'aaloalo (respect, dignity and relationships) are embedded and underpin the centre's philosophy.
Four of the seven teachers are early childhood trained and certificated, one is primary trained and certificated, and two are in training. They are committed to developing their bicultural practice and recognise the importance of integrating Te Whāriki (2017), the early childhood curriculum, across the teaching and learning programme.
The centre is governed by a trust board of church, parent and teacher representatives.
The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) is the New Zealand government’s external evaluation agency. It evaluates and report on the education and care of learners in schools, kura, kohanga reo, puna reo, and early childhood services.