Piwakawaka (Year 0-2)

As new entrant students join us at Windy Ridge, they start in our Piwakawaka Team (Year 0-2).

Here they commence the Ready 4 Learning: Ready 4 Life programme, which transitions them into school. Through play-based learning, they explore the world around them and develop their early learning skills as they follow their passions and interests. This forms the beginnings of what we call Inquiry (Wondering, Exploring and Communicating and Reflecting). Learn More

As learning develops, we introduce early core instruction

  • Structured Literacy aimed at  developing reading, writing and spelling skills

  • Mathematics

  • Fitness

  • Morning Paepae (exposure to Te Reo Māori, Tikanga and Māori Te Ao)