Puataunofo Aoga Amata
Our humble beginnings
Established in 1990, as a Samoan Language Nest within the grounds of the Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church.
Over 25+ years’ experience in daily child care, preserving the Samoan culture and language in our curriculum. We care for children aged 6mths – 5 years old, operating hours are Monday to Friday 7am-5pm.
Secluded area on the church grounds (not on main roads - hardly any traffic) we also have access to a full indoor court and fully equipped playground area (includes sand pit) and plenty of parking while you pick up and drop off your kids.
*Work and Income Approved and 20 hours free ECE.
There are four principles guiding learning & development:
1) Empowerment / Whakamana
2) Holistic Development / Kotahitanga
3) Family & Community / Whanau Tangata
4) Relationships / Nga Hononga
Five strands arise encouraging children to:
1)Take an interest (Exploration)
2) Communicate with others (Communication)
3) Persist with difficulty (Well-being)
4) Be involved (Contribution/Belonging)
5) Take responsibility
Current Enrolment Status
Bachelors and Diploma in Early childhood.
I love working with children and have worked at Puataunofo Aoga Amata for over 10 years. I love teaching and helping children become competent and confident learners - healthy in mind, body and spirit and secure in their sense of belonging.
Fa’afetai lava, Malo aupito.