Vision & Philosophy

Vision & Philosophy

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Vision Statement:

In providing high quality education for the children of our greater community, Little Rock Preschool shares a special place in the heart of the community, through love and faith.

Our beliefs and values:

The solid rock of Christian beliefs underpins everything at Little Rock Preschool.  Relationships form the solid foundation on which Teaching and Learning is built.


  • We believe encouraging a spiritual faith (Wairuatanga) is a crucial part of the holistic development of children – healthy in mind, body and spirit.
  • Our programme encourages peace, and respect of one another, as well as valuing love, kindness, and helping others.
  • We welcome all to Little Rock Preschool and believe in developing strong communication and partnerships with whānau (Whānaungatanga). We endeavor to be accommodating and embody hospitality (Manaakitanga).  Relationships extend to include a partnership with Big Rock School, and the wider community.
  • We value developing a programme that seeks to be sustainable, and utilising our local natural resources.
  • We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti O Waitangi and developing our bicultural journey. We seek to create a programme that values the cultural diversity of our community.
  • We believe that children are unique, and learn in different ways, and come with their own understanding, knowledge, and competence (Mōhiotanga). Through building trust, we develop nurturing, responsive and reciprocal relationships to help empower children to be lifelong learners – this is fundamental to developing their sense of belonging and well-being, and allowing learning to take place.
  • We foster children to help and to lead others (Tuakana-Teina), developing responsibility, connection and collaboration (Mahi-Tahi).

Desired outcomes for our LRP Children:

  • To have basic understandings of Christian values, reflected through love, and respect of one another and the environment.
  • To have nurturing, responsive and reciprocal relationships.
  • To be competent and confident lifelong learners.
  • To know their mana and that their contribution to society is valued
…Be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.. the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall”.
Matthew 7:24-25.