Self-review in our centre is an ongoing process which is concerned with improving the quality of our curriculum. It is an integral part of our daily practice. We focus mainly on three important key areas in our programme:
Learning and teaching
Governance and management practice
These three areas are closely connected to the principles of Te Whaariki on which a foundation for our reviews is based. Every day, every week and
every month our management, staff and parents as a learning community share our views and assessment to identify which aspects of our practice are being done well, which areas we need to improve and what actions we need to take and expected results. Our
reviews are all documented as we go through the process enabling staff and management to see how our children are progressing in their learning. Part of our self-review programme includes our emergent curriculum where teachers are able to identify children's
interests linking them to the strands of Te Whaariki with accompanying learning experiences to extend children's emerging interests.
We also strongly link our self-review to the ERO's evaluation framework the Nga Pou Here including the four key areas:
Pou Whakahaere, Pou Arahi, Matauranga and Tikanga Whakaako. The meaning of each Pou have been translated into the Samoan language and wider concept for deeper understanding into this self-review framework for our staff and management. Teachers also use the
evaluation indicators to evaluate individual children's learning progress througout their attendance in our programme.