Te Whare Whai Hua
Te Whare Whai Hua (TWWH) is a Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and education accreditated Early Childhood Centre.
TWWH is open as a community childcare center and supports the Teen Parent Unit run by Lytton High School.
TWWH is underpinned by Te Whariki
TWWH Centre Philosophy
Te Whare Whai Hua will provide a safe, secure and loving place where tamariki and whanau are valued.
Our kaupapa is to provide our whanau with a strong sense of belonging. Our kaupapa is founded in wairuatanga,[i] whakapapa and whakapono. We honour and celebrate our connections as Nga Uri a Maui with mana whenua connecting us to Tairawhiti and to Te Moananui-a-Kiwa.
Our whanau will embrace matauranga maori and support our mokopuna’s interests through collaborative learning. We will respect and honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our obligations to serve our whanau whanui. We acknowledge the special place of mana whenua and will treat all with respect, love, and compassion.
Our aim is to weave the whariki matauranga with love for our whanau that will enrich the lives of tamariki, and extend their knowledge and equip them for a bright future.
To nurture children to grow with a strong sense of belonging, linking themselves to their iwi and community
To build lifelong confident learners who are respectful and caring
To provide an environment that allows the child to be at the centre of all learning
To teach about Te Ao Maori, Te Ao Pakeha and Universal Values and Principles
To respect justice and equality in all that we do
To be inclusive, loving, enabling of all children, of all needs
[i] Spirituality, relational connections, righteousness
TWWH separates the tamariki that attend into:
Te Rito is the under 2's
Te Puawai is the over 2's
Please contact TWWH by phone 06 868 7722 or email