Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the joy of independence while working in a family oriented environment which facilitates tamariki's sense of trust.

We thrive to provide a caring, child friendly environment which empower children to become confident, competent learners and communicators.

Guided by the Principles of Te Whāriki, we aim to foster the social, cultural, spiritual, intellectual and physical development of tamariki by delivering a child centred, holistic curriculum.   

Our Goals

- To nurture happy, well-rounded children who develop a love of learning.

- An environment dedicated to creating a community of caring individuals.

- To help children to acquire social skills that brings harmony to self and others.

- Foster children’s wisdom through experiences and knowledge.



We strive to help children become self-confident and reach their full potential by:

  •  Embracing the bi-cultural values unique to New Zealand thus  upholding the aspirations of Treaty of Waitangi
  • Encouraging/Involving whanau’s contribution in meeting their aspirations for their tamariki
  • Creating opportunities for children to exercise tino rangatiratanga (self-determination) through Maori learning concepts such as ako, and tuakana-teina
  • Providing a rich environment to help children develop awareness and appreciation of  te reo through reciprocal approach to oral language  and tikanga  Maori  while conserving  the children’s  individual cultural identity

At Tipu Montessori we are committed to building an atmosphere of respect for one another, respect for the environment and a passion for learning.

We provide a thoughtfully planned programme and stimulating environment that encourage children to develop habits, skills, and attitudes essential to become lifelong learners and effective communicators.

We aim to develop in children:

  • Initiative and persistence
  • A high self esteem
  • Inner discipline and a sense of order
  • Abiding curiosity
  • Positive attitude towards self, others and learning



Life skills gained through Montessori Education


Respect, responsibility and reverence for life


Freedom to express ideas, solve problems & resolve conflicts

Interpersonal Skills

Communication, friendships & teamwork


Discover & develop one’s own unique abilities and reach one’s potential


Develop self-confidence, self-reliance & to be self-motivated


Readiness for school, life and to become a critical thinker


Sense of community


Holistic development






Group Instruction

Adult determines time to grasp concepts

Paper & pencil learning

Concepts verbalised

Learn to achieve the ‘right' answer

Concentration interrupted

Product orientated testing

Learn how to be tested



Individual interaction

Child determines time to grasp concepts

Sensorial learning

Concepts materialized

Learn for knowledge

Concentration developed

Process orientated understanding

Learn to assess own learning