Children and their families feel a sense of belonging.
Ko te whakatipuranga tēnei o te mana ki te whenua, te mana tūrangawaewae, me te mana toi whenua o te tangata.
Belonging | Children know they belong and have a sense of connection to others and the environment.
Mana whenua | Children’s relationship to Papatūānuku is based on whakapapa, respect, and aroha.
Children and their families experience an environment where:
- connecting links with the family and the wider world are affirmed and extended
- they know that they have a place
- they feel comfortable with the routines, customs and regular events
- they know the limits and boundaries of acceptable behaviour.
Over time and with guidance and encouragement, children become increasingly capable of:
- making connections between people, places and things in their world | te waihanga hononga
- taking part in caring for this place | te manaaki i te taiao
- understanding how things work here and adapting to change | te mārama ki te āhua o ngā whakahaere me te mōhio ki te panonishowing respect for kaupapa, rules and the rights of others | te mahi whakaute.
The resources in this section support kaiako in weaving this strand into their local curriculum.