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Exploring the wilderness as the outdoor classroom

Outdoor classroom

Our tamariki have recently embarked on a new investigation to form rich connections with our community: “In connecting with our bi-cultural identity, we enrich our ecological and sustainable journey.” During this investigation, we took opportunities to form connections and develop relationships with our natural world and its special treasures in the outdoor classroom. To further …
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Teacher Spotlight: Paloma Reyes-Poliko, Bear Park Mt Eden

teacher spotlight

This month, Bear Park features Paloma Reyes-Poliko, one of our dedicated teachers from our Mt Eden Centre. Paloma is committed to empowering young minds to be curious and learn through creative expression. She spares a few moments this month to discuss her experience as a Bear Park teacher for this our July teacher spotlight. Choosing …
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Working together as a community of learners

Working together

Working together as a community of learners. Bear Park recently invited parents into our centre to experience and gain a deeper understanding of our current investigation: “Nurturing our Ecological Future”.  This was an opportunity for parents to explore their child’s learning environment, to deepen their involvement and interest in their child’s work, and to provide a …
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Matariki: Celebrating the Māori New Year


“The image of the child in Reggio Emilia is one that places the child within the context of history—both personal, lived history, and the heritage of one’s culture and society.” —Loris Malaguzzi Building an awareness of our bicultural reality encourages our tamariki to explore and see the world from multiple lenses. Over the past month, …
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Creativity inspired by our sustainable journey

sustainable journey

Creativity inspired by our sustainable journey At Bear Park, we are proud to be working alongside the next generation as kaitaki (guardians) of our nurturing, inspiring, and beautiful natural surroundings. Part of taking on this responsibility has meant that we have become more aware of the waste that we—as humans—create and then discard. Therefore, we …
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