Practising their vision to ‘walk softly
on the earth’ Rotorua’s Tiaki Kindergarten is engaging children and whānau in a successful
health and wellbeing programme. Weekly visits to the local marae create spiritual
and cultural connection. Their wetland restoration project is immersing children in the natural environment while the centre creates its own kai using a vegan menu and zero-waste principles to grow its own foods. Tiaki’s whare tapa whā approach is spreading
into homes creating competent and confident learners.