Programme Enrolment

  • August 24, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Pedagogy of Play

This half day interactive workshop focuses on gaining a shared understanding between the early childhood and primary sectors of WHY we believe in the power of learning through play.

As part of a seamless transition for children between early childhood and school, it is important we have a shared understanding of what play-based pedagogy really means in each setting.

This professional learning programme will:

  • Delve into the different theorists associated with playful learning – for both sectors.
  • Discover what ‘playful learning’ might look like in each setting – what are our similarities and differences?
  • Gain an understanding of each sector’s curriculum documents – New Zealand Curriculum and Te Whāriki (2017).
  • Exploring ways both sectors can work together to ensure a seamless ‘playful’  transition for children moving from early childhood to school.

Early Childhood and Primary combined half day workshop

He kai kei aku ringa 
There is food at the end of my hands

A call to encourage tamariki to use their ringa; to follow their own path, to explore in their own way and the kai is play.


For more information contact:



Venue Phone: 0800 805 555

42 Papanui Road, Papanui, Christchurch, 8014, New Zealand


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