Rotokauri - About Us

Mission Statement

Go Bananas!

Where children come first ...

At Go Bananas we strive to make each child's childhood a positive and a memorable experience.

Our mission is to provide a quality early childhood experience in a fun filled environment. We are committed to supporting parents and the community by building reciprocal relationships, having open communication and working in partnership with them to achieve positive learning outcomes. Our goal is to empower children to evolve into lifelong learners and become contributing members of the society.


We believe children learn through play and this learning is enhanced by making it a fun experience for children where they thrive in a stimulating, challenging yet safe and happy environment. We believe that the environment is the third teacher that invites curiosity, discovery and investigation and fosters learning experiences in a spontaneous manner.

We believe that each child is unique with his/her own strengths and abilities. Parents are the primary educators of the children but quality education is achieved through working in partnership with parents and teachers. We welcome the contribution of the parents towards their child's learning. We recognize the diversity of our community and value the cultural backgrounds of all children and their families.

We uphold the treaty of Waitangi and believe in bicultural practice and acknowledge Maori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and follow Maori Tikanga and use of Te Reo in our practice.

We understand the importance of responsive and reciprocal relationships between teachers and children. It helps them to grow as confident and competent learners. We foster children's learning by offering a curriculum that empowers children to build their knowledge, skills and attitudes to become responsible global citizens of the future.

We believe in the Reggio Emilia approach where children have some control in the direction of learning, through the experiences of touching, moving, listening and seeing. These experiences will provide opportunities for them to express themselves and through exploration develop relationships with other children and materials in the would around them.

We are committed to providing a fun filled quality education for children by knowledgeable and experienced teachers who engage in reflective practice and enhance their knowledge through ongoing professional development.


5 Hall Lane Hamilton, 3204
Phone: 07-8481004 

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29 Gilchrist St. Hamilton 3288
Phone: 07-8509281

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