At the end of a quiet cul de sac Lavelle Academy can be found. Step inside and discover a paradise of 2,500 m2 of absolute natural beauty. An oasis of luscious plants, flowers and fruit trees. A magical, peaceful garden for children to explore and be at one with nature. It is a playground so unique.
Lavelle Academy adopts a progressive and holistic approach to education so within our unique setting children’s sense of wonder is nurtured.
We believe that children learn best alongside others. They become co-constructors of knowledge in partnership with their peers and their educators. Through respecting children and their voices, our educators facilitate a learning journey shaped by the curiosity and wonder of the child. Concepts are explored and longterm projects evolve that result from children’s emerging interests. Their learning becomes meaningful and engagement soars.
Promoting creativity, kindness, collaboration, perseverance, empathy, adaptability and innovation, we are ready to welcome your child and be a part of their unique learning journey here at Lavelle Academy.

Focussed on nurturing children’s social and emotional development, our philosophy and the design of our facilities create a unique learning environment for each child.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Children experience and make sense of the world through their own play-based discoveries, fuelled by their natural curiosity. Bringing genuine working life practices and processes into learning situations means children engage in a meaningful way with genuine interest.

RESPECT FOR NATURE

RESPECT FOR NATURE
We strive to help each child build a connection with the natural world, harbouring a curiosity and respect for the environment.

FAMILY INCLUSION

FAMILY INCLUSION
In order to fully support each child, a strong relationship with families is important and we value each family member’s input.

INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT

INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT
We believe that children work through a series of stages in their development that can occur at different ages.

KINDNESS

KINDNESS
There is nothing more important than supporting children to understand the value of being kind.

INSPIRING CREATIVITY

INSPIRING CREATIVITY
Creativity at Lavelle Academy is encouraged and celebrated.

OUR VALUES

A safe, nurturing environment which fosters curiosity and celebrates creativity.

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Early childhood is an important time to establish healthy eating habits. Our daily snacks and meals provide a balanced diet, ensuring children have the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients for healthy growth and development. Fresh, locally sourced food is prepared daily on site. A variety of Asian, Western and vegetarian dishes are provided. Lavelle Academy takes pride in our collaboration with a renowned chef to make mealtimes joyful for our children.

AGE-GROUP, PLAYGROUP
AND CLASSES

To ensure the environment and activities are best suited to each child.
Lavelle Academy offers three different age groups.

Our Playgroup sessions are led by dedicated educators and are planned on the developmental needs and interests of the specific age-groups. Valuable information regarding childhood development, as well as an abundance of ideas to introduce at home are shared with families.

GALLERY AND

LAVELLE SHARING

A safe, nurturing environment which fosters curiosity and celebrates creativity.

Lavelle Sharing

Te Whāriki

The Early Childhood Curriculum of New Zealand