Magic Sparks now has 4 centres: Petone (Lower Hutt), Paraparaumu (Kapiti) and 2 in Palmerston North.
Our mission is to create a culture of empowerment, by lighting the sparks of potential in each individual.
At Magic Sparks, we provide a safe, loving, caring, and nurturing environment which provides the foundation on which we build our relationships and learn about ourselves, others, and our environment.
We acknowledge the bi-cultural society that is Aotearoa, New Zealand and we embrace diversity, believing that this diversity, when valued, respected and in unity, is in itself a source of great learning and empowerment for children/whanau.
At Magic Sparks, we provide an environment rich in opportunities for creative expression through all areas of the curriculum. We follow the interests of children, embrace their natural curiosity and imagination, and join them on a journey of discovery through the exploration of possibilities.
We learn more about ourselves from our relationships with others. Ako relationships are valued, children are provided with many opportunities to learn with, and alongside their peers of all ages. We understand that parents/caregivers and whanau are the primary educators of their child, and we encourage their participation, as well as the contribution of the wider learning community, and we welcome parents/whanau and community members to participate in centre activities and events.
We believe that children’s emotional intelligence is a key to empowering children, so that they may become independent, confident life-long learners who make empowering, respectful decisions.