Education and Care in Aranui, Christchurch
"Tino e Tasi means unity in one accord. "
Licensed for
49 children
Maximum under 2's
9 children
Centre information
clock8:30am - 3:30pm
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A little about us

This centre is the hidden gem of East Christchurch. Look out for our bright red letterbox, as this is the only sign that marks our bustling wee preschool, hidden down the back of a long driveway

There is lots of outdoor space and many rooms to play in.  We have two dedicated spaces, our Gogosina side which houses our under 2's, and our Tava'e side, which caters for our adventurous over 2's.

Gogosina Space

Accomodating our under 2's, the Gogosina room caters to a maximum of 9 children. Our two dedicated faia'oga create a calming, relaxed space, filled with music, laughter and language. This is the foundation of where our Samoan values are laid.

Tava'e Space

Accomodating our over 2's, the Tava'e side nurtures our over 2's to become confident in themselves, and ready for primary school.  This space values le va fealoa'i and the reciprocal and collaborative learning, especially between siblings and extended aiga.

Our philosophy is to maintain a rich curriculum that promotes the importance of our gagana (language), aganu’u (culture) and Christian values, with the expectation that children will grow up to be ta'ita'i (leaders) in Aotearoa.

“We treasure the Samoan language, we live it, we use it, we share it with our children.”

Tino e Tasi means unity in one accord.  We believe that this requires our teachers, management, aiga, and the community to support the development of our children.


It is our mission to serve our community by providing a learning environment that stimulates the uniqueness of the Samoan culture. By adopting the four baskets of cultural leadership we align and depict a distributive leadership framework in our Preschools. We demonstrate this mission in the following ways: