Bishopdale Community Preschool
91 Breens Road
Christchurch 8053

Phone 03 359 7606



Over December - February 2013 the Education Review Office conducted an audit of our preschool.  Below are some of their main findings and a link to the whole report. 

  • the centre's philosophy is well developed and effectively guides teachers' practices and children's learning.
  • Teacher's are skilled at building positive relationships with children and their parents.  This is a strong feature within the centre that results in good levels of children's engagement in learning.
  • There is a focus on developing caring supportive settling that is inclusive of children's cultrual backgrounds and their individual needs.
  • Teachers effectively notice, recognise and respond to children's individual strengths and interests. and parents are recognised and valued as first teachers.
  • The culture and heritage of Máori children and their parents is recognised through frequent use of te reo Màori in conversations and instruction, involving childern in mihi whakatau, and the integration of tikanga Maori in the curriculum and environment.
  • Leaders and teachers have good knowledge of teaching practices based on research and best practice.
  • Planning and monitoring children's individual learning pathways are strenghts of the curriculum.
  • In the preschool ERO observed children  interacting confidently with teachers and other children, sharing their learning enthusiastically and engaging well in a range of activities.
  • ERO observed in teh nursery nurturning relationships that foster children's sense of belonging and wellbeing, teachers constantly interacting with children to develop independance and oral langauge and a good use of music as a feature of the programme.


Link to full report click here