Ako Langimalie Pre-School

Ms Kasalanaita Puniani, Operations Manager

The Ako Langimalie Preschool is located at 119 Rowandale Avenue, Manurewa. The school is the result of a partnership between the Tongan Health Society and the Ministry of Education.

Ako Langimalie is a bilingual centre staffed by Tongan teachers. The school’s programme is based on the Te Whariki Curriculum, which is the New Zealand national curriculum.

Te Whariki is a framework for providing tamariki (children's) early learning and development within a sociocultural context.

It emphasises the learning partnership between kaiako (teachers), parents, and whānau/families. Kaiako (teachers) weave an holistic curriculum in response to tamariki (children's) learning and development in the early childhood setting and the wider context of the child's world.

The maximum enrolment in any one time is 50 children: 10 who are under two, and 40 are between 2-5 years of age. The school is opened to all children in the area.