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Unlocking the Power of Active Curriculum

When it comes to your child's early education, you want to provide them with the best opportunities for growth and development. Rising Stars Preschool in New Plymouth, Taranaki, understands this and has tailored its approach to provide a powerful active curriculum.

We believe in an active exploration approach within a safe and attractive learning environment. Our outdoor area and large sandpit are designed to encourage children to engage in active play and exploration. It's in these moments of play that children build physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Our curriculum is carefully crafted to ensure that each child benefits from this active exploration. We understand that children thrive when they're given the opportunity to develop sports skills in a supportive environment. Activities like catching, kicking, and throwing are seamlessly integrated into our program through movement education.


Why is an Active Curriculum that builds physical, social, and emotional well-being important?

At Rising Stars Preschool, we place a strong emphasis on an active curriculum designed to build physical, social, and emotional well-being.


Here's why we believe that such a curriculum is of paramount importance:

Physical Health:
An active curriculum encourages physical activity as an integral part of a child's daily routine. This not only helps in developing essential motor skills but also fosters good physical health. It sets the stage for an active lifestyle from a young age, reducing the risk of childhood obesity and related health issues.

Social Skills:
Group activities and team-based games, which are a part of our active curriculum, promote the development of social skills. Children learn how to work together, communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, and share. These skills are invaluable for forming positive relationships in the future.

Emotional Well-Being:
Physical activity and play are closely linked to emotional well-being. They provide a healthy outlet for stress and anxiety and help children express their emotions. It also contributes to improved self-esteem and self-confidence, as children learn to conquer challenges and achieve personal goals.

Holistic Development:
Our curriculum recognizes the importance of a child's overall development. It's not just about academics; it's about nurturing a well-rounded individual. The combination of physical, social, and emotional development ensures that children grow not only in knowledge but also as responsible and emotionally intelligent individuals.

Cognitive Skills:
Physical activity doesn't just benefit the body; it also positively impacts the mind. Research has shown that exercise improves cognitive function, including memory and problem-solving skills. An active curriculum enhances a child's ability to learn and adapt to new challenges.

Healthy Habits:
Early exposure to an active curriculum instils healthy habits. Children learn to appreciate the value of physical activity and its connection to well-being. These habits often stay with them throughout their lives, contributing to a long and healthy future.

Fun and Engagement:
Most importantly, an active curriculum makes learning fun and engaging. Children are more likely to be enthusiastic about coming to school and participating in activities. This excitement for learning sets the stage for a lifelong love of education.


An active curriculum that focuses on building physical, social, and emotional well-being is important because it not only fosters a child's physical health but also shapes their social and emotional intelligence. It contributes to holistic development, cognitive growth, and the formation of healthy habits. Above all, it makes learning an enjoyable and meaningful experience.

At Rising Stars Preschool, we believe in nurturing well-rounded and happy individuals, and our active curriculum is an essential part of this journey. Your child's path to becoming a confident, socially adept, and emotionally resilient learner begins here.


At Rising Stars Preschool, we value the diversity of our learners and believe in fostering a strong partnership with families and the community.
Your cultures, aspirations, and thoughts are respected and celebrated, and we promote open and ongoing communication between parents, families, whānau, and teachers.

Unlock the potential of our active curriculum and watch your child flourish.