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Early learning school

A world-class early learning school opening soon!

Building on the outstanding reputation of ACG Parnell, we are now opening an early learning school where children aged three months to five years can get a head start in life and gain the essential building blocks for future learning.

Ready to open

We are almost ready to open our doors to our youngest students. Prior to the lockdown, our licensing application was in the final stages of completion with the MOE’s Early Childhood Education assessment agents. However, due to Covid-19 measures, they will be unable to complete this approval until the present alert level restrictions are lifted.

Please be assured that we have everything else in place for the early learning school and will keep you updated with any further progress. Our enrolment process is ongoing, and we are continuing to schedule virtual interviews with our prospective families.

Keep up-to-date

For more updated information, please follow us on ACG Parnell ELS’ Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ACGParnellELS/

Key features

  • A structured learning programme inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy
  • Focus on ensuring your child is ready for primary school
  • Expert early childhood teachers
  • Centrally located with modern, purpose built facilities
  • In-house catering will provide nutritious meals and fresh healthy snacks
  • Priority entrance into our primary school*

View images of our custom designed early learning school below.

Enrolments are underway

We are currently in the process of taking enrolments and our Centre Manager, Jane Chen, will be conducting family interviews online. If you would like to book a virtual meeting with Jane, please email us at parnellcollege@acgedu.com

Our early learning school is located at 110 Park Road, Grafton.

Find out more

  • Confident and involved learners

    We provide flexible, open-ended activity-based experiences to ensure all our students become confident and involved learners. Their learning is often in the form of projects so children have opportunities to explore, observe, hypothesise, question and discuss to clarify their understanding.
    Every space within the early learning school has been carefully created to stimulate a child’s imagination so they can discover new skills and interests under the safe supervision of our teachers.
  • A positive foundation for learning

    We encourage children to develop a love of learning at a young age by creating opportunities for them to explore, experiment, solve problems and express themselves as individuals.

    Our learning programme is inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy and the New Zealand Early Childhood curriculum, Te Whariki. This structured approach, which includes specialist music teaching, will ensure children are well prepared for the next stage of their educational journey – primary school.

  • A world-class environment

    The early learning school has been custom designed to create a physical environment that encourages curiosity and enjoyment.

    The large central play area forms the hub of the school and encourages interaction among students, offering children the opportunity to develop oral language skills while nurturing social relationships.

  • Smooth transition to primary

    Our expert teachers maintain a rich classroom environment where students are challenged to learn and explore to ensure their readiness for school. Children are also taught that respect for everyone else is important.

    Early Learning students will have priority entrance* into ACG Parnell’s primary school.

Places are limited.  Register your interest using the form below to secure your child’s position.

Pre-register your interest