Further information you might find useful about our organisation
Good Seed Trust - An organisation dedicated to improving the families and lives in our community
Our vision is to provide programmes that Strengthen Families and transform communities.
S – Strengthening family through active involvement
E – Excellence in our actions
E – Empowering families to thrive
D – Dedication to Christian principles
S – Sincerity is our spirit
Good Seeds Children's Centre Learning Philosophy
and curriculum strategy
We acknowledge and support Te Tiriti of Waitangi as one of the guiding documents for education in Aotearoa. The principles and strands are embedded in our practise. We include Christian Values and believe our Children are seen as treasures (taonga).
Children are unique, fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalms 139:14)
We believe in Empowering relationships through Aroha (Love),
Manaakitanga (Care, Integrity and Respect) and Whanaungatanga (Sense of Family).
children will leave here Confident Unique Thriving with Enquiring minds. (C.U.T.E)
children learn through child initiated play. Children learn best when they are engaged in experiences that they are interested in (Play is children’s work)
We understand the value and importance of Whanau participation and
are committed to providing a quality ECE service.
We acknowledge and value the individual differences in all our children.
We embrace and respect the diversity and cultures of all children
The principles and strands of Te Whaariki (Early Childhood Curriculum) are embedded in our practise.
Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi
With your basket and my basket the people will live
Good Seeds OSCAR Philosophy
Good Seed Trust believes that all youth have the ability to be engaged in the community, to thrive and to reach their God given potential.
Youth are inquiring by nature; we want to provide opportunities to foster a love of learning and to expand their world view of possibilities for their futures.
Good Seeds strive to nurture youth who can build positive relationships with others, are secure in who they are and will continue their life journey as confident, competent, inquiring people.
They will dream big, and reach for the stars!
OUR MISSION: PROVIDING QUALITY CARE AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
We started as a single childcare centre founded by Raewyn Paapu, called 'Shiloh Children's Preschool', a part of the Shiloh Fellowship Trust. As needs for childcare services grew the preschool had grown beyond the capacity of a small organisation with the Shiloh board transferring ownership to Good Seed Trust. Good Seeds Children's Centres (as they are called now) has led Good Seed Trust's growth, and we are able to offer the services you see today. It was all started by a group of people dedicated to making a difference in the community, and we've only begun - journey with us!
Good Seed Trust - Our History
2006 – Good Seed Trust was given governance of Shiloh Children’s Preschool
2007 – Out of School Care and Playgroup were started
2010 – Contracted by MOE for pilot of eight supported Playgroups
2011 – Held Parenting Events with Pio & John
in the community
2012 – Centre name changed officially to Good Seeds Children Centre
Fathers & Kids events in the Community commenced, partnering with SKIP presently ongoing with Foundation North grants
Young Adult Open Mic night also started in Otahuhu with Affirming Works
2013 – Playgroup pilot was completed. Transferring seven playgroups to other providers in the surrounding communities.
Picking up / dropping off service was added for the Centre and OSCAR
2014 – Good Seeds became licensed for 80 children with a celebration in August for redevelopment
ERO granted a level three standard
2015 – Four vans are used for picking up / dropping
Out of School Care service hit maximum numbers and
was/is involved in the community Digital Hub
Playgroup has a group of families building a supportive environment for their children
Fathers & Kids activities take place throughout the year with an established group of men
2016 – New Initiatives and support for our families and surrounding communities will be taking place.
2017 - L.I.T. Programme starts, allowing us to send mentors into Intermediate Schools in the area
2018 - Good Seed Trust due to open a new ECE Centre in Glendene, West Auckland