Our Philosophy
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
– 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!



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
off service

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