Massey High School

Early Childhood

Welcome to the Early Childhood Academy

Nau mai ki te Whare Aronui o Tiriwa. The Early Childhood Academy welcomes you.

This academy operates at Levels 2 and 3. In 2019 students from Year 11 onwards may apply for the Level 2 Academy and in 2019 MHS is planning to develop a full time Early Childhood academy as well as the Level 3 two hours a day option. Students in this academy will enjoy working alongside young children gaining a knowledge of their basic needs of and other aspects including health and hygiene practices and how they are applied to young children. This course is both theoretical and practical.

One of our ex-students, Rebecca Thompson states “It is about being a part of each child’s learning journey. Navigating the world alongside them, experiencing all the successes and setbacks, building their knowledge, skills, dispositions, and most importantly their sense of self is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things I have ever been a part of.

I have completed a BA in Psychology, a Grad Dip Teach in Early Childhood Education and have over ten years, experience working with children.  I am currently working towards a Masters of Social Science in Child Psychology, and ultimately, hope to be running seminars for other Early Childhood Professionals about attachment in children, and the impact early attachments can have on later life”.


Early years teacher, Family support worker, Learning mentor, Primary teacher, Secondary teacher, Special educational needs teacher, Social worker, Teaching assistant, Youth worker, Child psychotherapist, Children's nurse, Community development worker, Counsellor, Educational psychologist, Speech and language therapist,