our personal connections

schools we partner with:

Strong personal connections and support of our local communities in:

  • Blockhouse Bay (where Darius attended the local daycare in 1974 [Blockhouse Bay Baptist Kindy],  and then local primary schools [Marshall Laing Primary and Christ the King Primary], and where Nikeeta also lived from the age of 12);
  • Grafton / Newmarket (where they went to high schools [Epsom Girls Grammar & St Peters College]);
  • Avondale (where they first met at Darius’ 21st party held at Avondale Racecourse function centre);
  • South Auckland (where Darius worked at the Ford Motor Company Manufacturing Plant in Wiri for 10 years starting off as a graveyard shift factory assistant while studying towards his PhD; later working his way up to becoming the R&D, Technology and Engineering Manager of the company).

Partnerships with over 30 primary schools surrounding all our centres.

Special bond with over 2000 local students and whanau in nearby primary schools (Avondale Primary, Rosebank Primary, St Mary’s Primary, Waterview Primary, Blockhouse Bay Primary, St Dominics Primary, Marshall Laing Primary, Glen Avon Primary, Christ The King Primary, Chaucer School, New Windsor School) for their wish lists and design inputs into our unique Pasifika / Kiwi play-garden® playground.


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