Kiwi Newsletter – April 2016

 Kia Ora,

Welcome to our new Kiwi Whānau:
Spencer – Andrea & Hayden
Phoebe – Nat & Doug
Fern – Megan & Ritchard

april-2016-2 We farewell Greta and Thea who have transitioned to the Tuataras. It was a pleasure to have followed your journeys in the Kiwi room and we wish you all the best with your new adventures.

As you all know by now I have resigned from my role as head teacher in the Kiwi room and entering a new adventure of retirement! It has been wonderful to have been part of so many children’s journey during their early childhood years and I will for ever treasure this. Thanks again to all Whānau for their support and kind wishes. 

Also leaving us in the near future is Cecilia who has accepted a job in a new early childhood centre in Paraparaumu. (Date not available yet) Cecilia I take my hat off for your dedication of travelling five days a week for the last five years to PolyHigh from Kapiti Coast. I don’t recall you ever been late!!! Cecilia you are an amazing teacher and a great colleague. Your sunny disposition and sweet nature has touched us all and you will be dearly missed. We wish you all the best and please keep in touch.

PolyHigh has advertised for teaching positions to cover for the teachers who are leaving. We will keep you posted. Winsey will stay on in the Kiwi room and Margaret will be relieving.


  • Caring and looking after our environment, this is ongoing. The children are involved with gardening, planting of vegetables and herbs, harvesting and looking after the worm farm.
  • At the moment we’re familiarizing the children with the primary colours. So for the next four weeks it will be all about Blue-Red-Green and Yellow.

You can follow the activities on our programme planning board.

Every month we introduce a new Maori phrase to extend Te Reo in our Kiwi room. This months phrase:   Āta mahia – Careful please.

The introduction of the new info chart about your child’s routines at home has helped us to maintain a smooth continuation of your child’s routines while at PolyHigh.

Colder days – warmer clothes, jackets and slippers.
PolyHigh closed:

  • Anzac day 25th April
  • Teacher’s only day 26th April

Ka Kite from the Kiwi team.