Entries by Jane Byrne

Tui Newsletter – March 2019

Reminders As the weather is still warm can you please provide your child with a named sunhat and drink bottle. We would also like to continue to ask all whanau to sunblock their children before arriving at Polyhigh in the mornings. Please return any wet bags. If your child has any soiled clothing, the clothing […]

Kiwi Newsletter – January/February

Kia Ora everyone, We are now well into the new year and the end of February is fast approaching where has the time gone?. Welcome We would like to welcome Emily and her whanau Alison and Nathan and big sister Anna who is in the Tui room. We hope you enjoy your time in the […]

Tui Newsletter – November-December

REMINDERS Summer is just around the corner…Please sunblock your child at / before drop offtime. Also, please pack a drink bottle, sun hat and spare clothes for waterplay. If your child is booked in for the holiday programme, please ensure you pack a healthy lunch. Nut free please. Hours are 8am –3pm. WHANAU CONTRIBUTION It […]

Kiwi Newsletter – November/December

Kia Ora everyone We are now at the end of the year it’s so hard to believe. We hope you all enjoyed the picnic at Aotea Lagoon a beautiful spot and such great weather on the day. The Kiwi kaiako would like to take this opportunity to wish you a great Christmas and Happy New […]

Visit from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Today we had a special visitor at Polyhigh. Our tamariki met the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern! Jacinda was visiting Wellington High School for Maori Language week and popped in to say hello! What an amazing morning we have had!

PolyHigh Fundraiser

Kia Ora Polyhigh whānau Our next fundraiser will be selling children and adult teeshirts with the Polyhigh logo on the front. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards paint for sprucing up the inside walls of the centre. The tee shirts are made of 100% combed cotton. Each room will have one displayed by the […]

Tui Room Forest Walks

The Tui room has recently introduced Forest Walks into our programme planning. Attached is a reading outlining principles for effectively engaging children with nature. The Forest Walks have began with the transition to school group and we have chosen Central Park as our location to explore as it is the location of Moturoa Stream, the […]

Kiwi Room Newsletter June/July 2018

Kia Ora everyone, The winter is upon us with some very cold weather, we have had the usual coughs and colds with teachers especially being affected this year, but the shortest day has passed and we look forward to warm sunshine. Welcome We would like to welcome Lexie to the Kiwi room along with her […]

The value of Rough and Tumble play

Rough and tumble play holds value for young children in relation to their physical, social and educational development.  The physical benefits of energy release, exercise and practice of motor skills might seem obvious but there are significant benefits in other developmental areas as well. Rough and tumble play holds a social dynamic which aids in […]