Tui Newsletter – May/June 2019


Please can you pack extra clothing and footwear for your child during the Winter months. An extra pair of gumboots is always great, as our tamariki still enjoy water play and playing in the sandpit. Wet bags need to be returned thank you. If your child is sick can you please ring to inform the staff, so they can make note of this in the illness register. Polyhigh operational hours are from 7:45 – 5:45 if you wish to talk to one of the teachers about your child, please ensure you allow enough time either in the morning or the afternoon. Thank you. Can you please remember to pack a named drink bottle for your child, these are to go home daily to be washed and ready for the following day. Please can you support the teaching team by encouraging your child to leave their toys at home. Polyhigh is well resourced and toys can cause conflict amongst peers and undue distress if they are lost or broken.

Working Bee

Thank you to all of the whanau who attended the Polyhigh working Bee which was on the 8th of June. It was great to work alongside you and we achieved some great results.

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Tui Newsletter – March 2019


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 will be bagged and put in the white bin in the children’s bathroom, this clothing is to be collected on the day of the toileting accident, thank you.

We have also had several cases of headlice in the Tui room, checking your child’s hair regularly is recommended, especially during this time, when headlice seems to be more prevalent. Can you please inform the teaching team if your child has had headlice, thank you.

Can you please check and trim your children’s fingernails, as we have had a few children scratched whilst playing with their peers. Thank you.  

It would also be greatly appreciated if whanau who haven’t filled in a “Who am I” form, could do so and return the completed form to one of the teaching team. The forms are located next to the daily sign in sheet.

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PolyHigh Child Care Centre Kiwi June Newsletter

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?.


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 Kiwi room with us.

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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 was lovely to see everyone atthe Polyhigh Christmas Party at AoteaLagoon thankyou forcoming along to enjoy the sun and train rides! A big thankyou to everyone for supporting our Enviroschools programme. We are so pleased to have been awarded Bronze Tohu!

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PolyHigh Child Care Centre Kiwi June Newsletter

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 Year, and safe travels, and we look forward to a another fantastic year with your children in the kiwi room.

Thank you
A big thankyou to all of you who attended the working bee, the Centre is looking spick and span.

We would like to welcome Jaya and her whanau Brian and Natasha, and Beatrice and whanau Lauren and Jules, we hope you enjoy your journey in the kiwi room with us.

We have said goodbye to Elise, Tom and Hector who have joined the Tuataras. and also to Pete who is leaving the Centre we wish all of you well in your learning journey. Read more

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 sign in sheet, with an order form with sizes and colours available. Read more

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 Awa we identify with. We plan to engage all children with learning experiences in nature taking into consideration individual learning needs and stages of development. Here is an information brochure by the Department of Conservation.

PolyHigh Child Care Centre Kiwi June Newsletter

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.

We would like to welcome Lexie to the Kiwi room along with her whanau Nigel and Emma and big brother Milo.

We say farewell to Eiise who has joined the Tuatara group We wish you well in your new learning journey. Read more