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.

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

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

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 the development of social competency as children learn about themselves and others.  Read more

Tuatara Newsletter June

Tuatara Newsletter May/June 2018

Kia Ora Whanau,

A warm welcome to our Tuatara families and to the new members of our group. This is our May-June Newsletter now posted in the community page of Storypark. We are almost halfway through the year. We have a lot of changes and transitions with new families  joining our group and farewells that have happened over the past couple of months.  Read more

Wellington Children’s Art Exhibition

Kia ora koutou. Polyhigh joined Wellington Children’s Art Exhibition (drawing their favourite thing about Wellington) last year. It is an honour that Thea and Anne’s artwork were chosen to fly to Japan and to be exhibited in Sakai City which is the sister city of Wellington. Kaiako Natalie and Mayumi made learning stories about this event. Please have a look.

 

Nga mihi,
Mayumi

PolyHigh Child Care Centre Kiwi June Newsletter

Kiwi Room Newsletter April/May

Kia Ora everyone,

It is hard to believe that we are nearly through to the middle of the year. There have been many changes in the Kiwi room. We have nearly a whole new group of children and all our older kiwis have transitioned to the Tuatara room.

Welcome
We would like to welcome our new families to the Kiwi room, Isla and her parents Rosie and Andrew, Harvey and his parents Aimee and Chris and big brother Harrison, also Harper and her parents Michelle and Rodney and big sister Thea, and Albert and his parents Natalie and Andrew. Read more

Visitors from Japan on Tuesday 1st May 2018

Four visitors from Japan with an interpreter came to have a look at Polyhigh on Tuesday 1st May. The group included a kindergarten teacher, a psychologist and university professors in Japan.

The main purpose of their trip to New Zealand was to visit some Early Childhood Education services in New Zealand to observe how teachers’ implement our world leading early childhood bi-cultural curriculum Te Whāriki for children’s learning. Read more