Kia Ora Whanau,
- Thea Ford and her whanau Michelle and Rodney
- Greta Beckmann and her whanau Sarai and Klaus
Likewise two Tuataras , Ben Ihimaera Pritchard and Maisie Dennis moved to the Tui Room. Both are enjoying their new adventures and explorations, friends and teachers.
Farewell – We sadly farewell two of our dear and valued teachers , Kerri Adams and Mayumi Burkhart.
Kerri is moving to sunny and lovely Hawke’s Bay. She has to end her six years of wonderful and innovative teaching contributions to the Tuatara Area and to Polyhigh. Her last day is on the 15th of April, Friday.
Welcome to our new Kiwi Whānau:
Spencer – Andrea & Hayden
Phoebe – Nat & Doug
Fern – Megan & Ritchard
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. Read more
Some dates for your diary:
Tuesday 26 April – Teachers Only day
Saturday 28 May – Working Bee
I will be on leave from 3rd March until Monday 4th April. Any casuals or queries please see the respective assistant supervisor for your child’s group:
Len – Kiwi
Editha – Tuatara
Sa – Tui
Any queries regarding your account please ring Kathleen on 380 8087.
Any committee enquiries please see the chairperson Lucy Dye.
Kia ora and welcome to the new year.
We hope you all had a relaxed and peaceful time during the festive season.
We welcome our new children and Whānau:
- Jesse – Cathy
- Ethan – Cara, Paul and sister Ella
- Florence – Charlie, Steve, sister Clementine and brother Harry
- Rose – Tanya, Andrew and sister Lucy
- Max – Cat and Olly
We farewell the children who have transitioned to the Tuataras: Davy, Lulu, Anne and Eli. We have enjoyed following their journey of learning and growing in our Kiwi room. We wish you all the best with your new adventures and challenges.
Winsey will be traveling to China this month and during her absence Margaret will be relieving in the Kiwi room.
As part of our group planning we would like to familiarize the children with the outside environment and community in relation to the centre. We would like to link the outings to a project that we can do with the children, or to enhance our own environment. (Outing policy and permission slips will be available).
So far we took a trip to Havana coffee brewery and looked at how the beans were ground. We also collected some coffee sacks which we used to cover a wall in our conservatory. Read more
HAPPY NEW YEAR
We warmly welcome our new tamariki:
- Mackenzie Perfect
- Aria Ihimaera- Dawkins
- Anton Reddaway
- Isaiah-Johnson Satti
- Laura Rees,
- Jasmine McCullough
- Delta Cromie
- Harriet Brown.
It is a pleasure to have you with us and we are looking forward to getting know you and your whanau, welcome to your new learning environment.
Sadly we say goodbye to the following children:
Harrison, Kuimiria and Harvey who are moving out of the Wellington area. We will miss you all.
Tui /Preschool Programme Planning
The Tui room teachers have noticed that the children have been talking a lot about transportation and they have been actively questioning and investigating the mechanics associated with cars and aeroplanes. We have been exploring the process of motion and how the mechanisms of an engine works in order to create movement. The teachers have recorded rich dialogue from the children’s conversations and we will use this to plan relevant learning experiences that fosters this emergent interest. Read more
THE TEACHERS WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL THE POLYHIGH WHANAU A
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
If you have your child booked in over the Christmas/New Year period we would like to remind you the following:
Thursday 24th December (Xmas eve) the centre closes at 3.00 pm
Friday 25th December (Xmas day) – CLOSED
Monday 28th December – CLOSED
Tuesday 29th December – 8.00am–4.00pm
Wednesday 30th December – 8.00am–4.00pm
Thursday 31 December (New Years eve) – 8.00am–3.00pm
Friday 1st January 2016 – CLOSED
Monday 4th January 2016 – CLOSED
Polyhigh reopens normal hours from Tuesday 5th January 2016.
Please bring a lunch box of healthy food on the 29th, 30th and 31st of December, Polyhigh will provide morning and afternoon tea. Please do not forget a drink bottle as well.
THANK YOU ALL
We warmly welcome our new tamariki; Harvey Lofthouse, Billie Jean Howard and Harrison Riddell to the Tui Group. It is a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to getting to know you and your whanau.
Tui Group Programme Planning
Over the past couple of months our focus has been on sustainability and conservation which we have been exploring through art, song, stories and ICT.
We are currently getting into the festive spirit and have been making Christmas decorations with the children. Our tamariki and kaiako have been doing some amazing activities including colouring Christmas trees, wrapping Christmas presents, baking a delicious gingerbread house, making salt dough decorations, creating father Christmas costumes, Christmas face painting, and making a sleigh. Read more
The PolyHigh Children’s Christmas Party will be on the Friday 4th December.
2.30pm–3pm: Entertainment – BJ Bear.
3pm: Father Christmas will be handing out presents in the Kiwi and Tuatara room followed by afternoon tea for these two groups.
3pm: Preschool afternoon tea in the Tui room followed by Father Christmas. Read more
A warm welcome to our new student, Samantha Whaanga who is from Victoria University. She will be doing her Teaching Experience in the Tui group for six weeks. We also have Doaa from Careers College who will be with us until the end of November.
Sadly we say goodbye to Maggie and Thomas who have both turned five and are starting school. We wish them all the best on their new journey. Maggie and Thomas we are going to miss you! Read more