PolyHigh Child Care Centre Kiwi June Newsletter

Kiwi Newsletter – May|June 2016

Kia Ora,

Sadly we said goodbye to two of our staff members Len and Cecilia who have moved on, Len to start a new phase in her life and Cecilia to work in a Centre closer to home. They will be greatly missed and we are indebted to them for their commitment and enthusiasm over the years.

We also fare well Theo and Holly who have transitioned to the Tuataras. The kiwi teachers have loved having you both in the kiwi room, watching you both grow and develop, taking all your great skills, on your new journey. We wish you both all the best on the next phase of your learning journey. Read more

Tuatara Newsletter June

Tuatara Newsletter – June 2016

Kia Ora Whanau,

Welcome to the winter issue of our Tuatara Parent Newsletter. We had lots of changes with our staffing and a few children have joined our group. We warmly welcome our new children from the Kiwi room and their whanau:

  • Jesse Blakely and his whanau Cathy ;
  • Theodore Henry and his whanau Sarah and Michael;
  • Holly Benham  and her whanau Jiana and Chris and sister Taylor; and
  • a new child Nora Johnston and her whanau Hannah and Liam, (she starts on June 27)

We hope that you will welcome these new families and help them settle into our group.

Likewise we farewell our friends Robin Johnston and Harry Mather who  joined the Tui  Preschool group last month. Two more Tuatara children will join the Preschool group at the end of this month, Tawhiri Thomas and Harry Richards. We hope these children will enjoy their journey and find new adventures with friends and teachers in their new group – Tui Group.

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Tui Newsletter – April 2016

Kia Ora Whanau,
may2016-2 Welcome – We warmly welcome our new children and their families who joined us this April;

  •         Benjamin Ihimaera Pritchard
  •         Maisie Dennis
  •         Jonty Buxton

Farewell – We farewelled Louis Dennis, Angelina Howard and Michael Saunders who have all begun their school learning journey – Good Luck and we will miss you all.

Tui Programme
may2016-1The children have shown a growing interest in role play, the children have been busy acting out their knowledge of doctors and nurses, doctors surgery and what props are needed, e.g. bed, phone, computer etc. If you have any resources relating to this topic and want to donate them to our tamariki, that would be greatly appreciated. The transition to school programme will also incorporate elements of this topic into their group. We will be examining the human body. The teachers will continue to observe the tamariki to see where and how this emergent interest evolves. Read more

Entertainment Book 2016-2017

Polyhigh is offering parents the opportunity to purchase the 2016/2017 Wellington Entertainment Membership.  The books sell for $60.00.

The books are available as a book or as a digital membership that puts all the offers in the book, on your smartphone to redeem at the touch of a button.

You will receive a book to have a look at, if you wish to purchase please fill in the order form on the pink form.

All the information is on the pink form with the book.   Please return the book in the personalised envelope to the office by 20/5.

Tuatara Newsletter June

Tuatara Newsletter – April 2016

Kia Ora Whanau,

april-2016-3Welcome – We warmly welcome our new children and their families who joined us this April;

  • 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.

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PolyHigh Child Care Centre Kiwi June Newsletter

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.  Read more

Upcoming dates to remember

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.

Thanks Sue

PolyHigh Child Care Centre Kiwi June Newsletter

Kiwi Newsletter – Jan/Feb 2016

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.

Visit to Havana coffee breweryOur Programme for the year has been a busy one with settling in our new children and transitioning the older children to the Tuataras. We have been focusing on their well-being and belonging.

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

Tui Newsletter – Jan/Feb 2016


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.

child-care-tui-groupTui /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



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.