Tui Group Newsletter – December 2016

chritmsa-2016We 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

Children’s Christmas Party – Dec 4

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

Tui Newsletter – October & November 2015

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

Fee schedule 2016

Schedule of Fees (effective 4th January 2016)

The Management Committee annually reviews fees and optional charges and sets them at the lowest level possible to ensure increasing costs do not erode the high standard of education, care and facilities for which Polyhigh has become known. These fees are adopted by the parent committee. Read more

Important Dates

Some important dates for your to add to your calendars:

*   TEACHER ONLY DAY (CENTRE CLOSED) – Friday 6th November
(Polyhigh has two teacher only days per year)

*    WORKING BEE – Saturday 17 October, 9 am–12.00 ish


Friday 25 December  – Xmas day
Monday 28 December – statutory day
Friday 1st January  – New years day
Monday 4th January  – statutory day

Thursday 24 December – Xmas eve
Tuesday 29 December
Wednesday 30 December
Thursday 31 December – New Years eve

Read more

PolyHigh Child Care Centre Kiwi June Newsletter

Kiwi Newsletter – September/October

We welcome to our Kiwi room;

  • Greta and her Whānau Sarai and Klaus,
  • Nicha and her Whānau Sam, Nick and big brother Natan,
  • Holly and her Whānau Jiana, Chris and big sister Taylor and;
  • Harry and his Whānau Rachel, Luke and big sister Grace.

We also welcome Winsey (Tui teacher) who will be in our Kiwi room until the end of the year. Kia Ora Winsey. We farewell Harry and Magnus who are transitioning to the Tuataras. We wish them both all the best with their new adventures and learning journey. Read more

Illness Policy

Kia Ora everyone,

We are experiencing a lot of illness in the centre at the moment. As per our Illness policy “General conditions indicating that a child should not attend the centre:

  • The illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in programme activities.
  • The illness results in a greater care need than the centre can reasonably provide without compromising the health and safety of the other children.
  • The child has any of the following conditions:   fever, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, diarrhoea  or any other possible severe illness. 
  • I have attached Polyhigh Illness policy and also information from the Regional Public Health regarding Influenza.  

Please take the time to read.  A number of children have been coming to the centre showing signs of the above, we will not hesitate to send any child home that is unwell.   Children who come to centre unwell are usually miserable and often infect other children and the teachers.

Download our Illness Policy