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.

Mayumi is taking on a new teaching job with shorter hours in another childcare centre. Her wonderful interactions and valuable contributions to the Tuatara team will be missed and her last day is on the 28th of April, Thursday.

We wish them both good health and success in their future endeavours. (Feel free to see Kerri and Mayumi at the end of the day to bid them adieu.)


  •  Anzac Day-  April 25, 2016 Centre is closed.
  •  Teachers’ Only Day  – April 26, 2016 ,Tuesday

(We hope that you have found alternative care as Polyhigh is closed on this day.)

Working Bee – May 28, 2016 Saturday (9:00-12:00) Job list for the Tuatara Area will be posted .

Please provide your children with enough named spare clothes suitable for the weather as it is starting to get chilly and windy in the early morning and end of the day.

Please ensure that you do not leave food or medication in your child’s bag as this can attract ants and becomes a hazard as well.

With the upcoming staff changes, Polyhigh has advertised teaching positions for qualified registered teachers to cover for the teachers who are leaving.

Rest assured that we are maintaining quality teaching and care , high quality teacher-child ratio, and a safe and healthy environment for your children.

Ka kite ano,
Tuatara Team – Editha, Lisa, Mayumi ,Kerri