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Welcome to our latest update of information and stories you may be interested in...

 

We've made some improvements to our new look Kōrero following your feedback. Thanks! We're trying to make things easier for you to access, read and enjoy.

 

There are separate pages for our Situations Vacant and Calendar Updates, which you can click through to from the bottom of this page or from the Kōrero homepage.

 

There will be more tweaks to come, I'm sure. Meanwhile we hope you enjoy this issue...

 

          Jane.

 

Celebrate World Refugee Day

 

World refugee day is being celebrated with a free family event in Porirua on Saturday, 24th June, at  Mungavin Hall, Mungavin Avenue, from 11.30am to 4pm.


There’ll be performances from around the world and food from many countries including Burma, Colombia, Ethiopia, Iran, Sri Lanka and Syria.

There will also be face-painting, and other children’s activities, and beautiful African and Assyrian crafts available for sale.

 

 

 

Important Information:

 

There are several thing that need to be done before the end of our financial year. These include filing several reports. If you have not done these, please contact Phillipa at Head Office immediately and let us know when you expect to have them finished.

 

 

 

Appointments & Resignations

 

Congratulations to the following people on their recent appointments: 

 

Name Position Kindergarten
Gina HongHead TeacherCampbell
Craig DoolanRelieving Teacher (to May 2018)Island Bay


We farewell the following people and wish you all the best in your future endeavours: 

 

NamePositionKindergarten
Karen MacneeTeacherTrentham
Caryll ResinkHead TeacherArohanui
Daisy HowesTeacherIsland Bay

 

 

He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua:
Early Education Fono, Samoa 2017

 

Welcome to the sixth Early Education Fono update,
there will be further news, information and guidance in weekly editions of Korero.

 

Whānau Manaaki Kindergarten Association is pleased to announce that it is running a three day Early Childhood Education Fono in Samoa. The theme for the three-day fono is The Intentional Teacher – “Anofale o le Faiaoga”.

 

This will be our second International Early Childhood Education Conference held in the Pacific.  The fono is on the 12th to the 14thJuly for all Aoga Amata (Preschool).  Teachers will be from Savaii and the main island Upolu.  There are 105 Aoga Amata in Samoa and they are affiliated to the National Council of Early Childhood Education who is hosting us.

 

On the 10th and 11th July 2017 a group of Samoan teachers from Fanau Pasifika, Nuanua, Toru Fetu, Tairangi and Una Williams Kindergartens, and group leaders Caroline Mareko, Andy Cairns and Moamoa Faleafaga will be formally welcomed by the National Council of Early Childhood Education. The group will then gain the opportunity to take part in visits to the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, the University of South Pacific, the training school for ECE and early childhood centres in Upolu.

 

 

Johnsonville West Quiz Night

 

On Sunday 11th June at 7.30pm Johnsonville Kindergarten will be holding a Quiz night.  This will be held at the Khandallah Trading Company.

 

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by contacting the Kindergarten.

  

 

 

 

Artistic Office Staff

 

Many of the office staff gathered together last week to help prepare for the Conference in July.  As they say "many hands make light work"... and it sure does!  Look out for their artistic creations in your conference bags!

 

 

 

Our new logo

 

We love that people are so enthusiastic about using the new logo, but please don’t use it yet! At this stage, we are just focusing on getting things sorted within the office (letterhead, policy documents etc) and we are looking to extend use of the Whānau Manaaki logo for use by kindergartens about midway through Term Three.

 

As was outlined at the regional meetings, this term we are in the process of introducing the new Korero format, sorting forms, and documents in the office, and updating the website. Just keep using the old logo for your kindergarten stuff (if that’s what you used) at this stage.

 

We’ll keep you posted.

 

 

Free Maori Language App for Young Learners

 

Te Mangai Paho, the Maori broadcasting agency has introduced a free app for children aged three to seven to support learning te reo Māori.  

 

Ten digital puzzles introduce te reo words and phrases to children in a fun way, including New Zealand storybook characters such as Hairy Maclary, and experiences such as a road trip and a boil-up. 

 

The puzzles can be accessed for free through:

www.reopuzzles.online 
and more will be released weekly over the next month.  

 

The objective is to introduce young New Zealanders to te Reo Māori  while also capturing whānau attention with a positive message that this language and culture is highly relevant to their children’s future.

 

The puzzles were created by technology innovator Kiwa Digital, recognized for its commitment to te Reo Māori.

 

Te Mangai Paho’s motto is -   Ahakoa kei whea, Ahakoa āwhea, Ahakoa pēwhea, Kōrerotia te reo Māori! Māori language - everyday, everyway, everywhere.” 

 

Ideas for extension activities are also available and can be downloaded and shared.

 

 

Conference update:

Get your singing voices ready...

 

Welcome to the fourth Conference update, there will be further news, information and guidance in weekly editions of Kōrero.

 

The theme of this year’s two day Staff Conference is:

Te Ao Māori – The Māori World View: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.

 

We are pleased to inform you that we have a wonderful group of Keynote speakers; Fa’anana Efeso Collins, Moana Jackson, Jean Mitaera and Hana O’Regan.

 

In addition we have a number of exciting workshops including Bea Joblin who is presenting an interactive workshop that balances a discussion of the power of your Pukana with games, songs and activities and how Pukana can be used to link to the Whakamana strand of Te Whāriki, to empower tamariki and teachers alike! 

 

He Whānau Manaaki Staff Conference information

Venue and dates:

The two day He Whānau Manaaki Conference will be held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on 10 and 11 July 2017.

 

Non-teaching staff:

The Staff Conference begins at 8.30am for non-teaching staff on Monday morning 10 July. A Conference Keynote speaker and a variety of workshops will take place for Homebased TONI Educators, Community Navigators, Transport Teams, Teacher Aides and Administrators. All non-teaching staff are warmly invited to attend and then to stay on for the whole staff meeting in the afternoon.

 

Whole Staff Meeting:

The compulsory Whole Staff Meeting will be held on Monday, 10 July starting at 1.00pm at Te Papa in Wellington.  All teachers, kindergarten based students and office staff are required to attend and all other staff strongly encouraged to attend.

 

Teachers Conference:

Please note that the Teachers Conference will take place on Tuesday, 11 July at Te Papa in Wellington with a revised starting time of 8.30am and we ask you to be seated by this time. More details regarding content will be available in future editions of the Kōrero.

 

Conference Registration:

Registration for workshops will open early in June through HR.Net, confirmation of dates for registration will be given in in future Kōrero editions. Please note that each staff member must enrol into HR.NET themselves using their personal login details.

 

Accommodation:

Staff who are attending the Conference and live in Waikanae or further north, or in the Wairarapa are able to stay at the Bay Plaza Hotel, Oriental Parade on Monday 10 July and the cost of the room will be paid for by the Association.

 

For accommodation requests please e-mail Lorraine Coulston at lorraine.coulston@wmkindergartens.org.nzbefore Friday 2 June 2017.

 

Waiata:

As with previous years, waiata will be included in the conference programme but just so everyone can be prepared, we will be including waiata details in the conference updates and where possible a link to the waiata will also be included.

 

The following waiata, “Whakataka te hau” will be sung at the mihi whakatau at the Whole Staff meeting

 

     Whakataka te hau ki te uru

     Whakataka te hau ki te tonga

     Kia mākinakina ki uta

     Kia mātaratara ki tai

     E hī ake ana te atākura

     He tio, he huka, he hauhu

     Tīhei Mauri ora

 

You can listen to the waiata here.  

 

Why not get together with your work colleagues and start practicing!

 

 

Artistic Office Staff

 

Many of the office staff gathered together last week to help prepare for the Conference in July.  As they say "many hands make light work"... and it sure does!  Look out for their artistic creations in your conference bags! Many of the office staff gathered together last week to help prepare for the Conference in July.  As they say "many hands make light work"... and it sure does!  Look out for their artistic creations in your conference bags!

 

Many of the office staff gathered together last week to help prepare for the Conference in July.  As they say "many hands make light work"... and it sure does!  

 

 

Artistic Office Staff

 

Many of the office staff gathered together last week to help prepare for the Conference in July.  As they say "many hands make light work"... and it sure does!  Look out for their artistic creations in your conference bags!

 

 

Artistic Office Staff

 

Many of the office staff gathered together last week to help prepare for the Conference in July.  As they say "many hands make light work"... and it sure does!  Look out for their artistic creations in your conference bags!

 

Many of the office staff gathered together last week to help prepare for the Conference in July.  As they say "many hands make light work"... and it sure does!  Look out for their artistic creations in your conference bags! Many of the office staff gathered together last week to help prepare for the Conference in July.  As they say "many hands make light work"... and it sure does!  Look out for their artistic creations in your conference bags!

 

Many of the office staff gathered together last week to help prepare for the Conference in July.  As they say "many hands make light work"... and it sure does!  Look out for their artistic creations in your conference bags! Many of the office staff gathered together last week to help prepare for the Conference in July.  As they say "many hands make light work"... and it sure does!  Look out for their artistic creations in your conference bags! Look out for their artistic creations in your conference bags!

 

 

 

Artistic Office Staff

 

Many of the office staff gathered together last week to help prepare for the Conference in July.  As they say "many hands make light work"... and it sure does!  Look out for their artistic creations in your conference bags!

 

 

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