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 13 May 2021


Regional Roundup











We have now combined the Regional News into one page to make it easier to flick through other Kindergarten items if you want to.  We would love your feedback, korero@wmkindergartens.org.nz


Stumped For Facebook Ideas??


Stumped for ideas to put on your Facebook page?  See this example of posts from Fanau Pasifica - they are relevant to the community and to the ECE age group and beyond.  They encourage interaction with the page.  













Team Photos Wanted


We need to update all of our team photos on our website.  Raewyn, Katie and Tania will try to take as many of these photos as they can over the next wee while and will get these to Kaz.  At this stage we will leave Putiki, Harriette Vine, Aramoho and Wanganui East due to Head Teachers being in different kindergartens to their normal one.


It would be great to get the full team in the photo, we know this can be difficult though.  If you cannot get the full team together get as many as you can.  Then when you can get a full team photo send it through to Kaz and we will update the website. 


Health And Vision Checks At The Kindergartens


Whanganui Primary Health Organisation will be visiting all kindergartens to undertake hearing and vision testing with Shirley.  With Shirley will be Lucia Fua'ava, who is assisting with a view to taking on this task when Shirley retires.  


Moliga Taylor - New Community Navigator in Whanganui


Welcome to Moliga Taylor who has joined Whānau Manaaki to be a Community Navigator in the Amataga team after teaching in the Whanganui area for many years. Alice will continue to be based in Whanganui working with the Pacific community and working alongside Senior Teachers to support families in our kindergartens. 


Moliga will working part time and will be in touch with your kindergartens over the next wee while.



Samoan Language Week Planning 


Lia Connor and Moliga Taylor are planning BIG for Samoan Language Week (30th May - 4th June), with various activities and events planned to be held at Gonville Kindergarten.  More information soon!


Lia and Maliga at their Samoan Language Week planning meeting.


Teachers Sharing Their Knowledge


The recent retirements of Sybille Knoerr from Aramoho and Anne Minifie from Wanganui East has given us the opportunity to move some of our people around our kindergartens to share their skills and knowledge.


Pūtiki & Aramoho

Megan Bishop (HT - Pūtiki) is looking after Aramoho for Term 2, so Sadie Gale has the Fixed Term HT role at Pūtiki in her absence.

Megan Newton is relieving at Pūtiki.


Wanganui East

Brenda Kidd (HT - Harriette Vine) is looking after Wanganui East during Term 2. 


Harriette Vine

Kylie Carrick has taken on the Fixed Term HT role at Harriette Vine in Brenda's absence.

Courtney Haden and Michelle Selby are relieving at Harriette Vine.


Taihape & Waiouru

Back in Term 1, Lisa Fellingham (HT - Taihape) took on the HT role at Waiouru (until October), with Nash O'Brien looking after the HT role at Taihape whilst she is doing so.



Congratulations to Annie Wilkes for being appointed the HT at Maxwell.  

Wynne Livesay and Angela Humphries are filling Annie's teaching position for the majority of Term 2 at Maxwell.


Kathy Tallentire has joined the Tōtara Puku team for the term and Renata Lower is continuing in her relieving position at St Johns Hill.





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