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 29 April 2021




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Nau mai ki tenei wiki Kōrero.  


Thanks for your participation in the StaffSync Training over the past few weeks.  You will see some information below regarding how we are rolling out StaffSync over the coming term.


Today we farewell Sharon Coulton as she starts on the next part of her journey at the Teaching Council - thanks Sharon for your mahi and enthusiasm – we will miss you!                                                                                                                              

Ko te pae tawhiti whāia

kia tata, ko te pae tata

whakamaua kia tina.




StaffSync – Important Update


We have been working hard on getting things set up for the roll-out of StaffSync and this is going well.  We are still needing to do some testing and background work on a couple of issues.  We will be testing with a small group of kindergartens from next week (3 May) and we will liaise with those teams individually. 


So for now, unless you hear from us about testing, please continue with what you’ve been doing. This means:

  • Apply for leave through your iPayroll kiosk
  • Complete roster/Staff Hour Count on Infocare
  • Send in the weekly reports and timesheets you are used to. 


You can use the rostering function in StaffSync – in fact it would be great if you could have a look at your kindergarten’s roster and let us know if you see anything amiss.  You can book your own relievers if you want to, or you can continue to use the Reliever Coordinators. 


After this testing we will be phasing in StaffSync in clusters/regions.  We will let each group know as we are ready to bring you on. 


Please keep an eye out on the Korero every week as we will be updating you.


If you have any questions you could create a case in Tūhonohono (if it’s not urgent) or you can contact Leigh. 


Senior Teacher Update  


Kia ora koutou katoa, 


Induction and Mentoring Programme 2021 

A very warm welcome to you if you have just joined He Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens as a newly certificated teacher (with a Tōmua or Provisional Practising  Certificate)  or if you are a new mentor. We suggest you make time to watch our Introduction to the WMK Induction and Mentoring programme, which is available here in the first cell under “Kits and Resources’.  You can also download a copy of our WMK Induction and Mentoring kit from there too.


Professional Growth Cycle 

The HWM Professional Growth Cycle, has now been shared with you all. If you have questions about this new way of working, let your Senior Teacher know, and we can support you.


You will also find on the Teachers Toolbox the WMK Professional Growth Cycle 2021 Plan. Within this plan there are word versions of the Quality Practice Templates (within the Timatanga section).


Storypark planning templates for the QPT’s are also available in each kindergartens planning section - and there is a choice of either one template for all the Standards, or individual templates for each Standard.


The Teaching Council are also holding more live zoom webinars in the coming weeks as well as giving access to recorded webinars, you can access both here. 


Te Manawa 3rd Edition

The Senior Teaching team were excited to release the 3rd Edition at the recent Regional Meetings, and we appreciate the feedback from you at these meetings. Currently the Te Manawa Team are designing the PLD for term two and this edition includes the preparation for Term 2’s Head Teacher meetings.


Click below for more information-


            Te Manawa PLD Sessions              Head Teacher Meetings


HWM Social and Emotional Competency Guide

Keep an eye out for updates around this piece of work in the next few kōrero.


A Message from your NZEI Field Officer                                                  


NZEI have sent us some information on their campaign to support fair pay for ECE teachers.
Click these links to read more:

Pay Parity Petition


Join ECE Voice


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