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 31st August 2017


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We have been listening to your feedback about our new look Kōrero and have made some changes we hope you will find helpful.  Larger news items can be accessed on the left under Latest News while smaller items are below.  


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We would love to hear what you think of these changes, please email Jan with your thoughts at jan.hannon@wmkindergartens.org.nz.


          - Jane.


PA1s for term break work                             


Just a reminder that the final day for receiving any PA1’s for building and environment work to be completed over the October term break is Friday 15 September 2017 at 5pm.


Any questions please contact Lorraine.Coulston@wmkindergartens.org.nz


Infocare Upgrade


Just a quick note to inform you that Infocare is upgrading to version 2.92 on Saturday 2nd September so there may be limited access on the weekend.


End of Month Infocare Cut Off


Tomorrow is the financial month end and we will be working on our August Board and Kindergarten reporting in the coming weeks.


To help us with this we would be grateful if you could have your Infocare records for the last week of the month (being this week ending Friday 1 September) completed by the end of the day on Monday 4 September.


This means we would like you to complete the following tasks in Infocare up to and including Friday 1 September, as appropriate:

  • Sign in sheets marked in Infocare (actual attendance)
  • Fee invoices created and committed
  • Staff timetables (“staff hour count”) completed
  • Online sign off of your monthly roll return
  • Any ratio, attendance or roll issues are communicated to the Association (please call Tania or Hannah)


Please let Tania or Hannah know ASAP if you expect there to be any delay with completing these tasks by the date indicated.

AGM and Board Nominations


Board voting papers for Community Representatives will be distributed to all Kindergartens from Tuesday next week.  Would you please make sure these are given to all families.


We will also provide you with a box for completed voting papers to be put in.  Please check the box each day and scan through the papers received to agm@wmkindergartens.org.nz.


Families may also return the forms either by post, PO Box 50-743, Porirua 5240, scanned and emailed to agm@wmkindergartens.org.nz or by dropping into the Association Office.  All votes must be received in the Association office by Friday 15th September 2017.  Any members attending the AGM on Tuesday 19th September 2017 are able to vote at that meeting. 


Staff voting papers to elect the Staff Representative to the Board will be sent shortly.


Election 2017 - You Can Make a Difference


It is great to see the Kindergartens continuing to promote the upcoming general election with their Kindergarten communities. 


There are still around 250,000 young people yet to enrol for voting.  You can do your bit to reduce this number by encouraging all of the young people in your life to register and then take them with you to vote on the 23rd September. 


The Green Party has today announced its education policy and you can read that policy here.


Awatea Kindergarten


Miramar Kindergarten


Appointments and Resignations


Congratulations to the following on their recent appointments:


Vanessa Hesp - Teacher/Playgroup Co-ordinator, Katoa 

Michelle Zwart - Teacher, Waikanae 

Ingrid Toleman - Administrator, Waikanae



We wish all the best to the following who have resigned:


Rachel Denee - Head Teacher, Plimmerton 

Natasha George - Cook, Te Timatanga Hou 

Kirsten Denford-Deck - Teacher, Wadestown 

Anna Wittman-Wenzel - Teacher, Hataitai 

Fei Malaga - Teacher, Toru Fetu 

Tali Boardman - Administrator, Berhampore


So Long, Farewell ..... for 6 Months Anyway!


Tomorrow is my last day at Whanau Manaaki as I take up my secondment with ERO on Monday. 


While I am looking forward to this opportunity I will miss you all and look forward to seeing you again in March 2018.


Lyn Wright

Senior Teacher 



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