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Hi All,


Welcome back!


For those who had time off, we hope you had a great break.  For those who work in our full day kindergartens we hope you have made the most of this lovely weather and had some great adventures with your Kindergarten children.


Term 4 will be another busy one, enjoy!



Timesheets and Returns for Payday


Please can you send in all timesheets and staffing returns by 9am on Friday 20 October (for the week ending that day).  With Labour Day on Monday 23rd it limits the time we have to process these and we need to have the pay confirmed by mid-day on Tuesday. 


Kapa Haka Dates:


Porirua - 19 October: 4-5.30pm

Totara Park – 26 October: 3.15-4.45pm

Greytown - 2 November: 4-5.30pm

November 16th  Kapa haka celebration for the year, Cottle Kindergarten 4-5.30pm (To be Confirmed)


Kindergarten Photo Visits


This term you will see me out and about at your kindergartens taking photos, chatting with your team and also taking a few videos. Some of you might remember seeing displays and videos at conference, this will is what we'll be using the photos and videos for. 


If you have any queries you can email me: chanelle.huia-rutten@wmkindergartens.org.nz 


I look forward to seeing you all soon!




- Chanelle

Remember to please save this date in your calendars


When:        Friday 17th November 2017

Where:       Mac’s Brew Bar

                   4 Taranaki Street

                   Wellington (Opposite Te Papa)


  • All Staff employed to work in your Kindergarten are welcome and encouraged to attend
  • We will provide food and subsidised alcoholic drinks (non alcoholic drinks will be free)
  • As in previous years there will be a bus from Levin, transport from Porirua and we will reimburse travel expenses for the folk that live in the Wairarapa. We know some people have booked accommodation in town to make a night of it


Please look in the upcoming Kōrero for more detailed information




You will notice a new section in Kōrero this week entitled Whakaohooho, in here you will find a selection of current articles and links to readings and literature to act as provocations or to inspire you!


Whakaohooho means to rouse, awaken, inspire, encourage, motivate and is the perfect name for this regular link to current articles and literature!



The Senior Teaching team


Articles for first week are:

  • Rainbow families
  • Growing up in NZ


Give Away Days:


Ni Sa Bula everyone


Whanau Manaaki is holding Give Away Days on Saturday 4 November at Una Williams Kindergarten and Saturday 25 November at Nuanua Kindergarten for the families that we work with.  We are very fortunate for the generosity and care we receive from our kindergartens, families, the wider community and networks who give us items that our families would benefit from. Everything we receive is given away to families for free.  We are asking everyone again if you have things you want us to give away to families.  As you can see below in the photos of one of our Give Away days that we receive clothing, linen, curtains, furniture, electronics, appliances, toys, books, shoes, kitchen ware, jewellery, make up, toiletries, food (tin and packet) etc.  If you would like to contribute please drop off to the following places near you:-

  • Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens main office (Ask for Tania Braybrook)
  • Una Williams Kindergarten: 12 Macara Street Masterton
  • A drop off place for the Upper Hutt and Hutt area to be confirmed



Niuean Language Week


Fakaalofa lahi atu!  Niuean Language Week is being held from 15 to 21 October 2017.
The theme of the week is:

Ko e Vagahau Niue ko e Atefua he Tagata Niue’-
The Niue Language is the Heart of Niue People.


The social media hashtags for the week are #NiueLanguageWeekand#KoAuKoENiue.

Did you know?

  • Niue is one of the smallest countries on earth and the largest raised coral atoll.
  • Niue peoples are the fourth largest Pacific community living in Aotearoa New Zealand with 23,883 people, 77% of whom live in Auckland. (2013 Census)
  • Most Niue peoples in the world (74 percent) were born in New Zealand.


 Niuean Language Week Resource,(.pdf Format; 2341Kb)

Calendar of Events.,(.pdf Format; 862Kb)

Niue Language Info Sheet,(.pdf Format; 555Kb) 




Appointments and Resignations:


Congratulations to the following on their recent appointment:


Sue Britton - .8 Teacher, Plimmerton

Janelle Dreaver - Head Teacher, Wadestown

Linda Muollo - .65 Teacher, Wadestown

Hannah Anderson - .8 Teacher, Adventure

Tash Dunn - Relieving Teacher Fixed term Nov 17 - Aug 18, Campbell


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


Donna Eden - .8 Teacher, Owhiro Bay 



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