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 2nd November 2017


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Hasn't it been a fantastic few days of weather.  Here's hoping it remains and we can enjoy a long, hot summer.


Enjoy this week's edition of the Kōrero!


Facebook Tip         


If you are an administrator to your Kindergarten's Facebook page, try also following community pages from your personal page. This way not only do you get alerts to what’s going on in the community, but when your kindergarten has an event or fundraiser etc you can share details with your local community through the community page. 


Christmas Leave


The end of the year is fast approaching, and the payroll team have commenced inputting leave requests for all staff for the compulsory leave periods over for the Christmas closedown. 


You may receive an email advising that your leave has been approved - please don’t be alarmed - this just enables us to get on top of the end of year rush and ensure that all pays can be processed on time over the Christmas/New Year period.


Looking for Previous Editions of the Kōrero?


There may be times when you need to have a look at items that were published in previous editions of the Kōrero.


Just go to www.wmkindergartens.org.nz/archive and you will find all of the previous editions.


Any problems just get in touch with Jan at jan.hannon@wmkindergartens.org.nz


Giveaway Day


Ni Sa Bula everyone


Whānau Manaaki is holding Give Away Days on Saturday 4th November at Una Williams Kindergarten and Saturday 25th 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. 


If you have any items that you would like to give away including clothing, linen, curtains, furniture, electronics, appliances, toys, books, shoes, kitchen ware, jewellery, make up, toiletries, food (tin and packet) etc you can drop them off at the following places near you:

  • Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens main office (Ask for Tania Braybrook)
  • Una Williams Kindergarten: 12 Macara Street Masterton
  • Trentham Kindergarten, preferably after 2.30pm and before 4.00pm 

Bellevue Kindergarten Moving to Full Year


Bellevue Kindergarten in Newlands moved to being open full year in the second week of the October break.


The team found they were able to engage in all sorts of small group activities with the children because between five and 15 children attended each day. The also went on lots of walks and had special “holiday” lunches.


Another interesting thing they observed was that children who generally wouldn’t have played together during term time, did so in the smaller setting. This then strengthened relationships when the group size increased with the new term.






End of Year All Staff Christmas Function - Update


When:        Friday 17th November 2017

Time:          5.00pm to 10.00pm

Where:       Mac’s Brew Bar

                   4 Taranaki Street

                   Wellington (down the waterfront from Te Papa)

RSVP:        13th November 2017




  • All staff employed by Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens are welcome and encouraged to attend 
  • We will provide food and non-alcoholic drinks. A selection of subsidised alcoholic drinks ($3 per drink) will be available on the night 
  • For catering purposes, it is really important that we know who from your team will be attending. Please RSVP the names of attendees to: 


We need these details no later than Monday 13th November.


Transport Details

  • A bus will be leaving from Levin and will stop at:
    • 3.30pm Levin Railway Station
    • 3.50pm Otaki Railway Station
    • 4.05pm Waikanae, carpark opposite New World
    • 4.15pm Paraparaumu Railway Station
    • 4.30pm Pukerua Bay – Bus stop opposite Wairaka Road
    • The bus will leave Wellington at 9.00pm to return to Levin.

It is important to reserve your space on the bus as we are limited to 53 seats.  Please email Hannah at Hannah.toomaga@wmkindergartens.org.nz.


For those travelling from the Wairarapa a reimbursement will be made for your train fare or if you prefer to carpool, we will reimburse that cost.  Please note the last train for the Wairarapa leaves Wellington at 10.25pm. 



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