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2 weeks ago
Kia ora Ohana Whanau,
The Government are taking measures to increase literacy in children Under 5. Whaea Nicky and I (Whaea Kiri) have recently completed training to help facilitate this for our tamariki. Here is an example of a simple way you can improve your child's educational success throughout their lifetimes. What we do now will make a considerable difference for their entire lifetime. Kia kaha! We will be sharing more of these tips from now on and look forward to seeing how our tamariki thrive. Oooo and dont forget... singing the alphabet song with them is priceless!! ...
SITUATION VACANT (Commencing 16th. September 2019)
Ohana Kindy is seeking a Qualified Registered ECE Teacher to work with children 2 - 5 years old. This is a Part - Time position (20 - 25 hours per week).
10.00am -2.00pm (Mostly)
7.45am - 12.00pm (As required)
12.00pm - 4.30pm (As required)
# This position is suitable for a beginning Teacher or someone who is looking for part - time work.
# Strength in Te Reo Maori is preferred.
# Must be able to work in a multi - cultural environment and a good team player.
Please email your current CV to:
(No phone calls please)
Closing date: 31st August 2019
Thank you. ...
What a wonderful day we are having at Ohana Kindy. The sun (Te Ra) is shining brightly, the children are busy and happy, it's a good day 🤩👍😃😎. I did some literacy and numeracy with the tamariki this morning by writing the letters of their names on our stones. Loved the way that Rawiri traced the letters of his name with his finger which is excellent for pre writing skills and remembering how to form the letters. I said the names of each letter as he did this and helped write Lewana's letters. a K for Koda, a H for Haamuera, and an L for Luches. The children were so engaged and eager to participate, it was fabulous. Lewana initiated counting by pointing to each stone as she said a number. I was flabbergasted as this is a skill that typically comes later which shows that children are able to understand that the numbers we say stand for so many items. Koda followed her lead and also did some counting. Haamuera liked stacking and exploring the textures of his stones. Ezekiel was passionate about carpentry and hammered plenty of nails in. I helped him to hammer in a triangular piece of wood so we discussed shapes and looked at the length of the nails to see if they would be long enough to go through one piece of wood and into the next. Haami is a keen carpenter and joined in as did our new Boy Methyese who was extremely focused on what he was doing. So lovely to have so many meaningful teaching moments filled with joy. These moments and seeing things click with the children and seeing them happy with what they are doing are what I love about teaching. We are so proud and grateful for Kyza and the way he is so good at packing things up and looking after the environment and his friends. He is really starting to take on more of a Tuakana Teina role within the centre helping others less experienced and or younger than himself. He is a wonderful friend and spent time creating a potion with Eden who also displays these same fine qualities of being a good friend. Reading, language and literacy is still high on our priority list. Whaea Kiri helped us all learn about combine harvesters, excavators/diggers, wheat and the production of flour with her story as well as singing songs. Look at Ezekiel being so kind and helping Haamuera to sit at the table and finish his weet-bix, oh we love these children ...
"We would like to say thank you to all the parents & whanau and especially to the children & teachers from the Rumaki class at Owhata School for coming to support us on Nathan's Memorial Day. Their beautiful performance really touched our hearts. Mary your son is special. Nathan will be forever remembered" from: Fizzie and all the staff at Ohana Kindy 😍😍😍" ...
Tamariki love being able to follow their interests and make independent choices about what they would like to do. This is how children learn best, when they are having fun. Whaea Mary has moved the block area into the main room and I have put up photo's of structures and of children and kaiako building. The area has become very popular and we have seen some very creative buildings and bridges being constructed 🙂 ...