Posts by Melissa Schwalger

Children who know they’re worth it

Hataitai Kindergarten has sent in these wonderful works of art by their tamariki. Great job at spreading the “Every Child Is Worth It” message, Hataitai Kindergarten! Your centre can also join in by downloading heart posters here. Please send your heart pictures to NZEI PO Box 466 Wellington 6140, as we are collecting them to use in…

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News roundup – launch of Every Child is Worth It

The launch of Every Child is Worth It on 7 November 2016 received publicity all over New Zealand. Union pushing to restore quality ECE teacher funding – Manukau Courier “‘Every child is worth it,’ is the mantra of a new campaign by education union NZEI Te Riu Roa to put an end to a six-year early…

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The Kindergarten Journey

My son was just two-and-a-half years old when he started kindergarten. On his first day, I wondered how my baby would cope being away from me for the first time. I hung around outside for half an hour after dropping him off, half expecting a phone call, before dragging myself away. I rang at lunchtime…

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Treasuring our Children

The theme for this year’s Children’s Day on March 2 is “Treasure our Children”. With quality early education central to that theme, NZEI Te Riu Roa is highlighting the importance of qualified teachers for the under fives. We have been targeting community newspapers with articles about local ECE centres and the difference qualified teachers make…

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