Kawerongo Newsletter 7 2022
Te Rōhutu Whio 11th May 2022
Kia ora e te whānau
We’ve loved welcoming so many of our whānau into our kāinga ako learning village this wāhanga term now that we’re in orange light. Our tamariki have come back settled and excited to learn.
Another exciting aspect of being in orange light is being able to have manuhiri visitors. I tērā wiki last week, we enjoyed the energy and fun of NZ Army Band and this wiki week our ākonga learners have been lucky enough to have Bob Bickerton perform. Bob explores taonga puoro traditional Māori instruments while explaining pūrākau the old stories of where they originated. We are also delighted to have the tautoko support of Rolleston college students with our basketball zones team and are looking forward to an ongoing relationship with them.
I tēnei wiki this week, the kaiako teachers have been learning how to make whetū harakeke woven stars with Whaea Christine in readiness for celebrating Matariki this wāhanga term. We’re looking forward to sharing with you our plans for this celebration in wiki 8 - watch this space! During Kaimahi Only Day, we deeply explored the seven principles of learning alongside Ka Hikitia, Ka Hāpaitia.
There are a few other exciting events coming up like Pink Clothing Day and kauhoe swimming. Please enjoy reading more about these in the rest of the kawerongo newsletter.
Next week I am away at the Te Akatea Māori Principals Education Hui in Tauranga. This hui is around building strong foundations of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in schools.
Kia pai te mutunga wiki. Enjoy your day.
Pink Clothing Day
On Paraire Friday 20th May we are celebrating Pink Clothing Day in association with the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.
Join us on Friday 20 May, 2022 as we Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!
Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.
As well as our Pink Clothing day we will be teaching about kindness and manaakitanga as well as how to ask for help when you need it. It is so important to us at Te Rōhutu Whio that all of our tamariki are celebrated as themselves and feel safe and valued. We appreciate working together with whānau for the good of our tamariki.
We look forward to seeing everyone in pink next Paraire Friday!
International online assessments for year 3 and above, designed to recognise and reward academic excellence in the following subjects; Digital Technologies, Writing, English, Science, Spelling and Mathematics. The cost is $20.70 per paper, with the exception of Writing costing $27.03. The exams will take place in between 8th August and 2nd September 2022.
Please register your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st May 2022, if you would like more information regarding ICAS.
Kauhoe Swimming update - form for whānau
Please fill in this form asap to let the swimming pool know about your child's swimming ability. https://forms.gle/gCazFqWFSdaGmBU66
Please check that your child has togs and goggles suitable for wearing in the pool.
The kauhoe swimming donation is $51.50 per child which can now be paid through the Kindo app. This covers the buses and the cost for the swimming instructors.
Year 8 students - College open evening
Clothing Donations Please
Lunch Orders at Te Rōhutu Whio
Lunch orders are available for ākonga learners at Te Rōhutu Whio on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Subway - order by 9:00am Tuesday
Sushi Factory- order by 9:00am Wednesday
Pita Pita - order by 9:00am Friday
Visit www.ezlunch.co.nz to order or sign up as a new account
- Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning meetings - 2nd May 2022
- Normal classes resume - 3rd May 2022
- Mihi Whakatau - 5th May 2022
- Kaimahi Staff Only Day - 12th May 2022
- Kauhoe Swimming - 30th May - 10th June 2022
- Kahui Ako Matariki Event - Wednesday 22nd June 2022 - 4pm
- Matariki - Friday 24th June - school closed
- Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning meetings - 8th July 2022
- Term 2 Ends - 8th July 2022
Singing Stars Selwyn
Group singing - $11.50 for a 30 minute session
Individual singing - $19.50 per 30 minute private tuition
Piano lessons - $18.50 per 20 minute private tuition
For further information or registration, please contact Jacqui Soper, Singing Stars Selwyn