Kawerongo Newsletter 5 2022

Te Rōhutu Whio 11th April 2022

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Kia ora e te whānau!

We are extremely proud of our tamariki for their enthusiasm in a term which has been full of red light restrictions. Elsie and Tanvir brought over their model of the titanic to share today. Whānau, we have loved the chats at the gate and the lovely emails that come in. Our staff feel very appreciated by you all.

Kaiako teachers are excited about the personalised learning hui meetings being held this Thursday 14th April and Monday 2nd May. Normal classes will not be held these days due to the personalised learning plan that is developed with each child. Normal classes will resume on Tuesday 3rd May. Busy Bumbles is now booked out. However If you need to send your child to school, please email Kate, Kaihautū Principal at katem@terohutuwhio.school.

We are excited to offer adult Te Reo lessons during Term 2. These are for beginners and will be held on Thursdays and run from the 12th of May to the 7th of July from 6-8pm. The classes are capped at 15 so it will be the first expressions of interest that are taken. Please get your interest into Kate at katem@terohutuwhio.school.nz. It is $35.00 per term. However if the fee will be a challenge, please let Kate know.

We are very thankful to Kerrie for fronting Te Rōreka our office at the beginning of the year and for setting up administration at Te Rōhutu Whio during the foundation phase. Although we will be sad to see Kerrie go, we know that she will love her dream job at Pitau Allenvale School.

We hope that you all have a lovely and relaxing Easter break. We are hoping to have a Mihi Whakatau Welcome on Thursday 5th May at 9.30. However, due to Covid restrictions, we will make a decision on Monday 2nd May and will email to let you know.

Kia pai te rā. Enjoy your day.

Kate Morgan

Kaihautū Principal

Kanohi ki te kanohi Personalised learning conferences

On the last day of term 1 and the first day of term 2 we will be holding our personalised learning conferences.

To make a booking follow this link, or scan the QR code below.


Fundamental Sports Spectacular

Last wiki we celebrated our “Fundamental Sports Spectacular”. This was an amazing morning where all of our Year 0-2 ākonga were able to participate in a range of team sports. We had some super fun games like “Farmers and Chickens”, “Human Knot”, "Pizza Tag” and more!

Our amazing Whakatipu Kaihautū sports leaders trained for these sessions, and then delivered them on the day. We saw so much amazing leadership and our tamariki had so much fun trying some new and exciting games!

We finished off with our Whakatipu Kaihautū having a “tug of war” challenge!


All children will be swimming in weeks 5 and 6 in Term 2.

Please check that your child has togs and goggles suitable for wearing to the pool.

More information will be available next term about the times and associated costs. You will also receive a survey about your child’s swimming level.

Ngā mihi

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If you, or anyone you know, have a child who will be starting at Te Rōhutu Whio either this year or next year, can you please fill in the enrolment form on our website. This helps us with planning for our future growth.


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Lost Property

We are finding some lost property without names in it, that we are unable to return to its owner. Please check that all of your child’s items are named clearly.
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New books

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Clothing Donations Please

Play time outside can be great fun, but can lead to students getting wet or dirty over during the outside activities. At the moment we do not have any spare clothes to offer the children to change into so we are asking if you have clean and tidy clothing items that your tamariki no longer have a use for, we would really appreciate them especially shorts, trousers and polo tops. Please ask your tamariki to bring them into the office - Ngā mihi

Selwyn Sports Centre April Holiday Programme

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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

Wātaka Calendar

  • Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning meetings - 14th April 2022
  • Term 1 Ends - 14th April 2022
  • Term 2 Begins - 2nd May 2022
  • Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning meetings - 2nd 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

Community Notices

Singing Stars Selwyn

Singing and piano lessons are available at Te Rōhutu Whio

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