Kawerongo Newsletter 15 2022

Te Rōhutu Whio 22nd September 2022

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Kia ora e te whānau!

With Spring here and with our focus this term of manaakitanga (looking after ourselves and others) we welcome Louis the lamb, who has been adopted by Te Rōhutu Whio after being orphaned. Our tamariki are feeding him with a bottle and learning how to keep Louis alive without his whānau around.

We were so lucky to have so many of you put your name down to be on our Board and thank you all for your commitment to Te Rōhutu Whio. It is very exciting to welcome our new Board members. We are thrilled to have Daniel Hurley, Jared Porter, Charlotte Li-Preuss, Sophie McGregor and Holly Swift join us along with our staff representative, Katie Talbot.

Last week I attended the New Zealand Principals Conference and took the opportunity to listen to some wonderful speakers about how to improve the New Zealand Education System. One of the highlights was Russell Bishop from Waikato University. He spoke of creating a family-like context for learning and a well-managed learning environment. This includes:

  • Teachers holding and voicing high expectations for all their students

  • Student knowing what they need to know and learn

  • Ensuring that all new learning draws on prior knowledge and learning

  • Embedding Assessment for learning across all lessons so that students know where they are at in their learning, what is working well and where they need to go next

  • Including opportunities for co-construction and power-sharing

  • Co-operative learning activities

  • Utilising student-generated questions as a powerful means for deepening and extending the learning

  • Utilising a narrative curriculum (using stories as a way for students to make sense of the world and to prompt new learning)

The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day is on Monday 26th September and this means that Te Rōhutu Whio is closed.

Please remember to book your Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised conferences online. All whānau need to attend these.

Kia pai te rā. Enjoy your day.

Kate Morgan

Kaihautū Principal

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Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning conferences

On the last day of term 3 (Paraire Friday 30th September) and the first day of term 4 (Mane Monday 17th October) we will be holding our personalised learning conferences.

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 18th October. Busy Bumbles is running a free programme on these days. However there are limited spaces so please get in quick! If you are unable to find care for your child, please let us know by Mane Monday 26th September.

To make a booking follow the link here, or scan the QR code above.

Whānau of 3 and 4 year olds

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.


Friends of Te Rōhutu Whio

The Friends of Te Rōhutu Whio group have set up a whānau page on Facebook for sharing information, selling second-hand uniform, managing lost property etc.. If you'd like to be part of this, please follow this link to join.

Lost Property

Hākui Becks will have the unnamed lost property on a table outside the office next week for whānau to have a look through. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the start of the holidays.

School donations

At Te Rōhutu Whio, we operate a cash free system. All school payments and donations can be made online through myKindo. This is also available as an app on all Apple or Android devices. If you would like assistance setting this up or making payment, please see below or visit Becks in the Tari Office.

New users

New users can set up a myKindo account easily!

Click here to register & create an account. All you need is the email address the school has on file for you.

Existing users

Already have an ezlunch or myKindo account?

If you have an account, you can log in here, and use the my details page to update your details.

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

  • Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day - Monday 26th September 2022
  • Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning meetings - 30th September 2022
  • Term 3 Ends - Friday 30th September 2022

Community Notices

Singing Stars Selwyn

Group singing - $11.50 plus GST for 25 minutes

Individual singing - $19.50 plus GST for 25 minutes

Piano lessons - $18.50 plus GST for 20 minutes private tuition

Ukulele - $18.50 for 20 minutes private tuition

Guitar - $18.59 for 20 minutes private tuition

For further information or registration, please contact Jacqui Soper, Singing Stars Selwyn


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