Kawerongo Newsletter 15 2022
Te Rōhutu Whio 22nd September 2022
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.
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
Friends of Te Rōhutu Whio
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.
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
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