Kawerongo Newsletter 9 2022
Te Rōhutu Whio 17th June 2022
Kia ora e te whānau
We are thrilled to announce that we will be having our official Te Rōhutu Whio opening on Friday August 5th at 10 am (time to be confirmed) so please save the date now!
Ngā mihi to those who helped out with swimming. It was great to see the progress of the tamariki. One of our children had a fright when she was six and has been afraid of water since. It was fantastic to see her confidence grow during her lessons and see how comfortable she now is in the pool!
We also thank you for your flexibility while we have had a number of staff down with Covid. Luckily we have been able to keep some routine while keeping whānau classes together.
We're super excited about our Matariki celebration next Tāite Thursday, 23rd June. We have our fingers crossed for clear skies and a dry morning to enjoy the sunrise. If the weather isn't kind, we will move the celebration indoors. Bring your kai and something warm. Hot drinks will be provided.
Kia pai te rā. Enjoy your day.
Matariki Celebration - 23rd June
We are so looking forward to hosting our whānau at our Matariki parakuihi breakfast celebration on Tāite Thursday 23rd June from 7am.
The celebration will take place on the whira field behind our Hangarau hub, best accessed from our car park. Please bring kai for your whānau, warm clothes and a blanket or chairs to sit on. We will serve rēwena bread, porridge, and hot drinks.
We can't wait to see you there!
Introducing our Reporters: Sophia and Aria
Kia ora. Our names are Aria and Sophia. We will be providing you with stories full of information and entertainment as your learning village reporters. Aria and Sophia became friends after the Mihi Whakatau on the first day of Te Rōhutu Whio where they discovered their shared passion of dance.
Aria loves dogs and guinea pigs. Sophia loves the learning that kaiako have ready for us. Aria’s favourite thing about Te Rōhutu Whio is the pretty and big learning spaces. Sophia’s favourite thing about Te Rōhutu Whio is her playful friends.
We can’t wait to share our future newsletter stories with you. Our upcoming feature will be introducing our kaiako. 👍
We have been notified of a case of head lice at Te Rōhutu Whio. There is no need for children to be excluded from school, however vigilance is required in order to ensure that the outbreak is eradicated. Even if only one child with lice continues to go untreated, others are very likely to become re-infested. It is recommended that you should check children’s hair weekly, and daily when there is an outbreak.
If you would like more information on the treatment or prevention of Head Lice, please visit the Ministry of Health website, or click here
Friends of Te Rōhutu Whio
ONLINE PAYMENTS NOW LIVE WITH KINDO!
We are excited to let you know that our Kindo School shop is now open.
All your school payments can be made in one place….with your myKindo account.
This includes ezlunch, as well as personalised accounts for school donations and activity fees.
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.
There are a number of ways you can choose to top-up your account, and this can be done at the checkout, or by selecting the ‘top up account’ option at any time.
POLi No fees. Instant transfer. **RECOMMENDED**
Credit/Debit Card 50 cent charge + 2.5% fee. Instant transfer.
Visa / MasterCard / American Express and China UnionPay available.
Bank Transfer No fees. Allow 2 days for processing.
There are TWO types of transactions you will be able to make using myKindo: paying personalised payment requests for your students and purchasing optional items.
Personalised payment requests will appear at the top of your screen under your student’s name. (Coming soon).
Pay the full amount by clicking ‘+’ next to the item or make a part payment, by changing the amount before clicking the ‘+’ (if available).
There are also the Kindo shop/optional items.
Click on your child’s initial next to an optional item to add to your cart.
Once you have made all your purchases click on the Checkout option to complete your transaction.
If you have sufficient funds, then simply click Place Order at the checkout and you’re done!
If you have insufficient funds, you will be able to top-up before completing your purchase.
Your order will automatically go through to the school, or lunch supplier, and you will receive an email receipt confirming your top-up and/or purchase!
mykindo app is also available to download for both android and iPhone.
Need assistance? Our Kindo helpdesk is open 8am to 4pm weekdays.
Freephone: 0508 4 KINDO (0508 454 636) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online support: support.mykindo.co.nz
Hākui Katherine's sister needs your help!
Do you have any warm second-hand clothing that you are willing to donate?
Hākui Katherine's sister, who is part of Case Management at CMP, is collecting items to donate to the homeless. She will be volunteering to give these out in the community as a support to Drug Arm. Over winter is a very difficult time for the homeless - and times are tough!
If your whānau are able to donate any of the following items, please bring them in to Te Kiri before Friday 30th June.
- Woollen jumpers
- Woollen blankets (in a large plastic bag)
- Toiletry (such as sanitary items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap or flannels).
- Packaged food that can be distributed (such as ring pull tins of fish/fruit consumable from the can, muesli bars, bags of nuts/seeds/dried fruit)
Ngā manaakitanga for your support!
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
- Te Ara Ātea - Matariki experience - Tūrei Tuesday 21st June 2022
- Matariki Parakuihi Breakfast Celebration - Tāite Thursday 23rd June 2022 - 7am
- Matariki - Friday 24th June - school closed
- Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning meetings - 8th July 2022
- Term 2 Ends - Friday 8th July 2022
- Term 3 Begins - Monday 25th July 2022
- Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning meetings - Monday 25th July 2022
- Official Opening - Friday 5th August 2022
- Term 3 Ends - Friday 30th September 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