Kawerongo Newsletter 9 2022

Te Rōhutu Whio 17th June 2022

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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.

Kate Morgan

Kaihautū Principal

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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!

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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. 👍

Head Lice

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

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.
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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.


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

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.


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

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: hello@mykindo.co.nz

Online support: support.mykindo.co.nz

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We have had an increase in the number of missing uniform items and those found without a name. Please ensure you are naming all uniform items, so we can return these to the right owner. We also encourage you to check the items you have at home and kindly ask you to return any that may have been taken home in error.

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.

- Beanies

- Gloves

- Socks

- 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!


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

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

  • 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

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