Kawerongo Newsletter 6 2022

Te Rōhutu Whio 28th April 2022

Kia ora e te whānau! Free kawhe coffee and some special events!

Kia ora e te whānau,

We enjoyed seeing many of you at your child's personalised learning conferences last term and look forward to greeting the rest of you at the ones coming up this Mane Monday!

We are super excited that we are at orange level now and are able to have you come through the gates and drop your tamariki off in learning spaces. With orange level it is up to each whānau to decide whether their children wear masks. To celebrate this new chapter, you will be able to start your day with free coffee from the van on our first day of normal classes, Tuesday 3rd May!

Mihi Whakatau

We are absolutely thrilled to say that we are able to have our Mihi Whakatau go ahead on Tāite Thursday 5th May - Wiki 1 of Term 2.

The Mihi Whakatau is a special welcome acknowledging our tangata whenua people of the land and manuhiri guests and welcomes us all to be one together. We are so excited to have you as part of our Te Rōhutu Whio whānau! Due to orange light we are able to invite one person from each whānau to attend.

Please see below for how the morning will run:

  • 9.30am Manuhiri Visitors and Whānau to wait outside of Te Rōreka office

  • Manuhiri to be welcomed into our Learning Village

  • Kaikōrero speaker from Te Rōhutu Whio to welcome new whānau followed by waiata song

  • Kaikōrero speaker from new whānau to respond followed by waiata song

  • Kai shared together

  • Karakia to close

Kia pai te rā. Enjoy your day.

Kate Morgan

Kaihautū Principal

Te Reo Māori lessons - starting Tāite 5 Mae Thursday 5th May

If you are interested in the below lessons, please contact admin@terohutuwhio.school.nz for more information. Limited spaces available, only 6 spaces left.
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Kauhoe Swimming

All tamariki will be kauhoe swimming in wiki weeks 5 and 6 in Term 2.

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

The kauhoe swimming donation is $51.50 per child. This covers the buses and the cost for the swimming instructors.

Ngā mihi

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Year 8 students - College open evening

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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

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 - 2nd May 2022
  • Normal classes resume - 3rd 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