Kawerongo Newsletter 10 2022

Te Rōhutu Whio 27th June 2022

Kia ora e te whānau!

We loved seeing so many of you last Tāite Thursday for our Matariki celebration - thank you for braving the cold and early start to share in our first whānau event. The tamariki did us all proud with their ātaahua waiata beautiful singing and we thought the kapahaka rōpū sounded fabulous. What a fantastic way to mark this special occasion!

We're looking forward to the cultural day we're having on Thursday 7th July. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of our learning village community. We're excited to see our tamariki come to kura in their beautiful cultural attire if they have it, and to enjoy a vibrant finish to the term.

Kaiako teachers are also excited about the personalised learning hui meetings being held on Friday 8th July and Monday 25th July. Due to the personalised learning plan that is developed with each child, normal classes will not be held these days. These will resume on Tuesday 26th July.

Kia pai te rā. Enjoy your day.

Kate Morgan

Kaihautū Principal

Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning conferences

On the last day of term 2 (Paraire Friday 8th July) and the first day of term 2 (Mane Monday 25th July) 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 26th July. 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 Monday 4th July.

To make a booking follow this link, or scan the QR code below.


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Girls Multisport Event - Tāite Thursday 30th June

We are very excited to take part in the Girls Multisport Festival held at Foster Park on Tāite Thursday 30th June. The Selwyn Sports Trust Girls Multi Sport Festival goal is to enhance the quality of sporting and physical development opportunities girls have in sport. The Selwyn Sports Trust recognises the ongoing effort towards equality and access for girls in sports and the sporting bodies involved commitment to expand sport and participation opportunities for all girls and future generations.

The timing of the festival is from 12.30pm - 2.30pm. We will walk from Te Rōhutu Whio to Foster Park. We ask that you please pick up your child from Foster Park at 2.30 and no later than 2.45pm. We will meet you outside the sports center doors. If your child is not picked up by 2.45pm they will be walked back to Te Rōhutu Whio.

You are most welcome to attend and support as well.

Bright and Bold Fun Run!

This Paraire Friday morning (1st July), we are having a fun run. This will involve a challenging obstacle course and will take place on the grass field behind Te Waihonga, our learning space block (Kate Sheppard Drive). The race will start around 9:30am.

The theme is 'bright and bold' - tamariki are welcome to dress as brightly as they can for the day.

If the weather is wet, the event will be cancelled.

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Te Ara Ātea Trip

Last week the ākonga from Te Kiri had a fabulous time learning at Te Ara Ātea. We learned about some local history stories, and how the library has been designed to incorporate those into the statues and carvings around it. We also learned about the art of Cath Brown, whose art is featured in the design on Te Rōhutu Whio as well.

Cultural Day - Tāite Thursday 7th July

As a way to build whānaungatanga (relationships and belonging) at our kura, we would love

to have a cultural day, celebrating all the different cultures that help make up Te Rōhutu

Whio. This will be held on Thursday 7 July, the last week of Term 2.

We aim to share what is important to our whānau as well as share some of the different

traditions and ways we celebrate together.

If your whānau know any fun activities, games or dances from your culture it would be great

to chat to your tamariki about sharing those with others. These will take place during break

times and one of our ākonga, learners, will create a list of those wanting to share and

timetable those in.

Part of our cultural day will include a parade, so if your child has cultural attire that is

appropriate for them to wear to school, we encourage them to wear this to school too.

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


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.
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Stay well this winter!

It’s already proving to be a tough winter for our communities - as we opened the door to international travel, all those winter bugs seem to have slipped through at the same time.

Here are some top tips for staying well this winter:

Avoid getting sick:

▪ Eat well, stay active, mask-up! Keep up those healthy habits and make sure you have the best protection possible by getting vaccinated against COVID-19, measles and the flu.

▪ Washing your hands well and often, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser is one of the most effective ways to stop flu-like illnesses and tummy bugs from spreading.

If you do get unwell:

▪ Stay away from work or school.

▪ Test for COVID-19 with a RAT. Follow COVID-19 isolation guidance if you or your whānau test positive.

▪ Seek help early by phoning Healthline on 0800 611 116, 24/7.

▪ In most cases flu or a tummy bug can be safely managed at home. Call ahead before visiting your health provider, rather than visiting in person, and stay away from hospital unless it’s an emergency.

Click these links for more information on coping with flu and staying well this winter.

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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New books

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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 - 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

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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