Kawerongo Newsletter 4 2022

Te Rōhutu Whio 28th March 2022

Kia ora e te whānau!

Who can believe that we are nearly at the end of Term 1? We are loving teaching your tamariki and learning all about what makes them unique. We are so excited that, all going smoothly, we will be able to welcome you to drop your tamariki into learning spaces at the beginning of Term 2!

As of today, we have around 25% of our tamariki either isolating or with covid so we will stick with our current plan of whānau dropping off tamariki at the gate for at least the rest of the term to keep our community safe.

Our kanohi ki te kanohi face to face personalised learning conferences take place on Thursday 14th of April and Monday 2nd May. Normal classes resume on Tuesday 3rd of May. Please book your conference on the link below. Busy Bumbles will have free sessions available on learning conference days for those who need childcare during the learning conference times.

Kia pai te rā. Enjoy your day.

Kate Morgan

Kaihautū Principal

Kanohi ki te kanohi Personalised learning conferences

On the last day of term 1 and the first day of term 2 we will be holding our personalised learning conferences.

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


Holi celebration

On Paraire 18th March, our learning village celebrated the traditional Indian festival of colours, otherwise known as Holi. Our Whakatipu Kaihautū sports leaders planned an exciting course around the whīra field which we set up at lunchtime. This involved jumping from hoop to hoop, running through hurdles, bouncing on a trampoline, zig zagging through ropes and under a parachute, before arriving at the sprinklers and color dust station.

Our ākonga learners had so much fun running around their course and celebrated with an Indian inspired dance at the end!

Whanaungatanga: feeling and being part of a big family. At Te Rōhutu Whio we love to celebrate special days and seasons alongside our whānau!

Year 7-8 Spanish Class

Our year 7-8 ākonga have been taking part in zoom Spanish sessions each week with the VLN. We have a 30 minute class online with our teacher Madlen, and then we spend some time learning on activities in our google classroom. Our first couple of lessons have been all about meeting each other, and learning how to use the technology. We will be digging in to some new learning from this week.

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Rugby Skills Session

On Paraire 25th March, we had our first visit from Isaac, a rugby activator from Canterbury Sport who came in to complete a rugby skills session with our tamariki years 5-8. Isaac will be coming in again for 2 more sessions.

Our ākonga had a blast learning new skills which includes how to properly throw and catch a rugby ball and practising how to tackle. Part of the tackling skills was understanding how they can position their bodies to ensure they do not get hurt.

Rangatiratanga: We love trying new things at Te Rōhutu Whio and being able to share the things we learnt with others.

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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

Busy Bumbles Holiday Programme

Booking link:


Hello BB families,

Bookings are now open for the upcoming Term 1 2022 Holiday Programme!

We have lots of awesome days planned, which will include making a bird feeder for your garden, some lovely ANZAC poppies and a cool fantasy photo frame. Additionally, we will enjoy a Make Company incursion where we construct a working paddle boat! We will also be going on a local neighbourhood adventure and having heaps of fun in the BBs Top Team challenge! Your child/ren won’t want to be anywhere else these holidays!

I have attached the Holiday Programme overview, which details all the fun we have planned. Please note that this overview is relevant for all Busy Bumbles venues. I have also attached some important Parent Information

The Holiday Programme can be booked now in the Enrolmy portal, by clicking here

Once in the portal, please scroll down and navigate to the venue of your choice. Please remember that your children are welcome to attend any Holiday Programme venue that suits you, regardless of where they attend school. We are so thrilled to be offering our first Holiday Programme at Te Rōhutu Whio School – welcome Te Rōhutu Whio whānau!

Like all Holiday Programmes, numbers will be limited so please do book in early, to avoid disappointment!

If you have any questions or require further information, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Kind regards

Carly Napier. Assistant Manager

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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

Women's Cricket World Cup - Free tickets for Semi Finals at Hagley Oval

The women’s Cricket world cup is being hosted in Aotearoa and the games have been very exciting! On Tāite Thursday 31st March, the semi-finals will take place at Hagley Oval. We have some complimentary tickets to give away. Please contact maggiej@terohutuwhio.school.nz if you are interested and state how many tickets you would need for your whānau.

Wātaka Calendar

  • Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning meetings - 14th April 2022
  • Term 1 Ends - 14th April 2022
  • Term 2 Begins - 2nd May 2022
  • Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning meetings - 2nd May 2022

Community Notices

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Brain Play

Brain Play runs online science & technology classes for students ages 5 - 13, of any experience level. Join us for afternoon sessions, all term long, covering coding, robotics, 3D printing, and science topics. Free trials & online open days are available for you to meet our team & learn more about our topics. See https://www.brainplay.co.nz/courses for info on days & times, and click "Enrol" once you're ready to book. We also run one off events to the themes of Minecraft, Roblox, 3D Printing & Girls Only workshops! Click "events" on our website to learn more.

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