Kawerongo Newsletter 17 2022

Te Rōhutu Whio December 2022

Kia ora e te whānau!

Meri Kirihimete. It was wonderful to see so many of you at our final gathering. Have a wonderful hararei, keep safe and we can't wait for the 2023 school year.

Kia pai te rā. Enjoy your day.

Kate Morgan

Kaihautū Principal

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Our Christmas band have been out spreading the excitement in the last two weeks, spotting lots of tamariki showing manaakitanga around the playground.
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This week we celebrated with a special treat for all of our tamariki with holiday birthdays (and a few camera shy ones!)

2023 Term Dates

Kia ora e te whānau,

Please see our 2023 dates below:

Term One: Wednesday 1st February - Thursday 6th April

Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd February - Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning conferences

Friday 3rd February - Normal classes resume

Monday 6th February - Waitangi Day

Term Two: Monday 24th April - Friday 30th June

Tuesday 25th April - Anzac Day

Monday 5th June - King's Birthday

Term Three: Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September

Term Four: Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December

Monday 23rd October - Labour Day

Friday 17th November - Canterbury Anniversary Day

Teacher only days will be advised once these have been confirmed.

Kanohi ki te kanohi personalised learning conferences

Kia ora e te whānau,

Nau mai, haere mai. We welcome you to your child's personalised learning conferences for Term 1 2023. These will be held on Wenerei 1st and Taite 2nd February 2023. Your child will take an active part in the conference so will need to come along too. With teachers conferencing, it will not be the normal class programme. However there will be a qualified teacher available for instruction if needed.

To make a booking, please follow the link here, or scan the QR code above. All tamariki will remain in the same class for next year unless you have already been contacted.

Stationery for 2023

Stationery lists for 2023 will be available for purchase on the My School website very soon. You can download a copy of the list from there if you wish to purchase elsewhere.

Please note that we have an option to purchase for returning students, or for new students. If your child is new to Te Rōhutu Whio they will already have some items that they can reuse next year. You can add or delete items to your cart on the My School website.



All tamariki should have a school polo shirt. You can choose from the polar fleece, sweatshirt and jacket for a warm layer. Please do not send tamariki in non uniform tops or hooodies.

You can choose any navy blue clothing for the bottoms eg skirt, shorts, trousers, active wear. Please make sure this is plain navy blue.

Tamariki can wear any shoes that are school appropriate, that your child can take off and put on by themselves. You can choose any colour socks, don't forget that we love bright colourful socks.

Period Products

We are very excited to let you know that all kura offer free period products for our tamariki. If your child would like to access these we have a form that they can fill out in the office. From here, products will be bagged up and available for pickup on a Friday.

We hope that this enables whānau to access an essential product for their health and


If you have any questions at all please email katiet@terohutuwhio.school.nz

Ngā manaakitanga,

Katie Talbot

2023 Enrolments

If you, or anyone you know, have a child who will be starting at Te Rōhutu Whio next year, can you please fill in the enrolment form on our website. This helps us with planning for our future growth.


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.

Community Notices

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Singing Stars Selwyn

Group singing - $11.50 plus GST for 25 minutes

Individual singing - $19.50 plus GST for 25 minutes

Piano lessons - $18.50 plus GST for 20 minutes private tuition

Ukulele lessons - $18.50 for 20 minutes private tuition

Guitar lessons - $18.50 for 20 minutes private tuition

Drum lessons - $18.50 for 20 minutes private tuition

For further information or registration, please contact Jacqui Soper, Singing Stars Selwyn