Kawerongo Newsletter 16 2022

Te Rōhutu Whio 1st November 2022

Kia ora e te whānau!

Our tamariki have had a lovely, settled start to Term Four and we are very excited about the events planned. It was lovely to see whānau at our sexuality evening and great seeing people making connections with each other after it was finished.

Our special Diwali assembly has been a highlight and we loved the Indian cooking, henna design, rangoli art and dance lessons on this day too. We are super excited about Gumboot Friday this wiki. Rather than giving money, we encourage you to help your tamariki to do a random act of kindness for somebody so that it is meaningful to them. It could be as simple as a card of gratitude or facetime whānau overseas and letting them know why they are treasured.

We have some fun events planned for this term!

Please mark the following dates in your calendars.

Week 3: Thursday 3rd November: Mihi whakatau for new whānau

Week 3: Friday 4th November: Gumboot Friday

Week 4: Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th November: School photos

Week 6: Thursday 24th November - Kapa Haka performance at cultural evening: 3.30 pm

Week 6: Wednesday 15th November - Run, jump, throw athletics day

Week 6: Friday 25th November - School Disco

Week 7: Saturday 3rd December - Rolleston Christmas in park.

Week 8: Thursday 8th December - Year 8 Leavers Celebration

Week 9: Tuesday 13th December - Year 8 students to Rolleston College 8.45 am

Week 9: Thursday 15th December - Final Assembly

Week 9: Friday 16th December - School finishes for the year at 12.30

Kia pai te rā. Enjoy your day.

Kate Morgan

Kaihautū Principal

Run, Jump, Throw Celebration

Kia ora e te whānau,

We are excited to let you know about our upcoming “Run, Jump, Throw” celebration. This will be held on Wednesday 16th November from 11.20am at Te Rōhutu Whio.

You are most welcome to attend and watch your child enjoy their physical activity rotations.

The rotations will be either side of our wā manaaki lunch break so you are welcome to stay for lunch, grab a hot drink from Te Tāwara our staffroom and then join in any whānau and staff events after lunch!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Ngā mihi,

Te Rōhutu Whio Kaiako

Administration reminders


Please remember to let us know as soon as possible if your child(ren) are going to be absent, attend an appointment or they are being picked up early. For absences if we could please be informed before 8.30am by the Hero App, phone call or email to admin@terohutuwhio.school.nz that would be appreciated.

Late arrivals/early pick ups

If your child is late to school, please ensure they come to the office first to sign in otherwise your child could be marked absent when they are actually at school. Similarly, if your child is being collected early for an appointment, we would love you to please come to the office to sign out before leaving the school site.


Please ensure all of your child(ren)'s uniform item's are named. This enables us to return found items to the right person.

Cash free school

At Te Rōhutu Whio, we operate a cash free system. All school payments and donations can be made online through myKindo. If you would like support accessing myKindo or making donations, please see Becks in the office or email admin@terohutuwhio.school.nz.

How to send an Absentee Message via Hero

When you log into the Hero app you will be presented with the Hero home page. To send an absent/late message:


2. Please select the reason for the absence and provide the detail. The Additional Information is mandatory if you select '<name> will be absent tomorrow. This is to assist the administrator in determining the absent mark without having to phone the Caregiver.

4. Clicking SEND MESSAGE will display a confirmation message and send a notification to the Office along with the reason/addition information given.

Chicken Pox

We have had a case of chicken pox in our kura, so felt it timely to remind our whānau of what to look out for. Take a look at the Ministry of Health website if you want to learn more.

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.


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

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.

Wātaka Calendar

  • Mihi Whakatau - Thursday 3rd November
  • Term 4 Ends - Friday 16th December 2022

Community Notices

Run, Jump or Throw? Give it a go!

What do Sonny Bill Williams, Portia Woodman and Rieko Ioane all have in common?

They all did athletics while they were at school. The skills you learn in athletics are the perfect

foundation for almost any sport.

Our local athletics club Selwyn Athletic Club is welcoming new members now. They provide everything that you need to give it a go.

To find out more contact your local club at athletics.org.nz/FindaClub

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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 - $18.50 for 20 minutes private tuition

Guitar - $18.59 for 20 minutes private tuition

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


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