Toko School Newsletter

Thursday 27th February 2020

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Kura Tuatahi Toko


Quality learning for all in a caring community.

Kounga ako mo katoa i roto i te taiao e atawhai ana.

Dear parents and friends of our school Kia Ora/Bora Da/Konichi Wa/Hello

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LEARNING STARS LAST WEEK

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DEVELOPING LEADERS @ SCHOOL

At Toko School we are working really hard to develop leaders within and across our school. Personal qualities include:

· Displaying what it means to be a Toko School Learning Star.

· Showing respect, responsibility and making the right choices.

· Working hard to be the best they can be.

Over the next few newsletters we will feature our leadership groups and they will share with you what’s involved with their responsibilities.


PRINCIPALS BLOG

Please click on the link to view our latest Principals Blog: Toko School Features on the New Zealand Science Learning Hub

LEARNER AGENCY IN 2020

Over the past few years the teachers at Toko School have been working hard on getting children to be in more control of their learning. This is called Learner Agency. Each fortnight, we will keep you informed of what is happenning in regards to Learner Agency across the school and tell you more about what Learner Agency entails. Here is is our first snippet...



At our school, Agency is having responsibility, power, ownership and control over yourself, to use your Learning Stars to create a productive and happy life - throughout your life.


At Toko School we are inquiring into moving our students from passive learners to active learners. This has been our focus for the past two years and will be again this year. We have been implementing learner Agency as a way to develop this. There are seven medals we are using to teach the learner agency skills. These medals are: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Titanium, Platinum, Ruby and Diamond.

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TEACHER ONLY DAY 6/3/2020 - CHILDREN ARE NOT TO COME TO SCHOOL ON THIS DAY!

CYCLE SAFETY - MONDAY 16TH MARCH - ROOMS 3, 4, 5

Marion Webby - Road Safe Taranaki, and Jono Erwood - our Community Constable are running the above programme.

Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes, helmets and covered shoes on this day.

Each class will have a one hour session focussed on:

  • bike maintenance,
  • correctly fitting a helmet,
  • hand signals
  • road rules
  • and a practical cycling course to build confidence.

If you do not have a bike or your child's bike is not road worthy we do have a few bikes that road Safe Taranaki can provide. Can you please contact the school if your child requires a bike for this day. Bikes can be dropped off on the back field via Ahuroa Road please.

Room 5's bikes can stay at school until Tuesday and Rooms 3 and 4 can have their bikes at school all week.


FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE - COME ONE, COME ALL!!

The Fundraising Committe are needing new members. If you are keen to contribute to our team, and can spare some time to help with a wide range of fundraising events, then we are meeting in the Toko School staffroom at 7pm on Tuesday 3rd March.


TOKO SCHOOL TRAIL BIKE RIDE

This is being held on Sunday 29th March. If you are interested in helping our sub committee with this we would really appreciate it. This is a wonderful fundraiser for our school.

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PTA SCHOOL LUNCHES

Just a reminder please, if you have ordered school lunches and have yet to pay, can you please do so. We have monies outstanding from Term 4 of 2019. Your assistance in this matter is appreciated.

TOKO SCHOOL APP

It is really important that all our school families download our school app. This Toko School App is the main way we will contact parents in an emergency and if we need to get information out to our community immediately.

Information about how to download the school app can be found on our website: SCHOOL APP

FROM THE SPORTS DESK

CLUSTER SWIMMING SPORTS

On Friday 13th March we have the rural schools cluster swimming sports for children in years 4-8. This will be at the Stratford pools and we will be leaving school at approximately 9.45am with the event kicking off at 10.30am. Years 4 & 5 will swim in participation races only and Years 6, 7 & 8 will swim in either the competitive or participant category. The event will take most of the day and is expected to be completed by 1.30 in the afternoon. Children will return back to school on buses afterwards. Students will need to be wearing their Toko school uniform as well as warm clothes to get changed into. They will also need to take water and their lunch to the event. We are looking forward to a great event. If you are intending on taking your child home from swimming sports can you please let the school know. The buses are very costly.

We require four parent timekeepers to assist on the day. if you are able to help out please email: shelley.fuller@toko.school.nz

TOKO SCHOOL TRYATHLON

OnThursday the 5th of March we will be having our annual school tryathlon. Once again we will be utilising Wawiri road for the cycle leg. The event will be viewed, by parents, from the bank on the far end of the field parallel to Wawiri Road. The event starts at the Wawiri Road. All children will assemble on the bottom field and finishes at the cricket pitch. Please make sure that your bike or scooter is fully prepared for this event, checking that it is well serviced and that the brakes are in good working order. Bikes will need to be dropped at school on the bottom field, Ahuroa Road Entrance, on Friday morning. Gates will be open to assist you with this. All bikes need to be collected after school. If this is a problem please contact your child's classroom teacher. Children will need closed in shoes, a good working helmet and their swimming gear for this event.

For children new to our school we have a very small course set up for our 5 year olds. It’s all about having a go. They can bring a bike or a scooter. If you have any further questions please talk to Miss Mancer.

If your child does not have a bike to bring to school please contact your child's classroom teacher asap so we can make alternative arrangements.

The event order is as follows: Year 7 - 8, Year 5 - 6, Year 0 - 2, Year 3 - 4.

We run our event in the following order: Cycle, run, swim, run to the finish line.

The Tryathlon kicks off at 1.00pm sharp.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Eastern Districts Netball

Eastern Districts netball notices are coming home today. If your child is interested in playing please return the registration form by Monday 24th February. The AGM for this club is on Thursday 27th February at 7pm at Toko Tavern. All welcome.

EASTERN DISTRICTS HOCKEY CLUB 2020 SEASON

Is your child interested in playing hockey and in school year 3-8?

The 2020 Hockey season is fast approaching and we are looking for an indication of numbers of

children wanting to play.

At this stage, we anticipate the hockey games will be played on a Monday afternoon/evening in

Stratford. This is yet to be confirmed by Taranaki Hockey.

Please email your child’s name, school they attend and the year they are in.

edhockey43@gmail.com

FUN STICKS HOCKEY TERM 2 2020

Fun Sticks is a progressive programme that will introduce your child to hockey through basic fundamental skills and fun hockey games. This programme is developed for children in year 1&2 at school and 4-6 year olds. in Stratford. From 4 until 5pm

Mondays only 4 May - 29 June 2020

TET Stadium, Portia Street, Stratford

Costs: $35 per child

Register directly with Taranaki Hockey via www.taranakihockey.org.nz

EASTERN DISTRICTS JUNIOR HOCKEY

We are having our AGM on Tuesday the 10th of March at TET 6.30pm. ALL WELCOME..

Please could we have your child/ren (Year 3 to 8) names in by Friday the 6th of March.

edhockey43@gmail.com

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FREE DRIVER TRAINING

Can you drive and hold either a Learner, Restricted or Full license (or International license)

Roadsafe Taranaki are providing FREE Driver Training at the A & P showgrounds in Hawera on Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th March 2020

The Course will take up to 2 hours and includes interactive displays and practical driving (emergency braking & cornering)

Yes we will supply the cars

To register;

text your name & preferred day & time to Marion at 027 279 2662 or call our free phone 0800 111 323

Complete the course and be in to win one of 12 Places on a full day advanced driver training session at Manfeild Raceway in Feilding.

TOKO & EASTERN DISTRICTS JUNIOR RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB

MEETING 7PM TUESDAY MARCH 3rd @ TOKO DOMAIN

REGISTRATIONS DUE BY MARCH 16.

There will be a meeting at 7pm on Tuesday March 3rd, at the Toko Domain for children and parents involved in the 2020 Ferdie Rugby season with Toko & Eastern Districts Junior Rugby Football Club.

Bring the kids along for a run-around and a chat about what’s in store for 2020.

FERDIE RUGBY includes age-grades for every year:

· 7-aside “Rippa Rugby” for Under 7 below

· 10-aside tackle for Under 8 – Under 11

· 15-aside tackle for Under 12 – 13 (weight-restricted)

· 15-aside tackle (unrestricted weight)

Under 11 has changed from 15-aside to 10-aside this year.

Games are typically 10am on Saturday mornings. The season is Term 2, beginning on May 2 and running for 10 weekends to the end of Term 2, with the last game on July 4.

We can usually field teams in the 10-aside grades, but usually struggle to have the numbers for older grades. We will work with parents to make sure players are in a grade that suits them.

Children looking to play in a 15-aside grade (Under 12 and up) will need to register with Stratford Eltham Junior Rugby Football Club, or otherwise do some serious recruiting to get the numbers for a team.

Registrations for Toko are to be completed online at the following link: https://www.sporty.co.nz/tokorugbytaranaki/Junior-Rugby-Registration-1/tab1

Registrations for Stratford are to be completed online at the following link: https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/104670?fbclid=IwAR3TRAqZMV_YcRL7QHml9jn78hhOP0ubJmzpicssrMNM2e81skWqtJhgEb0

Rugby football is a great sport that helps your child to grow and develop in so many ways, and the Rugby Union is very focused on always making the sport safer with a positive culture.

Please encourage your children and their friends to get involved, and have registrations in by March 16.

If you have any questions contact Allan or Nia Chesswas on 06 762 7841.

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STRATFORD FOOTBALL CLUB - Junior/Youth registration day

Sunday 15th March 4pm at Swansea Park

Hub Football ages 4-8

Mini Football ages 9-12

Youth Football ages 13-18

All welcome - girls and boys

Alternatively registrations are open online via Mycomet

https://mycomet-oceania.analyticom.de/en/login

Contact Tania Linn 7622955 or Stratford Football Club on Facebook

ST JOHNS

Do you want to learn about St John?

We work towards 29 badges, meet on a Tuesday night between 6.30pm and 8pm and range from 6 year olds to 18 years old

To find out more call Donna on 027 316 4555

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