Toko School Newsletter

Thursday 1st July 2021

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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

Tena Koutou Katoa

Our Kahui Ako are bringing Rob & Zareen to Stratford to share their messages about online safety. Rob & Zareen are a husband and wife film making team with four children between them. While navigating the pros and cons of handheld devices in the current digital climate, they decided to start making documentaries and providing resources after discovering what children are accessing. In particular, with regard to exposure to online pornography, predators and the effects on children's emotional and physical wellbeing, and providing recommended practical solutions to help them keep their children safer online.

Please, please we urge you to make the time to attend this free workshop for parents.

Ngā mihi

Kim Waite

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School Assemblies

These will be from 2.00 - 2.30 for the rest of the term due to sports practices.

Have you filled this in?

Every year students and families are asked to re read our schools Responsible Use of Digital Technologies Agreement. This document has been updated by the Board of Trustees in May of this year. This can be found on our school website (Parent Info) or on our School APP (Links). Once you have read this agreement with your child can you please complete this form:


One form needs to be completed for each individual child.

Sick Children-Important Message

We have a nausea, diarrhoea/and or vomitting bug going through the school at the moment.

If your child is sick with a bug please don't not send them back to school until they are well and it has been 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomitting.


Farewell - Mrs Jane Kasupene has decided that she will not return to her teaching position when her maternity leave finishes as she wishes to spend more time at home with her young family. We thank Jane for her commitment and dedication during her time at Toko School. While we may lose her from the teaching staff, Jane will continue to be a part of our Toko School whanau and we look forward to seeing her at school events . The Board also extends its grateful thanks to Tracy Hooker for the time and energy that she has invested into the students at Toko School. Tracy will be finishing in her capacity as teacher aide at the end of the term and we wish her all the best for her future endeavours.

Community Meeting - The Toko School Board wishes to acknowledge all those that braved the chilly evening on Tuesday night to attend the annual Community meeting. It was an insightful and informative evening. We are so very fortunate to have such a dedicated teaching team who gave up their time to share the learning that is occurring at school and how we can support this at home. Thanks also to the 3 capable and confident student demonstrators and to the Friends of Toko School for providing the supper.

Fill In School Cleaner - From time to time we need someone to clean our school when our cleaner is sick or away. We are on the look out for someone that may be available on call to do this job. If you are interested please give us a call.

NAG 4 - Finance has been updated. This Policy can be found on our website.

Year 6 - 8 Camp - Wellington - 4th - 8th April 2022 - The Board have approved next years camp. If our organisation remains the same all Year 6 - 8 children will be travelling to Wellington on the above dates.

2022 Dates - These will be up on our school website by the end of the term.



Year 5&6 Rippa Finals - Due to the weather this will now be played on Friday 2nd July at the TET in Inglewood. Transport and organisation all remains the same. Good luck to our players involved. Can any registration forms that have not been completed please be sent back. Please remember if you are planning on picking your child up from the event you MUST notify the school office by 9am.

Year 7&8 Rippa: We have 3 teams competing in the Year 7&8 Rippa tournament next Tuesday 6th July at the TET in Inglewood. All information has been sent out to those involved. The children will be travelling to the event. Registration forms were sent home yesterday. Can these please be returned to school by Friday. Please remember if you are planning on picking your child up from the event you MUST notify the school office by 9am.

Crowley Cup - Next Wednesday 7th July we have 3 teams ( rugby, netball & hockey) taking part in the Year 5&6 Crowley Cup competition. This will take place at various venues across Stratford. Transport organisation and the draw will be sent out early next week to avoid confusion with other sports events taking place over the next week. Please remember if you are planning on picking your child up from the event you MUST notify the school office by 9am.

Basketball Singlets - can all OLD basketball singlets please be washed and returned to school.


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Toko Domain AGM will be held at the First National Mills and Gibbon Pavilion at the Domain at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 27 July 2021.

All welcome. Any queries to Jocelyn Gallop, Secretary/ Treasurer phone 067622894

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