Toko School Newsletter

Thursday 22nd November 2018

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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.

PRINCIPALS BLOG

To view our latest post, about the teaches/principals strike and how this is impacting our school right now, please click on the link: Blog Post

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LEARNING STARS FROM LAST WEEK!

Learning to Learn

Blake W

Personal Best

All of Room 5, Amanda, Judah

Connected

Addison, Bryn, Boston

Well Being

Karrigan, Charlie

Challenging Curriculum

Cooper, Blake, Clayton, Jackson, Regan

PARENT FEEDBACK ABOUT LEARNING AT HOME - PLEASE CAN YOU FILL THIS OUT

Our school inquiry for 2018 is to inquire into how we can move children from being passive to actively engaged in their learning. We are hoping you can answer two questions to assist us with our review and next steps planning. Please click on the link to assist us:

Parent Feedback

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME VOLUNTEERS - COULD THIS SUIT YOU??

We are on the look out for a couple or retired people from our community, grandparents or anyone that has a spare few hours each week to help out with:

our enviro projects and to lend a hand in the orchard and in our vegetable gardens or

to do odd jobs around the school that pop up every now and again or

to assist with spraying the school grounds a few times a year or

to assist with cooking/preserving some of the food we grow.

If you are interested please give Kim a call so we can chat about how we can work together. If you have a little bit of time or a lot of time we would love to hear from you :)

PTA CHRISTMAS RAFFLE - ALL ITEMS NEED TO BE IN BY FRIDAY

The PTA would like each child in our school to donate at least one item for this raffle. To ensure we get a wide variety of items we are asking that each class bring a different food item. Please ensure items are not damaged or expired. Thank you.

Room 1 Mrs Bright- Cans Room 2 Ms Mancer- Packet Room 3 Mrs Fergus- Bottle

Room 4 Ms Jury- Christmas Item Room 5 Mrs Oliver- Other

Room 6 Mrs Hancock- Confectionery. All donations can be dropped off at the office. Thank you in anticipation for supporting this.

BYOD Parent Meeting

On Thursday the 22nd of November parents of Year 3 children, and anyone else that is interested, are invited to meet with Mrs Hancock to discuss our BYOD programme and hear about the different options available to them if they are interested in purchasing a device for their child. The meeting will be in Room 6 and will only be about 30 mins. We look forward to seeing you then.

TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE KINGS THEATRE IN TOWN

Thank you so much for responding to this. We have had a great response with so many families assisting to get their and other children to the theatre. Thank you Thank you!!!!! If you indicated that your child needed transport to the theatre then you need to make sure that they are at school by 8.30 from Monday - Thursday. All children that require transport back to school will be back at school by 3.00pm.

SCHOOL PRODUCTION TICKET INFORMATION

Ticket Information:

Thursday 29th November - Matinee - 12.30

Door sales only - Tickets will be $5.00 and children under 5 no charge.

Thursday 29th November - Night Performance - 7.00pm

Tickets will need to be prebooked. We still have a few tickets left for the night performance so if siblings or grandparents want to attend the night performance now please call the office or pop in and collect some extra tickets.

SCHOOL PRODUCTION 2018 SHREK


Location of Production: Kings Theatre Broadway, Stratford

Monday 26th November Technical Rehearsal

Year 7 & 8 only

Tuesday 27th November Full School Rehearsal

Whole school at the TET Kings Theatre all day.

Wednesday 28th November - Full Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal – Whole school at the TET Kings Theatre all day.

Thursday 29th November Matinee - 12.30

A raffle will be sold and drawn at this performance. Raffle tickets cost $2.00.

Thursday 29th November Night Performance - 7.00pm

Room 6 will be expected to be at the TET Theatre at 6.00pm. All other rooms can arrive at 6.30pm. All children to be in their base costumes on arrival at the theatre.

At the end of the production parents will need to collect their children from the stage. We will explain the organisation for this on the night.

If you have any questions about the above organisation please call the office to clarify.

If you require wheelchair access please contact the office so we can organise this for you.

CHILDRENS COSTUME REQUIREMENTS TO BRING FROM HOME

Room 1

Dance 1 - Little Orges Dance 2 - Princess and Princes

Girls - dress up type princess dress

Boys - jeans (blue or black) and plain white T-shirt collared if possible, short or long sleeved.

Room 2

Dance 1 - Sunflowers Dance 2 - Birds / Deer

Girls - Black t-shirt, black leggings

Boys - Black t-shirt, black shorts

Room 3

Dance 1 - Rats Dance 2 - Hearts

Girls: Black tights

Boy: Black Shorts

All: Short Sleeved plain black t-shirt

Room 4

Dance 1 - Townspeople

Girls: Black tights ¾ quarter or shorter length

Room 5

Dance 1 - Puppets Dance 2 - Blues Brothers

Bright coloured t-shirt

Long black pants

Sunglasses

Suspenders (bright colours if possible) but any will do

Blues brothers type hat if you have something.

All children need to bring a named bag or pillowcase to school to keep their costumes in.

SPORTS DESK

Tennis Exhibition MatchesThe top two New Zealand mens tennis players are going head to head in New Plymouth and Hawera during December. Rubin Statham (NZ No. 1) and Ajeet Rai (NZ No.2) are playing in Hawera on the 3rd of Decemeber and New Plymouth on the 4th of December. Contact Andrew Baylis 027 496 5672 for tickets.

TOKO SCHOOL PIG HUNT

Once again a big thank you to all who helped out before,during and after the Toko School Pig Hunt 2018. We are so excited about the success of this event this year and have made a profit of approximately $10,000.

Also this event would not be a success without our amazing sponsors. Please click on the link to view these.Toko School Pig Hunt Sponsors 2018

THANK YOU TO THE FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

This year the Fundraising Committee have donated $16000.00 to the school this money has assisted to support costs of the Year 7 & 8 Camp, extra school seating for the hall, outside benches, library books and PE equipment. We really appreciate the extra funds provided which enable our school to purchase extra items that enrich our school for our students. Thank you to Fundraising Committee and all our school families that support the events that they run. WHAT A GREAT TEAM EFFORT!!!!!!

BOARD OF TRUSTEES UPDATE

Congratulations to Kim Waite:

Kim has been successful in being awarded a Primary Principal's Sabbatical for Term 1 2019. This means she will be on leave from our school for the first 10 weeks of Term 1.

Kim has also been successful in being appointed the the Lead Principal for the Central Taranaki Kahui Ako from Term 2 2019 for 2 years. This means that 2 days a week she will be leading the Central Taranaki Kahui Ako which consists of 14 schools in the Central Taranaki area. We would like to congratulate Kim on both of the above and know that our school will benefit from her involvement in both.

During 2019 Sue Fergus will be in an Acting Principal role whilst Kim is not at school.

As a result we have appointed Kate Ferguson as a fixed term part time teacher.

Toko School Confirmed ERO Report

You can now read the full report from our most recent ERO view. TOKO SCHOOL

NAG 1 Curriculum & Assessment

This policy is up for review this term and can be found on our school website.

If you would like to provide any feedback please email this to: office@toko.school.nz

Working Bee at the Toko School House

The school is going to have a working bee to clean up and paint some of the inside of the house, on Sunday 2nd December. Please let Julie Roberts know if you can help out for a few hours, Phone 0211930278 or 7622944. You don't have to stay all day but many hands make light work, so even if you could come for an hours or two this would be appreciated.

YEAR 8 LEAVERS DINNER - RSVP's DUE IN TOMORROW!

LEARNING JOURNEY REPORTS - YEAR 2 - 8 - THESE GO HOME NEXT FRIDAY

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Toko and Stratford Lions Project

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