Toko School Newsletter

Thursday 6th December 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.

2019 School Organisation

SCHOOL ORGANISATION 2019

New Entrant/Year 1 Room 1 Miss Mancer

Year 2 & 3 Room 2 Mrs Oliver

Year 3 & 4 Room 5 Mrs Fergusson (4 days) & Mrs Wyllie (1 day)

Year 5 & 6 Room 3 Mrs Hancock

Year 5 & 6 Room 4 Miss Jury

Year 7 & 8 Room 6 Mrs Fuller

Letters will be sent home to parents with children in Years 3, 5 & 6 stating which classroom their children will be in next week. Mrs Bright will speak individually to her parents explaining who is Year 1 and Year 2 next year from her class. As always this organisation can be subject to change over the holiday period.

SCHOOL ACCOUNTS

Your final account has been sent home with your children today. We would appreciate if you can settle these before the end of the term. If you are unable to do so and have not made arrangements with the school please contact Annette or Kim. If you do not receive an account you owe the school nothing.

Looking forward to 2019 – PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING

We are trialling a new way of strengthening our home-school partnership. We aim to start this off with a “Learning Transition Partnership Day” which will be Tuesday 29th January.

On this day we will be having 15 minute slots with each student and family in their homeroom class:

· This time slot is about informing the 2019 teacher of anything they will need to know about your child, socially, wellbeing, learning difficulties, or special talents and skills they may have

· We will learn about your child’s and family’s strengths and ideas you may have to contribute to learning opportunities at school.

· Our teachers will be focussed on each family, listening and planning for a successful 2019.

We encourage all families to attend, even if you or your child knows their 2019 teacher. We believe this is a fantastic opportunity to have a positive transition into our new school year. This process has been used in other schools successfully and feedback from parents and staff of these schools is very positive.

In next weeks newsletter you will be given the link to book the interviews.

Classes start on Wednesday 30th January.

END OF YEAR FINAL ASSEMBLY

This will take place on Tuesday 18 December, at 11.00 in our school hall. The whole school will attend the assembly, to celebrate the achievements of our students across the year, and to farewell our Year 8 Leavers. Parents are invited to attend this assembly. School finishes for our Year 8’s after assembly. The rest of the school finishes at 1.00.

HOT LUNCHES ON WEDNESDAY'S HAVE FINISHED FOR THE YEAR

THANK YOU MORNING TEA - FOR ALL OUR AMAZING PARENT VOLUNTEERS

We would like to invite all parents who have helped out over the year. We have so many amazing parents that do so much for our school and children, and we would like you to come for a Christmas Morning Tea so we can say thank you.

Friday 14th December - 10.15

Please rsvp your attendance to: office@toko.school.nz by Wednesday 12th December.

2019 SCHOOL CAMPS

We can confirm that:

Year 3 - 4 will be on their school camp from the 21st - 22nd February. The children will be camping at school.

Year 2's will participate in the first day of activities at school with the Year 3 & 4 Camp.

Year 1 & 2 will be going to Beach Ed on the 22nd February.

A note will be sent home next week about this.

Year 5 and 6 will be on their school camp from the 3rd - 5th April at Vertical Horizons. This camp has yet to be passed at the BOT meeting. Information will be sent home about this in the new year.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES UPDATE

Toko School Confirmed ERO Report

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

2019 School Starts

The dates have changed slightly due to school bus organisation for 2019. The adjusted dates are on our school app on on our school calendar.

YEAR 8 LEAVERS DINNER

A note is coming home today explaining what you are required to bring for this. Please look out for this in your child's bag.

PIANO LESSONS 2019

We will be continuing with this next year. If you would still like your child to continue or start in 2019 can you please e.mail office@toko.school.nz. So we can plan for this to occur.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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Toko and Stratford Lions Project

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