Newsletter No. 4 Week 8 Term 4
Tokoroa Intermediate School 07 December 2021
Kia ora koutou Parents and Caregivers,
Covid-19 Notice: I hope this newsletter finds you safe and well.
New COVID-19 Protection(Traffic Light) Framework
You may have heard that everyone in Aotearoa have moved to the new COVID-19 Traffic Light Framework. We have moved to orange.
This means that we don’t have to change the way we are operating classes this year, and everyone can continue to attend school onsite. For next year, we can confirm that everyone will be back onsite for learning from the start of the school year, regardless of what setting under the new Traffic Light Framework we will be in(Red/Orange/Green). This is good news and means we can plan for a great 2022.
Health measures in place at school. This year and next, health, safety and wellbeing will continue to be a priority for us and the same public health measures you are very familiar with will remain in place:
●good hygiene and cleaning
●contact tracing systems in place
●vaccination requirements for workers (paid and unpaid)
●if you are sick, you must stay home and get tested
There has been a change to Prize giving as outlined below.
In the New Year we will update our vaccination register for those who are 12 years and over.
It is our last whole week. Children's reports will be given to students on Tuesday afternoon.
Our last day will be Wednesday 15 December at 12.00 pm.
Ngaa mihi o te waa Seasons Greetings
Kia pai ngaa hararei Make these holidays good
Ngaa mihi o te tau hou Happy New Year
Prize Giving - Change of Venue
Children will be notified on Wednesday, 8th December if they are nominated for an award and will receive an invitation for up to 2 guests to attend. Visitors have to be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. Vaccination passes will need to be presented on entry. Please do not be offended if you get turned away, if you do not meet the requirements. This is in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines to keep our students and staff safe.
The same applies to the students who will receive an award at our Sports Prize Giving on Tuesday, 14th December at 9 am.
No visitors will be allowed to attend the Whare Prize Givings to be held next Monday and Tuesday.
Uniform Popup Shop
Monday 24th January and Tuesday 25th January 2022 from 9 to 5 pm.
Mufti Day - Food Drive
As this coincides with our Sports Day students are allowed to dress up and wear face paint. The face paint needs to be put on at home and not be brought to school.
ECO Council at Work
Our eco-council led by Piki planned the outlay of this garden and planted various types of plants.
These students have set a goal to make our school grounds look beautiful with plants and landscaping. Great job students!
Gumboot Day Colouring Competition
An amazing amount of Gumboot Day designs were handed in for our school competition.
Chacha R11 (1st), Charlotte R12 (2nd), Reweri R2 (3rd), Zoe R2 (4th).
Prizes for highly commended were given to
Flecher (Room 17), Indiana (Room 19), Kiyali (Room 11), Kellie (Room 2), Jayde (Room 12), Bella (Room 11), Mia (Room 19), Lillie (Room 17).
Thank you to the Curriculum and Wellbeing Council for organising our Gumboot Day Activities.
The Whare Manaaki
Room 2: Kali Warren, Satriani-Wairua-Rewita
Room 12: Kingston Phillips, Cody Bruce
Te Whare Pono
Room 9: Christine Walker, Sharon-Aroha Mihaka
Room 10: Jacob Hopson, Saffron Petero-Anderson
Room 11: Mana Rimamaki, Monika Ram
Te Whare Tika
Room 5: Tavita Dean, Ella Hill
Room 7: Isis Thompson, Ray Toto
Room 8: Khaydan Rikiau, Rosie Metekingi
Te Whare Honore
Room 17: Kleiah Shaw, Makayla Nicholls
Room 18: Cane Douglas, Tyler Tunupopo
Room 19: Thomas Bruce-Smith, Olivia-Rose Kereopa
Congratulations to the following students who gained a TIS Badge as part of the T.I.S. Awards system for displaying Teamwork, Involvement and/or Standards in a wide range of activities and settings throughout the school:
Te Whare Manaaki Bronze Awards
Room 12: Richard Moa-Lyver, Jayde Bartie (2nd), Brandy Dowling (2nd), Nelson Hauraki, Weishaun Crichton (2nd)
Te Whare Manaaki Silver Awards
Room 2: Dallas Swale, Makaia Waitere, Inu Tahana-Vaeau, Teuvira Umaki
Room 12: Billie-Jean Andrew, Nelson Hauraki
Te Whare Manaaki Gold Awards
Room 2: Kellie Butler, Peter Ahloo
Room 12: Brandy Dowling, Weishaun Crichton, Troy Craig
Te Whare Pono Bronze Awards
Room 9: Tipene Wheeler (2nd)
Room 10: Calum Stevenson (2nd)
Te Whare Pono Silver Awards
Room 9: Jench Lagonoy, Kingsley Kemp
Room 10: Calum Stevenson (2nd)
Room 11: Arwad Break, Dylan Sawford, Lara Willis, Tikapa Healey
Te Whare Pono Gold Awards
Room 11: Broc Taylor, Michelle Haines (2nd)
Te Whare Honore Bronze Awards
Room 17: Lachlan Fergusson, Cordell Arioka
Te Whare Honore Silver Awards
Room 17: Lillie Osborne, Emma-lee Rota, Piwa Change, Kleiah Shaw (2nd), Hosea Charlie (2nd)
Te Whare Honore Gold Awards
Room 17: Nevaeh Harris, Mamor Ford-Takiri, Emma-lee Rota, Maia Mihaere (2nd), Ohshunblue Samuel-Roberts
Room 19: Anna Martin (2nd)
- Mufti Day - Friday, 10th December
- Prize Giving - Monday, 13th December 4-6 pm
- Sports Prize Giving - Tuesday, 14 December
- School closes at 12 pm for the year - Wednesday, 15th December
- Uniform Shop in the Hall - Monday, 24 January 2022, 9 am to 5 pm
- Uniform Shop in the Hall - Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 9 am to 5 pm
- School starts for Year 8 students - Tuesday, 01 February 2022 @ 8.50 am
- School starts for Year 7 students - Thursday, 03 February 2022 @ 11 am