Toko School Newsletter

Monday 6th September 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

We hope everyone is continuing to enjoy this fabulous weather and the extra helpers many of you have on your farms/at home. It certainly is a wonderful opportunity for our tamariki to spend extra time with lambs, goats and calves in preparation for Calf & Lamb Day.

We have been extra busy behind the scenes getting as much as we can organised for when we move into Alert Level 2. Our wonderful school cleaner, Delwyn will be back at school on Monday giving the school a once over and making sure all surfaces are clean and ready for our tamariki to return to school. If the decision on Monday is to return to Alert Level 2 our staff will return to school on Tuesday to get the school ready for Alert Level 2 based on Ministry of Health guidelines.

Prior to moving to Alert Level 2 we will send an app alert out with our schools updated Alert Level 2 planning.

Ngā mihi

Kim Waite


Guidelines for this are up on our school website. This week we encourage all our tamariki to start thinking about and planning what they will create.
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Mathematics Games

We have added another resource to the Maths Page on our website. The games have been designed to play in the class or at home with easy to read instructions or videos. Minimal equipment is required, usually only dice, cards or pen and paper is needed.


Your child's classroom teacher will be sending home information about how to login to this.

Tuesday 7th September: Room 1, 11.00, Room 2, 11.30, Room 4 12.00

Wednesday 8th September: Room 6 (Year 6) 11.00, Room 5 (Year 6) 11.30, Room 3 12.00

Thursday 9th September: Room 5 (Year 8) 10.30, Room 6 (Year 7), 11.00, Room 5 (Year 7), 11.30

Friday 10th September: Room 6 (Year 8), 11.00, Room 3, 12.00

Teachers will send further information about this via their weekly seesaw communication.

If we move to Alert Level 2 then the above zooms will not go ahead because we will be at school preparing for our return to school.


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Rawhitiroa Rural Cluster Cross Country

This event has been cancelled and we will hold a school cross country instead. Dates still to be confirmed.

Central and Taranaki Cross Country

We are awaiting alert level notifications before decisions will be made around these events.

Depending on what happens with alert levels we will try and hold a school cross country before the Central Cross Country.

Taranaki Trophy Finals/ Sevens/Rich Weir Cup/Road Relays

We are awaiting alert level notifications before decisions will be made about the above events. We will let you know when we know :)

We are still encouraging everyone to keep up their running fitness in preparation for the Central & Taranaki Cross Country.


BOT Scholarship examination

If you would like your child to sit the BOT Scholarship examination the closing date is Friday 17 September and the exam date will be 29 September commencing at 10am at Stratford High School.

Email the application forms directly to me at

RR Tyrer

Rural schools with students who live in the rural area can also apply for the RR Tyrer scholarship. Email the application forms directly to me at

Diane Lithgow

Principal’s PA

Stratford High School

PH: 06-765-6039 ext 702

If you would like an application form to complete the scholarships please email:


Rooms 1 - 2 - Recite a poem and Show and Tell.

Room 4 - Recite their pepeha and Show and Tell

Room 3 - Recite their pepeha and introduction to formal speech writing.

Year 5 -6 - Impromptu speech, recite their pepeha and write and present a formal speech

Preparation for speeches is a really good option for Home Learning whilst in lock down.

The date to present these has changed to the last 2 weeks of this term.


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Support Servcies

Helplines that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

  • Mental Health Crisis: 0800 800 717
  • Lifeline for counselling and support: 0800 543 354 or 0800 LIFELINE
  • Samaritans for confidential support for anyone who is lonely or in emotional distress: 0800 726 666
  • Depression Helpline to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions: 0800 111 757 or free text 4206
  • Healthline for advice from trained registered nurses: 0800 611 116
  • Suicide Prevention Helpline: 0508 828 865
  • Counselling Free Call or Text 1737.
Also available:

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