School Communication

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Home and School meeting tonight – 7.00pm in school Library. All welcome. Apologies to Glenda Watson

Mon Jun 27 02:13pm


Tue Jun 21 09:40am

Matariki, Unfortunately due to not having enough numbers we will not be performing at this on Friday.

We will be however performing at Polyfest later next term.

Due to Mr Hayes having another commitment tomorrow (Monday) there won’t be any music lessons for those registered. He’ll be back next week.

Sun Jun 19 06:42pm

Netball and Rugby practice cancelled today so all children will be home as normal unless you contact the Office before 12.00pm.

Tue Jun 14 10:12am

Wheels Day tomorrow – Friday – Bring your wheels.

Thu Jun 09 05:31pm

Wheels Day Fridays – Starting June 10th

Fri Jun 03 10:24am

We are having Wheels Day Fridays starting on Friday 10th June. The bus company has kindly allowed us to bring scooters or skateboards to school on the bus as a trial if they are held by the children and not rolling around in the bus. If they feel it is becoming a health and safety hazard with them on the buses then this will not be allowed. All children need a helmet, no helmet no ride.

There will be storage available for scooters or skateboards in the gym if they want to leave them at school. This will be locked at the end of the day.


Winter Hours Survey Results

Thu Jun 02 01:18pm

Winter hours survey results
Thank you for the huge response we have received in regards to Winter hours. We received 79.4% responses from our families.

The results are in and are as follows:
44.4% are in favour of not having Winter hours
22.2% are in favour of having Winter hours
33.3% don’t mind either way

From these results we will NOT be continuing with Winter hours. School will start and finish at normal times.

Thank you very much

Tina McMullen

Our school landline is down and maybe still out tomorrow. Any messages please text the school phone on 022 4676208. Thank you

Wed Jun 01 03:56pm

Winter Hours Survey needs to be in before 12 noon Thursday

Wed Jun 01 12:29pm

You will all have received the Survey via your emails, if not check your SPAM folder.  These need to be back before 12 noon tomorrow so we can collate them and let the bus company and families know the outcome.  No late responses can be accepted.


Winter Hours Survey

Tue May 31 02:56pm

School families will have received an email from us in regard to filling out a winter hour survey with a link to click on.  Please fill this out before Thursday 2nd June.  Sorry for the quick time turn around but the term has got away on us. 

Netball Practise cancelled this afternoon so all children will be sent home on buses as usual unless we hear from you.

Tue May 24 02:05pm

Quiz Raffle this week 25th May – School Families

Mon May 23 02:48pm

Quiz starts up this Wednesday (25th May) and the first and last week is traditionally when the School families donate quiz items for the Quiz.  These can range from home baking, pantry items (please check expiry date), toiletries, fresh vegetables.

Families are asked to supply one raffle item per school child and these can be dropped off at the Tavern before 7.30pm Wednesday or into the School Office before 2.00pm Wednesday.  All money raised from the raffle goes to the Home and School.  Patrons of the Quiz generally support a well turned out raffle table so the more we give, the more we get.

Book Bus Monday 23rd May at School.

Sun May 22 07:09pm

No Netball tonight so everyone will be home on bus as normal unless Marylyn hears from you.

Fri May 20 10:13am

Athletics today from 11am. Let Office know if your child/ren won’t be requiring the bus in the afternoon. Mad Cow coffee here from 11.30.

Wed May 18 10:04am

Happenings this week…..

Mon May 16 07:23pm

School Athletics starts at 11am. Whanau are welcome to attend. We have a sausage sizzle (pre-order your sausage on Tuesday by bringing $2 in a named envelope to the office) and the coffee cart will be here from 11.30am.

On Friday we have Pink Shirt Day raising money for Anti-Bullying, bring a gold coin donation and wear a pink shirt. Assembly is at 2pm, whanau also welcome to attend.

Athletics – Wednesday 18th May

Sun May 15 07:30pm

You will all have received a paper copy at the end of last week regarding Athletics on Wednesday.  There will be a sausage sizzle but these do need to be preordered.  $2.00 in a named envelope (with quantity of sausages required) and the correct amount of money to be sent to the Office before Tuesday 9.00am for ordering.

There will also be Mad Cow coffee available.

It’s such a pleasure to be able to open up the school again for visitors so we hope to see you on Wednesday to cheer on our students.

Reminder-Teacher/Caregiver Conferences this Monday.

Fri May 13 10:33am

Spaces are booking up fast so just a reminder that if you want to meet a teacher then book a space.These conferences will be held on Monday 16th May from 3.00 to 7.30pm.

Click on link to get taken to Interview booking.Teacher/Parent conference

Code 8bfts

or contact Marylyn to make a booking.



Our water filtering system is now fixed so water is OK to drink.

Thu May 12 11:56am

Reminder-Teacher/Caregiver Conferences. Spaces are booking up fast so just a reminder that if you want to meet a teacher then book a space.

Wed May 11 10:01am

These conferences will be held on Monday 16th May from 3.00pm – 7.30pm

To make a booking then please go to 

School Interviews – Tokanui School

Code: 8bfts

Or alternatively, ring Marylyn at the Office and she will organise a timeslot for you.

Breakfast Club starts again this Monday, 9th May

Sun May 08 07:02pm

Our breakfast club will be available every morning from this Monday 9th May in Team Kakariki from 8.30am.

Farewell Assembly for Mrs Andrews tomorrow (Friday 6th May) at 2.00pm. All welcome.

Thu May 05 05:14pm

Children to bring own water bottles until further notice

Thu May 05 02:01pm

Due to a problem with our filter system can children please bring their own water bottles until further notice.

Camo Day this Friday 6th May

Thu May 05 02:00pm

It’s dress in camo (camouflage) day this Friday 6th May in time for this weekends start of duck shooting season.  There will be a duck calling competition as well.  

Caregiver/Teacher Conferences

Wed May 04 10:07am

These conferences will be held on Monday 16th May from 3.00pm – 7.30pm

To make a booking then please go to 

School Interviews – Tokanui School

Code: 8bfts

Or alternatively, ring Marylyn at the Office and she will organise a timeslot for you.


Reminder – netball practice after school. Please let Office know if your child/ren don’t require the bus.

Tue May 03 10:01am

Please let Office know if your child is staying after school for netball practice on Tuesdays. If we don’t hear then children will be sent home on bus as usual.


Staff Changes

Mon May 02 02:17pm

Friday 6th May will be Mrs Andrews last day at Tokanui School.  Mrs M is covering Team Kikorangi this week.

We welcome Stacey Lewis to our team from Monday 9th May.  Miss Lewis will be teaching in Team Kikorangi.

Music with Mr Hayes restarts this Monday 2nd May

Sun May 01 12:04pm

Music lessons (for those registered) will start up again this Monday, 2nd May.  There are a couple of spaces available if your child is interested in learning music from Steven.  If interested contact him on 03 2468 446.

NB: There will be no music lesson on 9th May.

Camo Day – come dressed in Camo for duck shooting on Friday 6 May. There will be a duck calling competition too!

Thu Apr 28 12:43pm

Orange setting and what it means for Tokanui School

Thu Apr 14 02:40pm

Kia ora Whanau,

Yesterday the Government announced the move to Orange and it is important we give you an update on what this means for our school.

At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19.

At Orange, students aged 12 and above are still required to wear a face mask on school or public transport.

We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick. 

We are looking forward to a few less restrictions and returning to school life that is a bit closer to normal. 

Nga mihi

Tina McMullen Principal

Wednesday 13th April – Last day of term (PJ & tog day)

Tue Apr 12 11:10am

PJ Day – dress in your fav PJ’s and bring your togs for the last day of term.

Any changes to buses or messages for Wednesday (13th April) please be in by 12.15pm Wednesday as Mrs Hayes is away on this day.

Teacher only day on Thursday so no students to come on this day as there will be no supervision for them or buses running.

Have a lovely holiday break.

Last day of term is PJ Day

Fri Apr 08 03:25pm

To celebrate the last day of term and to have some fun, we are having a pyjama day on Wednesday 13th April.  Dress in your fav pyjamas to come to school.

Athletics Postponement

Fri Apr 08 09:54am

We were to hold our school athletics next Tuesday but we’ve looked at the weather forecast which is not favourable and also because Covid is still prevalent at this time, we have made the decision to postpone the school Athletics until Week 2 of Term 2.  This will also mean that we can have parents/caregivers onsite to support their child/ren.  Look out for more details at the start of next term.

School Update this week….We welcome all Team Kikorangi and Kowhai back at school this week! We can’t wait to see your smiley faces!

Sun Apr 03 03:19pm

RAT tests available

Thu Mar 31 10:52am

We have RAT tests available for symptomatic children that parents can pick up from the Office to test symptomatic children at home. 

Parents will be rung to come collect their children if they should display symptoms at school.  You will be given RAT tests to take home with you at this time.

Please phone Office first to make a time if you are wanting to pick up a RAT test.


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