School Communication

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RSV Virus Fact Sheet

Fri Jul 09 09:37am

We have been contacted by the Southern District Health Board regarding the RSV virus that is hitting the country. I have attached the information sheet and we ask that if your child/ren are feeling unwell or have any of these symptoms then please keep them at home. We will be sending children home today that we feel should be at home.
Symptoms usually include: Runny nose, cough, fever, sneezing, sore throat and headache.

RSV Fact Sheet

Final Assembly for Term

Thu Jul 08 02:05pm

Come and join us for our final Assembly for the term this Friday starting at 1.45pm.  Come through Office and sign in on way through.

Please remember to tell the Office if your child/ren won’t be on the bus on Friday afternoon.

Technology next term on Wednesday’s.

Mon Jul 05 11:00am

Technology starts up again for our Year 7 & 8 students in Term three.  This will be on Wednesday’s starting on 28th July (first Wednesday back).  Students to be at school before 8.05am.  

There is no canteen service this year so remember to pack lunch and snacks.


Normal hours resume start of Term three

Mon Jul 05 10:08am

Reminder that normal hours resume at the start of Term three (26th July). Buses will be running on normal time ( fifteen minutes earlier than with winter hours). School starts at 8.45am and finishes at 2.30pm.

Matariki Celebration buses

Fri Jul 02 12:59pm

Just a reminder that if you are coming to the Matariki Celebrations this afternoon, please let Marylyn know if your child/ren will be off the bus.  Many thanks to those that have already let us know.

Matariki Celebrations tomorrow

Thu Jul 01 03:23pm

Matariki Celebrations are tomorrow and we would love for you to join us.

You are welcome to join the classrooms where we will have Hokonui Runanga and some of our local experts here teaching the children about Matariki.  This will be from 9.45am then we will be having a lovely lunch, provided by our Home and School for those that have ordered, at 12.45pm,  following this, the children will be sharing their learning of Matariki.

You are welcome to come during the morning or just join us for lunch.

Reminder Home and School AGM tonight

Tue Jun 29 10:02am

The Home and School’s AGM is on tonight at 7.30pm in the school Library.  It would be great to see a good turn out at this.

Apologies to Glenda Watson 021 299 6335

Acting Principal Term 3

Mon Jun 28 03:43pm

Please find attached a notice on our acting Principal for next term.

Relief Principal Term 3

John Parson’s Caregiver Session today at 1pm

Mon Jun 28 12:15pm

This in an invaluable session for caregivers on how to keep their child and themselves safe while using technology.

Come and join us at 1.00pm in the school library (heaters are on so it’s lovely and warm) for an informative session.

John Parsons Caregiver Session – Monday 28th June 1.00pm in School Library

Thu Jun 24 10:27am

John Parsons is a well known guru on internet safety and we are lucky enough to have him come to Tokanui School on Monday 28th June.  He will be talking to the children in the morning but is holding a caregiver session at 1.00pm in our Library.  This is well worth attending to hear how to keep our children and ourselves safe while on the internet.

Absences and end of day plans

Mon Jun 21 10:45am

Please text in any changes to your child’s pick up today by 11:30am, where possible.  Thank you as this will be helpful for us with staff away this afternoon to attend Marylyn’s mum’s funeral.

Assembly today

Fri Jun 18 12:09pm

Assembly today is at 2pm.  If you are taking your children home after assembly it would be helpful if you could text your after school arrangements in to the office by 1pm.  Otherwise please let me know at the office on your way to assembly.



Home and School AGM

Thu Jun 17 02:12pm

The Home and School AGM will be held on Tuesday 29th June at 7:30pm in the school library.  All caregivers are welcome.  Apologies to Glenda Watson. Please come along and support our school.

Moffett Cup Practise Years 3-8

Tue Jun 15 09:54am

Reminder that Moffett Cup practise starts this Thursday 17th June from 1.45pm – 2.45pm.  Please send children with appropriate gear for their sport (if unsure what sport they are playing ask them). Rugby boots, mouthguards for rugby; gymshoes for netball.  Gumboots are not suitable.

Moffett Cup is only for Years 3-8.


Cross Country tomorrow

Thu Jun 10 08:27pm

Reminder that Cross Country is tomorrow (Friday) at Woodlands.  Wear Tokanui school shirt and take layers of warm clothes to change into and a change of footwear.

All info on the pink slip that came home last week.

Sausage Sizzle

Tue Jun 08 10:14am

Thursday 10th June there will be a Sausage sizzle available at lunchtime. $2 per sausage with bread and sauce. Orders of correct money in a named envelope need to be handed into the office by Wednesday 9am. If you have any questions please contact Stacey. 0272469695

Winter Hours

Mon Jun 07 07:06pm

Winter Hours.  Starting on Tuesday 8th June until 9th July, school will start at 9am and the school day will finish at 2:45pm.

Winter Hours

Thu Jun 03 11:10am

Winter Hours.  Starting on Tuesday 8th June until 9th July, school will start at 9am and the school day will finish at 2:45pm.

Deep Cove returnees

Mon May 31 02:37pm

Our Deep Cove campers are due to return home approximately 4.30pm this afternoon.

Deep Cove Camp

Wed May 26 01:24pm

Just a reminder to those going on Camp tomorrow that you have to be here at school by 6.30am and if you haven’t already delivered your baking and tea towels bring them with you and pop them into the Library.  

Quizz Raffle tomorrow night

Tue May 25 10:19am

Just a wee reminder as per notice that went out last week. Please donate one raffle prize per child for this week’s Tokanui Home and School Quiz. Items can be dropped off to school by Wednesday 2:30pm or to the Tokanui Tavern by 7:30pm. 

Recycled Card and Plastic

Fri May 21 03:38pm

Teams Kikorangi and Kowhai are looking for recycled card and plastic for next Friday’s art project with Janet De Wagt.  There creations will be displayed at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery.

If you can help out, please send recyclables to school before Friday 28th May.

Assembly today @ 1.45pm

Fri May 21 11:07am

Reminder – Assembly is being held today at 1.45pm.  Please come through Office and sign in.  Remember to tell Marylyn if your children won’t be on bus this afternoon.

All welcome

Tokanui School in Advocate

Mon May 17 05:19pm

Please follow this link to find out the latest things happening at Tokanui in the Advocate.

Please support the Tokanui Tavern and Bistro

Tokanui School Advocate

Tokanui School is in the latest Advocate.

Mon May 17 03:04pm

Follow this link to see Tokanui School in the latest Advocate:

 Thanks to Tokanui Tavern who have agreed to sponsor all of our pages this year.

Please support the local Tavern and Bistro.



Tokanui School Advocate

Advocate – Tokanui Page

Sausage Sizzle – Friday 14th May

Wed May 12 10:29am

If you’d like to order a sausage sizzle for your child/ren for lunch on Friday the 14th May, please have the correct amount of money in a named envelope to the office by 9am Thursday. $2 per sausage with bread and sauce.

Teachers Only day – Tuesday 11th May

Mon May 10 04:08pm

Reminder that Tuesday 11th May is Teacher Only Day so no students to come on this day as there will be no supervision for them.

School as normal Wednesday 12th May

Clothes Swap

Mon May 10 11:01am

Team Karaka will be holding a clothes swap starting Monday 17th May and running until Friday 21th May in Kākāriki.

Parents can come and pick some clothes during the day, it will also be open on Tuesday and Friday after school. 

If you wish your child to have a look through and pick some clothes please send a reusable bag for them to put the clothes into.

If anyone has clothes that they would like to donate to the swap please send along to school by Friday 14th May.


Reminder: Dress up in Camo Day this Friday 7th May

Tue May 04 12:31pm


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Our School App is what we use for general School Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit and absence and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Tokanui School in the search bar in the app.

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