Toko School Staff


Meet the Toko School Team

Kim Waite


Principal
Hi! I am Kim Waite.  It is my absolute pleasure to be the Principal at Toko School.  We have amazing students, the best staff, a wonderful community and a future focused Board of Trustees.  Ihave been the Principal of Toko School for coming up eight years. The opportunity to continually learn, make a positive contribution to the education of others and to see our students grow in many ways is extremely important to me and at the heart of what we do at Toko School. I grew up in Hawkes Bay and completed my Teaching Diploma at Palmerston North Teachers College and my Bachelor of Education at Massey Universtity.  Most recently I have completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Administration and Leadership at Massey University and am working towards completing my Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration.

Sasha Hancock


Associate Principal - Year 7 & 8 Teacher
Hi, I’m Sasha Hancock and I’m currently teaching Year 7 and 8. I began teaching at Toko School in 2013. Prior to that, I’ve taught in Australia, England and other Taranaki schools. I grew up in Christchurch and completed my teacher training at Christchurch Teachers College before heading overseas to teach and travel for 7 years. While overseas I met my husband, a local Toko boy, and we decided to come home and raise our two boys in Taranaki.  I enjoy incorporating technology into my classroom and seeing where it can take us and am passionate about ensuring students leave Toko School as confident, life-long learners who have the skills to be successful in life.  My areas of responsibilities include leading e-Learning, Literacy and Technology as Pastoral Care and Well-being. I am also the staff representative on the Board of Trustees.  

Rebecca Jury


Year 6 Teacher
Hi! I am Rebecca Jury and this year I am teaching Year 6 in Room 4. This will be my second year at Toko School and I’m looking forward to the year ahead. I grew up within our local rural community and have really settled back in after living abroad. I completed my Graduate Diploma of Teaching at Waikato University. After I completed my studies, I spent some time reliving throughout a number of schools in Stratford, Hawera and Inglewood. I then ventured off to England for 2 years on my big OE and taught in London. I absolutely love to travel and enjoy exploring and learning about new and different countries. Within my 2 years in England, I managed to visit around 34 different countries! I also enjoy sports and play as many as I can! I have also become the crazy bee lady at school and am loving the enviro journey the children and I are on with establishing our own hives.

Maree Stark


Part-Time Teacher
Hi. I am Maree Stark and I teach in Room 3, Year 5 and 6.  This is my 7th year at Toko School and I have really enjoyed the sense of community and the support that I have been given over the years.  I was born in Palmerston North and then moved to Fielding where I lived and raised my daughter, she is 28 with 2 children of her own.  I moved to Stratford to live with my husband Phil Stark 7 and a half years ago. I love reading, motorbikes, quilting and teaching children to love learning.

Alison Eagar


SENCO - Special Needs Education C0-ordinator
Hi. I’m Alison Eagar. I am the schools SENCO – Special Needs Education Co-ordinator. I have been a part of this vibrant school since 2010. I grew up in a small rural town of Te Kauwhata, North Waikato, spending all of my childhood on a dairy farm. I am the eldest of four, having a sister and twin brothers.  I now live in the Toko Community and am married with beautiful twin daughters. I spent four years at Hamilton Teachers College, completing my Bachelor of Education. After two years teaching I spent two and a half years on my big OE. I was based in London and travelled extensively. I have been teaching in the Stratford area since returning. My strengths in teaching revolve around literacy and physical education.

Sue Fergus


Associate Principal - Year 3 - 4 Teacher
Hi.  I am Sue Fergus. I grew up in Putaruru (in the Waikato), and for many years was a financial controller, after completing by Bachelor of Business Studies.  However I left this vocation, to do what I always wanted to do growing up – and that was to teach. I completed my teaching degree in Whangarei, back in 2001.  Since then have spent most of my years teaching juniors, although once I moved to Douglas/Toko in 2008, I  was the Sole Charge Principal at Makahu School for 5 years.  Since then, I have been teaching at Toko School in a part-time capacity and have now taken on a permanent position at the school.  I love teaching, it is my passion, and it makes me get out of bed with a bounce!

Jolynne Mancer


Year 2 Teacher
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Rebecca Bright


Year 1 Teacher
Hi, I am Rebecca Bright.  Hi all. I am Rebecca Bright and am very lucky to be the New Entrant teacher at Toko School.  I went to a small country primary school in the Manawatu and have always wanted to teach at a lovely country school. I am so fortunate to have found one with such a magnificent view!  I trained in Perth, Western Australia where I met my husband.  We have 4 children, 2 of whom are now enjoying Toko school.  We had been living in Marton for the last 10 years and have now relocated to the beautiful Taranaki.  I have taught New Entrants for most of my teaching career with some time in Kindergarten and also working as a parenting counsellor.  I love welcoming new children into school and supporting them to get off to a great start at school, to love learning and to be the best they can be.  

Annette Hinton


School Secretary

Treena Cullen


Support Staff

Karen Bellamy


Support Staff

Debbie Stone


Support Staff
 

Margaret Mason


Librarian

Anna Smith - Maternity Leave


Support Staff

Delwyn Taylor


School Cleaner