Category Archives: Blog


U.Learn 2015


Over the school holidays all the staff attended U.Learn 2015 in Auckland.  Over 1800 educators attended this conference from across New Zealand and Australia.   This conference was structured around three key  themes that focused on teaching and learning:  Collaborate, Innovate and Educate. Themes ULearn15 uses three key over-arching themes that focus on aspects of learning […]

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Jones Cup 2015


Jones Cup was another very successful day. It was great to have all our Rural Cluster Schools at Toko School for the day. Congratulations to our winning teams. Year 3 – 4 Netball: Midhirst Bears & Eastern Districts/Rawhitiroa Year 5 – 6 Netball: Toko Pulse Year 7 – 8 Netball: Midhirst/Pembroke Tigers Year 3 – […]

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Josh Williams & Derek McCormack: The higher education debate


An interesting read as we think about the future for our children: http://m.nzherald.co.nz/education/news/article.cfm?c_id=35&objectid=11481535

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Board of Trustees Meeting 23 June


Last night, at our Board of Trustees meeting, we were lucky enough to have Kelvin Squire join us to share in a discussion about the future of education and Boards of Trustees. We watched the following clip by Sir Ken Robinson called – “Changing Education Paradigms”. If you have 11 minutes it is well worth […]

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Modern Learning Environments


Modern Learning Environments What we know about learning has increased dramatically over the past 20 years through new research into the brain and student learning.  As a result schools are becoming a place a lot different to what you or I experienced when we were at school. We now know that quality learning is a […]

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Maths Professional Development 29 April 2015


Raewyn Gainsford from Cognition Education is working with our staff this year around the talk we use in our Maths lessons.  On Wednesday 29 April Raewyn modeled in our classes.  Initially Raewyn met with the staff and shared the BIG MATHEMATICAL IDEAS she wanted to explore with the class.  Then we unpacked her planning for […]

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Anzac day Commemorations at Toko School


With all of New Zealand preparing for the centennial ANZAC Day commemorations last Saturday, our students have also paid tribute to the service men and women who sacrificed so much for our country in WWI, WWII and beyond. Toko School held a  Service at School on Tuesday lead by our Year 7 & 8 students.  This […]

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Taranaki’s Toko School Collaborates


It is great to see Toko School featured in the June issue of the New Zealand Principals Magazine. To view the article please click on the link below: http://www.nzpf.ac.nz/sites/default/files/NZP_T2_2014_web.pdf    

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Toko School Features in the Tarnaki Farming Lifestyle Magazine


Toko School features in this months issue of Taranaki Farming Lifestyle. To view click on the link below: http://issuu.com/nsmm/docs/tfl_jan_2015

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