Kia Orana, Talofa Lava, Malo e Lelei, Goeie Dag, Ni Hao, Namaste,
Senior exams will occur
next week. These exams will provide our students with the chance of
obtaining further NCEA credits as well as gaining much needed
practise for their external exams which will be held later this
year. We ask all parent/caregivers to please encourage your child
to attend all of their exams. To further support student
achievement, extra study classes will continue through this term
and next term. I want to emphasise that
our staff are very committed towards improving academic outcomes
for our students. Teachers work with students offering them as many
opportunities as possible to achieve. We encourage all students to
engage in the extra tutorials that staff offer outside of their
regular teaching programmes.
Last week, we were pleased
to host year 8 students and their parents on our Open Day. We would
like to thank each of them for taking the opportunity to view what
Tokoroa High School has to offer. Our senior staff are available to
discuss any queries that any of you may have. Feel free to contact
our front office to make an appointment to meet.
Searching for methods of
improving the educational outcomes, not only of future and current
students, but also for that of former students, has always been a
goal of Tokoroa High School. We as a school, feel strongly in the
notion of life-long learning and ‘Qualifications
For All’. As a strategy to
re-engage students in secondary education, we encourage former
students who are currently not in employment or involved in
tertiary study to pursue options that might be available at Tokoroa
High School as of next year. This may include vocational pathways.
This year, we have several examples of students who have returned
to continue their education, some for brief periods and others as
long term students.
- A year 13 student from
2012 enrolled for three weeks at the start of this year to complete
NCEA level 3 assessments that enabled him to gain entry into the NZ
- A small group of students
enrolled in February to continue NCEA 3 studies up until their
tertiary courses began in mid-March.
- Two students who left
school at year 12 level in 2010, returned to full-time studies this
- Students enrolled in
part-time studies whilst continuing with their part-time
Parent Unit (Pa Harakeke) was set up to provide educational
opportunities for young parents and several are enrolled in this
We believe that our
flexible approach towards developing programmes of learning is
fundamental to achieving successful outcomes.
Wishing everyone all the
best – nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.