Measles Information for staff and parents - Q & A - 6th Sep 2019

Measles Information for staff and parents – Q & A
What are the symptoms?
The signs of measles are a cough, high fever, runny nose and sore red eyes. A few days later, a rash begins on the head and spreads across the body.
 
How do I know if I’m immune to measles?
To know that you are 99% immune to measles one or more of the following should apply to you:

  1. You have had two measles vaccines (MMR). You need to check your vaccination records in your Well Child (Plunket book) or your family doctor may have records. Please show your principal your vaccination record.
  2. OR you have been diagnosed with measles in the past, or have a blood test proving measles immunity
  3. OR you were born before 1969 as you are likely to have had measles as a child.
 
You are almost certainly protected from measles if one of the above applies and will not need to be isolated if you come into contact with someone with measles.
 
I’ve only had one MMR – do I have to get another vaccination?
To ensure you are 99% protected against measles, it is important to have a second MMR as this vaccine also protects against mumps and rubella. Whilst one MMR does offer 95% of people immunity, it still provides gaps in our community coverage against measles, which puts vulnerable people like new born babies and people with compromised immune systems (e.g. having cancer treatment) at high risk.
 
Why do I (or my child) have to stay at home in isolation?
If you are developing measles, staying home stops it spreading to others and making them unwell.
 
What does isolation mean?
It means staying home away from others. Do not go to work, school, group or social activities, sports, or public places like movie theatres, shopping malls, supermarkets and other food markets. Do not use public transport or visit friends or family. Avoid being in the same room as people who are not immune to measles.
 
What if I or my child feel worse or have symptoms, and need to go to a doctor again?
If you need to see a doctor, phone the medical centre or after-hours clinic before going there and tell them you (or your child) may have measles. When you arrive, you must be isolated and not sit in the waiting room.
 
My child hasn’t been in the same classroom as a measles case. Are they still at risk?
If your child has been in the same class, room or space as the person with measles while they were infectious, then your child will have been exposed. If your child is not in the same class, even though they may have been in the same classroom afterwards or in the same hall or playground, the risk is much lower. The school is not asking you to keep your child at home, but do watch for symptoms, particularly if they are not vaccinated. We also ask you to check that they are vaccinated.
 
 
 
I don’t have any proof that I have been vaccinated– what do I do?
If you have been exposed to measles but are younger than 50 years, and if your doctor cannot confirm you have been vaccinated or had measles, you may be asked to stay home for the isolation period. Please get vaccinated when you are out of isolation.
 
If my child has been exposed to measles, do I have to tell others?
You do not need to tell anyone else that your child may be developing measles and is in isolation, unless your child is confirmed as having the virus. Only then will you need to inform the school, and then any family and social contacts.
 
I’m pregnant or have a weak immune system – am I at risk?
Pregnant women who haven’t been vaccinated, and anyone with a weakened immune system, are at greater risk of measles complications. They or their caregiver should ask their doctor or lead maternity carer for advice.
 

Scholarships - 28th Mar 2019

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Chromebooks 2019 - 21st Jan 2019

Chromebooks 2019
The chromebooks will continue to be a tool used to support student learning. Students from all levels will be issued a chromebook that becomes theirs to use at school and at home during the school year. The costings for the hire of the chromebooks next year will be the same as this year – $40 per year for Year 7 students and $80 per year for all other students, with a maximum of $120 per family. Each student will pay $20 at the beginning of the year to secure a chromebook and the balance of the payment is to be paid by the beginning of Term 2.
This year there will also be a $50 bond for each chromebook, to be paid at the beginning of the year. This will be re-paid when the chromebook is returned to the school, if there has been no damage to the chromebook during the year.

School Uniform - 10th Jan 2019

SCHOOL UNIFORM

The new uniform is compulsory for all 2019 year 7 and year 12/13 students.
Students from other year levels (year 8, 9, 10 & 11) can choose to remain in their current uniform or change to the new uniform but can not have a mix of old and new uniform.

NZ Uniforms Pop-up Shop
These are planned for Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 January from 10.00am – 3.00pm at school. 
The uniforms can also be purchased through the website or at the NZ Uniforms shop at 124 Crawford Street, Dunedin.

The PTA uniform shop will also be open on 22 and 23 January for parent who wish to purchase any of the old uniform.

Stationery List for 2019 - 18th Dec 2018

Stationery List for 2019 Years 7/8

Year 9

Year 10

Years 11/12/13

Prize Giving 2018 - 14th Dec 2018

Prize Giving 2018

TOKOMAIRIRO HIGH SCHOOL 2018 PRIZE LIST
12th December 2018

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Year 13

Oliver Blackbourn (diligence in drama and gateway),
Rhys Davie (first in digital technology, mathematics with calculus, Jean Littlejohn Prize in mathematics, diligence in chemistry, physics, English and mathematics with calculus),
Zamira de Montgomery (first in horticulture),
Rebecca Hutton (first in workshop technology, diligence in geography and horticulture),
Anna Jordan (first in biology, English and distance learning, diligence in digital technology),
Jorjah Mason-Waru (diligence in applied mathematics),
Laura Scanlan (first in mathematics with statistics, geography, biology, chemistry and physics, diligence in biology and mathematics with statistics, Reid Memorial Prize for science, and Zonta Prize for excellence in science & mathematics),
George Philps (first in food technology),
Jess Thin (first in physical education & health, diligence in geography, physical education & health),
Ryan Weatherall (Rosslyn Art Gallery trophy for excellence in the visual arts),
Reuben Wilson (first in applied mathematics and geography)

Year 12

Kelsey Carter (first in horticulture),
Leven Coulter-Butler (diligence in physical education),
Josh Cross (diligence in digital technology),
Kellan Crowie (first in art, diligence in mathematics),
Kaleb Fegan (first in biology),
Alicia Gillies (first in applied mathematics and physical education),
Shaydn Mason (first in visual media communication, diligence in art and applied mathematics),
Grace Michelle (first in English and drama, diligence in English and biology),
Josh Phillips (first in mathematics and workshop technology),
Krishneel Pratap (first in chemistry and physics, diligence in chemistry and physics),
Clara Scoon (first in physics),
Richard Scott (first in digital technology),
Laura Wilkinson (first in gateway, diligence in gateway and horticulture)

Year 11

Meg Clark (first in horticulture),
Callum Davie (Agnes & John Littlejohn prize for first in mathematics, first in physical education and science, diligence in digital technology),
Jacob Gillies (Mainland Fasteners prize for first in workshop technology),
Harry Greer (first in gateway and agricultural science),
Ben Hutton (first in horticulture),
Nicole Keen (first in agricultural science, diligence in English),
Paige Mackie (diligence in gateway),
Aiden Mallon (diligence in applied mathematics and horticulture),
Kaitlyn Mathieson (first in applied mathematics),
Joseph Mills (first in digital technology),
Mereana Phillips (first in Maori studies),
Annabelle Philps (Fowler Art and Craft Trophy for first in art),
Regan Roxburgh (diligence in food technology),
Tarryn Roxburgh (first in English and geography, CWI prize for first in food technology, diligence in English, geography, physical education and mathematics),
Heather West (first in English, geography and humanities, diligence in English, geography, mathematics and science, Rosslyn trophy for the most improved student in year 11 art),

Year 10

Mia Flannery (first in English, art, food technology and health, diligence in mathematics),
Morganne-Lee Greene (first in physical education, diligence in English),
Holly Griffin (first in French, diligence in French),
Alena Johnston (first in science, social studies and digital technology, diligence in food technology),
Angus Lloyd (first in workshop technology, diligence in physical education),
Myckaella Mesquita Mapurunga (diligence in food technology and workshop technology),
Kunaal Pratap (first in music and mathematics, diligence in science and social studies),
Darrien Schaaf (first in drama),
Baylee Weatherall (diligence in health and art)

Year 9

Seth Black (first in English, mathematics, art, graphics and science, diligence in workshop technology),
Nova Carey-Mount (diligence in science, health and digital technology),
Nic Clark (diligence in music),
Anna Clarke (diligence in mathematics and graphics)
Alex Cox-Herring (first in English and music, diligence in science),
Nathan Davie (first in mathematics, digital technology and science),
Shannon De Seymour (first in physical education and horticulture, diligence in social studies),
Isaac Herbert (diligence in social studies and physical education),
Ben Lister (first in social studies and workshop technology, diligence in science and physical education),
Angie May (first in health and drama),
Ally-Mae Michelle (first in health and food technology, diligence in art)

Year 8

Ryan Clark (first in digital technology, diligence in French and physical education),
Jor’jah De Seymour (first in music and Maori),
Bella Gordon-Glassford (first in English, art, French and social studies),
Toby Greene (diligence in soft materials technology),
Lucy Greer (first in mathematics),
Jenna Griffin (first in science, Maori and health, diligence in English, music and workshop technology),
Anna McClean (first in workshop technology, diligence in health),
Millar McElrea (first in workshop technology),
Zoe McElrea (first in English, Maori, social studies, science, art, French, soft materials technology and health, Littlejohn prize for first in mathematics, diligence in digital technology and music),
Erin Willis (first in physical education and soft materials technology, diligence in art),
Renee Willis (first in science and physical education, diligence in mathematics, science, art, French, Maori, soft materials technology and music)

Year 7

Meela Cockburn (first in health, diligence in science),
Phoenix Dobson (diligence in French and music),
Sarah Edwards (first in Maori),
Sebastian Gaudin (diligence in digital technology and soft materials technology),
Amy Hill (diligence in mathematics, Maori and music),
Matt Hutton (first in music, diligence in English, social studies and physical education),
Holley Jeffery (diligence in English, social studies and mathematics),
Murphy Lister (first in English, diligence in social studies and French),
Wyatt Mallon (first in science and physical education),
Connor Milburn (first in English, science and mathematics),
Jacob Murray (diligence in science and mathematics),
Tane Nichol (first in mathematics, diligence in French),
Samuel Norman (first in physical education),
Kaylee-May Phillips (first in social studies, French and health, diligence in art and Maori),
Vinnie Tawhiti (first in digital technology and French),
Makayla Wills (first in social studies, Maori, art, French and music, diligence in physical education and health)

 

SPORTS AWARDS

Brooke Anthony (most improved junior hockey player – years 7 - 9),
Sam Brown (senior boys athletics champion, most valuable boy touch player),
Meg Clark (most valuable girl touch player),
Nic Clark (intermediate boys swimming champion),
Levin Coulter-Butler (most valuable senior boy hockey player),
Sarah Edwards (minor girls cross country champion),
Johnny Fegan (minor boys athletics, cross country and swimming champion),
Kaleb Fegan (senior boys swimming champion),
Atiya Fraser (intermediate girls athletics champion),
Morganne-Lee Greene (most valuable junior touch player – Y10 and below, intermediate girls swimming champion, Bruce Cup for best all round junior hockey player),
Alicia Gillies (senior girls swimming champion),
Holly Griffin (intermediate girls cross country and swimming champion, most valuable senior girl hockey player)
Jared Hayes (intermediate boys athletics champion and senior boys cross country champion),
Izzy Kelcher (minor girls athletics champion), Jade Kyle (junior merit netball),
Jorjah Mason-Waru (senior girls athletics champion, senior merit netball, most consistent netball player at SISS netball tournament),
Millar McElrea (junior boys athletics, cross country and swimming champion, most valuable year 7/8 touch player),
Conner Phillips (intermediate boys cross country champion),
Regan Roxburgh (senior girls cross country champion),
Molly Smith (junior girls athletics and cross country champion),
Erin Willis (junior girls swimming champion),
Heather West (Milton Cup for the most improved senior hockey player),
Makayla Wills (minor girls swimming champion),  
 

CULTURAL AWARDS

Oliver Blackbourn (senior music prize, contribution to school drama production),
Bella Gordon-Glassford (year 8 speech prize),
Ben Pepper (Rotary Senior Oratory prize for excellence in speaking, Catherine Weir Mana Award for excellence in kapa haka),
Grace Michelle (literary award, senior music prize),
Makayla Wills (year 7 speech prize, Anderton Prize for the most promising musician)

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Ransome Awards for diligence and progress not otherwise recognised:
Year 7 - Holley Jeffery, Jacob Murray;
Year 8 - Toby Greene, Anna McClean;
Year 9 - Ally-Mae Michelle

Junior Diploma Awards:
Makayla Wills, Murphy Lister (Year 7);
Zoe McElrea, Renee Willis (Year 8);
Seth Black, Ben Lister (Year 9);
Mia Flannery, Morganne-Lee Greene (Year 10)

Bronson Blackbourn (Outstanding Achievement Award, Ruth Robins Community Award for outstanding contribution & involvement in school & wider community, University of Otago leaders of tomorrow scholarship),
Harley Butler (Lions Trophy for junior boys citizenship),
Rhys Davie (University of Otago leaders of tomorrow scholarship, academic diligence cup, proxime accessit),
Mia Flannery (Lions Trophy for junior girls citizenship, Duffy Memorial prize for best all round pupil – junior school),
Jared Hayes (best all round sportsman),
Rebecca Hutton (Rotary tertiary study award, Brian Buschl Carpe Diem Award for student who makes the most of opportunities, J B Roy Prize for student who best fulfils the school motto – learning, self-control courtesy,),
Anna Jordan (principal’s leadership award, University of Otago leaders of tomorrow scholarship, Dickinson Citizenship Shield for senior girls citizenship, proxime accessit),
Claire Lockerbie (Alice Baird sustainability award),
Jorjah Mason-Waru (best all round sportswoman,
Whakatutukipono Maori Award - Korowai),
Ben Pepper (Whakatutukipono Maori Award – Mere),
George Philps (University of Otago 150th entrance scholarship),
Laura Scanlan (dux, Vollwiler Family Trust scholarship for tertiary study, A & P Agricultural Society tertiary education scholarship),
Jess Thin (Otago Polytechnic principal’s scholarship award),
Reuben Wilson (principal’s leadership award, Dickinson Citizenship Shield for senior boys citizenship, J B Roy Prize for student who best fulfils the school motto – learning, self-control, courtesy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarships available to School Leavers 2018 - 15th Oct 2018

Scholarships Available to School Leavers 2018
The following scholarships are available for students to apply.  Please email your applications to Mrs Sim or hand them in to the school office. Applications for these scholarships must be received by Tuesday 30 October
The recipients will be announced at Prizegiving on 12 December 2018.

Otago Polytechnic School Principal’s Leadership Scholarship

  • must be attending Otago Polytechnic in 2019
  • $1500 per year towards course fees (for 3 years for a multi-year course)
 
Vollweiler Family Trust Scholarship
  • $1000 towards for a tertiary course in 2019
 
Rotary Club of Milton Tertiary Education Scholarship
  • $2000 for a student’s first year of study at a tertiary institution in 2019
 
Tokomairiro A & P Society AGRICULTURAL TERTIARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
  • $1000 for any pupil of Tokomairiro High School who chooses to follow a course at any Agricultural Tertiary Education Institution, ie, University, Polytechnics, etc.
 
There is more information about these scholarships, along with instructions for applying, on links below.

Otago Polytechnic Scholarship

Vollweiler Family Trust Scholarship

Rotary Club of Milton Scholarship

Tokomairiro A & P Society Scholarship
 

 

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