TCS Learner

Our Tokoroa Central School Learner Profile has been developed in collaboration with our Parents, Staff and Students

Tokoroa Central School – Learner Actions


Believe in yourself as a… Risk Taker – Whakariterite

Tangata Whai Matauranga

He tangata Whai Angitu

A seeker of knowledge

A seeker of excellence

Priority skills

Skills (What?)

Tools (How?)

I am confident

I challenge myself

I persevere

I give everything a go

  • Resilient
  • Perseverance
  • Confidence
  • The Learning Pit 
  • Strategies when I’m stuck wall  
  • Growth Mindset 


Believe in yourself as a… Collaborator – Mahi Tahi

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive

Priority skills

Skills (What?)

Tools (How?)

I am able to support and encourage others

I am an active listener

I discuss and share my ideas and opinions

I am a leader

  • Communicator
  • Team work
  • Leadership
  • Participation
  • Learning with my community
  • Think,pair,share
  • Team mini action plan
  • Roles and responsibilities 
  • Reciprocal reading
  • Talk buddies


Believe in yourself as a… Thinker – Māharahara/ Whakaaro    

Mā te rongo, ka mōhio, 

Mā te mōhio, ka mārama

Mā te māramaa ka mātau,

Mā te mātau ka ora.

From listening comes knowledge, from knowledge comes understanding, from understanding comes wisdom, from wisdom comes well-being.

Priority skills

Skills (What?)

Tools (How?)

I am a problem solver

I am creative

I am curious

I reflect

  • Creative
  • Critical thinking
  • Curious
  • Problem solving
  • Reflective
  • Investigate
  • Digital 
  • Venn diagram
  • Problem solving steps 
  • Questioning tools e.g. Thinker keys, fat and skinny questions 
  • Mind maps 
  • Brainstorm
  • Chromebooks/ I-Pads/ TV’s


Believe in yourself as a… Self Regulator – Manawa kai tūtae 

He toka tū moana

Stand steadfast no matter what.  

Like a rock continually battered by 

the sea.  Stay steadfast, unmoved in the 

way you act.  

Be there for others.

Priority skills

Skills (What?)

Tools (How?)

I learn from my mistakes

I am able to manage my time, resources and emotions

I can be independent

I win and lose graciously

  • Managing self
  • Independent
  • Winning and losing


  • C3B4Me
  • Modelling book/SC 
  • Class expectations
  • LI and SC
  • Exemplars and models
  • Emotion pictures/photos
  • Smiling mind

Tokoroa Central School – Graduate Profile 






  • Our akonga will show integrity through the choices they make.  
  • Our students have compassion and will respect uniqueness and diversity. They will be socially adept, empathetic, treating others with respect, tolerance and kindness.
  • Our akonga will strive to excel in all they do and will actively engage in all opportunities to learn. 
  • Our students’ positive attitude will support them to be successful both in and beyond school.
  • Our learners will take responsibility for maintaining their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. They will have a positive sense of who they are and will have the skills they need to manage conflict in a positive way.
  • Our learners will be kaitiaki of the environment and will show this in their everyday actions.
  • Our students will learn how to learn and will have the skills, tools and attitude to be a life long learner. 
  • Our akonga will thrive in the 21st century with digital, financial and technological skills.  
  • Our akonga will take an active role in their school and local community.
  •  Our students will celebrate the diversity of cultures in our school and local community
  • Our students will have an understanding of and an appreciation for the rich cultures (history, Language and traditions) that have shaped current NZ
  • By acknowledging the Treaty of Waitangi, we show this through daily use of Te Reo, the unique Kawa of our school which aligns with Raukawa Iwi
  • Our learners are Self Regulators. They know how to manage their own learning, and emotions. 
  • Our learners are Risk Takers. They look for challenge and are confident and resilient when the going gets tough.
  • Our students are Thinkers. They will be curious, critical and creative thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Our learners are Collaborators. They will know how to form and foster relationships so that they can learn from and with others. As communicators they are confident in a range of contexts and with a range of communication modes. 
  • Our akonga will meet their academic potential across the curriculum and celebrate their own progress and successes. 
  • Our students will be  learning through activities that are meaningful and relevant to them, driven by their interests, and often self-initiated with appropriate guidance from teachers.