“Stars Teina has taught me to be confident in what I do. I have learnt that my opinion matters, my voice is important, and to speak up when I don’t or do agree with something.” – Stars Teina Student, Tokoroa Intermediate School


“On behalf of Tokoroa Intermediate, I want to commend you for the outstanding Star Teina programme that was implemented in our Kura which targeted Y7 & Y8 students.  As a classroom teacher, I found that the program aligned with our values that are not only integral to our school but vital for success across our tauira.   My students enjoyed the vivacity of the leaders, the great energizers and the relevant mahi that was shared.  I saw my students take risks within an environment that championed them.  Thank you again for your outstanding insight to fill a niche that our Y7 & Y8 students need and benefit from.”Principal, Tokoroa Intermediate School


“Having been involved with the Stars Teina Programme since it was introduced at Tokoroa Intermediate, I have been impressed with the quality and relevance  of the programme for students at this age. I enjoy following up the lessons and reinforcing the values taught in my daily programmes. My students will often make connections between what is taught during their sessions and with what we are doing in our class as I feel capitalising on the teachable moment is very important. Our current facilitators, Santana and Pheylan, have been a credit to your programme with their enthusiasm and genuine concern for the students. Their interactions  within the wider school community are positive and respectful, not easy as the staff here range in age from beginning teachers  to someone  like myself who is well into retirement years!  I will miss being involved with these two fantastic facilitators and wish them well in all future endeavours.” – Kitty Moon, Tokoroa Intermediate School