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Toitoi and the School Journal

Submissions for the June 2024 School Journals are now open!

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Deadline: September 22, 2023

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Elsie Locke Writing Prize

Submissions for the Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2023 have now closed.

This is a wonderful opportunity for young writers ages 5-13 to develop an original piece of writing for publication inspired by New Zealand history and Elsie's work for peace, the environment, women’s issues, and our community.

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E tuhi, e te kaituhi, tuhia ki runga, tuhia ki raro, tuhia te here tangata! Tukuna mai ā koutou tuhinga! E tuhi kia kaha ai te reo Māori!

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Artist credits: The Talent Show, Toitoi 31, pictures by Delilah Wake-Willers, age 11; Te Wai Tino Makariri, Toitoi 13, ko te pikitia a Tirea Campbell, e 12 tau tōna pakeke; The Waterslide, Toitoi 28, pictures by Christian Lobb, age 11; Enzo the Cat, pictures by Monica Koster; Baking Comfort, Toitoi 26, pictures by Maite Calla Moret, age 12.