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Elsie Locke Writing Prize

The winner of the Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2023 is Sophie Vare, age 12, from Berkley Normal Middle School in Hamilton. Sophie has won with her incredible poem, Ahumai Te Paerata.

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Toitoi and the School Journal

Submissions for the June 2024 School Journals have now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work for publication.

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Artist credits: The Talent Show, Toitoi 31, pictures by Delilah Wake-Willers, age 11; Ahumai Te Paerata, Toitoi 33, pictures by Max Carter, age 15; 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.