• Maternity Leave For those of you who don’t already know, Mrs Stacey Yuen and her husband Dominic are expecting their first baby in August. Mrs Yuen will be heading away on Maternity Leave at the end of Week 7 this Term. She will be writing the reports and coming back in Week 10 for the Learning Conferences for her Kauri 2 class. We wish Stacey and Dominic all the very best with this exciting new era of their lives. We will miss you but look forward to seeing your special new bundle later in the year.
    Posted May 14, 2019, 7:52 PM by Lisa Boyd
  • Welcome Back! We are delighted to be able to announce that Mrs Bridget Hawthorn and Mrs Kerry Bennetts will be taking over the teaching in Kauri 2 for the rest of the year. Mrs Bennett's will teach on the Monday and Mrs Hawthorn will be there from Tuesday through to the end of the week. We are extremely lucky to have these skilled and dedicated teachers back with us for the rest of the year.  Mrs Lisa Murray will be taking over the Syndicate Leadership role.
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:48 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Reminder - Whanau o Tamahere Hui - Everyone Welcome - Thursday 23rd May 1:30 pm Kia ora koutou.  We warmly invite all whanau members and extended friends to join us as part of our Bicultural Treaty Partnership to discuss and share ideas about how we cater for and support our Maori tamariki with their learning and succeeding as Maori.  Our Pasifika whanau and all others are very welcome. We are keen to have as many whanau along as possible, so we can share views and collaborate on ways to best meet the needs of our tamariki. Our last meeting saw a large number of our whanau attend, which was great, and we had some excellent discussions, which we want to build on this time. Our hui will be held on Thursday 23rd May from 1 ...
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:47 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Supporting Allan Wickens and his family - Give A Little Page Our wonderful Caretaker/Property Manager, Allan Wickens, has been in Bangkok for the last couple of weeks at his son, Hamish’s bedside. Hamish was on holiday from his home in Perth when he was rushed into the ICU at Bangkok Hospital Phuket in critical condition with a brain aneurysm. Thankfully Hamish has survived his initial brain surgery and is starting to recover although he has a long way to go yet. Hamish will require further surgery to remove the remaining aneurysm. Rachel, Hamish’s sister & Allan’s daughter has set up a Give a Little Page to help the family with the ongoing costs of supporting Hamish while in Thailand. If anyone feels like supporting this worthy cause please ...
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:47 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Pink Shirt Day - This Friday! We are holding a Pink Shirt Day again this year to support the Mental Health Foundation’s Pink Shirt - anti bullying movement. A gold coin donation please for anyone wearing pink instead of their uniform on Friday. Staff and students are all encouraged to dress or accessorize in pink this Friday in support of the Mental Health Foundation's Pink Shirt Day.  Pink Shirt Day is a day where New Zealand celebrates diversity and where everyone feels safe, valued and respected at work, school or in their community.This fits in with our School Vision’s Kia kotahi, where we strive to create an environment where we learn and work together, supporting and caring for each other.Donations raised through ...
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:47 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Nathan Wallis “The Developing Brain” Reminder -Thursday 16th May at 7:30pm Don’t Miss out on this Thursday’s opportunity to learn about your child’s brain development from a leading New Zealand Neuroscience Educator in our TCC! Our Teachers are very excited by this opportunity and we have many schools joining us. We have almost sold out but there are still tickets still available. We are  excited to be hosting an evening with Nathan Wallis, a neuroscience educator and child development expert, who will present his talk on ‘The Developing Brain - The Big Picture’.When: Thursday 16th MayTime: 7:30 - 9:00pmWhere: Tamahere Community CentreThis session will provide a snapshot of brain development. Nathan’s unique “tell you how it is” style will have you captivated, and ...
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:46 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Cyber Safety Evening Reminder - Thursday 16th May at 7:00pm As already shared last week, we have been fortunate to secure a Cyber Safety Parent Information evening featuring experts from various organisations, as part of our Kahui Ako group. When: Thursday 16th MayTime:        7pmWhere: Hillcrest High School Auditorium Guest speakers will share perspectives from their area of specialisation including:Pauline Spence - Educator from NetsafeConstable Jack Driver - Waikato Police Social Media TeamConstable Pete Van’t Wout - School Community OfficerWe encourage our families to attend and ask you to RSVP following this link if you are able to attend, this will help organisation of the evening.
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:45 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • A Golden Night Invitations to this AMAZING evening were sent out with the children on Friday afternoon, so please check their bags if you have missed yours or call into the office. To purchase tickets you can visit the school office, or pay by direct credit (details on the ticket – funds going to the PTA account please).  Once you have paid you will be issued with a ticket from the office that you will take as your entry on the evening. It is definitely going to be a night to remember so start planning what you are going to wear, and remember if you have friends/family who are not parents at TMCS you can still invite them along.  Tickets are sold on ...
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:45 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Rush to get your School $500 - Get in now before 30 June expiry ! If you're a parent, staff member or a member of the school community and draw down a new ASB home loan of $250,000 or more, ASB will donate $500 to your chosen participating school. Also copy the below link to your webpage to gain further opportunities to receive these funds.Click here for information on supporting your school
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:44 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Tamahere Model Country School Board of Trustees’ Election Nominations are invited for the election of 4 parent representatives to the board of trustees.A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations has been posted to all eligible voters last week.You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both parts of the form must be signed.Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.Nominations close at noon on 24 May 2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph.The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at ...
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:44 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Tamahere Model Country School Board of Trustees (BoT) Elections Being a BoT member is a meaningful way of contributing to your school. Elected BoT representatives are responsible providing governance to a school and work with the Principal to determine the direction of your school. This includes:- Ensuring that the school staff, property and finances are well managed- Monitoring and evaluating learner progress and achievement- Making sure the needs of Maori, Pasifika and learners with special needs are   met.Tamahere Model Country School is now running an election process for the BoT. We operate with a seven community member board plus the school Principal and a teacher representative.  Four community representatives are now up for election with the remaining three on a split cycle up for election in 18 months ...
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:44 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Reminder we have two Teacher Only Days happening this Term! Another reminder in case some families have missed this. We have two Teacher Only Days this term and our school will be closed for tuition on these days. Our School one is on Tuesday 4th June, we have attached it to Queens Birthday weekend to give families a longer holiday weekend. This Teacher Only Day is due to us being unable to secure facilitators for our Teacher Only Days in the holidays. The day will be focused on Mindfulness. The second Teacher Only Day is a Kahui Ako one - where all the teachers from across our Community of Learning Schools will be joining together for a Learning Conference style day on Fieldays Friday, 14th June. The schools involved are; Hillcrest ...
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:43 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • School Photos - Reminder We will again be welcoming Photolife to our school on Wednesday 22nd of May for all of our class, portrait and sibling photos.  If you did not receive the notice sent home last week, please contact the office. Please remember to book your sibling photo request by completing the Photolife form at the school office.  If you have any need of new uniform items please make your purchase from our office.  It is essential that all students are correctly dressed for their photos.
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:43 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • BOT Meeting - Reminder Our next Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday 21st May at 7.00pm. Everyone is welcome. Prospective new Board members may wish to join us.
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:42 PM by Reception @TMCS
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Tamahere Model Country School 

Board of Trustees’ Election

Nominations are invited for the election of 4 parent representatives to the board of trustees.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters.

You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both parts of the form must be signed.

Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Nominations close at noon on 24 May 2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

Voting closes at noon on Friday 7 June 2019.

Signed Kim Hansen

Returning Officer

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  • Marrzipan Class Spaces Available Good News! There are still a couple of spaces in the Marrzipan Class on Tuesdays, 2.30 - 2.30pm in the TCC! This is a great opportunity for your child to come and give it a go! Marrzipan is a New Zealand renowned self-confidence programme aimed at bringing out the absolute best in students. Each child receives an individual progress report and certificate too! You can sign up for a no-obligation trial class directly through the Marrzipan website www.marrzipandrama.co.nz (we have contact numbers on there too, should you prefer to talk to a human!) See you there!
    Posted May 16, 2019, 9:11 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Swimming Pool Tags This is another call out for all Swimming Pool Tags to be returned to the school office ASAP. In order for us to run the pool as cheaply as possible, we need these tags to be returned.  Thank you to those of you that have already returned yours.
    Posted May 14, 2019, 4:50 PM by Reception @TMCS
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