Monday and Tuesday this week has been a hive of activity at Tamahere Model Country School with a wide range of learning experiences provided to close our Te Reo focus this term.
Monday morning greeted us with a crisp but sunny start as Kotuku and Hoiho departed to spend the day at Nga Hau e Wha (Cambridge Community Marae). This was an amazing and memorable experience for all that was repeated again Tuesday for Takahe and Kakapo. At the arrival of the Marae the children participated in a Powhiri welcome onto the marae then moved into a rotation of activities which included making poi, learning a little history, and seeing and discussing Maori artifacts of the past. It was a lovely opportunity to unite in our school whanau groups to share, communicate and learn together.
Back at school the day progressed through a number of activities such as Maori kowhaiwhai art, poi actions, rakau games, sport, dance and retelling of legends. The children again had the opportunity to work in their whanau groups supporting each other.
A huge thankyou goes out to all the parents that offered their help on each of these days, this is very much appreciated. We also extend our thanks to Nga Hau e Wha Marae for their wonderful hospitality. They welcomed us with warmth and enthusiasm that provided a pleasurable experience for all. Also to the teachers that have worked hard behind the scenes to put together such a successful and rewarding two days.
Our Music Festival vocal groups are eagerly anticipating their big show tomorrow night! Please join in with this celebration of song with other local schools in our cluster:
Tamahere Community Centre
Thursday 7th July 2016
7pm - 8pm (approximate finish time)
Gold Coin Donation for Entry
We would like to take this opportunity to extend a special thanks to Roger Duncan, a dedicated and obliging parent of our school. He has tirelessly assisted with the collection, delivery and setup of chairs borrowed from St Peter’s for this event - and many in the past. Thank you Roger, we appreciate how flexible and accommodating you are and your willingness to step in and help.
We had the privilege of a visit from Walton School today, lead by Mr Kane Fraser, a popular past teacher of our school. The sports exchange was a massive success with around 50 children involved in netball and rugby. The day’s focus of fun and friendships shone through. Thanks alot to all parents who helped with the teams with umpiring, refereeing and organising. It was great to see former Tamahere Teacher Kane Fraser again. We hope to make a trip over to Walton next year. Inter-school sports games are a fun way to end the school term and we were proud of all students who displayed great sportsmanship.
We are pleased to report that we are now holding most items of uniform in stock, available for immediate purchase. There are a few backorders of track pants to fill, but aside from this most orders are now complete.
We aim to keep a fully stocked uniform cupboard by regularly placing orders, in process at the moment is a jacket order which should be received early next term. Please check with us if you would like to purchase a jacket as we may be able to fill this now, or note you on our waiting list.
It is wonderful to see our uniform worn with pride by so many of our students. We would like to take the opportunity to remind parents and caregivers that all children are now expected to be wearing full Tamahere School uniform, unless you have the remainder of an order waiting to be filled (this is now a small minority of students). Uniform requirements are detailed on our website, please follow this link for more information or contact the school office for details.
We wish you all a wonderful holiday break. Wrap up warm and enjoy some time in our wonderful outdoors as weather permits, as well as some cosy inside activities. We look forward to seeing you all next term, beginning Monday 25th July.
Berkley Enrolment ProcessFor parents of our senior syndicate student, we wish to advise the following key dates for Berkley's enrolment process for 2016/17:Prospectus and enrolment forms will be delivered to Tamahere School early in Term 3.Berkley Information Evening Wednesday 10 August - all families are invited to attend to provide parents and students with information about teaching and learning at Berkley. A flier will be included with the prospectus delivered to advise of specific details about the evening.All enrolment forms must be received at Berkley's school office by 4pm Friday 26 August.A Ballot for all out-of-zone enrolments will be held on Wednesday 7 September.Tamahere School students will attend an Orientation Visit at Berkley ...
Posted Jul 17, 2016, 6:23 PM by Reception @TMCS
Calves for Ag DayIf there are families wanting calves for Ag Day Roger Duncan and Karen Higginbottom have some available. The two options are as follows: 1.Outright purchase of a calf -oWe have some arriving now (calves out of our first calvers, that were in calf to a natural mating jersey sire). The first of these have just started calving, and will continue for another month or so.oFrom mid-August we will then have calves available that are from a Hereford sire.2.Share care –oThese calves will be ones that we will be keeping as replacement animals, so need to remain on-farm. The idea is that any children interested in rearing then showing these for Ag ...
Posted Jul 14, 2016, 6:20 PM by Reception @TMCS