• Reporting survey

    Thank you very much to the families who responded to our Reporting Survey in Term One. We really appreciate your interest and time that you spent to answer our questions so thoroughly. Unfortunately despite reminders, we only received 19 responses to this survey, which equates to 6% of our families.  This does not really provide any form of mandate – except to say others may be happy to let us make the assessment and reporting decisions? It does however provide some indication of preferences when a high percentage all agree with the same statements - here is a general analysis of the main points:-


    ·      55% of parents surveyed still not really understand the present anniversary reporting for our students in their first three years of school.

    ·        68% of parents surveyed would like to receive a report at the mid-year and end of year point

    ·        63% of parents surveyed find Next Learning Steps useful along with 32% who find them a little useful.

    ·        50% of parents surveyed focus mainly on the progress their child has made. 28% on the achievement and 22% on the effort.

    ·        90% of the parents surveyed liked the continuum, that shows where their child is sitting in relation to learning achievements and the curriculum.

    ·        84% of the parents surveyed like to see where their children sit in relation to the Key Competency statements. E.g. Managing Self, Participating and Contributing.

    ·        68% of parents surveyed want more time to discuss their children at interviews with 61% preferring 20 minutes.

    ·        89% said that with enough notice they could attend Learning Conferences during school hours.

    ·        59% of parents surveyed prefer a detailed report to a Learning Conference/ Teacher Interview.

    ·        The parents surveyed valued honesty, teacher comments and the easy to read style of our reports. They prefer to have the teacher’s comment rather than student voice and they like to see reading, writing and mathematics as a significant part of the report.

    Thank you once again for the feedback. We will shortly be putting out a survey around our Health Education. It would be great to get a  larger pool of responses.

    Posted May 22, 2018, 9:17 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Alert: Please read below and be aware of implications:

    Paid Union Meeting (PUM)

    We have been advised that on Monday 25th June 1:30pm Tamahere Model Country School teachers and support staff will be required to attend a paid union meeting, starting at 1:30pm.  As a result of this meeting we will not have staff available for teaching classes but our school will remain open to care for a few students who are unable to be accommodated by families. We will have a few teacher aides and student teachers on site to help with this if needed. Please contact the school if you require this cover.

    Classes will conclude at the commencement of lunchtime at 12:20pm.

    While we appreciate that for many parents/caregivers the timing of this meeting will cause some inconvenience we want to stress that the timing of these type of meetings is out of our control.  We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your support.

    This meeting will be an update on a meeting earlier in the year when discussions took place on how NZEI would proceed with Teacher’s next collective bargaining rounds. .

    Reminder: Teacher Only Day on Fieldays Friday

    As recently advised, the Fieldays prefer our school to be closed on the Friday of Fieldays to reduce the congestion of traffic at our roundabouts. We ask that families taking children to the Fieldays please do so on the Friday to allow less interruptions during the week with students away.

    We will be using Fieldays Friday for a Teacher Only Day - we have outside facilitators joining staff to help with strategies to support our students with writing and reading challenges and Dyslexia as well as supporting students who show anxieties and social challenges.  

    We apologise for the inconvenience that a closed day can cause working parents. Our Grandparents Day has been added to the Monday to allow for extended family time for those with grandparents traveling long distances.

    Posted May 24, 2018, 3:47 PM by Lisa Boyd
  • Whanau o Tamahere Hui Reminder - Thursday 24th May at 1:50pm

    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 hui will be held from 1:50pm in the TCC foyer.  All tamariki may attend After School Care for free while their whanau are attending the meeting.  Pre schoolers are also welcome and some older students will supervise them close by.

    We look forward to seeing you all there.

    Posted May 22, 2018, 9:16 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Grandparents Day

    We are all looking forward to our much loved annual Grandparents Day which we are hosting on Monday 18th June.  

    This is such a special time for students to share their school and learning with their grandparents and is a highly anticipated day on our school calendar. It will be lovely to have as many grandparents at the school as possible.

    Posted May 22, 2018, 9:15 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Fieldays School Tractor Pull

    We are excited to announce that we will once again compete in the Fieldays School Tractor Pull!  Some of you may remember that we were the proud winners of this event in 2016 and we’d love to be victorious once again!  

    On Monday 28th May we will be hosting Tauwhare School on our field for our qualifying heat.  You are all welcome to come and support our team of specially selected 20 strong senior students.  We welcome you to join us from 10am on the field to cheer our team along!

    Posted May 22, 2018, 9:15 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Pirongia Camp & Outdoor Education Experience

    Our Pirongia team are excited about their upcoming camp and outdoor education activities next week!  

    Our Year 4 students will be heading off on camp from Wednesday to Friday while our Year 3 students will have fun activities planned at school on Wednesday followed by a trip to the zoo on Thursday.  The zoo trip will help consolidate their current classification them where the children have been learning about animal families and their relations.

    We wish you all a wonderful time at your various activities and we hope the weather is kind to you all.

    Posted May 22, 2018, 9:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Welcome Mrs Carly Rolley

    This week we have welcomed Mrs Carly Rolley to our school.  Mrs Rolley is a past grandmother of our school and has kindly volunteered her time to work with students bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience as a past teacher from Hamilton Girls High School and Wintech.  

    It is great to have you on board Mrs Rolley and we are truly grateful for your gift of time and experience shared.

    Posted May 22, 2018, 9:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Pink Shirt Day

    What a lovely bright day we had with all the students and staff turning out in their pink outfits, well done everyone!  

    We are proud to announce that we raised $495.80 which will go to the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.

    Posted May 22, 2018, 9:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Naming Uniform

    It is good to see so many of our students wearing their uniform correctly and with pride.  

    We do still have a lot of lost property issues so we ask all families to check regularly their child's garments often as pen labelling washes off relatively quickly.

    Posted May 22, 2018, 9:13 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Dads Army Working Bee

    Our fantastic Dad’s Army crew have a Working Bee planned for Sunday 10th June - mark the date in your diary Dads if you can help with the following jobs:

    • In preparation for setting up our Resource Room as a classroom (Tawa 19) for Term 4’s New Entrant enrolments, we need to remove the Lundia shelving and install it in our Multi Purpose Storage Facility.

    • Installation of bollards on the Tamahere Recreation Reserve bordering our school (to be confirmed)

    More details to come.

    Posted May 22, 2018, 9:19 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Vintage Tractors - TBC

    Upcoming event: to be confirmed:

    In celebration of 50 years of Fieldays, on Sunday 10th June the Waikato Vintage Tractor & Machinery Club will be holding a Tractor Trek to Mystery Creek.  We are excited to announce that the tractors will start their trek from Tamahere School at 10am then move onto Fieldays. This will be a spectacular sight to see and you are all welcome to join in the fun with a sausage sizzle at school on the day.

    Posted May 22, 2018, 9:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
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Writer's Corner

We are pleased to celebrate student writing with you.

This week's item is from Lucie, a Year 4 student in Nikau 1.

Click on this link
to take you straight there. Congratulations on a wonderful piece of writing - well done!

  • Wanted... Parent helpers Thursday 24th May until 12pm for the Library. Come for a long time or a short time.Alphabet stickers and tape need to be placed on all the picture books in the library.Please come along and help….even for a short timeAny questions tkewish@tamahere.school.nzThanks from Mrs Kewish
    Posted May 22, 2018, 8:38 PM by Reception @TMCS
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