We wish you all a wonderful holiday break and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 4th February 2015.  

  • Office Hours
    Our school office closes on Friday 19th December 2014 at noon and re-opens on Tuesday 27th January 2015.

    For any enquiries please email reception@tamahere.school.nz or phone 07 856 9238 from 27th January.
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Stationery Packs for 2015

    Stationery Packs for 2015

    Available online from Monday 22nd December 2014

     Ordering your stationery pack online:

    1)      Go to:  www.myschool.co.nz/tamahere

    2)       Follow the prompts to complete your order.

    You must place your order BEFORE 24th January 2015 to ensure delivery before school starts on Wednesday 4th February 2015. 

    The school office does not hold a large amount of stationery so we will not be able to supply packs directly for your child.  If you prefer to purchase items in store, please print off a list from our website www.tamahere.school.nz


    ·         Take advantage of the free delivery by “buddying up” with another family to ensure your order is over the minimum spend.

    ·         Our school receives a commission from all stationery purchases made through OfficeMax.

    If you wish to purchase your child's stationery elsewhere, please download a list from the MySchool website: www.myschool.co.nz/tamahere

    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Year 6 Graduation Photos
    Thank you to Sandra Smits for her beautiful photography, kindly capturing our Year 6 Graduation and generously providing her images for use by our Year 6 students.

    These photos will be available for a limited time via our website but will be on file in the office in future.

    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • 2015 Term Dates
    Our term dates for 2015 are as follows:


    Start Date

    End Date

    Term 1    

    4th February 2015

    2nd April 2015

    Term 2    

    20th April 2015

    3rd July 2015

    Term 3    

    20th July 2015

    25th September 2015

    Term 4    

    12th October 2015

    18th December 2015* tbc

    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Our School Structure and Organisation 2015

    In 2015 our School Structure will be looking a little different with our roll growth.

    Maungatautari Syndicate 5 classes, Year 5 & 6

    Yr 5 & 6

    Karaka 15

    Yr 5 & 6

    Manuka 16

    Yr 5 & 6

    Mahoe 17

    Yr 5 & 6

    Pukatea 14

    Year 5 & 6

    Miro 13

    Mr Dane Higgison

    Mrs Annette Howard –

    Syndicate Leader

    (Mrs Paula Greaney Release)

    Mrs Kerry Bennetts

    & Mrs Belinda Goodwin (on Fridays)

    Mr Tom Littlejohn

    & Mrs Belinda Goodwin (on Thursdays)

    Mrs Paula Dunton

    Pirongia Syndicate - 5 classes, Year 3 & 4  

    Yr 3 & 4

    Nikau 1

    Yr 3 & 4

    Kauri 2

    Yr 3 & 4

    Kowhai 4

    Yr 3 & 4

    Matai 11

    Yr 3 & 4

    Tenekaha 12  

    Mrs Gail Weston

    Syndicate Leader

    (Mrs Paula Greaney Release)

    Mrs Jo Metcalfe

    Miss Irene Tolich

    Ms Ann Marie Copponi

    Mrs Hayley Smit

    & Mrs Bridget Hawthorn (on Thursdays)

    Taupiri Syndicate - 5 classes of Year 1 & 2 and a Reception class

    Year 1 & 2  

    Rimu 7

    Year 1 & 2

    Puriri 5

    Year 1 & 2

    Totara 10

    Year 1 & 2

    Rata 9

    Year 1 & 2  

    Pohutukawa 8

    Miss Steph Gardiner

    Mrs Sara Dennis

    Reading Recovery

    Mrs Maxime Ostermann   Syndicate Leader

    Miss Laura Grant

    Mrs Nicky Platje

    Mrs Amy McChesney

    & Mrs Gillian Stantiall (on Thursdays)

    Yr 1 / New Entrants


    Titoki 6

    Year 1 / 0 New Entrants

    Harekeke 18

    Miss Julia Porter Transition  CoOrd.

    Opening some time in Term 2

    Class Room

    Relieving Staff

    Mrs Bridget Hawthorn

    Mr Steve Trotter

    Mrs Belinda Goodwin

    Mrs Gillian Stantiall

    Mrs Paula Greaney

    Leadership / Administration  


    Miss Waveney Parker

    Deputy Principal &

    Gifted & Talented Education

    Mrs Lee Boyd

    Assistant Principal  &

    Special Needs Coordinator

    Mrs Maxime Ostermann

    Reading Recovery

    In Training

    Mrs Christine Gibson

    Mrs Sara Dennis

    E Learning Coordinator

    Mr Steve Trotter

    Administration Secretary

    Mrs Kim Hansen

    Financial Secretary

    Mrs Lisa Boyd

    Office Wiz

    Mrs Heather Wilson


    Mrs Theresa Kewish

    Caretaker / Property Manager  

    Mr Allan Wickens

    Teacher Aides                                                 After School Care

    Mrs Rachel Coxhead

    Mrs Karen Taylor

    Mrs Heather Wilson

    Mrs Jane Telfer

    Mrs Gillian Joe

    Mrs Jeannetta Brough

    Mrs Angela Bell

    Mrs Heather Wilson

    Mrs Theresa Kewish

    Mrs Jan Wilson

    Music Tutors

    Mrs Gill Earwaker

    Piano / Keyboard

    Mr Gerry Clark


    Mr Darcy Perry

    Ukulele, Trumpet, Harmonica

    Mrs Carol Thompson

    Beginner Music

    Mrs Chris Young

    Violin / Strings

    Mrs Nicola Thomson


    Mr Jeremy Badger

    Guitar, Ukelele and Drums

    Board of Trustees

    Dave Houlbrooke

    Chairperson / Personnel / Legislation / Property

    Kath Untenarhrer

    Personnel / Self Review

    Guy Irvine

    ICT / Property / Health & Safety

    Toni Sherlock

    Personnel / Legal

    Allan Spice

    Marketing / Finance / Sponsorship

    Vicki Law

    Legal / Finance / Personnel

    Aksel Jepsen

    Yet to be confirmed

    Karla Ward (Co-opted)

    Yet to be confirmed

    PTA Executive

    Sabina Heke


    Katherine Leamy

    Vice Chairperson

    Carol Coley


    Camille Stranks


    Camille Stranks

    Pumpkin Night Coordinator

    Howard Baker

    Golf Co-ordinator

    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • The Last Full Blog for 2014!

    This is probably our last full blog for 2014. I say ‘probably’ as I am sure we will find more we need to share with you. Keep checking the website over the holidays if there is any information you need and hopefully we have it posted ready for use. e.g. how to order stationery for 2015.

    Posted Dec 11, 2014, 7:11 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Year 6 Graduation and Farewell

    We had a wonderful evening last night celebrating our 70 Year 6 Graduates and wishing them well for the future. They danced, sang and gave speeches and celebrated their parents also. Today the 6’s are out at Totara Springs, while the Year 5 group is at Extreme Edge and Water World. Thanks to all our parents supporting these events and to Sandra Smits for her beautiful photography on the night.  

    Year 6 Graduation 2014

    Posted Dec 11, 2014, 7:11 PM by Reception @TMCS
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Writer's Corner

Today we are pleased to celebrate a piece of writing with you written by Charlotte D, a Year 4 (9 year old) student at our school.

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

  • Rugby Jersey Return Please ensure that all Tamahere Rugby players have jerseys returned to school ready for the next season of players.  If your child is still holding onto their jersey, please ensure ...
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Year 6 Graduation Photos - Thank You Sandra Smits! A big thank you to Sandra Smits, one of our school mums, for volunteering her professional photography skills to our year 6's graduation dance yesterday. We really appreciate her ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2014, 6:13 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Touch Rugby Update The touch rugby season is relatively short but it still gave ample time for many of the children to improve in their touch rugby skills, and have plenty of fun ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2014, 1:02 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Opening of Wiremu Tamihana Drive On Monday 15 December the new access road between Devine and Airport Roads will be open to traffic. This road has been named Wiremu Tamihana Drive in honour of the ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2014, 12:05 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Rugby Jerseys - Urgent Request! Please ensure that all Tamahere Rugby players have jerseys returned to school ready for the next season of players.  Several are still outstanding and we would like to have this ...
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Can you help our Caretaker? During the holiday break, our wonderful caretaker, Allan Wickens, will be doing work around the school with the use of a hired cherry picker.  He's looking for some volunteers ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2014, 7:02 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Marrzipan Drama - Lessons for 2015 Marrzipan Drama will be starting up lessons again in term 1, 2015 on Wednesdays after school. Classes have a maximum of 12 Tamahere Model Country School students and aim to ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2014, 6:29 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Drama Performance Monday 15th December Marrzipan Drama will be holding a performance for the school on Monday 15th December at lunchtime in the Tamahere Community Centre. Students, teachers and parents are all welcome to come ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2014, 6:20 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Annual Golf Tournament - Save the Date! Our much anticipated Annual Golf Tournament has been set for Friday 27th March 2015.  Save the date in your diary and keep an eye out for more details early in ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2014, 6:13 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Swimming Pool Key Hire The Board have approved providing access to the school pool again this year during the summer holidays (19 December onwards) and after school during term 4 2014 and term 1 ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2014, 5:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Lost Necklace A special necklace has been lost, this is a cross with flowers on it held by a black rope.  If you have found this please bring it to the school ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2014, 3:45 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Prize Giving - Request for Help Our annual Prize Giving will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 16th December.  To comfortably accommodate families joining us, we are fortunate to be able to borrow chairs from ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2014, 2:33 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Singing Show 9th December Singing students show will be happening next Wednesday the 9th of December at 12:15pm at the TCC . Come along and support and see what we’ve been up ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2014, 2:17 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Bus Dates for End of Year Cambridge Travel Lines have advised that the bus service for 2014 will conclude on Tuesday 16th December.  Our final day of school is Wednesday 17th December when we finish around ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2014, 2:05 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Weetbix Tryathlon To all those who are keen to join the WEETBIX TRYATHLON Tamahere Model Country School group for 2015, here’s what to do…Click on the link below and this ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2014, 7:46 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Pumpkin Night  While we are winding down for the school year, Pumpkin Night planning is underway. Our Pumpkin Night will be held 14 March 2015, save the date! Are you interested in ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2014, 7:43 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Changes to Tamahere Community Centre Sound System Fantastic recent changes to the Tamahere Hall Sound System make it now up to date. They have included the installation of Blue Tooth wireless audio streaming to allow any portable ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2014, 12:59 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Pirongia Fun Day 9th December Our Pirongia (middle) Syndicate will be attending a special end of year celebration with sports, swimming and a picnic lunch on Tuesday 9th December at St Peters.  All parents are ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2014, 12:47 PM by Reception @TMCS
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