Week 1 Term 3 2015
  • Maori Language Week

    Kia Ora Koutou
    - te wiki o te reo Maori, all classes will continue to be learning te reo Maori as part of our curriculum this term. Our facilitator, Jeanne Gilbert, will be providing more professional development for staff as well as visiting and observing our teachers to provide support and guidance.
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Learning Conferences
    Thank you for the great turn out to our Year 4 - 6 Learning Conferences this week. We have heard many parents saying how proud they are of their children presenting their learning journey with them. 
    If you are a parent who has  missed out, your Maungatautari child could share it with you, I am sure. 

    Year 0 - 3 parents will have interviews as your child’s birthday and half yearly anniversary come around.
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Uniform Referendum

    Voting forms will be coming home with your children on Friday of next week. There will be 1 parent/guardian vote per child for every Year 0–5 student on our 2015 roll. As a compulsory uniform ( If it is voted in) will not take effect until 2016. The Year 6 students may vote but theirs are not included in the final tally.

    Students from families with split parents will take the votes home to the parent they are with on the Friday. We are leaving it up to the adults to decide how votes will be shared. If this is going to be an issue for any family, please contact the school office.

    Votes need to be returned by 3.00pm 18th August to be included for class and Whanau competitions.  There are also three new school polo shirt prizes in a lucky draw - one per Syndicate. 

    What are you voting for? Come along to our assembly next Thursday at 1:30pm and see what it looks like or better still - join us on Thursday evening at 7pm. for our Cyber Safety / New Uniform Launch. This evening will also provide parents with some tips and tricks around Cyber Safety and keeping your children safe on the world wide web. Please feel free to bring along your child’s device or a home device to this evening.

    Bargain Stock Sale

    Because a new uniform style will be introduced on a casual basis whether or not we go to a compulsory uniform, the Board have heavily discounted the remaining stock of old style uniform. This will still be able to be worn for the next 2 ½ years regardless of the outcome of the referendum. There are varying amounts of this stock and some sizes have limited numbers, so if you are after some cheap uniform be in early. Prices will be as follows:

     Item      Old Price New Price
     Polo Shirt  (short sleeved)   $37 $18
     Polo Shirt (long sleeved) $45 $22
     Shorts or Skort $28 & $32 $18
     Polar Fleece $40 $30
     Polar Fleece Vest $36 $18
     Dress $77 $42
     Trousers $38 $20
     Whanau Shirt $27 $27 (same price)

    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Kapa Haka Ropu- Performing soon!

    Our Kapa Haka Ropu is performing so well that Matua Sean believes we can enter the Cambridge Kapa Haka Festival on 8th September. This is a big ask for our 64 novice performers. 

    We are urgently going to need a costume for this event. Our Whanau o Tamahere  are invited to join us along with any other parents of our Ropu team to help us with this challenge. 

    We will be having a short meeting in the staff room next Tuesday 4th August at 1:30pm (a week earlier than planned). We realise this is not a good time for everyone but need to get some planning underway. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us and we will email you information as it arises as well.  
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Kiwifruit Alert!

    We are grateful to all of our families who avoid bringing nuts to school to keep several of our children, with anaphylactic allergies, safe.

    Our school also has students who have anaphylactic kiwifruit allergies where even a drop of juice may cause a severe reaction.  

    Please encourage your child to always wash their hands after eating kiwifruit and nuts products to avoid leaving residue on shared areas. Thank You.

    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Basic Facts Athon

    We will be launching into our Basic Facts Athon during maths week in Week 4 and all students will be involved in learning their basic facts and gaining sponsorship. More details will follow.
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Dental Caravan

    As you will probably know, the Dental Caravan has been with us this week and nearly all students are being taken through for examination and preventative care. The exceptions are those families who said no on the Health Waikato ‘Preventable Enduring Consent Form’. Most of you would have done this when your child was around 4 years of age and allows for x-rays as well. 

    Please check with the dental caravan if you have any questions or concerns. The good news is that the dental nurses have been very impressed with the dental hygiene being shown from families at our school and the lack of severe decay. Well done.
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Vanuatu Donations Warmly Received
    Thank you again to the many families who generously donated items for our  collection for Vanuatu.  We are excited to see photos of our packages being received on Nguna Island, which was extensively cyclone damaged.  All of our donations will be taken to a local school for distribution.  It is a wonderful reminder of the importance of giving to those in need.  

    We extend a very special thanks to Amanda Livingston who coordinated this collection, your efforts are appreciated by us all.

    Nguna Island, Vanuatu

    Posted by Reception @TMCS
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Writer's Corner

Today we are pleased to celebrate a piece of writing with you written by Danika B, a Year 1 (5 year old) student at our school.

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

  • Lost Raincoat Amelia Sharp has misplaced her dark (bright) pink size 8-10 Kathmandu raincoat.  This was hanging on her hook outside Matai 11 and is named.  If you have accidentally picked ...
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Carissa is a Winner! As part of the Weetbix Kids Tryathlon series, our very own Carissa J entered the Avanti Colouring Competition and won!  Carissa's prize is her very own custom design cycling ...
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Eating for Immunity wtih Ezlunch (source: ezlunch.co.nz enews)                                                                                                Our lunch service, ezlunch.co.nz, just featured some handy tips for boosting immunity in their latest enews, which we’ve shared with you below ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2015, 2:00 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Maths Week Maths lessons are held daily at Tamahere Model Country School but as a Nationwide focus for the week of August 10th, we will be participating in a Maths Week. This ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2015, 1:54 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Berkley Normal Middle School Information Evening: Berkley are holding their Information Evening for all prospective students in  2016 on Wednesday 5 August  from 6.00pm – 7.30pm.  The Information Evening is a wonderful opportunity for families ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2015, 3:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Ag Day Calves Available Are you looking for a calf for your child for Ag Day?  Karen Higginbottom and Roger Duncan offer the following options for families who are interested: 1.       Outright purchase of ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2015, 2:38 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Thanks Aaron Davey & Harcourts! We extend a big thanks to Aaron Davey  of Harcourts for providing his BBQ to cater for the crowds on our 7 Aside Tournament day last week - thanks for supporting ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2015, 2:06 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Kelly Sports Rugby Voucher Up For Grabs! Thanks to Kelly Sports our school has been gifted one rugby clinic voucher to give away. The clinic will be held on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July, 9am-2pm ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2015, 3:02 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Sore Throats Matter Waikato Child and Youth Health remind and encourage families to have all sore throats checked.  Sore throats can result in Rheumatic Fever and heart disease if not treated. Many pharmacies ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2015, 1:34 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Inter School 7 Aside Tournament The Maungatautari Syndicate will be involved in the annual interschool 7 aside tournament on Thursday. Our country cluster schools; Tauwhare, Matangi, Newstead and Seventh Day Adventist, will be attending with ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 5:50 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • A New School Pool and Looking for a Pool of Talent! Thanks to all those who have shown an interest in joining the team to get a new school pool, we have a wonderful group of people already on board, but ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 2:03 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Ag Day 2015 Ag day is coming up in the first week of Term 4 so now is a good time to start looking for a pet, your animal must be born after ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2015, 4:47 PM by Reception @TMCS
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