• Thinking of Christchurch

    Kia ora. We hope this newsletter finds you, your children and wider families and friends feeling safe and supported in our beautiful New Zealand. The outpourings of love/aroha and support over the week has been wonderful to see and also to see how we are seen on the world stage as a diverse, united and peace loving country.

    Thank you for your support and courage at this time. No one has a handbook about caring for and supporting your children of different ages and sensitivities, with such horrendous things happening in our great country. At school your children are coping and operating well. However, if you have concerns about changes of behaviour from the impacts of such an event, please let us know so that we can support your child as best we can. We could also access outside help if it were needed.

    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:30 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Swimming Sports:- 11m and 25m Competitions

    We had two fabulous swimming sports last week, our 11 metre competitions on the Wednesday and the 15m Competitions on Thursday. It is quite incredible to see the overall improvement in our students swimming abilities throughout our whole school now that we have our fantastic Vela Pool Complex. Once again - thank you so much Camille and Andy, the Cookbook Crew and everyone who helped to achieve this magnificent facility.

    Our students’ don’t know how lucky they are and also how these pools may help to save their lives or others one day. Our levels of water confidence, skill levels and the speed of individuals is wonderful to see. Thanks go to all the supporters, time keepers and lolly necklace threaders!, who cheered along our great swimmers. We look forward to seeing our students compete tomorrow at the Country Cluster Inter School Swimming Sports, held at our Vela Pool Complex. All supporters welcome from 9:45am for a 10:00am race start.

    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:27 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Vela Swimming Pool open times and information - Repeat notice.

    We are certainly having a long swimming season again this year. It looks like we will be able to remain open right up to the last weekend of the term. The pool will be closed on Saturday 6th for Pumpkin Night.  Our final community swim day will be on Sunday 7th April.

    We are pleased to introduce our new Lifeguards and Pool Facility Managers who will be covering the next few weekends. Michiel, Erin, Amelia and Lochlann. They will be wearing our blue staff shirts and helping to keep everyone safe.

    Tuesday and Thursday evenings after the St Peters Swim School time has not seen much use from family pass members, probably because we are all back into our busy lives. These evenings will no longer be operating in the last few weeks. Gold / Lane swimmers are still able to swim at their extended times but please ensure, that if you take the covers off that you replace them. The pool temperature drops quickly on these cooler evenings. We hope the pool temperature is more comfortable for everyone.

    Our new system of opening to the public for $3.00 during the weekend seems to be a big success. At present with passes only we are not able to cover costs but with the extra use, this has made it possible to continue with family pass open times through until the 7th April.

    We will review how best to manage our community use again going forward to next summer season. We do apologise for the number of changes we have been having this season.

    Please remember - You are still the lIfeguard for your children and the safety ratios still apply, along with wearing of caps. Thanks everyone. Enjoy the rest of the season.

    St Peters Swimming lessons will finish at the end of next week.

    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:26 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Learning Conferences - Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th April

    Research shows that for students to get the best out of their schooling years, a strong partnership between school and home is very important. We are so lucky at our

    school to have such strong partnerships and we look forward to hosting our Learning Conferences on the Wednesday and Thursday of Week 9.

    Our Learning Conferences (Parent Teacher Interviews) will run from 2:30 pm through to 7:00 pm on Wednesday 3rd April and from 3:00pm till 4:30 pm on Thursday 4th April.  

    Please note:- On Wednesday we will be having a shortened lunch hour and the school day will finish at the earlier time of 2 pm. The bus will be running half an hour

    earlier and After School Care will also start half an hour earlier.

    Normal school hours will resume on Thursday 4th April with our learning day concluding at the usual time of 2:30 pm. Conferences will start after this at 3:00pm.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused by our early conclusion of learning on Wednesday.

    Our Maungatautari Syndicate students will be returning to school to participate in their 3 Way Conferences and Pirongia Syndicate students may be involved if parents wish.

    Our Mid Year interviews will involve all of our students.

    For Interviews:

    You will soon receive an email supplying you with an event code for Parent Interviews.  We expect this to be sent to you tomorrow, Friday 22nd March. Please book your

    Parent Interview by visiting www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter the code you will be supplied with as prompted. We suggest you allow gaps between your different

    child’s interviews to allow sufficient time to get from room to room.

    Book the time that you require with your child’s teacher. If you do not have access to the internet or if you require any assistance with your booking, please contact

    Lisa Laurence at the school office on 856 9238.

    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:26 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Have your say on the future of Tamahere.

    What are your top 3 priorities for Tamahere? Tamahere people have until Monday 8th April to express their views online and at a community meeting later this month. The council is now calling for Tamahere’s top three priorities on issues such as a footbridge across Airport Rd, a zero waste initiative at the new shopping centre, and the re-zoning of some land from rural to village.

    Feedback can be given here online.

    The priorities that arise from the consultation will be used by the council in its decision-making, so please ensure you provide your feedback on the future of Tamahere using the link above and also take the opportunity to attend the Waikato District Council drop-in session to be held at the Tamahere Community Centre on Tuesday 26th March from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:24 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Board of Trustees Election

    How about becoming a trustee and using your skills and experiences to help shape a positive future for our children?

    The board of trustees is the employer of all school staff and sets the school's overall strategic direction. The membership of the school board includes elected parent representatives, an elected staff representative and the Principal, who is the board's 'chief executive' and manages the school operations in line with the board's policies.

    School trustees have a very important role in making sure every child at our school can reach their highest possible standard in educational achievement. If you want to know more about what trustees do, view here.

    Here are some of the things they do:

    • Work with the principal and consult with staff, students and the community
    • Set the educational goals and strategic direction of the school
    • Monitor progress and inform parents on how the school is progressing against its annual targets and on the development of the students
    • Decide how the school's funding will be spent
    • Select the school's principal and support the development of all staff
    • Ensure the school is a physically and emotionally safe place for all students and staff, and is inclusive of and caters for students with differing needs
    • Oversee the management of staff, property, finances, curriculum and administration.

    What sort of skills do trustees need?

    Trustees are active leaders in their schools and need a balance of skills and experiences. They need to work well in a team, be able to put plans in place for the school's future, ask challenging questions and have good communication skills. It helps to have strong links to one or several of the school's communities, as well as an understanding of financial matters and the education sector, and experience in managing people.

    Contact your school if you want to find out about standing for election, nominating someone else or voting in the election - they will be happy to help.

    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:24 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Pumpkin Night

    Thank you for all the wonderful donations to date. It’s great to see all the lolly necklaces that are being created by our wonderful parent volunteers and it looks like everyone is starting to clear out their cupboards to support our “recycled boutique and book stall”. Please keep the donations coming of quality branded clothing and books to make this fabulous school event a success.

    Now all we need is to keep our fingers crossed that the weather cooperates.

    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:23 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Colours for Christchurch / Gold coin donation day tomorrow!

    We will be having a Special Colours for Christchurch Day tomorrow, where everyone can wear lovely bright colours to show we support all of the people who have been affected by the tragedy that happened in Christchurch last Friday. Our older classes will also be stopping for a minutes silence at 1:40pm.
    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:22 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • 2019 Student Leaders - Tauira Taataariki

    We are delighted to announce our 24 main student leaders for 2019. This year we are trialing a new system. We will still have roles of Ambassadors, Kaiawhina, Whanau Leaders and Peer Mediators but instead of having a child given one role we have elected 24 Tauira Tataariki (student Leaders) who will rotate across all of these roles during the year. All of our Year 6 students will get opportunities to take on other leadership roles that will rotate across each of the Year 6  classrooms.

    Our 24 main Tauira Taataariki have been selected through Whanau Speeches, Tabloid Sports leadership and showing leadership in class and at Camp. Once again we were spoilt for choice with many students standing out and able to be senior leaders. It is hard when we have to reduce down to 24 to fit the number of roles we need. Congratulations and well done to all of our Year 6 students who stepped up to the challenge of taking on these roles.

    Final Congratulations go to our new Tauira Taataariki:

    Aidan W

    AJ M

    Annabelle C

    Bria F

    Casey S

    Charlotte P

    Dan R

    Emma P

    Evie W

    Fleur R

    Gemma H

    Hazel G

    Jack C

    James N

    Lachie W

    Leo O

    Madeleine W

    Pippa B

    Preya R

    Samuel H

    Sienna M

    Sophia W

    Tatva P

    Tito H

    Posted Mar 14, 2019, 1:57 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 Piper A, a Year 4 student in Kowhai 4.

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

15th March 2019

Our Darkest Day

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all the innocent victims, their families and friends and everyone impacted by the Christchurch atrocities and terror attacks today.

New Zealand is a wonderful country filled with wonderful people who come from different cultures and hold different beliefs. The increasing diversity we have at Tamahere Model Country School is something we value highly and want to celebrate, our hearts are broken with the hatred and unbelievable atrocities that happened in Christchurch today.

Kia Kotahi - we need to stand strong together and support all those who have been impacted. If any of our school community have lost friends and loved ones - our hearts go out to you.

Aroha nui

From the whole Tamahere Model Country School Whanau

Want a swim in the weekend and not a member of the Vela Pool Complex?

We remind our families that Vela Pool Complex is now open to the public for swimming between 1pm - 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays! You do not need to be a member to take advantage of this offer.

The cost per swimmer is $3 (cash and eftpos accepted) and all swimmers must wear a swim cap.

This is still not a drop and go pool – all children must be accompanied by their parents/caregiver.

Times 1pm – 7pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Please spread the word – for this to become a viable option in the future we need to see the facility being used.

  • Northern Districts Cricket Association - "New World Kids on the Park" Photo's A number of our tamariki took part in the "New World Kids on the Park" event held on 15th March. The Northern Districts Cricket Association has posted a photo album of the day's action. The link to the album can be accessed by clicking on https://www.facebook.com/pg/ndcricket/photos
    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 7:36 PM by Reception @TMCS
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  • Friday Night and Saturday Morning Hockey Please return all notices by the 28th of March. If you still need a notice collect one at the Children’s Entrance.
    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 12:40 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Country Cluster Swimming Competition Country Cluster Swimming Competition is this Friday, the 22nd March.  Schools will assemble at 9:30 and we will welcome and explain the day’s programme.  Heats commence at 10:00, starting with 7 year old boys Freestyle. (similar programme to our 25 mt school event).  Lunch is approximately 12:10, and Finals start at approx 12:50.
    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 12:38 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Taupiri Lizard Garden We would like to acknowledge the very generous support of the First Credit Union who generously awarded our school a grant to complete the lizard garden and Captain Compost, who has sourced, delivered and donated rocks for this garden.  We look forward to being able to complete this project with the children and share this space with everyone.If anyone has native plants/seedlings/cuttings that they are able to donate to our garden we would be very grateful.
    Posted Mar 20, 2019, 12:35 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • FOOTBALL (Soccer) SEASON REGISTRATION 2019 Update, Girls Kick Around!  Hi Parents and Caregivers.Registration needs  to be done this week if you haven’t already done it! Also on Wednesday lunchtime I’d like to have all girls that have registered or might be thinking about registering for a fun run around out on the fields. (Will only be for half an hour) This is to help with teams and possible numbers! Be great to see as many as possible out there😀Please follow this link for the original notice about the 2019 soccer season at Tamahere.I know  with this great weather it is hard to think about football season, however we need to get all interested players registered on MYCOMET by the 25 March. This year Miss ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 7:43 PM by Reception @TMCS
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