• The Mauri of Pirongia

    The Tamahere Community Center was packed for the evening performance of Pirongia Syndicates show - The Mauri of Pirongia. A spectacle unfolded with 160 enthusiastic and talented ‘kia maia’ actors actresses, dancers and vocalists giving their best to the audience.

    What a fantastic show! The powerful message and history that was unfolded through rousing songs, clever dialogue and dance, created a magnificent spectacle and memorable evening for everyone.

    Congratulations to everyone involved. Every student performed their part with pride and mana to create a very powerful kia kotahi - together as one - whole. Thank you to all the parents, teacher aides and student teachers who supported this production with costuming, makeup, prop creations and in many other aspects. Thank you and congratulations go to all of Pirongia Syndicate teachers for all the extra hours of work and dedication you have put in to help your children to shine. Special thanks and acknowledgement goes to Mrs Stacey Yuen for her insight and talent in writing and directing this inspiring production. What a talent. Thank you all.

    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:24 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Kapa Haka Ropu visit Li’l Pumpkins

    Our Kapa Haka Ropu group were privileged to be part of the Li'l Pumpkins Māori Language Week celebrations last week.  On Friday, the children gave a special performance to the teachers and pre-schoolers at Li'l Pumpkins and then returned to perform for the whole school.  

    Our Kapa Haka Ropu group have had a fantastic term, with several performances at different festivals. They continue to grow in confidence and are having fun performing together.  

    A special thank you to Matua Sean and Whaea Atawhai for accompanying the group on Friday and for their ongoing support and guidance.

    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:24 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Keeping Your Children Safe Online Workshop - This Thursday!

    Internet Health and Wellbeing Presentation for the Hillcrest Kahui Ako Community With John Parsons


    We are very fortunate to have John Parsons, New Zealand’s leading authority on safeguarding children online and author of ‘Keeping Your Children Safe Online’, visiting our area later in September. John will be holding a community workshop for parent and whanau from our Hillcrest Kahui Ako on the evening of September 20th 2018.

    The Community workshop is on Raising Resilient Capable Children and will focus on cyber safety for our tamariki. The workshop will:

    • Identify the specific challenges children face when using ICT

    • Include guidance on behaviour management processes for parents in the practical situations they will face

    • Empower parents to take responsibility for safeguarding their children/tamariki

    • Provide tools to support our children/tamariki in how to use ICT safely and ethically at home and at school.

    Date: Thursday September 20th

    Time: 7.00 - 8.30 pm

    Where: Tamahere Community Hall

    Cost: $5 per person door entry

    Please note: This workshop is not suitable for children.

    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:23 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Maungatautari “Pirates of the Curry Bean” Show Tickets on Sale Now!

    Our senior syndicate is busy preparing for their own production to be performed in Week 10 this term.  You are all invited to enjoy this stunning show, we can’t wait for this special end of term treat!

    Come and enjoy this fantastic senior production “Pirates of the Curry Bean” in the TCC on Wednesday 26th or Thursday 27th September.

    $5 a ticket (pre-schoolers free)

    Tickets on sale from Karaka 15 (Cash only)

    Bring your friends and family.

    Very catchy songs and a great story to enjoy. You’ll be singing the songs long after the show has finished!

    Huge thanks for all our whanau support and amazing staff who have worked hard with students to learn lines, get tickets printed and props organised.

    Enjoy the show!

    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:23 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Ag Day - Week 1 Next Term!

    With the holidays just around the corner, so is our much loved annual Ag Day!  

    So that you have plenty of time to prepare for this event follow this link to read our comprehensive newsletter and learn the ins and outs of the busy but fun day!

    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:23 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Jump Jam Cake Walk Fundraiser

    On Saturday the 27th October our two Jump Jam teams will be competing in the Jump Jam Nationals competitions held in Tauranga.  We are busy fundraising for this event and would really appreciate your support with our upcoming annual ‘Cake Walk’. This will involve the Jump Jam students designing and creating their own amazing cakes.  These cakes will be put on display on Tuesday 23rd October (Week Two, Term Four) in the T.C.C foyer.

    Everyone within the school will have the opportunity to view the cake creations during the morning of this day.  If they have purchased tickets they can place them in the draw to win the cake or cakes that they like the best. If they are lucky enough they will be bringing home a cake to share with you and your family!  

    50 cent tickets are on sale from this week up until the day of the Cake Walk.  The Jump Jam students will visit classes each morning to collect money and distribute tickets.  Feel free to come and have a look at the cake creations on the day of the Cake Walk. Thank you for your consideration and support…. And if you are keen to contribute a cake to our Cake Walk please contact Carla Ballantyne via email cballantyne@tamahere.school.nz for more information.  

    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:22 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Class Placement for 2019 - Let Us Know!

    As we approach Term 4 it is once again time for us to start planning our classroom environments for next year.

    When we organise classes in our school we look at each of our students’ academic and social needs and abilities. We use our cumulative teachers’ notes and check friendships with each child. We strive to achieve the best possible learning environments for all of our students and teachers. We actively decide to separate some students and join others to achieve the best possible learning and teaching outcomes.

    While providing supports we also work to build resilience and independence in our students so that they will be able to cope with change and the next steps in their educational journeys when they transition from us to other schools. Our aim with mixing students around is to develop a school environment where students know and are happy to work with many others students, to give opportunities to develop further friends and to have a break from others to improve concentration and learning.

    If you believe you have any special information that you feel our teachers may not be aware of, for example – the possibility of avoiding a competitive cousin in the same class, please let your class teacher know as they will add any relevant comments to the cumulative placement sheet.

    It is important if you have any information to share that you let us know before Week 1 Term 4.

    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:22 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Thanks Dad’s Army!

    Many thanks to the volunteers from Dad's Army who put in their time last Saturday morning at the working bee.  The two sand-pits were topped up and a long jump pit has been made on the back field. A special thanks to Jonathan Quigley who provided a digger that was used to excavate the long  jump pit and to Mike Calvert for organising the troops. Thanks also to Stuart Giles and his crew at Captain Compost who pre-arranged a bulk drop off of the sand nearer to our school.  This made for an orderly supply and helped make the morning flow smoothly.

    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:21 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Tamahere Community Centre Committee's AGM

    The Tamahere Community Centre Committee’s AGM is coming up soon.  We welcome new committee members to join the committee and have roles available, such as Secretary.

    The AGM is being held Thursday 25th October at 7:30pm in the Tamahere Community Centre. Everyone is welcome.

    Contact the current secretary Paula for further details on 0274389970.

    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:21 PM by Reception @TMCS
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Writer's Corner

We are pleased to celebrate student writing with you.

This week's items are from Flynn tB, Jessica M and James, all Kauri 2 students of our Pirongia Syndicate.

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

Enrolments for 2019

We invite applications for enrolments at Tamahere Model Country School for 2019. We are likely to have the following places available in 2019.  

Due to in zone roll growth some places may not be filled:

  • 15 places across the school.  These spaces will be filled mainly by siblings and other priority categories.  There will be no out of zone children apart from these categories.

Enrolments at our school are governed by an enrolment scheme. Details of our school’s ‘home zone’ and priority order, as set out by the Ministry of Education, are available for viewing on our website.   Ballot forms and school viewing information is available from the school office.  Phone (07)856 9238 or email reception@tamahere.school.nz.

The deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is 3pm Tuesday 23rd October 2018.  Our Ballot will be drawn on Wednesday 24th October 2018.

Board of Trustees Tamahere Model Country School

  • Tamahere Community Centre Committee's AGM The Tamahere Community Centre Committee’s AGM is coming up soon.  We welcome new committee members to join the committee and have roles available, such as Secretary.  The AGM is being held Thursday 25th October at 7:30pm in the Tamahere Community Centre. Everyone is welcome and all ratepayers are eligible to stand for election and to vote. Contact the current secretary Paula for further details on 0274389970.
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • LOST PROPERTY Parents & Children PLEASE check the Lost Property room, most of the clothing in there has been clearly named and just needs to be claimed..  A few brand new tracksuit pants (still with their packaging wrinkles) but unnamed.  However, we have run out of space for the shoes as well as the lunch boxes and water bottles.  There are also a few bigger containers that were obviously used to bring other items of food ie. Cakes etc to school.  Lastly, there is a scooter that has been unclaimed since early last term or even the term before that. Not included in the photos is a Cambridge Primary School fleece (unnamed) and a few sun hats that the kids will need next ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2018, 3:54 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Tamahere Model Country School Library upcoming events Term 4 Mark these events onto your calendar now!Scholastic Book FairTerm 4 Week 3 - Monday 29th October-Wednesday 31st OctoberThe library will be open to parents, students and the public 2.30pm-6pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for book purchasesAll purchases earn free books for your school library====================================Tamahere School Library Book WeekTerm 4 Week 4 - Monday November 5th-Friday November 9thThere will be competitions and activities in the library all week for the students.The Giant Children’s Book Swap during book week!Dress up as a children’s book character day will be held Wednesday November 7th
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 2:21 PM by Reception @TMCS
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