Week 6 Term 3 2015
  • Uniform Referendum Results
    Thank you to everyone for having your say about whether or not our school becomes a uniform school. 
    We have achieved a 100% return of votes and the results are:

        - 70% Yes for uniform and 30% No, for all votes from pre enrolled student families to Year 5.
        - When the Year 5’s are also not included the vote percentages rises to 74% Yes and 26% No. 

    The Board of Trustees see this as a clear community mandate for having a compulsory uniform at our school.

    We will now have compulsory uniform at Tamahere School from January 2016. The phase in period will occur as per the voting information and we will be sending out further information as time moves on.

    Thank you also for the extra feedback and comments that will go to the Uniform Committee as they finalise details. Some of the uniform examples have been child tested over the last couple of weeks to look at wear and tear etc.
    Posted Aug 26, 2015, 7:09 PM by Steve Trotter
  • Agriculture Day Judges
    Would you, or someone you know, like to become an Ag Day animal  judge? The organisation is looking for keen parents, past pupils or interested family members to take on these roles. The more we have the lighter the load. There is a training day coming up and then there is a commitment expected of 2 -3 days. More details are available from Dennis Ticklepenny, or ask at our office.

    Posted Aug 26, 2015, 7:07 PM by Steve Trotter
  • Basic Facts A’thon
    The final test is coming up next Friday - so keep practicing everyone and gathering sponsors to help make this a doubly worthwhile effort. 

    Remember to check out the Basic Facts blog for practise games.

    Monies will go towards the new Swimming Pool Fund, new learning devices and a classroom sound system. 
    Posted Aug 26, 2015, 6:40 PM by Steve Trotter
  • Cross Country
    What a wonderful day we had yesterday, your children shone with their positive Kia Maia - “Can Do” attitude, showing enthusiasm, determination and Kia Manaaki - respect - for their fellow runners. 

    It was so lovely to watch children being supported and encouraged by their peers showing our Vision Kid ‘Kia Kotahi’ - Together as One.  They looked great running in their Whanau colours and the speed and distance covered was impressive. Thanks go Mr Higgison, Mr Wickens and Mrs Copponi who organised this event and to the huge crowd of parents and supporters who came along to encourage everyone and make this event so special. 

    Posted Aug 23, 2015, 6:01 PM by Steve Trotter
  • Ballot Alert!

    All families with Pre Schoolers & anyone expecting to enrol a child at Tamahere Model Country School for 2016

    Our annual ballot for Out of Zone placements is now happening and closes on 15th September.

    Is your pre-schooler enrolled for next year?

    What do you need to do?

    • Let the office know that you are wanting to enrol your child and possibly further siblings at our school.

    • Tell others who you think need to know.

    • Bring evidence of your residential address.

    Please note if you are out of zone, even if your child is a sibling of a current student, you have to be in the ballot to have a chance of your child being enrolled at our school.

    Please follow the link to our official Enrolment Zone Description and our Enrolment Zone Map for detailed information about our zone.

    Posted Aug 18, 2015, 8:56 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 

Victoria C a Year 2 (6 year old) student at our school.

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

Tickets available from school office or
Carol 022 601 6675, carolbevin@gmail.com

  • Cross Country Movie Relive the highlights from our 2015 Cross Country in this movie produced by Mr Littlejohn and filmed by Keenan and Bailey.
    Posted by Steve Trotter
  • Touch Rugby - Sunday Fun!! This is purely casual for anyone who is interested in playing a fun game of touch rugby. Everyone is welcome, preschoolers, school age children, parents and grandparents. Starting Sunday 6 September from 2pm on the school grounds.  See you there!!Contact Allan on 0274295800 for more info.
    Posted Aug 27, 2015, 2:28 PM by Lisa Boyd
  • Don't forget Daffodil Day! Once again our school will be supporting the Cancer Society on Daffodil Day, Friday, August 28. Children are asked to dress up in yellow on the day and bring a gold coin donation. Thank you.
    Posted Aug 25, 2015, 8:12 PM by Lisa Boyd
  • Hockey Reminder The first committee meeting will be held this Friday, 2:30 in Matai 11.  All welcome to attend.Any queries, email Ann Marie Copponi  acopponi@tamahere.school.nz
    Posted Aug 25, 2015, 8:10 PM by Lisa Boyd
  • Vet Visit Newstead Vets would like to offer to ring, dock and vaccinate (not already vaccinated) any Ag day lambs.There will be a vet at Tamahere school this Saturday the 29th August from 2pm - 3pm.This service will be free of charge.
    Posted Aug 24, 2015, 5:49 PM by Lisa Boyd
  • Redesign our Whanau bird logos Are you keen to see a refreshed logo on our Whanau T Shirts? If you want to try and redesign our Whanau bird logos then here is your design brief: The new design should be able to fit into 10x10 cm. frame. You can do this design by free hand with colour or on the computer if you choose to. Remember to include all the Whanau bird as the main feature but you also include plants or other relevant items in the background or foreground if you think it will work. Hand in your designs to Miss Parker by 7TH September. You can choose to design as many of the Whanau birds as you like or just one.If your ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2015, 2:51 AM by Steve Trotter
  • Cross Country Results Well done to the following children who achieved a top 10 placing in Y3-6. Good luck to all those runners representing our school next week at the Country Cluster at Newstead School.  Year 3 GIRLSPlaceNameWhanau1Iona Mh2Summer Sh3Holly At4Ruby MKa5Paige Tt6Rachel L MKa7Annabelle FKa8Sienna Mh9Titari Wka10Gemma Ska Year 3 BOYSPlaceNameWhanau1Caleb Wko2Joel SKo3Nicholas Gh4Thomas Fka5Blake Mka6Cruz H Bka7Theo Mka8Sam FT9 ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2015, 5:52 PM by Steve Trotter
  • Rugby - ITM Cup A special ticket offer to the Waikato home games has been offered to our school. Discounted tickets to sit in the Wel Network stand are offered through TicketDirect. Use the promocode: WAIKATOITM. All children under 14 are free with a paying adult. Our school could win a $10,000 working bee courtesy of ITM. If you go to any of the games, please collect the stickers, bring them back to school and add them to our collection poster (at the office). The more stickers we get, the higher our chance. Mr Wickens would love some support to get the many projects on our plans up and running. 
    Posted Aug 26, 2015, 7:27 PM by Lisa Boyd
  • Sports Photos 26th August Please remember all your sports uniform, including socks and cricket whites.  Boots are not necessary.  Coaches and managers welcome but all times are approximate. Netball x 8 teams 8:30 am Football x 12 teams 9:15 am Cricket Term 1 teams 10:30 am Hockey x 10 teams 11:00 am Basketball x 3 teams 11:50 am Rugby x 5 teams 1pm
    Posted Aug 18, 2015, 8:49 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Daffodil Day Once again our school will be supporting the Cancer Society on Daffodil Day, Friday, August 28. Children are asked to dress up in yellow on the day and bring a gold coin donation. Thank you.
    Posted Aug 18, 2015, 8:48 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Car Park Safety Reminders Car parking for parents visiting the school or waiting to collect children from school is available on Devine Road and in our front car parking area. Parents visiting school or waiting to collect children are requested to observe the following procedure:Walk into school grounds to collect and drop off studentsFollow road rules and use designated car parksAngle park across the road to allow more spacesUse pedestrian crossings as good role models for childrenLeave disabled car parking spaces for those in need.We have noticed several parents parking in prohibited areas recently, including the no parking area near the administration block and in the bus stop. The Police have noted the increase and may monitor the ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2015, 8:46 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Burglar Beware We have been advised of a recent home burglary in the home of one of our school families who live locally.   This is a good reminder to ensure your homes are secure when you leave them for the day, closing windows and locking doors and also being vigilant for neighbours if you see any suspicious activity.
    Posted Aug 17, 2015, 10:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
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