We are sad to announce that Mrs Julia May will not be returning to take on our next Reception Class as expected next Term.
Mrs May has been on leave this year and has now secured a reception teaching position at Te Totara School. Julia has been at our school for eight and a half years and has been a wonderful junior and reception teacher who has taught, nurtured and helped settle so many young students into our school to move forward with success.
If you would like to join us for a short farewell assembly on Friday 8th July at 11:50am to say goodbye to Julia, we would love to have you join us. Also if you would like to contribute to a gift for Julia please drop it in at the office before Wednesday 6th July.
Our newly refurbished senior classroom block was blessed on Monday morning by Matua Rich Hollis and Reverend Ellen from St Stephens Church in Tamahere. The three classrooms are happily working in their new environment, enjoying improved lighting, acoustics and spacious learning areas.
An official opening ceremony of both classroom blocks will be held on completion of the second refurbishment involving Miro 13 and Pukatea 14 in Term 3.
We have been advised of a near miss in our school carpark this week. A young student who crossed the road with a parent was in the blind spot of a car as they walked between driving and parked cars.
We take this opportunity to remind parents to model to your children common sense and good road safety. Please abide by the road rules and cross in safe places. This has never been more important, now we are seeing increased amounts of traffic before and after school.
Now that our first block of senior classrooms have been refurbished, the construction team have begun their work on Miro 13 and Pukatea 14. To give them ready access to this block, the six carparks behind these two classrooms have been reserved for the builders and other contractors.
We ask that you please leave these carparks for them to make their job easier and safer.
Our Music Festival vocal groups are busy practising for the big event next week! We would love to have you come and enjoy the experience of multiple schools performing together and individually in a celebration of song:
We are excited to confirm this term’s Mufti Day will be held on Friday 8th July! For a gold coin donation, your child can join in the PJ Theme or wear their own clothes. The proceeds from this Mufti Day will go towards our wonderful new swimming pool!
In Week 2 of Term 3 we will be hosting Student Learning Conferences. Please keep a look out for the access code to book your child’s conference online, this will be notified to you prior to the school holidays.
Walton School ExchangeNext Wednesday 6th of July Walton Primary School are travelling to Tamahere School and will be bringing with them some netball and rugby teams. Some Pirongia and Maungatautari children would have received a letter this week about the day. Y3 and 4 netball and rugby games and Y5 and 6 netball games will take place in the middle block from 11:00 and our senior rugby team will play their match after lunch. This is an additional opportunity on the sporting calendar for these children and we wish them all the best.
Posted Jun 28, 2016, 8:23 PM by Reception @TMCS
Rugby Tournament FridayOn Friday we have two school rugby teams head to Marist Park to compete in the annual cluster barefoot rugby tournament. They will play other primary schools from our South East cluster. Thanks to the parents who are helping out on the day with coaching and transport. Good luck boys!
Posted Jun 28, 2016, 8:18 PM by Reception @TMCS
Para KoreLast Friday X-Man came to visit our school for a new initiative we are getting involved in; Para Kore. This is programme is also known as Zero Waste. Our school is aiming to reduce the amount of waste we dispose of. X-Man and a team of students from Pirongia collected the bins from around our school, emptied them out and categorised the types of waste. Other classes in the school came to see and hear about the conclusions they made. Students discovered that a large portion of the waste we throw away is compostable! Watch this space as we go on this journey.Please enjoy the photos from this project: Paula Dunton
Posted Jun 28, 2016, 8:13 PM by Reception @TMCS
Head LiceNits creep up on us and love squeaky clean hair so please check heads regularly and try to break this cycle. Unfortunately they are just a fact of life, not something you need feel embarrassed about.For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Health website.
Posted Jun 28, 2016, 7:43 PM by Reception @TMCS
Parents of Music House StudentsMusic House will be holding a music concert to showcase your child’s musical skills! 2.30pm, Tuesday 5th July in the TCC.Please come along to celebrate your child’s successes!
Posted Jun 22, 2016, 6:56 PM by Reception @TMCS