• A Golden Opportunity Thank you to the hard working committee who are making the ‘Golden Night’ Parent ball/dance into such a special occasion. The flair and detail being put into this evening will ensure you all have a great night. We have now reached the profit making mark, so  we need more ticket sales to ensure some money is raised for the new playground equipment. Thanks to all those who have been buying tickets. Please spread the word and invite friends and family from out of our district to this great evening. This is an opportunity to just let your hair down and have some fun without the usual baking or organising children’s outfits etc.  
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:13 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Hapu Feast Day / Matariki Celebration This week all classes have been celebrating a Matariki feast with their Hapu classes. Manuka 16, Nikau 1 and Puriri 5 came together and working with a mixture of students, they prepared and shared food together. The students thoroughly enjoyed working and helping each other and of course enjoyed the feast they had prepared. Check out some of our photos from the day and time spent together.
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Learning Conferences for Nikau 1 and Kauri 2 in Week 10 We are holding parent conferences for Nikau 1 and Kauri 2 on Wednesday 3rd of July and Thursday 4th July.  These conferences are separate from the rest of the school’s learning celebrations in Term 3, to allow for the transition of teachers to take place. Both Hayley Smit and Tamsin Bradding will lead the Nikau 1 conferences, while Stacey Yuen and Bridget Hawthorn will lead the Kauri 2 conferences. The conferences are 15 minutes long to allow for discussion of where your child is at and where their goals lie for the rest of 2019. Parents and caregivers of Nikau 1 and Kauri 2 students will be sent an email link shortly to access the Parent Conference website.  
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:11 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Skate Park and Playground opening at the Tamahere Village Hub I know many families are already enjoying the new playground and skate park at the Village Hub. The official opening with the Waikato District Council will be at 1:00pm on Friday 28th June. Our school will be part of the Haka Powhiri, sharing our new Tamahere Model Country School Haka. We have around 70 students in our Kapa Haka Roopu who will lead this inaugural performance. We are delighted to have our very own Haka to perform. Our school will also be singing Colour My World, an oldie but a goodie and appropriate for the occasion so please sing along with us. We hope you will be able to come along and join in this celebration.
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:10 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Lizard Garden & Pirongia Murals Opening on Tuesday 18th June The blessing of the new garden, designed and built by our Taupiri students, will now take place on Tuesday 18th June at 1:30pm, weather dependent. We will then move on to the installation of the Pirongia Murals, that were painted last year as part of the school production.The Lizard Garden is located at the far end of the Vela Pool Complex, on the Devine Road fence line. Please join us if you are able to.
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:10 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Mindful Teacher Only Day Last Tuesday saw our staff learning about the Pause Breathe Smile Education Programme designed for New Zealand students to become more aware of their bodies and actions, and be able to manage themselves more effectively. This structured programme looks at Mindfulness as:Intentional focus on immediate experience, with curiosity, openness, acceptance and love (COAL). It is about noticing what is happening now, with kindness and curiosity The benefits of this programme are to help our students develop tools to more effectively manage their emotions. The outcomes have shown improved concentration, reduced anxiety levels and increased levels of kindness in the playground, just to mention a few benefits.  We will be starting our teaching next term, developing this programme across the ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:09 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Our 2nd Teacher Only Day - tomorrow Friday 14th June Just a reminder for our Teacher Only Day tomorrow, Friday 14th June. This is a full Kahui Ako day, so all schools in the area will also be closed for instruction on this day, including Hillcrest High School and Berkley Normal Middle School.We do apologise for all the disruption occurring with short weeks at the moment. It does mean we will be working closer to Christmas day with our final day being December 20th this year.
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:08 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Seat-belt Shoulder/Neck Protectors Thanks to a generous donation from the Buckle family, the children will be bringing home a seat-belt protector this week. If you would like a couple of extra ones for preschoolers, please come and see us in the office. (Limited stock)
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:07 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Mr Gerry Clark We are sorry to let you know that Mr Gerry Clark our guitar/ukulele tutor is in hospital following a stroke. It is good to hear that he is steadily improving but probably won’t be back at school for a while. The 26 students involved will shortly be sent a notice with a couple of options for different tutors who can support their learning in the meantime.
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:06 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Farewell Mrs Yuen This Thursday is the last day that Mrs Stacey Yuen will officially be at school before she heads away on maternity leave. We wish her and her husband Dominic all the very best as they embark on their new journey as a family. As previously mentioned Mrs Bridget Hawthorn and Mrs Kerry Bennetts will be taking over the Kauri 2 class, and Mrs Lisa Murray will be leading Pirongia Syndicate in Stacey’s absence.
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:04 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Welcome We are very pleased to welcome Mrs Emma Goord onto our team. Emma is a qualified teacher but will be employed as a Teacher Aide to support our English as a Second Language (ESOL) students along with other students. We are extremely lucky to have such a qualified Teacher Aide to support our students learning. We are also very pleased to welcome a few new faces to our After School Care team; Rebecca Rodriguez, Kirti Kirti, Clarissa van den Berg and Michelle Krishna. It is wonderful to have a full contingent back in After School Care to ensure we have a happy and safe environment for our approximately 120 students who use this facility. Amelia Platje and Clarissa van den ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:03 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Thank You We would like to acknowledge Tracey Bourke for helping us out when we were struggling for Teacher Aide cover. We very much appreciate her giving up her time to help support our learners over this last term.
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:00 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Reusable Shopping Bags - support our school & be in to win a copy of Al Brown’s book “Get Fresh” Have you spotted our reusable shopping bags on display in the school office.  They cost just $7 each and can be used again, and again, and …. again.The bags come with a small pouch that they can be folded away into when not being used.  Order forms have already been sent home but we do have spare forms available from the school office. Orders will close on the last day of the term or when we run out.Everyone that buys a reusable bag will go into the draw to win Al Brown’s book “Get Fresh” and anyone that has already placed their order will go automatically into the draw.Thank you for your support!
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 2:58 PM by Reception @TMCS
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