• Time to Dive in! Swimming Pool Breaking News!

    We are very excited to announce that we have been given, provisionally $100,000 in grants towards the building of our new swimming pool complex. Huge thanks goes to the Grassroots Trust with a $70,000 grant and to Trillian Trust with a $30,000 grant. These grants have suddenly really launched our pool project into reality building on our amazing cookbook sales success. In fact these grants are causing us to go full speed ahead. To be given these grants we have to complete the parts of the project we have asked for within the next few months. This means we will be needing to take immediate action. At present we are waiting on Ministry of Education approval and then the Waikato District Council's consents. There will be some significant changes that we have to be prepared for before we achieve our goal.

    Initial impacts will include:

    • Removal of 3 trees from the site - more trees will be planted in other spaces.

    • Demolition of the old swimming pool and changing sheds.

    • We will fill this area with the topsoil. Later this area will be the space for our new classrooms and possibly an Administration building. The hedge will be damaged but we are planning to plant another one by our new pool.

    • The cricket pitch as we know it will no longer have the space so we will need to create another one. Maybe part of the reserve and Northern District’s help.

    • Our soccer fields will be impacted until we have the extra reserve space to run around on.  

    • We will have to re jig our space for Ag Day and Group Day - but hopefully once again the Reserve will allow for overflow.

    The exciting thing is we will be progressing quickly towards our goal of a  quality swimming complex for our school and community. Once this is achieved, we can re arrange our site to suite our growing needs.

    To fully complete our project we are still in need of more fundraising and sponsorship  dollars. If you have some great ideas or want to sponsor a lane at $6000, we are keen to hear from you or a business that you may know. We will be setting up a sponsorship page to help with this. Any skills or help with our project would be appreciated. Please let the office know or Camille on 021 320 145.

    Posted May 17, 2017, 8:31 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Fieldays Friday – Teacher Only Day

    We wish to remind families that we will be holding a Teacher Only Day on Friday 16th June.  

    Our teachers learning will be focusing on Maths development and collaborative learning.  Bruce Moody will be working with all Syndicates on this day along with support online from CORE Education.

    This Teacher Only Day has especially been set for Fieldays Friday - a wonderful opportunity for you to take your children to this iconic event!

    Posted May 17, 2017, 8:16 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • A Special Thanks to the Following Sponsors

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    New Sponsors

    Waikato Homes and Katie Ayers Dentist are new sponsors.

    • Katie has provided two new drinking fountains that are going to be installed shortly.

    • Waikato Homes (Jade and Mark Annals) are GOLD sponsors and help the school achieve many of the projects that cannot be completed without this support.

    New Initiatives

    Thanks to Punnet and the Country Providore who have become our Winter Sports sponsors. Their focus this year is to encourage our winter sports teams and their coaches, managers and organisers. This year every WINTER SPORTS team is so fortunate to be receiving:

    1. Player of the Day certificates for each player with a tear off voucher for hot chocolate or icecream.

    2. Team celebration venue- Either an end of season or mid season celebration/motivation session. Each team is to be treated to:

    • Exclusive use of the Seedling Shed free of charge (you may decorate as you please).TSF combined logo on wood.png

    • A cheese platter for the adults.

    • Fries and drinks for the team children.

    Coaches and Managers will receive further information this week.

    Loyal Sponsors

    Thanks again to all the other school sponsors who have provided funding and/or goods and services to the school over the past years, we value what you do! Please visit our school website http://www.tamahere.school.nz/community-sponsors

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    New Sponsors

    For those who would like to be a Tamahere Model Country School sponsor, please contact lboyd@tamahere.school.nz or Aksel at akselfrost@gmail.com

    Posted May 17, 2017, 8:15 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Welcome to Our Grandparent's Tomorrow!

    We are so pleased to be welcoming our wonderful Grandparents to school tomorrow in celebration of our annual Grandparents Day. Our timetable for the day is detailed below:

    • 9:40am - Morning Tea for Grandparents in TCC

    • 10:00am - Morning Tea (for Students and Staff)

    • 10:20am - Children back to classes (Grandparents remain in TCC)

    • 10:30am - Assembly in TCC

    • 11:15am - Grandparents visiting classrooms

    • 12:20pm - Picnic lunch for Grandparents and Students  (Please bring your own lunch and something to sit on).

    We hope to have favourable weather tomorrow, however, if it is wet we will cancel the picnic so please do send your child to school with lunch they can eat without their grandparents should the need arise.

    Thank you to the wonderful parents of our Taupiri Syndicate who are providing a plate for our Grandparents - we appreciate your kindness and help.

    We look forward to a wonderful time of sharing and celebration!

    Posted May 17, 2017, 8:15 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Reminder: Whanau o Tamahere Hui This Evening

    We wish to remind our families that this evening we will host our Whanau o Tamahere Hui at 5:15pm.  This will be held in Manuka 16.  Please do come along and join us even if you have not returned your RSVP.

    Our plan is to have a sharing time and discussion about how our Maori tamariki are achieving academically, as well as in social and other areas, their whole hauora.

    We look forward to seeing you then.

    Posted May 17, 2017, 8:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
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Writer's Corner

Today we are pleased to celebrate a piece of writing with you from Saski H & Eric P in Pukatea 14.

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  • Outstanding Pool Keys     We still have a number of Pool Keys outstanding from the summer hire.  These were due back by 1st April to receive a full refund of the $40 bond paid.If you have returned your key after 1st April or if you return your key by 31st May, you will receive a $20 bond refund with the other half being allocated to our Pool Fundraiser.Any Pool Keys returned after 31st May will forfeit the full $40 bond.Thank you for your cooperation.
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Free Giant Pumpkin A school family would like to donate their giant pumpkin to any family who has a use for it.If you are interested, please contact Thomas Rohan on 021 056 9838.
    Posted May 21, 2017, 5:32 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Fundraising Produce For Sale! Kawakawa 3 are raising funds for plants for their nature walk and garden.  There will be a 'bring and buy' table tomorrow (Friday) and next Friday outside the classroom (next to lost property).Please come by for yummy feijoas and mandarins - only $2 bag - first in, first served! Donations of quality bagged produce very welcome too, and all for a very good cause.   
    Posted May 17, 2017, 7:15 PM by Reception @TMCS
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