• Chess Success

    This week our representative Chess teams competed with over 50 students from around the Waikato in the Hamilton Zone Junior Chess Power Competition held at Vardon School.  Students were chosen after playing many games in their lunchtimes to qualify for either our Junior or Rookie teams. Everyone represented us proudly and many had great success both individually and as teams.  Please see below for placings.


    Team Standings - Rookies

    Placing

    Team Name

    Top Player

    1

    Tamahere Model Country School - Rookies A

    Luca D

    3

    Tamahere Model Country School - Rookies B

    Reif W





    Team Standings - Juniors

    Placing

    Team Name

    Top Player

    4

    Tamahere Model Country School - Junior


    This qualifies a team from our school to compete at the Nationals in October!

    Alex S


    Individual Standings - Rookies

    Placing

    Name

    Team Name

    1

    Luca D

    TMCS - Rookies A

    2

    Reif W

    TMCS - Rookies B

    7

    Ella M

    TMCS - Rookies B

    8

    James N

    TMCS - Rookies A

    9

    Sam A

    TMCS - Rookies A

    12

    Zac C

    TMCS - Rookies A

    14

    Isaac K

    TMCS - Rookies B

    21

    Summer S

    TMCS - Rookies B


    Individual Standings - Junior

    Placing

    Name

    Team Name

    12

    Alex S

    TMCS - Junior A

    19

    Tatva P

    TMCS - Junior A

    21

    Ben E

    TMCS - Junior A

    -

    Rock W

    TMCS - Junior A

    -

    Jude B

    TMCS - Junior A




    Congratulations to you for your placings and your amazing efforts!


    Thank you to the kind parents who transported students to the event and for those who stayed and helped supervise our teams, we are truly grateful for your ongoing support.


    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:52 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Health Survey Invitation

    We invite all of our parents and caregivers to complete our new Health and Physical Education Survey distributed by email this week.  


    Please click this link to read about the Health and Physical Education Curriculum Delivery at Tamahere Model Country School, then follow the link below to complete our 10 minute survey if you have not yet had the opportunity.


    Click here to start the survey.


    As always, your opinions and feedback are valuable to us. We encourage you to take this opportunity to share your thoughts on how we deliver the  Health and PE curriculum to our students. Tell us what you think we need to improve on and what we do well.


    To show our appreciation to those who complete the survey, all responses will go in the draw to win one of 5 x $20 Scholastic book vouchers. If you wish to be included in the draw, please make sure you provide us with your name and phone number at the end of the survey.


    Please contact the school office if you have any questions on 856 9238 or reception@tamahere.school.nz


    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • School Closed: Teacher Only Day this Fieldays Friday

    A final reminder that our school will be closed for Teacher Only Day on Fieldays Friday 15th June - a great opportunity to take your children to Fieldays.  


    We have chosen Fieldays Friday after previous requests from event organisers to consider closing the school to help reduce traffic congestion.  Scheduling a Teacher Only Day enables our staff to participate in valuable professional development while providing you with the perfect opportunity to take children for a day of fun at Fieldays.  


    We ask that families taking children to the Fieldays please do so on the Friday to allow less interruptions to learning.


    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:13 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Fieldays Traffic!


    It is that time of year again when Fieldays inevitably causes major traffic delays in our community.  


    Many of our families are new to the area and may be unaware of the congestion caused by the influx of visitors to Mystery Creek.  You may find diversions in place as the Police attempt to improve traffic flow on the adjoining roads.


    We recommend leaving earlier to get your children to school, especially those who are sitting ICAS exams tomorrow.  For those who are late to school, please sign your child in on the tablet in the school office.

    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Grandparents Day!

    We are excitedly counting down to Grandparents Day being held this Monday 18th June.  This is a very special day on our school calendar and we look forward to welcoming your much loved family members to our school.  


    Please follow this link to last week’s post detailing the format of our morning, and our special thanks to our wonderful Taupiri parents who are kindly catering our Grandparents Morning Tea (you will receive a notice regarding this).  

    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Dad’s Army Coming Up & Seeking a Skilled Paver…

    Dad’s Army invite all interested Dads’ to come to their next working bee on Saturday 23rd June.  The team will be helping Alan create a path to the new shed and be ready to go with materials but just need some willing helpers to get the job done!


    As part of this project pavers will be laid and we’d love to do this as professionally as possible.  Can you help? If you are a professional or particularly capable and would like to help us out - we welcome you!


    For more information or offers of help, please see Allan Wickens or email him directly awickens@tamahere.school.nz

    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 8:46 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • PUM Reminder

    A reminder to all families of the upcoming NZEI Paid Union Meeting on the afternoon of Monday 25th June.  We apologise for our repeated reminders to those who are aware of this, however we know that messages are occasionally missed and want to be sure that all families know of our 12:20pm pick up time on the day.  


    For more information regarding the PUM and our requests, please follow this link.


    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:11 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • ICAS Exams This Week

    This week we have over 50 students sitting ICAS examinations in Spelling and Writing! ICAS exams are a great opportunity for students to become familiar with exam protocols and environments. These exams are held each year for our Year 4 – 6 students who want to take up this extra challenge and we congratulate you all for giving it a go.  


    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:11 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Parent Interviews Coming Up

    Our teachers are very busy working on Mid Year Reports which will come home in the first week of next term.  


    We will be scheduling our Parent Teacher Interviews to be held in 2 Week of Term 3 so please keep a lookout in your inbox for the access code to book an interview, this will be sent in the next few weeks.


    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:10 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • An Important Message- Mycoplasma Bovis (Mbovis)

    We have received the following important advice from the Ministry for Primary Industries for families:


    As many of you start thinking about calf club days and pet days, below is advice from the Ministry for Primary Industries that is appropriate for schools. You may also wish to share this information with your parent communities since it includes information about purchasing calves. If you require any further information on Mbovis, you are invited to contact Elizabeth Taylor at the Ministry for primary Industries (MPI).


    Any calves that are under movement restriction on surveillance farms will not be allowed to leave a property without a permit.  Calves that are under surveillance (undergoing testing and not under movement restriction) are free to move and are low risk for spreading the disease – you may want to consider waiting until testing is complete before making a decision.  Calves from properties that have had no contact from MPI are free to move.

    If you are looking to purchase a calf, the best action that you can take is to buy animals from the source where as much as possible is known about the animals and their movement histories, and to speak directly with previous owners and sellers.

    The following links outline the minimum requirements for managing biosecurity on farm. It is helpful to be aware of our recommendations.                                                                                                          http://www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/outdoor-activities/check-clean-dry/          


    http://www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/responding/alerts/mycoplasma-bovis/             


    http://www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/responding/alerts/mycoplasma-bovis/advice-for-farmers-rural-contractors-and-transporters/  


    Mbovis2017 2018 Liaison

    Elizabeth Taylor

    Mycoplasma Bovis Response Liaison

    Phone: 0800-008 333


    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:10 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Teacher Only Day Reminder: Fieldays Friday 15th June

    A reminder that our school will be closed for a Teacher Only Day on Fieldays Friday 15th June - a great opportunity to take your children to Fieldays.  

    We ask that families taking children to the Fieldays please do so on the Friday to allow less interruptions in schooling.

    Posted Jun 5, 2018, 8:19 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Pirongia’s Year 4 Camp


    By all accounts our Pirongia Syndicate had a marvellous camp experience last week!  The weather was stunning, the very cold frosts gave way to the most beautiful days. Our Year 4 students had an incredible time experiencing the many outdoor activities on offer as did our staff and camp parents.  


    Our very special thanks to our wonderful parent helpers, you make these amazing camps possible and we couldn’t do it without you! And finally, thank you Mrs Yuen for planning and organising such a successful camp!


    Please enjoy the student writing and photos below:


    The Black Slide


    As I approached the black slide I was nervous through my veins. The boys before me had a rash from going down the slide but luckily I had my wetsuit on. I felt like I couldn't move and I froze. It was my go! Terrified, I closed my eyes and lay down. Woosh! I was off!


    Soon I was shooting, rapid and swift as even more of the ginormous black slide lay in front of me. It was as dark as the midnight sky. I was terrified to bits as I let out an out raging yelp. Yuck! Water slapped me in the face as I rammed through it. It was a total failure nightmare.


    As I headed back up I felt so proud and happy I had had a go. That was the most freakiest ride ever!


    By Imogen C

    Year 4

    Kowhai 4



    Posted Jun 5, 2018, 8:19 PM by Reception @TMCS
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Writer's Corner
 
       
 

We are pleased to celebrate student writing with you.


This week's item is from Amelia C, a Year 6 student in Pukatea 14.


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






  • Taupiri Parents Notice: Grandparents Morning Tea Dear Parents,Next week, on Monday 18th June, we will be hosting grandparents for Grandparents Day at school. Each year, our wonderful Taupiri Syndicate Parents provide a plate for the grandparents to enjoy for morning tea. Please refer to your child’s room number as to which type of food we would love you to bring.Rooms 5,6,7,8: SavouryRooms 9, 10: SweetPlease drop the plate off to the TCC foyer before school, Monday morning. Many thanks for your contribution - it is greatly appreciated!If you have any questions, please see your classroom teacher.Kind regards,Nicola Spence and the Taupiri Teachers
    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:09 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Thank You Tamahere Lions Club Thank you to Tamahere Lions Club for presenting our school with a cheque for $1840 from funds raised by them for us on Pumpkin Night!We are grateful for your support of our school.
    Posted Jun 10, 2018, 1:24 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • St Peters Open Day – 22nd June  You are warmly invited to St Peter’s School Cambridge, YEARS 7 & 8 School Open Day on Friday 22nd June 2018 from 9.45am – 12.30 This is a great opportunity to find out what St Peter’s can do for your child. You will enjoy a student led tour of the school and have the opportunity to hear from existing parents and students first hand. Please register for this event at openday@stpeters.school.nz or to find out further information please contact Claire Pollock, Director of Admissions on 07 823 3684 
    Posted Jun 6, 2018, 7:22 PM by Reception @TMCS
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