What a great term we have had. With only 9 weeks - actually 41 days, the time has flown by!Although it has been short - so much has been achieved; your children are now well settled into their new classes, understanding the expectations and routines of their new age level. New friends have been made and a lot of social growth has occurred. Our overarching topic of relationships is a sound starting point for the start of any school year. Academically all students have been concentrating on their literacy and numeracy skills and have undertaken a number of tests, so teachers can identify specific areas that need working on. The material world in Science has been explored at different levels using the contexts of Gold Mining in the Maungatautari Syndicate and the Hot Air Balloons in the rest of the school. The use of BYOD ( Bring Your Own Devices) in our Senior School has seen a huge step forwards in computer skills and e-learning.
We have certainly made the most of the beautiful weather we have had this year with our Whanau Tabloids, Swimming Sports, Triathlon, School Camps to Waihi Beach and Junior Tabloids. Not to mention the extra Black Caps celebration with our non stop Cricket Day and the WaiBOP Football coaching that all children have experienced. The PTA has been busy also, and we have all been able to enjoy an outstanding Pumpkin Night, as well as a great Golf Tournament.
With Meet the Teachers Evening and our recent Learning Conferences, hopefully all of you are feeling well informed about your children’s learning achievements and progress. The Progress and Achievement Books and senior Blogs will add to this when you receive them and enjoy celebrating them with your children on Thursday.
Thank you all for your support and involvement over our first term. I hope you and your children can enjoy a safe and well earned rest, with lots of laughter and special family times together - kia kotahi.
We had a wonderful visit last week by a team of balloonists as part of Hamilton's Balloons Over Waikato Festival.
The weather was kind and the sun shone as we were able to ask the balloon pilot questions and receive wonderful explanations about how hot air balloons work. We then had the thrill of watching them inflate the balloon!
It was exciting for us all, especially the lucky teachers and competition winning students who were able to experience a mini balloon ride hovering above the ground!
We are very thankful that Tamahere School was chosen to be visited this year.
Thank you to Howard Baker and the Golf Committee for a fantastic Golf Day last Friday. Such a fun occasion. The food and extra activities around the course add to the atmosphere along with the fancy dress. Thanks to the sponsors for so many great prizes at the end and for sponsoring holes.
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It was great to welcome Kane Fraser back to our school with his Year 2 and 3 class from Walton School today. Kane and his class visited our school as part of their Inquiry into Modern Learning Environments and how our Maungatautari Senior Syndicate is incorporating ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) in classroom learning.
Vision & Hearing TestingWaikato District Health Board will be visiting our school on Wednesday 29th April to conduction Vision and Hearing Tests for selected students. This includes those who missed their before school ...
Posted Apr 12, 2015, 2:00 PM by Reception @TMCS
ICAS Practice TestsFor those children who have registered to sit upcoming ICAS exams, you are able to access practice tests online using the link below:https://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas ...
Posted Apr 1, 2015, 3:50 PM by Reception @TMCS
Junior Tough Guy and Gal ChallengeFor the first time ever this challenge is coming to the Waikato! Our school supports this event as it is raising funds for CURE KIDS worthy charity as well as ...
Posted Mar 30, 2015, 3:01 PM by Reception @TMCS
Netball UpdateAll the girls should have received their team lists last week. There are still 3 teams that need coaches for them to be able to play :Year 3 Sting, Year ...
Posted Mar 30, 2015, 2:53 PM by Reception @TMCS
Saturday Hockey Team List UpdateTeam lists for Year 1-4 players will be distributed this week. Year 5-6 players will be advised of their teams during the first week of Term 2.All ...
Posted Mar 30, 2015, 2:08 PM by Reception @TMCS
Friday Night Hockey - Team ListsTeams for Friday Night Hockey have been prepared and lists will be sent out in Week 1 of Term 2 along with start date and game information.
Posted Mar 30, 2015, 1:27 PM by Reception @TMCS