• Pumpkin Night!

    What a fantastic evening. Thank you everyone!

    What a stunning evening we had for Pumpkin Night 2019! The weather was perfect and the cooler evening allowed for a beautiful night for everyone. It is always such a wonderful occasion for our community to come together. Our children absolutely love it and it is great to see past students coming back to say hi. A highlight this year was our past pupils George Woolston and Jet Scott returning with their band to entertain us, along with other past pupils taking to the stage.

    A special mention needs to be made of Carol Coley who has given of her time year after year to organise all the Pumpkin Night finances. This is her last year with us, so we would like to make a special mention to Carol, thanking her for the many hours she dedicated to the success of this event!. Also to Michelle Bassett who has her youngest child at our school - your work on the sweet stall is outstanding!

    We all trust you enjoyed your time with us and had a great night. We look forward to sharing how much we have raised for the school and towards the Junior Playground ‘refurbishment’.

    Special thanks go to the Pumpkin Night 2019 Team; Shelley Baker, Carol Coley, Lee Boyd, Anna Heslop, Kristyn Thomas, Kerri Hilton, Letitia Cambie, Melanie Devlin, Stephanie Mackintosh, Sharlene Woolston,Tessa Hargreaves, Adele Leyland, Ilse Lock, Karla Ward and  Shay Landon. This group of enthusiastic parents just got into gear and made our great night happen with every problem ironed out as it appeared. Hours of work that is hugely appreciated. Thank you all and thanks to your partners and families who have supported you through this busy time.

    Thank you to all those who donated to the Pumpkin Night

    • Mr. Wickens and Mr. Doran - always going above and beyond.

    • Regal Haulage - for the truck that became our stage.

    • St. Peter’s - for gazebos, the food caravan and furniture.

    • New World Hillcrest - for delivering the food and providing a huge discount.

    • Girl on the Swing - cakes and cupcakes donated.

    • Tatua - for the cream.

    • Unichem Cambridge Pharmacy.

    • Fonterra and Tip Top - ice blocks and ice creams.

    • Waikato Homes - for donating the picnic table and lending their gazebos.

    • Bruntwood Nurseries - for lending their scales.

    • Coke - for donating water and juice.

    • CK Treeworks for raffle prizes.

    • Extreme edge for prizes.

    • LEAP for prizes.

    • A.S.B - for lending the BBQ’s.

    • Acorn - for lending the BBQ’s.

    • Coffee caravan from The Pentagon (Gracie).

    • Todd (Eva H’s Uncle) for the two large fryers.

    • Liz Donovan - for creating the poster.

    • The Dexter family- for all the hay bales for the Nerf Gun station.

    • To Mrs. Broughton - for bringing along hay bales for the stage from R.D.A.

    • To all our parents who donated items and their time. For your generosity with both donation of goods and your time with making of lolly necklaces, baking, helping with set up and break down that night and the following morning.

    • Black Dog - for donating the bar leaners and stools.

    • The Sunday Society https://www.thesundaysociety.co.nz/ - for lending their tables and bench seats.

    • Alex McMillan - for providing amazing horse rides for the children.

    • Red Bins - for providing the bins to our school.

    • CONVEX Plastics - for the bin liners.

    • Faculty of Education Student Teachers - for coming and helping on the night.

    • University of Waikato students - for coming and helping on the night.

    • Toby Ferguson - for bringing his tractor to tow the children for the magic carpet ride. What a legend!

    • X-Man - for amazing recycling.

    We hope we haven’t forgotten anyone, plus all the families who have been so generous with your donations of chocolates and lollies, second hand books and clothes and for everyone who helped out on stands during the evening. Without everyone’s contribution this evening would not be the special occasion that it is.

    Winners of Competitions


    1st -  $600 grocery voucher  (Joanne Jogia)

    2nd - Picnic Table (McLeod Family)

    3rd -  $200 arborist voucher (Andrew King who has donated it back to the school)

    4th -  $200 arborist voucher (Emily Choy)

    5th -  $200 arborist voucher (Jude and Ted)

    6th -  Xtreme Edge vouchers (Maria Vollebregt)

    7th -  Handbag (Evan Vaughters)

    Gumboot Throw


    • Rob Heke   $50


    • Jack Myles  $20


    • Jack C.        $10

    Headstand Competition

    Over 16 Male

    • Win Meyer-Rochow 2.26 minutes

    Over 16 Female

    • Lee Boyd   2.10 minutes

    Under 16 Male

    • Wilson B    13.48 minutes

    Under 16 Female

    • Ella P           6.32 minutes


    At this stage, a rough estimate of the profit made from Pumpkin Night is approximately $17,000 and this money will support the school with the majority going towards the extension/rejuvenation of the Junior Playground. Thank you to everyone!

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:15 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Learning Conferences

    Thank you for the great support with our learning conferences. Research has shown that students achieve best when their parents/caregivers and teachers are all working with them in supporting them to achieve. Our near 100% turn out shows the value this community places on your children’s learning. Thank you. If you were unable to attend a conference, please touch base with your child’s teacher to make a suitable time to meet together.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:15 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Country Cluster Tabloids Postponement

    As already advised the Taupiri Country Cluster Tabloids was postponed today due to an unfriendly weather forecast and will now be rescheduled to take place in Term 4.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Accounts Reminder

    Just a little reminder about paying your accounts.

    If you register your child/ren to play a sport, you need to make a prompt payment for this.  Unless you have a regular automatic payment in place, if you wait to be invoiced you

    will be charged a $5 administration fee.

    If you give your child permission to go on a trip ie Science Roadshow, you need to ensure that you make the payment or the $5 administration fee will be charged.

    Any forms that are sent home or emailed regarding registering for sports or trips have these conditions clearly noted on them.

    If you need new uniform or stationery for your child/ren, please do not send them to the office to get this without having made a payment.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • School Uniform - winter options

    To ensure our students are all looking good in our uniform over the winter months please make sure your child / children are in our correct uniform. We have many warm layers of uniform that can be added to keep students warm but if you wish for your child to wear any under garments these need to be plain black, white or the same coloured green as our uniform. This also goes for socks and moderate hair accessories.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • After School Friday - Pumpkin Night Shop Sale! - Lollies and treats for sale

    We are having a sale of lollies, lolly necklaces, ice creams, ice blocks, juice and water on Friday after school on the deck outside Pohutukawa 8. We have limited supplies which can be purchased for $1.00 to $2.00 and just a reminder that this is cash only.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:13 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Board of Trustee Election Forms - Is Your Address Correct?

    As you will be aware we will be holding our triennial Board of Trustee Elections with initial Nomination Forms being sent to parents and legal guardians in early May.

    As this is a postal election, it is essential that our office holds up to date records for your family.  If you have moved in the last 18 months and have not advised us, or are unsure if you have, please contact our school office with current details as soon as possible.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:13 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Vela Pool Summer season ends. Disks back please.

    We have certainly had another wonderful summer for swimming and our students have clearly benefited from having such fantastic pool facilities to learn and train in. The improvements in swimming across all levels at our school has been fantastic to see, along with our school taking out the South East Hamilton Country relays as the finale for each inter school competition.

    We hope families and lane swimmers have also enjoyed your season with us. Can we please have all disks returned to the school office so that we can sort them for next season. Community members please drop them in or post them back to us before 17th May.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • A Golden Night

    Plans are moving ahead quickly for our ‘Golden Night’ ball that will be held at the Cambridge Raceway on Saturday 22nd June at 7pm.  Please note that the Ball is being hosted by Tamahere School, but we really want everyone to invite friends and families from outside our school community.  Also if you know Tamahere residents who don’t have children at our school please tell them about it and get them to save the date. PLEASE spread the word and mark the date on your calendar!  We promise it will be a night to remember! All funds raised will go towards upgrading the Junior Playground. This is an adults only event.

    More information will be released in the first week of Term 2 and tickets will be on sale from Friday 3rd May.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Taupiri Trip about Change in our Community

    A special trip and entry was given to the new Tamahere Village Hub for our 130 Taupiri students,  as part of their study about change in our community. Thanks go to Rhys Harvey from Fosters for allowing us into this work environment and giving us a special tour and providing us with  interesting information on the Hub.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Planned Trip Catalyst For Action

    Our planned Taupiri trip to the Tamahere Mangaone Reserve earlier this term has sadly created a storm of controversy. It was identified that there were pine trees in need of arborist attention, leading to the reserve being closed until the arborist work can be done. On top of this the endangered long tailed bats were spotted in the pine trees that posed a risk to people using the Reserve. Please follow this link to read the Radio New Zealand article that was first published on 31st March and also a link to a subsequent article in Stuff.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:11 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Cambridge Cycling Festival Reminder!

    As shared in last weeks newsletter, the Cambridge Cycling Festival 2019 is a community event held on Anzac Day in Cambridge. This is a fun day for all the family. Bike down to Victoria Square, bring your picnic basket & blanket, or make the most of the food trucks and watch some of the world's fastest cyclists racing around the streets of Cambridge!

    Please click on the link to view details.

    Kids Races: As part of the days events our students can enter into Kids Races, with the Grassroots 5-7 year old race starting at 1.10pm and for our 8-10 year olds the race commences at 1.23pm.  

    On the day you can register from 11:00am, but if you choose to register online before the event you will receive a FREE  kids T-shirt. The cost of entry is $5.00.  If you are interested in entering into the kids races, please click on the link to register or check it out at www.cambridgecyclingfestival.co.nz for more information.

    Battle of The Schools - Year 6’s only

    At 1.36pm the “Evo Cycles Battle of the Schools” for year 6 students only will run. The  teams are made up of 4 riders, who will each complete a 1 kilometre lap. The cost of entry is $5.00 per student and they will receive a free race pack and a free t-shirt.

    If you are interested in forming a team, please click on the link to register or check out  www.cambridgecyclingfestival.co.nz for more information. There will be no teacher in charge of this event.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:10 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • ANZAC!

    As ANZAC Day falls in the holidays and a lot of families will be away, we will not have a specific parade to walk in this year. We are happy for any families joining in parades to represent our school by wearing our uniform shirts.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:10 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Speed limit changes in our area

    Please be aware that the Waikato District Council after consultation and general feedback has changed the speed limits on many of our local roads. We understand that speed limit reductions will come into force around the the start of Term 2 for the Tamahere and Matangi areas. The Waikato District Council website provides information on the roads that are affected by this speed limit reduction and this can be found by clicking here. You may also wish to click on the link for the Media Release dated 4th April . Please be aware that from early in Term 2 speed limit around our school will be reduced to 40km per hour.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:09 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • CyberSafety Parent Information Evening

    A CyberSafety Parent Information Evening is being held at Hillcrest High School Auditorium on Thursday the 16th of May 2019 from 7.00pm, featuring guest speakers Pauline Spence, an  Educator from Netsafe, Constable Jack Driver from the Waikato Police Social Media Team

    and the School Community Officer, Constable Pete Van’t Wout.

    Please RSVP on the Facebook event link to assist with planning for the event.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:09 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • We hope you have a very happy and safe holiday and look forward to seeing you all back with us on Monday 29th April.

    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 9:08 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 Heidi K, a Year 4 student in Tanekaha 14.

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

We hope you have a very happy and safe

holiday and look forward to seeing you all back with us on Monday 29th April.

  • Wanted for the Library I am  going to be doing some bookmark making sessions during some lunchtimes next term and need donations of;BeadsRibbonFeltOrigami paperColoured paperWoolYarnThese can be dropped off at the library office.Thanks for your supportTheresa KewishLibrarian
    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 2:24 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere - The Kuia and the Spider The whole school enjoyed an amazing live show on Wednesday. Taki Rua Productions travelled from Wellington to perform The Kuia and the Spider in Te Reo Maori. The show was highly engaging and the students thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere showed us that all things are connected in some way or another. No matter how big or small, there is a place for all things. As people, it is important that we ensure that all is respected and kept safe. The production encouraged us to look at the world through different lenses. Through this, we can better understand the cultural landscape of Aotearoa which must be sustained.
    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 2:25 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Project Energize Leadership Day On Tuesday, our 24 Tauira Taataariki (Student Leaders) took part in a leadership day organised and run by Project Energize. The children all had a fabulous day and showed us exactly why they have been chosen as our leaders. Throughout the event, the students were given the opportunity to develop team building and leadership skills through physical and mental group challenges. Students gained valuable team and leadership skills including cooperation, communication, trust and respect - while having fun challenging teams from other schools!
    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 2:32 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Flippa Ball We just finished our season of flippaball last Sunday and our three Tamahere teams did very well.  We practised every Thursday at lunch time in our school pool and played our games every Sunday at St Peters indoor pool. All the players learned to pass the ball around the team, get into ‘free’ space to receive the ball and get away from their opposing player. We’ve seen improvement in swimming with the ball and shooting at goal too.Emma P enjoyed being goalie in the flippa ball games because she got to use two hands and she liked stopping goals. Casey S liked being on attack in the flippa ball games. Results:Tamahere Marlins won Division 2Tamahere Dolphins ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 2:11 PM by Reception @TMCS
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