Principal Blog Week 1 Term 3 2014

Principal’s Blog Week 2 Term 3 2014

This week we have Gaye Byers, our writing and spelling facilitator, in our school. Gaye will be adding to our skills with staff meetings as well as observing each teacher to give feedback and feedforward on techniques and strategies and to celebrate great practice.

Sensational Chess!

On Sunday at Southwell School, under extreme pressure, our Tamahere  team played cool calm strategic chess to be placed 3rd in the Waikato Primary Schools Regional Chess Competition. Jared M, Joe G, Travis P and James W are to be congratulated on their outstanding chess and sportsmanship. Placings were as follows. Hukanui 1st, Southwell 2nd, Tamahere 3rd. Thank you to the families who came and gave such wonderful support.

Congratulations to all our chess players and to Miss Tolich who has coordinated and coached, supported our chess enthusiasts.




 Congratulations to all the students who have sat ICAS examanitions this year. The ICAS Computer Certificates will be presented at our School Assembly this Friday.


Constable Brian & Bobby care about your



On Monday morning our pupils enjoyed a very entertaining show with a serious message. Constable Bryan and his puppet police dog Bobby reminded us all about the importance of security in the home and recording serial numbers of household items.

For more information you can go to their website following this link where you can register for this service which could prove very helpful in the unfortunate event of theft or burglary.



All families with Pre Schoolers & anyone expecting to enrol a child at

Tamahere Model Country School for 2015

As you know Tamahere Country Model School has a Ministry of Education Enrolment Scheme officially in place. This is a legally binding piece of legislation that we have to work within.

Is your child on our Cradle Roll?  Please contact the office and confirm this (email

Anyone living in our school zone, has the total right of enrolling at our school. If you are living out of zone, you may still be able to become part of our school. To achieve this, your child’s name will need to be put into a ballot. This will be drawn with police supervision to select the students who may enter our school up to the number of places that we can offer.

For 2015 the Board will be offering places for Out of Zone enrolments.

  • We hope to ballot enough places to cover all siblings

  • We may then offer a few other places depending on the numbers we are expecting.

  • We really need to know as accurately as possible how many students are likely to enrol at our school in 2014, 2015 and beyond.

What do you need to do?

  • Let the office know that you are wanting to enrol your child and possibly further siblings at our school.

  • Tell others who you think need to know.

  • Bring evidence of your residential address.

There is a priority listing for the official ballot system - please follow this link for detailed information.

The Tamahere School Board of Trustees want to ensure families are kept together and to keep, at the least, the staffing we have at present levels. Our balloted numbers will try to ensure all siblings are able to attend school with their older siblings.

If you are already confirmed on our cradle roll we will let you know, so you do not miss the draw. We will advertise our ballot in the Waikato Times and Cambridge Edition. Please note if you are out of zone, even if your child is a sibling of a current student, you have to be in the ballot to have a chance of your child being enrolled at our school.

Please follow the link to our official Enrolment Zone Description and our Enrolment Zone Map for detailed information about our zone.



Road Safety

Car parking for parents visiting the school or waiting to collect children from school is available on Devine Road and in our front car parking area. Parents visiting school or waiting to collect children are requested to observe the following procedures:

  • Walk into school grounds to collect and drop off students

  • Follow road rules and use designated car parks

  • Angle park across the road to allow more spaces

  • Use pedestrian crossings as good role models for children

  • Leave disabled car parking spaces for those in need.



No Parking in Bus Stop

Please be reminded parking in the bus stop at school is not permitted and we ask for this rule to be abided by.  The safety of our students is paramount and we appreciate your support in this matter.



Scholastic Book Club Orders

If you would like to order a book from the recently distributed Scholastic Book Club flyers, please ensure these are sent to the office no later than

Friday 8th August.


Have you tried Ezlunch?

It’s easy to get started… just create a family account with students and room numbers.  Text your email address to 022 EZLUNCH or visit

Lunches are provided every Friday at Tamahere Model Country School.  It’s easy to order:

  1. Log in before 9am at, click Lunch and the delivery day.

  2. Click to select items for each student.

  3. Check then Place Order and you’ll receive an email confirmation.

Your child’s meal will be delivered to school, ready to eat, just in time for lunch.  

A freshly made lunch for the price of coffee and cake!

You can top up your account at the time of purchase by credit/debit card, or 2 days in advance by card or bank transfer.  Visit www.ezlunch for more account information.


Writers Corner

Today we are pleased to celebrate a piece of writing with you written by Paige, a Year 6 (10 year old), student at our school.

Click on this link to take you straight there. Congratulations on a wonderful piece of writing - you created vivid pictures with your clever use of adjectives. Well done!



Earn $500 for Tamahere School with ASB!

For every new ASB home loan over $150,000 taken out by members of our school community we will receive $500!  

Follow this link for more information and to download a sponsorship voucher.  Offer available until 31st December 2014.


Friday 1st August

Assembly 1:30pm

Monday 4th August

PTA Coffee Morning

Tuesday 5th August

PTA Meeting 7:30pm

Wednesday 6th August

Berkley Information Evening 6pm - 8pm

Friday 8th August

Scholastic Book Club Orders Due

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