• 2019 Student Leaders - Tauira Taataariki

    We are delighted to announce our 24 main student leaders for 2019. This year we are trialing a new system. We will still have roles of Ambassadors, Kaiawhina, Whanau Leaders and Peer Mediators but instead of having a child given one role we have elected 24 Tauira Tataariki (student Leaders) who will rotate across all of these roles during the year. All of our Year 6 students will get opportunities to take on other leadership roles that will rotate across each of the Year 6  classrooms.

    Our 24 main Tauira Taataariki have been selected through Whanau Speeches, Tabloid Sports leadership and showing leadership in class and at Camp. Once again we were spoilt for choice with many students standing out and able to be senior leaders. It is hard when we have to reduce down to 24 to fit the number of roles we need. Congratulations and well done to all of our Year 6 students who stepped up to the challenge of taking on these roles.

    Final Congratulations go to our new Tauira Taataariki:

    Aidan W

    AJ M

    Annabelle C

    Bria F

    Casey S

    Charlotte P

    Dan R

    Emma P

    Evie W

    Fleur R

    Gemma H

    Hazel G

    Jack C

    James N

    Lachie W

    Leo O

    Madeleine W

    Pippa B

    Preya R

    Samuel H

    Sienna M

    Sophia W

    Tatva P

    Tito H

    Posted Mar 14, 2019, 1:57 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Te Akatarere Camp
    Our second Year 5 & 6 Camp at Waihi Beach last week was another wonderful Outdoor Education experience for our students involving such things as; kayaking, tramping, river and harbour swims and camping out with self cooking. What a fantastic bunch of students and parents we had again and another great week away with fabulous weather and a lot of growth for our students.
    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 5:34 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Gumboot Friday, April 5th 2019

    On Friday 5 April 2019, we're asking you to show your support. On Friday April 5th we will be encouraging all students to come along in their GUMBOOTS and MUFTI DAY! Any gumboots are fine. Bring along a gold coin to donate to the I AM HOPE foundation. The funds donated will go towards counselling for children who need extra support. Having depression is like walking through mud every day.

    As an added aspect to this event, we are inviting students to decorate their gumboot/s and for a PUMPKIN NIGHT competition. Students can…

    1. Decorate the gumboot/s they wear to school on April 5th and leave them at school for display in the school shed.

    2. Choose an extra OLD GUMBOOT from home and decorate that (children to wear a pair to school too).


    Allow the children to let their imagination GO WILD!


    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 5:33 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Taupiri Swimming Demo

    It was wonderful to see so many parents and supporters attend our Taupiri swimming demonstration on Tuesday morning. Thank you all. Our students love to share their progress with you. Our magnificent Vela Pool Complex and the ability to swim regularly in warm water has made a significant difference to the swimming confidence and abilities of our students.

    The demonstration showed what a typical lesson looks like for our children and the different stages the children are working at across our syndicate.  During the first term of swimming, there is a big emphasis on water safety both in and around the pool.

    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 5:32 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Swimming Sports Success

    We held the 11 metre and 25 metre events for our Pirongia and Maungatautari Swimming Sports this week. We were blessed with brilliant weather and were most impressed with so many of our students displaying great pride and team spirit. 
    Together As One- Kia kotahi.

    We look forward to sharing photos from the events next week.  
    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 5:29 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Pumpkin Newsletter #3

    This Week...

    • This week is the big week to bring along LOLLIES for the lolly necklaces. Pumpkin Night is definitely a night of treat foods and a ‘one off’ special occasion.

    • Please add your name to the class stall sign up sheet.

    To follow the full newsletter please follow this link

    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 5:28 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Tomorrow Schools Independent Taskforce - Have your say

    As you will now be aware the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce makes a number of significant recommendations for changes to the current education system.

    Public consultation on the recommendations is now open. As the review will impact on the direction of the education system for the next 30 years it is vital that our school community has its say!  

    Please follow the link for details on how to have your say before Sunday 7th April 2019.
    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 5:00 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Pavement Installation - Birchwood Lane Extension
    We have been advised by Waikato District Council that they will be commencing works on Monday for the new pavement on the Birchwood Lane Extension. Pedestrian and cycle access will be provided during the construction period. 
    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 4:55 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • ICT Safety - Instagram Alert

    Over the past year there has been an increase in cyber related incidents in schools - in particular through the use of Instagram.

    Although young people are often digitally savvy, they're still developing. They may need your guidance on appropriate online behaviours and how to navigate challenges.

    Netsafe's research shows that when young people do reach out for help, parents are still a place that many turn to for support.

    As a parent you don't need to be an expert in technology, but being familiar with the technology that young people are using and the challenges that they may experience is a great start.

    Instagram and Netsafe have partnered on A Parent's Guide to Instagram: New Zealand Edition which can be accessed through this link.

    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 4:49 PM by Reception @TMCS
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Writer's Corner

We are pleased to celebrate student writing with you.

This week's items are from Charlotte C, Adelaide H and Skip T, Year 1 students in Rimu 7.

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

15th March 2019

Our Darkest Day

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all the innocent victims, their families and friends and everyone impacted by the Christchurch atrocities and terror attacks today.

New Zealand is a wonderful country filled with wonderful people who come from different cultures and hold different beliefs. The increasing diversity we have at Tamahere Model Country School is something we value highly and want to celebrate, our hearts are broken with the hatred and unbelievable atrocities that happened in Christchurch today.

Kia Kotahi - we need to stand strong together and support all those who have been impacted. If any of our school community have lost friends and loved ones - our hearts go out to you.

Aroha nui

From the whole Tamahere Model Country School Whanau

Want a swim in the weekend and not a member of the Vela Pool Complex?

We remind our families that Vela Pool Complex is now open to the public for swimming between 1pm - 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays! You do not need to be a member to take advantage of this offer.

The cost per swimmer is $3 (cash and eftpos accepted) and all swimmers must wear a swim cap.

This is still not a drop and go pool – all children must be accompanied by their parents/caregiver.

Times 1pm – 7pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Please spread the word – for this to become a viable option in the future we need to see the facility being used.

  • FOOTBALL (Soccer) SEASON REGISTRATION 2019 Update, Girls Kick Around!  Hi Parents and Caregivers.Registration needs  to be done this week if you haven’t already done it! Also on Wednesday lunchtime I’d like to have all girls that have registered or might be thinking about registering for a fun run around out on the fields. (Will only be for half an hour) This is to help with teams and possible numbers! Be great to see as many as possible out there😀Please follow this link for the original notice about the 2019 soccer season at Tamahere.I know  with this great weather it is hard to think about football season, however we need to get all interested players registered on MYCOMET by the 25 March. This year Miss ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 7:43 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Tupperware Water Bottle Fundraiser Order forms have already been sent home with the children showcasing the Water Bottle fundraiser.  Feel free to use the order form provided or click on this link to shop online: https://empower.tupperware.com.au/OrderSystem/partyregistration/registrationEntry.htm?token=NPdlkd3agfPurchase an amazing lifetime warrantied product and know that 10% of your purchase is going directly back to the school.  Another $20 will be donated for every party booking...if you would like to book your own Tupperware party, please give Kelly a call.You can purchase anything from the entire Tupperware range using the online shopping link, and all sales will count towards the school fundraiser.If you have any questions, or if you need help with ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 1:38 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • 1 Run – free fun run in our community 1 Run is a weekly twilight fun run / walk around the streets of Tamahere.  At 1 Run we believe that being active and being around friendly like-minded people makes you feel good – so come join us each Thursday evening (daylight savings only) and be sure to wear something fluro.  We have had an awesome turnout the last few weeks – walkers, runners, dogs and kids – all are welcome!  The distance is approx. 5km and we start and finish on Wiremu Tamihana Drive on the grass reserve behind the skate park – 6.30pm start.  See Facebook for more details.
    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 3:58 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Year 1-2 Netball Notices have gone home for anyone interested in playing netball this year. These need to be returned as soon as possible.
    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 2:03 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Junior Bookroom Many thanks to the parent helpers who are assisting with putting away readers in the Junior Bookroom! We really appreciate your help. Laura Grant will be in the bookroom this Friday, 2.35pm to do a quick run-through of bookroom procedures for those who are currently parent monitors for their child’s class and are able to attend.
    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 2:02 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Preparation of Student Lunches In the interest of safety and practicality we ask that you do not send your child to school with a lunch requiring preparation or heating at school.  Hot items pose a safety threat and it is not practical for our staff to be taking time to prepare lunch for children.  Please save these types of meals for home.Thank you for your support.
    Posted Mar 7, 2019, 4:17 PM by Reception @TMCS
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