• Taupiri Athletics
    Our Year 0 - 2 children had a wonderful athletics day today, the weather was perfect, not too hot in our first block. All of our children rotated around a variety of athletic skills building activities. Thank you to parents and grandparents who turned out to support our budding athletes.
    Posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:00 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Athletics

    Next Wednesday 21st November is Maungatautari Athletics Day.  All whanau are invited to come along to school and watch the children as they demonstrate a variety of skills, such as high jump, long jump and vortex throw. We aim to start the activities at 8:30 am and be finished around 12 noon.

    Children please wear your whanau shirt and apply sunscreen in the morning. Also very important, don’t forget sun hats, the weather has suddenly got very hot and it is crucial for all students to wear their hats. Shoes do not have to be worn.


    Pirongia will hold their Athletics Day on Thursday the 22nd of November.

    Both days will be starting at 8.30am and with the same requirements as above for the Pirongia children.


    Posted Nov 15, 2018, 12:40 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Taupiri Production

    Tickets are going on sale next week before school 8:00am - 8:20am, in the junior quad.  


    Prices are:

    Adults $5 each

    Children $2 each

    Family concession $12 (2 adults and 2 children)


    There are only two shows, and therefore limited seats.  We would prefer families choose to attend only one show to enable all of our families the opportunity to attend.

    The Wednesday show (28th November) starts at 1:00pm and Thursday's show (29th November) starts at 6:30pm. Be in quick to purchase your tickets, unfortunately there will be no door sales!
    Posted Nov 14, 2018, 6:59 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Facilities Manager Swimming Pool – 2 Part Time Positions

    In order to open our Swimming Pool again these summer holidays for community use, we need to employ two Facilities managers. Do you know anyone who may be interested?


    The Facility Managers (2 positions) will oversee the day to day running of our swimming pool during the summer holidays and on weekends.  This is a fixed term position for the weeks in January plus weekends until April.

    This role will provide facilities management services including water testing, admissions and operating the on-site store. Good communication skills are essential for this position, as well as a current First Aid Certificate.

    Please promote all of your strengths in your CV and cover letter and ensure you complete the Application Form.

    Application packs are available from our website www.tamahere.school.nz  or email reception@tamahere.school.nz.  Applications close 3pm Monday 19 November 2018.
    Posted Nov 14, 2018, 6:59 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • PUMPKIN NIGHT

    We have set the date for PUMPKIN NIGHT 2019 - April 6th. Please mark it in your diaries. If you are keen to join the team of busy Mums and Dads who make this amazing night possible, email Lee Boyd: lboyd@tamahere.school.nz

    We will aim to have a meeting before the end of the year to set some things in motion before the new year.



    Posted Nov 14, 2018, 6:58 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • WEETBIX TRYATHLON
    The school has a group entry all set up and ready to go. If you are keen to be a part of the WEETBIX TRYATHLON in 2019, Sunday February 17th go online and join up to the Tamahere Model Country School team. https://tryathlon.co.nz/locations/hamilton/
    Posted Nov 14, 2018, 6:58 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Book Character Day:-

    What an amazing day. Thank you so much to parents, you really went the extra mile to create such incredible costumes. Your creativity and support shone through and really helps us to bring books to life. Please follow this link to enjoy some photos  http://tmcslibrary.blogspot.com/ .

    Here is a sample...


    Huge thank you to Mrs Kewish, our wonderful Librarian who organises so many events and activities to ignite the love of reading. We are so lucky to have you.


    Money Raised from the Book Fair

    What an awesome result, the School Library now has $2500.00 to spend on more books.


    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Tee Ball Success

    Friday last week the whole Maungatautari Syndicate attended a Tee Ball competition with our local cluster schools at Tauwhare.  This is a competition that has been held for many years now and is a fun day for all. The children were mixed up amongst 10 teams from Tamahere showing team spirit and support of each other.  Team Whitu came 3rd, congratulations and well done.

    Following on from this day we will be sending 2 teams to play in the City Cluster tournament held at Tauwhare this Friday.  Good luck to all the players representing our school.

    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • NZEI Strike Action - Reminder:- Tuesday 13th November - Our school will be closed for instruction.

    There will be further strike action by the primary teachers and principal members of NZEI on Tuesday 13th November.  This is part of nationwide rolling strikes. Our Board of Trustees advises that due to all of our teachers being part of NZEI Union our school will be closed for instruction on this day.  We are sorry for the inconvenience this may bring to our families but our staff feel strongly that education needs to become a priority area to properly support all students and teachers.


    “The decision to take further strike action was not taken lightly by NZEI and they are aware of the impact strike action can have.  We need to ensure the Government understands how serious we are about the need for urgent changes now. Schools are facing a teacher shortage, with over half of schools reporting they didn’t have enough teachers in Term Three. There has been a 40% drop in people training to be teachers, while school rolls continue to climb.  The Ministry is currently engaged in an international recruitment drive, in a desperate bid to meet the need. Schools struggle daily to find enough teachers to meet their relief teacher needs.

    There is also a critical need for increased support for children with additional learning needs and to look at teacher workload and pay to retain passionate, high-quality teachers in our system.”


    Once again we apologise for the inconvenience our strike will bring but we are trying to draw a line in the sand. We want to stand up for education now and for the future. We hope you will support us in our stand. Tuesday 13th November is an investment for the future of your children’s education.

     

    For Your Information:

    Star Turf Indoor Football Centre are offering a 1 day ‘Holiday Programme’ for children affected by the Tuesday 13th Teacher Strike. They need a minimum of 10 bookings and bookings are restricted to 30. The program will run from 9.00am to 3.00pm (doors open at 8.30am for drop off) and the cost will be $35.00 per child with no additional late pickup fee if the children are collected before 5.00pm (after this time a late pickup fee of $10 will be charged).

    If you wish to register your interest, please email thegaffer@starturfindoorfootball.com and they will let you know how to book in.
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:12 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Taupiri Athletics Day

    Next Thursday 15th November is Taupiri Athletics Day.  All whanau are invited to come along to school and watch the children as they demonstrate a variety of skills such as high jump, long jump and vortex throw. We aim to start the activities at 8:45 am and be finished around 10:30 am.


    Children please wear your whanau shirt and apply sunscreen in the morning. Also very important, don’t forget sun hats, the weather has suddenly got very hot and it is crucial for all students to wear their hats. Shoes do not have to be worn.


    Don’t forget, if you have problems keeping track of those sun hats, we can still get them embroidered with your child’s name for only $8.00. If you would like to have this done, drop your children’s hats into the office. It is a few days turn around so you will need to have another sunhat for your child to wear in the meantime.


    Maungatautari Athletic Day will be held on Wednesday the 21st of November and Pirongia will hold their Athletic Day on Thursday the 22nd of November.
    Both starting at 8.30am and with the same requirements as above for the children.
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:11 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • SubWay / Ezlunch

    Following our Enviro Students’ surveys and proactive research into waste and preferences of students across the school, Subway lunches will be provided on Fridays. Ezlunch has decided it is no longer viable to continue with their service on Fridays. For those families who have already loaded their accounts with money please follow the steps below to get a refund.

    The pre-orders that are set up for the term will be cancelled and the funds returned to your ezlunch account.  All you need to do is email helpdesk@ezlunch.co.nz (from the email address you use for your ezlunch account) and give the following info:

    • Balance amount on your account

    • Bank account details


    Subway

    How to order Subway on Fridays. Follow these instructions…

    1. Visit www.subway.co.nz/schools and select SUBWAY School Lunch Programme.

    2. Either create an account or login by following the prompts.

    3. Select your school and complete the ‘student name’ and ‘class’ fields. You can then choose to start a New Order or choose a favourite order from the list.

    4. Follow steps 1 to 3 to build your sub and add any drinks or sides - remember to select the ingredients you want on your sub.

    5. Confirm your order and pay via Credit Card.



    My Lunch Box - these healthy lunches are still available each day as required by families, we ask that the lunch boxes are taken home to be recycled. The ordering of My Lunch Box lunches can be done by going onto www.yourlunchbox.co.nz

    DELIVERED EVERY DAY

    School is 5 days a week, so we make lunches 5 days a week. They will arrive at the school’s office at 9am every day ready for the children’s first break!

    JUST LIKE MUM USED TO MAKE

    Each lunch is made fresh each morning with love and care.

    IT’S EASY

    Ordering via the website will be really really easy.

    HEALTHY OPTIONS

    We cater to vegetarian and gluten free requirements.

    ONGOING SUBSCRIPTION

    No need to reorder each week, simply set and forget.

    FUEL FOR THE WHOLE DAY

    Not just lunch, but morning and afternoon snacks too.


    TO FIND OUT MORE DROP SOPHIE A LINE -

    YOUR LUNCH BOX

    Sophie Beck

    sophie@yourlunchbox.co.nz

    027 339 9353


    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:11 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Photolife Team Photos

    If your child has taken part in a team this year, they will have been given a shoot key to bring home today, which will enable you to log onto the Photolife website, view and order photos if you are wanting to purchase them.

    Photos will be delivered to school and then given to the children. Free delivery period expires at midnight on 2nd of December


    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:10 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Taupiri Production

    Taupiri syndicate is putting on a show! Our production is called "Christmas Down Under" and is being held on Wednesday 28th November at 1:00pm and Thursday 29th November at 6:30pm.  Tickets will go on sale in the week of the 19th - 23rd November. We look forward to sharing our learning and creativity with you.

    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:10 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • NZTA State Highway 1 Detour
    Many of our families would have received notification from NZTA about upcoming temporary detours in place for the resurfacing of the Tamahere on and off ramps as part of the expressway development.  Several weekend options have been set aside as this is weather dependent and may have to be postponed, as it was last weekend. Their next proposed date is this weekend. As many in the community may not have received the letter as not deemed directly affected, we wish to share our copy so that you can all be prepared to allow extra travel time if necessary.  Please follow this link for the full details.
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:10 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 Emme H and Braxton P, Year 2 students of Pohutukawa 8 in our Taupiri Syndicate.

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





Maungatautari Syndicate Athletics has been 

postponed until Friday 23 November.

  • Extra Calendar Order Our main order has now been sent off for the many families who have purchased their children's art in its various forms - these are always very popular.For those of you who have missed the cut off, we will do a second and final order which closes on Monday 19th November.  Orders can be  placed and paid for at the office.
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 7:29 PM by Reception @TMCS
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