Weekly Update

  • Dental Caravan

    As you will know, we have the lovely team from Peachgrove Dental Clinic on site completing their annual check ups for our students.  To enable them to see everyone before the end of the year, they will be checking students teeth right up until the end of each school day.  The last appointments may run slightly after 2:30pm.  In some cases children may have their check up while they are booked into After School Care.  

    We appreciate your understanding and the wonderful work of the friendly dental team.
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 6:18 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Prizegiving Assembly Invitation

    With the end of the school year approaching, we warmly welcome all parents and caregivers to join us for our Prize Giving Assembly:

    When: Thursday 15th December

    Time: 12:30pm

    Where: Tamahere Community Centre

    We hope you can join us as we celebrate another wonderful year of learning and the significant achievements of many students in our school.
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 6:16 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Country Cluster Athletics

    Our team of talented athletics competitors represented us on Wednesday at the Country Cluster Athletics competition held at Matangi School.  

    Well done to you all for qualifying in your various fields and for representing us with true Tamahere spirit showing yourselves to be confident, respectful and supportive - we are proud of you!
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 6:16 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Dressing of the Tree

    A wonderful time was had by students across all syndicates this week as we again took part in our annual Dressing of the Tree at St Stephens Church.  As we approach Christmas it is a special time of remembering the significance of the season and celebrating together in the community.  

    We extend a special thank you to the many parents who kindly gave of their time to join us on our expeditions.  Truly, we could not involve our children in such activities without the support of you all - thank you so much!
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 6:15 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Parent Helpers Morning Tea

    Thank you to the many wonderful parents, caregivers and friends who have stepped forward to help us in so many ways during the school year.  

    From sports coaches and managers, trip helpers, PTA, book helpers, classroom assistants, and many more... we want you to know that your assistance is invaluable to us and our school simply wouldn’t function the same without your help!

    As a token of our sincere appreciation for all of your assistance throughout the year, we warmly invite you to attend a special morning tea to be held in your honour:

    When:    Friday 9th December

    Time:     10:15 am - 11am

    Where:   Tamahere Community Centre

    We look forward to sharing this occasion with you and hope you’ll be able to join us.

    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 6:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Anniversary Reports

    This week we sent home Anniversary Reports for selected students in our Taupiri and Pirongia syndicates in line with their anniversary of starting school (up to 36 months).  

    We followed up these reports with Parent Teacher Interviews which we also held this week.  Thank you to the many families who made the time to meet their child’s teacher, we appreciate your interest and involvement with your child’s learning progres.  

    Thank you also to the PTA who catered for our teachers dinner - the meal was delicious and very much appreciated by our hard working team!
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 6:13 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Big Days Out

    Exciting days are ahead for our students as they unwind and look forward to extra fun activities to celebrate the end of the school year!  You should have now received notices home regarding activities your child will be involved with:


    Year 6: Totara Springs Big Day Out Tuesday 13th December

    Year 5: Extreme Edge and Waterworld Big Day Out Tuesday 13th December


    Year 3 & 4: St Peter’s Big Day Out Monday 5th December


    Year 0 - 2: Big Day In Tuesday 13th December - look for your notice coming home next week.

    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 6:11 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Year 6 Graduation

    Thank you to the parents who have stepped forward to help with the wonderful celebration for our Year 6 leavers.  If you have time to give towards planning and preparing for this special event, or would be happy to help with the pack down at the conclusion of the event, please contact Annette Howard ahoward@tamahere.school.nz

    The Year 6 Graduation Evening will take place:

    When: Thursday 8th December 2016

    Time: 6:15pm - 8:30pm

    Where: Tamahere Community Centre

    We know our graduating students are looking forward to this much anticipated formal event and we are grateful for your support in helping to make this a special evening for all.

    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 6:09 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Final Day of School

    With only two weeks left of term, we remind families that our final day of the school year for Year 0-5 students is Friday 16th December with the school day concluding at 12:20pm.  Our Year 6 students finish on Thursday 15th December after our Prize Giving Assembly.  

    We wish to remind families whose children travel by bus that Cambridge Travel Lines conclude their bus service for the year on 15th December. Please arrange for your own transport on our last day of school.
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 6:09 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • 2017 Term Dates

    2017 Term Dates


    Start Date

    End Date

    Term 1

    Wednesday 1st  February

    Thursday 13th  April

    Term 2

    Monday 1st May

    Friday 7th July

    Term 3

    Monday 24th July

    Friday 29th September

    Term 4

    Monday 16th October

    Tuesday 19th December

    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 6:08 PM by Reception @TMCS
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Writer's Corner

Today we are pleased to celebrate a piece of writing with you written by 

Annabelle C, a Year 3 (7 year old) student at our school.

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

As we near the end of our first year of compulsory School Uniform, we are seeking feedback from parents and students regarding your experience and preferences with the garments that make up our uniform.  

We ask each family to submit ONE survey response.  Students will have a separate opportunity to submit their own response.  Please follow this link Uniform Survey to complete your survey.

Important Note:
If you wish to purchase items of uniform now for next year, we are pleased to report we hold stock of all new style uniform items at the school office.  As well as this, we have old style uniform for sale at heavily discounted prices (limited stocks in size 8 & 10).  Please contact the office for more information.

  • Touch Rugby The last game is next Monday 12th DecemberIt’s been great to see all children improve over the last 6 weeks and some of the passing skills and running has been great. A huge thanks to all parents who have helped out - coaching, rolling the subs, half time talks and reffing.
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Cricket The final round is this weekend! A massive thank you to all parents involved. The cricket programme at Tamahere School continues to grow each season which is great to see. Could all bags/equipment be returned ASAP next week to either the office or Karaka 15 so it can be stored over the summer. Again - a big thanks for all your hard work!
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • 2017 BYOD Parent Survey Can all families with current Year 4 students please complete the quick survey at tinyurl.com/2017byo indicating your intentions around bringing a device to school in 2017.Thank you so much.
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Holiday Reading
    Posted by Reception @TMCS
  • Kan Tabs for Kidney Kids Kan tabs are bringing in thousands of dollars to help kids suffering from Kidney disorders and they need our help to collect more.It would be great if all children and their families could start collecting ring top tabs off soft drinks and canned foods, bring them into school and place them in their classrooms Tab container. These will be in every classroom from next week.The tabs are sold to a recycler and the funds raised are passed on to the Kidney Kids Support Group.At the moment there are about 1250 children who require dialysis treatment or additional support from Kidney Kids. Kidney Kids is a not-for-profit parent driven organisation that assists parents of children who ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 4:15 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Summer School Holiday Entertainment Featuring Our Student! Lily W is not taking much of a holiday this summer.  Instead, while our other students are relaxing, Lily is rehearsing and performing in a theatre production of Seussical Junior – a musical based on the writings and well-known characters from Dr Seuss.  Lily will be on stage at Riverlea Theatre from 17 – 21 January 2017.Lily wants to encourage school families to come along and enjoy the production, because she says “It’s really fun and I enjoy being a ‘Who’.   More information can be found at www.iticket.co.nz.  Seussical Junior tickets are priced from $10, with some pre-schoolers attending free of charge.
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 2:02 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Brass Concert - Invitation from Tamahere School Students Tamahere School brass musicians Thomas G, Teah R and Lily W joined with musicians from other Hamilton schools at the start of Term 4 to play music together in the Hamilton City Brass Factory.They would like to invite you to their mini concert, where they will present their accomplishments to whanau and friends on Tuesday 6th December at 6:30pm in the Hamilton City Brass rooms on Clyde Street, Hamilton (between Wairere Drive and the old Police Station).All welcome.
    Posted Nov 29, 2016, 6:03 PM by Reception @TMCS
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