Weekly Update

  • Farewell Mr Higgison

    It is with great sadness that we announce that Mr Dane Higgison will also be leaving our school at the end of this year. Dane has secured a position at Whangarei Heads School, teaching Year 5 & 6 with responsibility for Sport. This has been a surprise opportunity for Dane and one too good to miss as his young family will now be closer to grandparents and the wider family.

    We have been lucky enough to have had Dane with us for the last four years. Dane has led Sport at our school and has done a wonderful job with this, he has also been a fantastic team member and Year 5 & 6 teacher. At present Dane is also our Staff Representative on the Board of Trustees.

    We wish you all the very best Dane.  

    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 6:34 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Staff Changes & Welcomes

    Mrs Sara Dennis - Reading Recovery Only

    Next year Mrs Dennis will not be taking any class responsibilities but will remain with us as our Reading Recovery Teacher in the mornings. For 2017, Sara will be experimenting with her own tutoring business after school hours.

    We are very pleased to welcome Mr Brendan Stephenson to our school. Brendan comes to us with lots of experience across many age levels and leadership positions including, Deputy Principal as well as Principal at St Mary’s School in Gisborne. Brendan will be teaching in Maungatautari Syndicate next year with our Year 5 & 6 students.

    Miss Jacqui Murphy - We are also very pleased to welcome Miss Jacqui Murphy to our teaching team.  Jacqui will be teaching in Pirongia Syndicate with our Year 3 & 4 students. Jacqui comes to us from Pukete School.

    We are also very pleased to welcome Miss Nicola Spence to our school for the 2017 school year. Nicola will be teaching in Taupiri Syndicate and taking a Year 2 class. Nicola comes to us from the University of Waikato where she has recently been involved in a research project with the Reading Centre looking at spelling.

    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 10:04 PM by Steve Trotter
  • Parent Helpers Morning Tea - Tomorrow!

    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 7, 2016, 6:30 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Cookbooks are Back!

    We are pleased to inform you that Divine Eats second shipment has been received and is in stock in the office available for purchase.  

    Perfect for Christmas, please visit the office staff for purchase of additional copies at $45 each.  

    Thank you for your support.

    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 6:30 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Property Happenings: 3 Projects Happening Over the Holidays

    You will have noticed our new fence being put in place by the Ministry over the last couple of weeks. This project will be completed over the holidays. When you return all children will need to have assistance to get in and out of the gates as these will be opened at around 1.8m height. This fencing will help to keep all of our students safer and will significantly improve safety around our busier roads for our junior students.

    Next week Matai 11 will be relocating to the Koromiko suite to enable their outside deck to be replaced. This is another Ministry paid project around providing access to all more easily around our school. This project will include alterations to decks, extra handrails being installed, treading being applied to some deck areas and the boardwalk along with some other minor alterations to doors and taps etc. Once again this project is also due to be completed by the start of school next year.

    Senior Playground

    Over the holidays all the old crushed and compacted bark will be taken out of the senior playground and drains will be laid to remove rain water in future. In January a huge amount of new bark will be brought on site. Can  you help us? We are hoping that families will be able to come along with wheelbarrows and help fill up our new playground area. A great family outing which will help us considerably. It is not possible to get the large trucks close enough to the playground and the cost of specialist blowing equipment was ridiculous so to keep costs down - as we are paying for this project! - we need your help. When we are ready for this an email will be sent out.

    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 6:29 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Prizegiving Assembly Invitation

    We warmly welcome all parents, caregivers and supporters 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.  

    Please note: we will be commencing the Assembly promptly to move through our programme on time.
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 6:27 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Final Days of School

    We remind families of the following key dates as we approach the end of our school year:

    • Year 6 Students: Final day of school is Thursday 15th December @ 2:30pm

    • School Bus: Final service for the year is Thursday 15th December

    • After School Care:  Final session for 2016 is Thursday 15th December

    • Year 0-5 Students: School finishes on Friday 16th December @ 12:20pm

    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 6:23 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Information for 2017

    Your child will receive important information regarding the 2017 school year on Friday 16th December.  This will include stationery requirements, class placement and costs relating to the new school year.  

    Please keep a lookout for this handout in your child’s bag.

    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 6:23 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 

Kieran C, a Year 4 (9 year old) student at our school.

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

Term 1 begins Wednesday 1st February 2017

Our School Office re-opens on 
Monday 23 January 2017 from 10am - 3pm for the week. 
Normal hours resume from Tuesday 31st January 8am - 4pm.

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.

  • Thanks A massive thanks to all of the wonderful parents that help out in the many ways to ensure that children at Tamahere school get to participate in the range of sporting opportunities that we offer. It’s a pleasure to organise sport in a school where there are a number of parents that step up to help out. Hopefully seeing your child enjoy the game, develop new skills, or have fun with new friends is thanks enough - but a huge thanks from me personally! Enjoy the summer. Dane Higgison
    Posted Dec 15, 2016, 4:10 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Divine Eats Autographed Copy for Auction! We are auctioning off a cookbook that was signed by John Key on his last school visit before he resigned!  Maybe the real reason he resigned is that he wants to spend more time in the kitchen now he has the cookbook of the year?If you would like to bid to have this keepsake please check out the auction http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1221547560 – all funds go to the new school pool fund!
    Posted Dec 13, 2016, 3:44 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Summer reading If you would like your year 3, 4 or 5 child/children to take 10 library books home to read over the summer holidays please pick up and sign a permission form from the library.
    Posted Dec 12, 2016, 6:31 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Congratulations Tamahere Green! We are proud to announce that our Tamahere Green Year 5/6 Touch Team won their grade this week!Well done to you all for your fantastic achievement!
    Posted Dec 12, 2016, 12:23 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Summer Reading The library is open next week for the students to issue up to 10 books to read over the summer holiday. A permission slip will need to be signed. These are available from the library.  This is for first chapter and senior reading books.Read about the importance of reading over the summer holidayhttp://schools.natlib.govt.nz/creating-readers/summer-reading/summer-slide-and-summer-reading-research Thank you to all those of you that have returned your library books for stocktake. There are still a few more that need returning. Please check around your house and return any school library books to the box outside the library door.
    Posted Dec 8, 2016, 5:55 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • 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 Dec 5, 2016, 3:36 PM 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 Dec 5, 2016, 3:34 PM by Reception @TMCS
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