• Prize Giving Assembly

    We look forward to seeing you at our Prize Giving on Friday 14th December  at 12:30pm.

    This is a formal assembly where all students, except our Year Six Graduates, wear their school uniform (not their whanau shirt) and we celebrate achievements of students across the school. Year Six Graduates are to wear smart casual clothing.

    We do hope you’ll be able to join us on this very special occasion.

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:28 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Taupiri Production

    Our 3rd amazing production this year! Wow! Congratulations go to all of the staff and students involved in the wonderful Taupiri Production performed last week. What a wonderful show. The children shone and the confidence and talent displayed by our youngest students was tremendous to see. Congratulations go to Script Writer and producer Paula Dunton and Music Director Laura Grant and the whole amazing team of teachers and teacher aides who pulled off this fantastic show. Thanks also go to all the supportive parents who have helped bring the show to life with the very clever and creative costuming and props.   

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:28 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Inter-City Athletics - Friday 30th November

    On the last day of November, a large group of Tamahere athletes travelled to Hillcrest High School to compete in an inter-school athletics competition against eight other local schools. All of our children did incredibly well, with many children coming in the top three and receiving certificates. They competed in high jump, long jump, vortex throw, shot put, 400 metres and sprints.  At the end of the day was the big event...the school relay! No pressure to win, as we have won it the last five years! And we won it by a country mile...even running against some High School students!!

    It was a great day with lots of fun hanging out with other children from our sports cluster.

    By Caleb and Harper

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:28 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Staff Changes 2019

    We are very lucky to have secured excellent staff for all teaching positions for the start of the  2019
    year.  We will announce our new teachers and class placements as per usual in our final newsletter at the end of term.  These will be given to students on the final day of term.

    We would like to acknowledge our teachers who are leaving us at the end of this year:

    Farewell Mrs Goodwin

    It has been wonderful to have Belinda back with us full time this year.  Next year she is heading off to do part time work at Rototuna Junior High.  We wish her all the very best in this new venture.

    Farewell Miss Bell

    Laura has had a great first year of teaching at our school and we are sad to see her go, however she and her partner are relocating to Wellington.  We hope the success of this year leads to a very successful teaching career.

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:27 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Maungatautari & Pirongia Athletics - Friday 23rd November

    What a beautiful sunny day we had last Friday, perfect for our 9 -11 year old student athletics.

    It was great to see the sportsmanship of all the students, and their high achievements in the different activities. We appreciate the wonderful support from all the family and friends who turned out to cheer on their children.  

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:27 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Maungatautari Market Day

    Students in Year 5 and 6 have been looking at creating a positive change in the community. The students identified an issue they wanted to explore and then created steps that they could work through to make a positive difference.  The syndicate held a ‘bring small change to make a change’ market and mufti day on Monday 3rd December to raise funds and awareness for the change projects they were working on. The market day was a HUGE success with over $2000 raised. Many thanks to all parents and students for your fabulous support of our student-led day!

    Photo of Y5 & 6 students handing over $600 to the SPCA (from Market Day).

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:27 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • St Stephen’s Dressing of the Tree

    Every year students, teachers and parents walk down to St Stephen's church for a ‘Dressing of the Tree’. This has been a tradition of Tamahere School for many years. Thank you to all the helpers, parents & grandparents who supported us.


    from one of the grandparents who attended….

    Yesterday morning I had the great pleasure to attend one of the sessions of the Tamahere School children hearing about the beautiful Christmas story and dressing the splendid Christmas tree in the church.

    What a wonderful thing to do. The tree is going to look amazing when the school finishes their visits!

    The children were all so attentive. The Reverend did such a great job of explaining the Christmas story to the children at their level, the symbolism of the decorations was just wonderful. The students who made their presentations made a great job. The singing was superb! The whole event really made my day, and I was so pleased that I accepted my granddaughter's invitation to attend.

    Thank you so much to all those who planned this event.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it and it has set me in a lovely frame of mind for this Christmas.

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:26 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Big Day Out

    We wish all our Year 5 and 6 students a wonderful day for their ‘Big Day Out’ on Monday 10th

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:26 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Vela Pool - Community Induction - Thursday 13th December

    We are working toward opening the Vela Pool Complex for the community again this summer.  We will be holding two induction sessions next Thursday for anyone who wishes to purchase a family or lane pass for the summer.  

    The two sessions will be held on Thursday 13 December in

    Manuka 16:

    • 1:15pm  & 5:30pm

    It is essential community use adult swimmers attend one of these induction sessions.  Induction sessions must be attended for each new season.  

    Please note that the cost of the passes will be announced next week prior to the Induction Sessions.

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:26 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Police Vetting for all School camps
    Reminder - If you are wanting to go on any school camps you will need to get a Police Check done, these are valid for 3 years (you can collect the form from the school office), 2 forms of photo ID (Drivers Licence & Passport) need to be brought in for the process. Thank you very much for this.
    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:25 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Student Led Lunchtime Concert

    Super talented students auditioned last week for a student organised concert on Monday lunchtime. Fantastic to see and hear so many children performing on drums, guitar, singing and dancing.

    Huge thanks to our amazing audience and April from Music House who helped us with the drums.

    Could this become a term event?

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:25 PM by Reception @TMCS

    The last day for the School Bus run is Friday the 14th of December.

    Parents with children who normally travel on the School Bus on a Monday will need to make alternative arrangements.

    School finishes Tuesday 18th December at 12.20pm.

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:25 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • From The Library

    There are still 40 students that are yet to return their library books. Can ALL families please look at home for school library books and return them to the black bin in the library foyer.

    Thank you for your support with this.


    The library will be open for holiday issuing, up to 12 early chapter, senior fiction books or Christmas books.

    • Wednesday 12th December 8am-3.30pm    

    • Thursday 14th December 8am-12pm

    • Monday 17th December 8am-3.30pm

    • Tuesday 18th December 8am-12pm

    Permission forms are available from the library issue desk. Can the students please bring a cloth bag with them when they issue. There will opportunities during class time to issue also.

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:23 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Board of Trustees Newsletter December 2018

    Back Row: Jeremy Waters, Waveney Parker, Annette Howard, Karla Ward, Allan Spice.

    Front Row: Angie Millar, Ingrid ter Beek, Gina Woodfield, Vanessa Parker.

    Absent: Kate Searancke

    Kia ora koutou

    Welcome to this new regular newsletter from the Board of Trustees .  We meet once a month and thought it would be great to share our news with you so you are up to date with our key projects and happenings.

    Vela Pool Complex

    We are thrilled to have the Vela Pool Complex open again for the summer.  Many families in our community enjoyed the facility last summer and there will be an opportunity to purchase passes again.  We received feedback and had some learnings from the first summer of operation and that together with our obligation to maintain a safe and clean environment and a financially viable complex, means we will make a few changes to how the community use is structured. More on this will be communicated soon.


    Cookbook Christmas Launch

    In an effort to sell the last 350 cookbooks and to raise much needed funds for the shade and seating for the Vela Pool Complex, we are asking all families to please buy 1 cookbook per family.  Maybe for a Christmas gift, or to put away as a keepsake for your child when they have their own family, or even a surprise 21st gift for your child down the track!  We are also running a special offer, that if you purchase more than 1 book the price decreases to $40 per book.  Therefore one book is still RRP $45, but two is $80, three is $120, etc. These are for sale in the school office and we would really appreciate your help to finally close the chapter of the most successful school cookbook sold and to raise more funds for shade and seating in our pool area.



    The Board of Trustees would like to thank the whānau who have so far paid their donation this year.  We are very grateful for your donations as they enable us to pay for extra specialist staff we employ like teacher aides, and funds are also used for building projects and maintenance of school-owned property. Your donations help provide the quality extras that the Ministry’s base funding for Decile 10 schools miss.


    The Board wishes to sincerely thank all our wonderful teaching and support staff for their dedication and commitment throughout the year.  To our school families and our tamariki, thank you for your continued support and contribution that you all provide in so many ways to our school.  We wish you all a very safe, happy and relaxing holiday and look forward to another successful learning-filled year in 2019!


    As a board we are very proud of our school, our teachers and wonderful tamariki.  We have great passion for working towards Tamahere Model Country School being the best it can be.

    Nga Mihi,

    Tamahere Model Country School Board of Trustees.

    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:23 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!

Vela Pool Complex Induction Meetings!

All pass holders will need to be inducted, have paid and filled in the necessary paperwork before they receive their coded pass.

Thursday 13th December
1:15pm & 5:30pm
Tamahere Community Centre

Please follow this link for more information on purchasing passes.

  • Book Returns & Summer Reading Please can ALL families please have a look around home for school library books, school journals and school readers. These can be put into the black bin in the library foyer.The library is now open for holiday issuing:Wednesday 12th December 8am-3.30pmThursday 14th December 8am-12pmMonday 17th December 8am-3.30pmTuesday 18th December 8am-12pmUp to 12 early chapter or senior fiction.  Bring a cloth bag. Signed permission form needed, get these from the library.
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 5:18 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Thank you - Golf Day 2018 On Friday a keen bunch of golfers, some serious... most not very, played in the annual Tamahere Model Country School Golf Day at the Riverside Golf Club. The team have raised approximately $10,000 for the school, which will go a long way towards helping to fund shade for the pool and some improvements to the Junior playground. Raffle Winners: Olivia McGowen- won the day out on a 42ft. launch in the Hauraki Gulf for up to 6 people thanks to Eagle Technology. (B.Y.O. refreshments.) Z.B. Builders- won the Porsche for the day compliments of Giltrap Prestige.   Thanks to all the generous sponsors: Advice 4 Life- the main event sponsor    Lugtons  Go Wire ElectricalJennian Homes  Forsyth ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 11:45 AM by Reception @TMCS
  • Urgent Return of Libary Books Please can all children who still have library books out return these to Mrs Kewish.  At the moment there are 85 students with books to return which makes it difficult for her to organise this wonderful space for next year.We appreciate your help with our request.
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 12:07 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Golf Day Raffle Tickets Thanks to all those who have returned their raffle tickets and money to school already. All tickets and money (sold or unsold) need to be back at school by Wednesday the 5th December. Be in to win! Extra tickets are available if required from the Office.Tamahere Model Country SchoolGolf Day December 7th, 2018$2 per ticket.One of two options for prizes...·       Use of a Giltrap Prestige Porsche (ex Auckland) for the weekendOR·       A day out on a 42ft. launch in the Hauraki Gulf for up to 6 people thanks to Eagle Technology. (B.Y.O. refreshments.)Drawn at the Golf Day-winner does not need to be present.
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 11:26 AM by Reception @TMCS
  • Lost Property - Please Check! Please take the time to check our Lost Property before the end of the term as items will be donated to charity during the holiday break.We have lunch boxes and bottles, costumes from book character day and productions, school hats, helmets and swimming gear to name just a few.
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Donate Cat or Dog food to help sad animals at the SPCA Donate Cat or Dog food to help sad animals at the SPCAIn the Christmas holidays, the SPCA gets overwhelmed with dumped animals. Donate food to make these sad creatures:Feel like these happy creatures:First 10 to donate get a free cupcake, so be quick!When to bring: Monday 3rd Dec (Market Day)Collection Point:Boxes on deck outside Miro 13
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 1:04 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • 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
  • T12 Class Fundraiser The students of Tanekaha 12 have been focusing on advertising as part of our writing programme this term. They have written advertisements based on ‘useless items’ they bought in from home and have just uploaded these on Trade Me today. Any money we raise will be donated to charities the students have selected. If you would like to view their ads go to www.trademe.co.nz and in the search bar type ‘T12 Class Fundraiser’ and all their ads will pop up. Feel free to post appropriate questions on their ads for fun but also think about how you could prompt a response that requires them to think if an item interests you feel free to bid too
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:15 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • A message from Mrs Kewish in the library A huge thank you to all the wonderful parents, grandparents and children who purchased books from the Scholastic Book Fair last week. It is a privilege to work in a school where the parents recognise the importance of reading for their children. Due to everyone's purchases we have gained a significant number of new books for our library.Jessica Townsend author tripA group of GATE students went with Mrs Kewish and helpers to Southwell School on Tuesday to hear the author Jessica Townsend talk. She gave an amazing speech which all of the students loved. She then signed books. If you like Harry Potter you must try her books.Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was the biggest ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:15 PM by Reception @TMCS
  • Rata 9's Dolls House Rata 9 has been gifted a wonderful dolls house. (A huge thank you to the Shallcrass family).Unfortunately we have no dolls furniture. If you have any pieces you would be willing to donate we would very much appreciate them
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
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