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PTA Meeting Tuesday 14th August

posted Aug 12, 2018, 2:57 PM by Reception @TMCS

Our next PTA meeting will be held tomorrow (Tuesday 14th August) at the usual time of 6:30pm in the staff room. Everyone is welcome to come to our informal and relaxed PTA meetings and we really really enjoy meeting new parents. 

The work of the PTA supports fundraising for new initiatives and contributing to existing ones but also, and arguably more importantly, in promoting a sense of community through the many events they organise. 

If you have been thinking about getting more involved but haven't quite got around to it yet, why not make Tuesday evening your first step? 

Country Cluster Music Festival

posted Aug 7, 2018, 7:14 PM by Reception @TMCS

We had a wonderful musical evening last Thursday joining with our Country Cluster cousins from our other Kahui Ako schools.  165 students joined together in vibrant song based on a theme positive Kia maia, having the confidence to be yourself.

The rousing combined choir songs conducted by Mrs Fiona Bradley were impressive and received a standing ovation at the end.

Our Tamahere Vocal Group presented two songs on stage, “Hollow” and “What About Us” and made us very proud.

Congratulations everyone.

Regal Haulage Open Day

posted Aug 7, 2018, 5:04 PM by Reception @TMCS

The Regal Haulage team have been having a great time looking through all of the entries for their colouring competition - they are so impressed with our student submissions and know they'll have a very hard time choosing winners!  

Regal Haulage invite our whole school community to come through their Community Open Day this Saturday and they would love to share all the fun things they have planned for the day.  Our students colouring in competition entries will be on display in their walk-through gallery on the day!

School Banking

posted Aug 6, 2018, 7:10 PM by Reception @TMCS

First Credit Union provides a school banking service to all pupils at our school.

Getting started is easy - just pick up an application pack from the school office, fill in the application form and return it to the school office.

If your children are already doing school banking, remember that the school banking is collected on Thursday each week.

Sports Photos Schedule

posted Aug 6, 2018, 7:01 PM by Reception @TMCS

A reminder that sports photos will be taken on Thursday 16th August in the TCC. Coaches and managers are welcome to join us. The times below are approximate only but we will try to run the day as planned.

8:30 - 9:10

Netball x 7 teams

9:10 - 9:15

Hillcrest Swim team

9:15 - 10:30

Football x 11 teams (starting with 5th grade, working through to 10th)

10:50 -11:35

Cricket Term 1 x 8 teams

(Saturday players please remember your whites)

11:35 - 12:10

Hockey x 9 teams

12.10 - 12.30

Basketball x 4 teams

1:20 - 1:50

Rugby x 6 teams

1:50 - 2:20

Touch rugby x 6 teams

School Cross Country Information All Ages

posted Aug 6, 2018, 6:57 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 7:04 PM ]

Dear Parents and Caregivers,  

Our annual School Cross Country will be held on the 20th of August at our school using the new reserve.

Maungatautari and Pirongia will be holding their cross country during the morning blocks with the Taupiri cross country starting after lunch at 1pm.

Here is an outline of the days races:

Races will start at approx 10.00 am in this order:

Year 6 Girls

Year 6 Boys

Year 5 Girls

Year 5 Boys

Year 4 Girls

Year 4 Boys

Year 3 Girls

Year 3 Boys

Lunch approx 12pm-1pm

Year O Boys and Girls

Year 1 Girls

Year 1 Boys

Year 2 Girls

Year 2 Boys

We will require parent help for this day to be a success. If you are able to help please indicate on the form below or email Bridget Hawthorn or Ann Marie Copponi Parent helpers are required to meet at school at 9.45 am.

Children are to wear their Whanau shirts, suitable running shorts and running shoes. Please ensure your child has plenty of food and drink. A change into a warmer uniform is also encouraged.

Disclosure of Risk:- Below are the possible risks your child could be exposed to on this day and the safety measures that are in place. If you are not comfortable with your child being involved in this event please let your classroom teacher or the school office know so we can withdraw your child from this activity.

  1. Medical Safety - All students / parents are asked to ensure each child has their asthma inhalers with them and epi pens and other medication where required. Please ensure your classroom teacher is aware of your child’s medical conditions. Our teachers are 1st Aid trained and we will have first aid kits available.  

  2. Exhaustion / dehydration / exposure - All children need to have plenty of food and drink for the day and sunscreen along with enough warm clothes in case the weather changes. The forecast is for rain - so a waterproof rain coat, outside of our uniform may be carried if it provides more protection than our uniform.

  3. Loss - Every year whanau shirts and other items seem to go missing - please ensure all clothing items are clearly named and there are bags to carry them home. All students will be checked on the roll before getting on the busses at both ends. If parents are taking children home please ensure you tell the teacher concerned and sign your child out.

The Country Schools Cross Country will be held at Newstead Model Country School on Tuesday the 28th of August. This team will be selected from our top runners in Year 4-6.

Thank you,

Tamahere Model Country School Teachers


Country Cross Helper

I am able to help on the day:   Name: ___________________________________  (Please print)

I can help for the       Pirongia and Maungatautari Cross Country            or Taupiri Cross Country

(please circle)  


Contact Ph No: _________________________

Room Number: ___________

Sports Team Photo Day

posted Jul 31, 2018, 8:33 PM by Reception @TMCS

Please note in your diaries that the team photos will be taken on Thursday 16th August.

A timeline of the day will follow next week - coaches/managers are always welcome to join us.

Ag Day - Lambs Available

posted Jul 31, 2018, 7:48 PM by Reception @TMCS

If you are looking for a lamb to raise for Ag Day, please call Amy 021542547.

Lambs are $55.00 each. You can either purchase the lamb to keep following Ag Day or you can pay a $55.00 bond, have the lamb on loan and the money will be refunded on the return of a healthy lamb (Please note: the lamb must be weaned before being returned).

Care sheets and entry forms for lambs and kids are available from the office.

Round the Bridges 2018

posted Jul 30, 2018, 9:04 PM by Reception @TMCS

Round the Bridges is back! This year it is easier than ever to enter your child and link them to our school team. I will be attending on the day to help co-ordinate the team. All parents are expected to book and pay for their child/ren online and attend on the day. Notices will be sent giving final details of where to meet, risks involved, etc. will be sent nearer to the time.

Get in quick to get the EARLY BIRD price by Thursday 30th August our SUPER SAVER prices will be:Kids Challenge   is $6

What’s New?

This year, we have added a shorter distance for the 7 years olds of 1km, so with this and the 2km distance for 8 –13 years, the Kids Challenge is an excellent opportunity for schools to be involved, both as a recreational and competitive outlet.

Our school could WIN sports gear! There are 5 x $200 vouchers to spend on Sports Equipment for 5 lucky schools to win this year. Any school who enters more than 10 participants goes in the draw to win one of our 5 sports vouchers, drawn at prizegiving on the day! They also have the hotly contested Richard Hall Memorial Trophy for the fastest school to be won, last year this

was won by Southwell School, who will it be in 2018?

Lee Boyd

Maungatautari Artists!

posted Jul 30, 2018, 9:03 PM by Reception @TMCS

The Maungatautari syndicate have been working on some great sketch drawings last week and are focusing on painting this week.

Keep updated on their work through seesaw as lots of budding artist post their work to show off their talents.

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