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Book Returns & Summer Reading

posted Dec 10, 2018, 5:18 PM by Reception @TMCS

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-3.30pm

  • Thursday 14th December 8am-12pm

  • Monday 17th December 8am-3.30pm

  • Tuesday 18th December 8am-12pm

Up to 12 early chapter or senior fiction.  Bring a cloth bag. Signed permission form needed, get these from the library.

Thank you - Golf Day 2018

posted Dec 10, 2018, 11:45 AM by Reception @TMCS

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 Electrical
  • Jennian Homes 
  •  Forsyth Barr  
  •  Niche Pilates
  •   Andrea Dunseath and Associates
  •   Bayleys
  • Angela Finnegan
  •  First Credit Union
  • Waikato Construction
  • McDonalds
  •  Roofing Renovations
  • Griffin Health Care
  •  Colliers
  •  New World Hillcrest
  •  Etek
  • Waikato Garden Care
  • Craigs Investments   


Prizes donated by:

 The Good George

The Thirsty Camel



Waikato Garden Centre

Convex Plastics

Heyden Farms


 First Credit Union


Forsyth Barr

 Hunting and Fishing

 Niche Pilates

Thanks to the companies who provided B.B.Q.'s and food for the players to enjoy:

  • Carters
  • Acorn
  • N.Z. Home Loans

The Golf Committee 2018



Urgent Return of Libary Books

posted Dec 3, 2018, 12:07 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Dec 3, 2018, 12:07 PM ]

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.

Golf Day Raffle Tickets

posted Dec 3, 2018, 11:26 AM by Reception @TMCS

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 School

Golf Day December 7th, 2018

$2 per ticket.

One of two options for prizes...

·       Use of a Giltrap Prestige Porsche (ex Auckland) for the weekend


·       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.

Lost Property - Please Check!

posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:14 PM by Reception @TMCS

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.

Donate Cat or Dog food to help sad animals at the SPCA

posted Nov 26, 2018, 1:04 PM by Reception @TMCS

Donate Cat or Dog food to help sad animals at the SPCA

In 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

Extra Calendar Order

posted Nov 13, 2018, 6:23 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 7:29 PM ]

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.

T12 Class Fundraiser

posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:15 PM by Reception @TMCS

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 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 👍

A message from Mrs Kewish in the library

posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:15 PM by Reception @TMCS

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 trip

A 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-selling Australian children's debut since records began.

Winner Dymocks Book of the Year 2018

Winner QDB Children's Book of the Year 2018

Winner Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards 2018

Winner Book of the Year for Younger Children, Australian Book Industry

Awards 2018

Winner The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, Australian

Book Industry Awards 2018

Winner Book of the Year, Indie Book Awards 2018

Winner Children's Category, Indie Book Awards 2018

Winner Best Children's Fiction, Aurealis Awards 2017Winner Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award, Australian Booksellers Association Awards 2018

Winner Younger Fiction, Waterstones Children's Book Prize (UK) 2018

Shortlisted The Readings Children's Book Prize 2018

A CBCA Notable book

Voted #1 in the Dymocks Kids' Top 51…..from Hatchette Australia

Iona reading the newly released 2nd book while we wait

Some of the students with Jessica Townsend.

Rata 9's Dolls House

posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:14 PM by Reception @TMCS

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

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