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Pumpkin Night 2017

posted Apr 11, 2017, 7:47 PM by Reception @TMCS

Thanks to all our supporters- the team has raised approximately $12,000. So many people contributed to making the night the huge success it was.

If you brought along a crock pot and it was either broken or misplaced please e mail to let us know. The Pumpkin Night team will purchase a replacement.

Tough Guy/ Gal Challenge

posted Apr 10, 2017, 2:36 PM by Reception @TMCS

For those who are keen to take up the challenge this year, we will not be taking a school team this year but please let us know if you are taking your own child on the day. 

The day is an amazing opportunity to try something new.

Year 4 Camp Update

posted Apr 9, 2017, 8:39 PM by Reception @TMCS


Dear Parent/Caregiver,                                                                                         

Thank you to all the wonderful adults who have volunteered their time to be an overnight adult supervisor on our camp at Finlay Park from June 7th to June 9th. We will be going through our forms and selecting our helpers shortly. We will let you know if you have been selected before the end of the term by letter.

After taking into consideration the cost inflation prices of our camp contractors, the final cost for camp will be $150 per child this year. This will need to be paid before June. The cost includes all accommodation, activities and catering. We will be asking for home baking and fruit for snacks closer to the time. Adult supervisors do not need to pay a fee as we respect that you have taken time off work to help.

Please follow this link to the Gear List for camp so you can start gathering items over the holidays. Remember the saying “Cotton is Rotten” when you look at choosing clothing. When wet, cotton gets heavy, takes a long time to dry and sits cold against the skin. “Wool is Cool!” Even when wet, it will keep you warm. All children will need a heavy duty raincoat (a puffer jacket or poncho will not be suitable). Old clothes and shoes are best as they will get muddy!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the year 4 camp teachers.

-Stacey Vowles, Jacqui Murphy and Ann Marie Copponi

Year 3 Day Camp 2017

posted Apr 9, 2017, 8:35 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Apr 9, 2017, 8:36 PM ]

April 7th 2017

To the families of our wonderful Year 3 children,

Next term we will be running a Day Camp experience for our Year 3 students, while our Year 4 students head away on an overnight, 3 day camp. This will take place from Wednesday the 7th of June, to Friday the 9th of June.

A tenting outdoor experience will occur on Wednesday. Together we will have fun pitching tents on our school field and undertaking activities around them. Please indicate below on whether you have a tent that we could borrow for this day or not. On Thursday, we will travel to Narrows Park for a rotation of exciting activities. These include BMX, Archery, Treasure Hunt, Team Games and Trolleys. Friday will focus on literacy and the arts around our experiences. We will be working towards another medal from the Kiwi Guardians program that we have been participating in this term.

We will require parent helpers on both Wednesday (Pitching tents and dismantling) and Thursday (Transport to/from Narrows Park and supervisors at the park). Please indicate on the notice sent home with your child if you are able to help.

The cost for Day Camp is $15.00 per child and needs to be paid to the school office by June. Attached is a risk disclosure outline of our activities. Please read and fill in the slip below and return as soon as possible.

Yours Sincerely,

Year 3 Camp Teachers:

Hayley Smit & Mat Lorden

FRIENDS Program - An Active Approach to Building Reslience

posted Apr 5, 2017, 6:54 PM by Reception @TMCS

In today’s society children, youth and families are faced with a number of stresses and challenges on a day-to-day basis.  Research has shown that children and youth who are resilient (can bounce back and cope with day-today life experiences) are more likely to succeed at school, develop healthy peer relationships and are less likely to develop mental health problems.  Given this information, it is important that we take an active approach in teaching children, youth and families how to build their resiliency when faced with the stresses of life. 

We have invited Jenny Bell from Jenny Bell Oranga to speak to our school community on Monday May 8th at 5:30 and invite you to attend. Jenny will give a short presentation on resilience and the FRIENDS programs. Following that, there will question time and an opportunity to speak privately with Jenny.

You will have the opportunity to enrol your child in a FRIENDS program, run at school and facilitated by Jenny. Groups are small (2 -5 children per group) and we will run multiple groups, based on demand. Jenny is kindly supporting our School community by offering this service at a heavily discounted price.

If you would like to attend this meeting please e mail to register your attendance. 

Head Lice

posted Apr 5, 2017, 4:45 PM by Reception @TMCS

Nits creep up on us and love squeaky clean hair so please check heads regularly and try to break this cycle.  Unfortunately they are just a fact of life, not something you need feel embarrassed about.

The school holidays would be a great time to try and get on top of the outbreak we are experiencing. For more information on the treatment of head lice, please visit the Ministry of Health following this link.

Netball Uniform Allocation

posted Apr 5, 2017, 2:58 PM by Reception @TMCS

Your daughter has been allocated a netball uniform from our supplies, they are not custom made and we have matched their size the best we can, with what we have available. 

If you feel the dress is too long you are welcome to carefully hand stitch the hem. 

Kids Clubs Term 2

posted Apr 3, 2017, 7:48 PM by Reception @TMCS

Please follow this link to our list of extracurricular activities on offer for our students next term.  

We have a few new additions including Olympic Football Coaching with Adam Thomas on Wednesday after school for Year 3 - 6 students.

Please contact the instructors and tutors directly for all enquiries and bookings.

Cookbooks are here!

posted Mar 29, 2017, 7:26 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 6:13 PM ]

We are excited to announce that Divine Eats is back in stock at the school office!  Spread the word to friends and family who have been waiting for their arrival.  

Divine Eats remain competitively priced at $45, fantastic for such a comprehensive book.  Payment is welcome by cash, cheque or eftpos.  Online orders can be made at with payment by credit card, direct credit or cheque.

Thank you for your continued support.

Missing Crockpot

posted Mar 29, 2017, 4:30 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Mar 29, 2017, 4:32 PM ]

A school family kindly lent us their Cascade brand crockpot for Pumpkin Night.  

It would seem that this particular crockpot has inadvertently been collected by another family - please could you check yours if you also lent one for Pumpkin Night.

We currently have a Breville  slow cooker/crockpot at school awaiting collection, if you believe this is yours please pop in to collect it from Harakeke 18.

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