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New Entrant Class Set-Up for Term 4

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:15 PM by Reception @TMCS

I am wondering if anyone has got any of the following items that they would be prepared to either donate or loan (Please name them or the container they are stored in, if you would like them returned) to Ponga Iti for Term 4?

*Lego or any construction toys

*Wooden puzzles

*Dress-up items

*Buttons/bottle tops/sorting equipment for maths

*Sturdy cardboard

*Dough equipment (ie.cutters,rolling pins)

*Simple board games

*Plastic containers with lids (Takeaway rectangular containers are good)

*Small lidded buckets (like Cookie Time ones)

Please deliver any of these things to the office.

I am also hoping that someone could sew 20 small bean-bags(10 each of two different colours) Please email me if you can help.

Thank you so much in anticipation, Penny Gordon (Teacher,Ponga Iti)

So you want to grow a giant pumpkin...... - Kings Seeds

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:15 PM by Reception @TMCS

Our annual PUMPKIN NIGHT is held in March every year and October holidays are a perfect time to get your GIANT pumpkin seeds in the ground.  

"Your child should have received a little brown envelope with some seeds with BIG potential......."

The most important first step towards growing giant pumpkins is to start off with the right seed – you will need a variety that will grow to produce the really big pumpkins.             

Visit for tips and tricks on how to grow the biggest pumpkin!

Ag Day reminders

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:14 PM by Reception @TMCS

All entry forms for lambs, kids and caged pets need to be handed into the office by Friday 28th September.

Pet diaries are due to the office on Monday 15th October.

We will not be selling lamb pellets from the office this year but here is some helpful advice -

Feed your lambs and goats a muesli style feed to get them healthy and strong. Suitable from 4 days old and Ideal for weaning them from milk when the time comes.

This year NRM have a muesli style Lamb Start Mix now available in 10kg bags for $16.50 from Farmlands in Hautapu.

25kg bags are also available.

Tamahere Community Centre Committee's AGM

posted Sep 23, 2018, 6:05 PM by Reception @TMCS

The Tamahere Community Centre Committee’s AGM is coming up soon.  We welcome new committee members to join the committee and have roles available, such as Secretary.  The AGM is being held Thursday 25th October at 7:30pm in the Tamahere Community Centre. Everyone is welcome and all ratepayers are eligible to stand for election and to vote. Contact the current secretary Paula for further details on 0274389970.


posted Sep 18, 2018, 3:54 PM by Reception @TMCS

Parents & Children PLEASE check the Lost Property room, most of the clothing in there has been clearly named and just needs to be claimed..  A few brand new tracksuit pants (still with their packaging wrinkles) but unnamed.  However, we have run out of space for the shoes as well as the lunch boxes and water bottles.  There are also a few bigger containers that were obviously used to bring other items of food ie. Cakes etc to school.  Lastly, there is a scooter that has been unclaimed since early last term or even the term before that. 

Not included in the photos is a Cambridge Primary School fleece (unnamed) and a few sun hats that the kids will need next term - all named as well

Please keep in mind that we do send unclaimed property to the Op Shop at the end of each term.

Tamahere Model Country School Library upcoming events Term 4

posted Sep 17, 2018, 2:21 PM by Reception @TMCS

Mark these events onto your calendar now!

Scholastic Book Fair

Term 4 Week 3 - Monday 29th October-Wednesday 31st October

The library will be open to parents, students and the public 2.30pm-6pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for book purchases

All purchases earn free books for your school library


Tamahere School Library Book Week

Term 4 Week 4 - Monday November 5th-Friday November 9th

There will be competitions and activities in the library all week for the students.

The Giant Children’s Book Swap during book week!

Dress up as a children’s book character day will be held Wednesday November 7th

We need a few more Flippa Ball Players for Term 4!

posted Sep 17, 2018, 1:55 PM by Reception @TMCS

All children in years 3 to 6 may play. 

Games start on Sunday the 28th of October and run til the 2nd of December.  If you are keen please pick up a form in the children’s entrance of the office or email Mrs C.  

Closing date this Friday 21st of September

WDC - Community Workshop at Tamahere School

posted Sep 16, 2018, 3:23 PM by Reception @TMCS

Orphan Lamb

posted Sep 12, 2018, 8:02 PM by Reception @TMCS

If you would like a lamb for Ag Day, Bernice Pinnell (8278697) has a 3 week old lamb available for adoption. Cost is $50.00 (can be returned after Ag Day and have your $50.00 refunded). Please contact Bernice for more information.

Taupiri Poetry Recitals

posted Sep 12, 2018, 7:57 PM by Reception @TMCS

What an amazing turn out of whanau support we had last night for our Taupiri Poetry Recitals. The children spoke confidently and were well prepared for the event.  

Thank you to everyone for supporting your child to practise their poem and for making such a huge effort to support the evening.

Taupiri Teachers

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