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Lost Property

posted Dec 19, 2017, 11:40 AM by Reception @TMCS


For those families keen to check out our Lost Property, please do so before midday Friday 22nd December.  After this time unclaimed non uniform items will be donated to a local charity.

Thank You Roger Duncan

posted Dec 17, 2017, 11:36 AM by Reception @TMCS

Many thanks to Roger Duncan who for the past 3 years has offered incredible support to the school on many levels, especially by transporting chairs needed for our large functions.  Along with this he has helped set up our Ag Day and Group Days.

People like Roger really do make the running of our school that much easier.

Thanks Roger, from all of us!


posted Dec 14, 2017, 5:36 PM by Reception @TMCS

All classes will continue using Seesaw in 2018 to share student’s learning. All student entries from this year will ‘roll-over’ to next year, so parents will still be able to access journal items from this year.

If your child is leaving our school, you may like to download the contents of their Seesaw journal by following the instructions here. You will need to complete this before February 1st, 2018.

Swimming Pool Parking

posted Dec 14, 2017, 2:36 PM by Reception @TMCS

For our families who have purchased a Swim Pass for the upcoming summer break, we ask that you park in our marked carparks while at the pool.  

Please do not park on the nearby grass verges out of respect for our neighbours properties and privacy.

Thank you.

Swimming Passes Available Online

posted Dec 14, 2017, 2:14 PM by Reception @TMCS

Thank you to those families who have purchased swim passes already.

If you wish to get a pass for this summer, these must now be done online. Please click here to see our School Pool website. You will find information about Gold and Silver passes, an induction video, induction form and membership form. The Community usage rules and policies are also available.

Please read these carefully and make sure you are happy with them before signing up for your passes.

No Bus Service

posted Dec 14, 2017, 2:07 PM by Reception @TMCS

Now that our School Bus Service has concluded for the year, please ensure you make arrangements to transport your child to and from school from now until the term ends at 12:20pm on Tuesday 19th December.

Before & After School Care - Finishes Monday

posted Dec 14, 2017, 2:04 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Dec 14, 2017, 5:21 PM ]

Our Before and After School Care facility will conclude for the year on Monday 18th December (bookings are available for this day).

Thank you to the many families who have made use of this wonderful programme in 2017 - we look forward to seeing you again next year from the first day of Term 1 2018, being Thursday 1st February.

We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and safe and enjoyable holidays!


posted Dec 13, 2017, 1:44 PM by Reception @TMCS

If you are a family moving to another school that does not use ezlunch for school payments, you need to close your account.

If you’re not sure about the new school, log in to your account, go to My Details and click on the list of schools, scrolling to find your new school. Note that one family account can manage students at multiple schools.

If your new school is NOT on the list, tell us to close your account, so we can reimburse your account balance. Send an email to This request will need to:
  1. Be emailed from your account email address
  2. State the current balance on the account
  3. Provide the bank account number for refunding the balance (or ask for it to be forwarded to the school)
Refunds and account closures will be actioned during January/February.

School Transport - Eligibility for school transport assistance

posted Dec 10, 2017, 1:38 PM by Reception @TMCS

Some families may be eligble to apply for School Transport Assistance.  Students must meet all 3 eligibility criteria to get school transport assistance. School transport assistance is usually a place on a school bus. If a school bus isn’t available, students might be able to get an allowance to help pay for transport to school (this is called a conveyance allowance).

First criteria
The school must be the closest that the student can enrol at and, is either:
  • Mainstream state school
  • State-integrated school
  • Partnership school, or
  • Māori-medium school

Note: Māori-medium schools must either deliver Te Reo at Level 1, or at Level 2 and 51% or more of the instruction is in Te Reo.

Second criteria

Students must live more than a certain distance from the school.

Years 1-8

At least 3.2km from the school (over the shortest public road or pedestrian route from home roadside gate to the school’s front gate).

Years 9-13

At least 4.8km from the school (over the shortest public road or pedestrian route from home roadside gate to the school’s front gate).

Third criteria

There must be no suitable public transport options.

What makes public transport "suitable"?

Public transport must travel within:

  • 2.4km of the roadside gate of the student’s home, and
  • 2.4km of the closest appropriate school

The student:

  • won't have to be picked up before 7am
  • can get to school before it starts
  • can be picked up no later than one hour after school finishes
  • won't have to change buses more than once on a journey

What if suitable public transport becomes available?

If a suitable public transport option becomes available, the Ministry of Education gives affected schools at least one full term’s notice of the change (and schools must tell the caregivers of students who use that service).

Next step

If you believe you may be eligible for School Transport Assistance, please follow this link to complete the application form.  For more information on eligibility please contact Cambridge Travel Lines on 827 7363.

Outstanding Library Books

posted Dec 6, 2017, 7:05 PM by Reception @TMCS

Please can all library books be returned to the library ASAP. There are still 100 books outstanding. Can all families have a look around the house and ask your children if they have any books out?

The library will be open again for summer issuing Week 10 Monday December 18th 8am-2.30pm

A permission form will need to be picked up from the library before week 10. The students will need to have a form signed by a parent or caregiver to issue books over the summer holidays.

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