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Maungatautari Show - Pirates of the Curry Bean

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:22 PM by Reception @TMCS



If you haven’t got your tickets for the Thursday evening show 6.00pm today call into the office - $5.00 each. Don’t miss this awesome production which the children and teachers have worked so hard to prepare for, a fun and enjoyable show.

Pirates of the Curry Bean

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:21 PM by Reception @TMCS

Wow! What a fantastic show! Our Maungatautari Year 5 & 6 students have now taken over the stage with a hilarious performance of the Pirates of the Curry Bean. What a great show with so many one-liners and such talented and confident, Kia Maia acting and singing. Congratulations to everyone involved. The cast of 168 all working together and shining brightly in their Kia Kotahi powerful performance. Well done everyone. Special congratulations go to Director, Carla Ballantyne and the Maungatautari Syndicate, teachers and all the Teacher Aides, parents and helpers who have helped to pull this great show together. Well done everyone.



Coming to School

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:21 PM by Reception @TMCS

 As we approach the end of the term, we realise that there are lots of tired children and families, and routines may have slipped a bit. We remind families as we head into Term 4, that teachers are not on site to keep children safe before 8:00 am. Any child needing to be at school before 8 am must be booked into Before School Care so that we can ensure everyone is safe. We also ask that students all arrive by 8:30 am so that they don’t miss the set up of the day. Thank you for your support with this.

Ag Day reminders

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:21 PM by Reception @TMCS

So that you have plenty of time to prepare for this event follow this link to read this comprehensive newsletter and learn the ins and outs of the busy but fun day!


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.


Hats Term 4

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:20 PM by Reception @TMCS

Just a reminder that Term 4 is a hat term. To save hats from getting lost or ending up on others heads we are offering Hat Name Embroidery ($8.00).


We have secured a fantastic deal for our school families for custom embroidered school hats!  Many orders have been received already and hats are ready to go. This opportunity is not just for brand new purchases but existing hats too. It will help to stop them from getting lost!


Please bring your child’s hat to the school office with your $8 payment (or order a new one for a total of $28).


Tamahere Model Country School Library upcoming events

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:20 PM by Reception @TMCS

Mark these events on your calendar now:                


Term 4 Week 3 -
Scholastic Book Fair

Monday 29th October - Wednesday 31st October

There will be competitions and activities in the library all week for the students. Dress up as a children’s book character day will be held

Wednesday November 7th.


The library will be open to parents, students and the public 2.30pm-6pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to purchase books.

All purchases mean free books for your school library.

Tamahere School Library Book Week -- Term 4 Week 4     

Monday November 5th - Friday November 9th



New Entrant Class Set-Up for Term 4

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:19 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 pgordon@tamahere.school.nz if you can help.


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


Staff Changes

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:19 PM by Reception @TMCS

  • It is with sadness that we farewell Mrs Sara Dennis from our school. Sara has been with us since 2013 and has taught in our Senior classes as well as in Taupiri. Sara became our Reading Recovery teacher and last year had time off to have a family. The Dennis family are now moving to be closer to grandparents. We wish them all the very best in their new ventures.

  • We are very pleased to welcome Mrs Penny Gordon onto our staff for the remainder of this year. Penny has been a great reliever for us in recent times and it will be lovely to have her as part of our team for all of Term 4. Penny is a very experienced New Entrant teacher and is passionate about this age and stage of teaching. Previous to joining us at Tamahere, Penny was the principal of Ormond Primary School near Gisborne.

South East Hamilton City Schools Inter School Cross Country 2018

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:18 PM by Reception @TMCS

A team of 30 fantastic runners took on the challenge of representing Tamahere at the City Schools Cross Country held at Hamilton Gardens. Each and every child tried their hardest and can feel proud of the places they came. Below are the results of the children who placed in the top ten. Two of the six races were won by Tamahere children, with Preya R. winning the Year 5 Girls and Boh R. winning the Year 6 Girls and we were second in two other races with Luke G. coming 2nd in the Year 5 boys and Caleb W. in the Year 6 boys .

I would like to congratulate all our runners, who did themselves and Tamahere proud. Thank you also to all the parent helpers who transported and helped on the day, without you the day wouldn’t have been the success it was.


Year 4 Girls

3rd: Brianna M.R 5th: Sophie M. 7th: Taira L.


Year 4 Boys

4th: Luca M. 6th: Ollie S.


Year 5 Girls

1st: Preya R. 4th: Keira H.


Year 5 Boys

2nd: Luke G. 5th: Daniel B. 6th: AJ M.


Year 6 Girls

1st: Boh R. 3rd: Bronwen R.J 8th: Summer S.


Year 6 Boys

2nd: Caleb W. 9th: Joel S.

Tamahere Community Centre Committee's AGM

posted Sep 26, 2018, 7:18 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, if you are a ratepayer you have a vested interest in what is happening with the Community Centre, you

can vote and you can stand for the committee, we encourage you to attend.

Contact the current secretary Paula for further details on 0274389970.


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