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Parent Teacher Interviews

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:51 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 7:02 PM ]



Research shows that for students to get the best out of their schooling years, a strong partnership between school and home is very important.  We look forward to hosting our Parent Teacher Interviews during the last week of this term. This year we have decided to extend the interview session slot to 12 minutes to allow valuable extra time in your interview.  


Our Parent-Teacher Interviews commence at

1:10pm on Tuesday 11th April;

therefore school will conclude at the earlier time of 12:30pm on this day.  


Normal school hours will resume Wednesday 12th April with our learning day concluding at 2:30pm.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused by our early conclusion of learning on Tuesday.   After School Care will be available from this earlier time and we will have extra staff available in this capacity if you wish to book your child into this programme.  Please note that normal charges will apply for this service.  


Cambridge Travel Lines will be collecting students at their usual pick up time of 2:30pm.  Due to prior commitments they are unable to offer an earlier pick up.


On Tuesday 11 April our plan is for teaching to continue for a solid four hour morning of learning for all children.  Many students will be returning to school that day to participate in their conference, as follows:


  • In Maungatautari Syndicate our Year 5 & 6 students will share their learning journey as part of this meeting.

  • Our Year 3 & 4 Pirongia students will also be involved in their learning conferences.

  • Taupiri teachers would like to meet with parents only for their children’s interviews.


Interview times are able to be booked for the following days:


Tuesday 11th April: 1:10pm - 7.00pm

Wednesday 12th April:      3:00pm - 5:24pm


You will soon receive an email supplying you with an event code for Parent Interviews.  We expect this to be sent to you tomorrow, Friday 24 March. Please book your Parent Interview by visiting www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter the code you will be supplied with as prompted.


If you require any assistance with your booking, please contact Kim at the school office on 856 9238.


Country Cluster Junior Tabloids

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:51 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 7:09 PM ]


What a fantastic day our Taupiri Syndicate have enjoyed as we hosted our Country Cluster friends from Seventh Day Adventist School, Newstead School, Matangi School and Tauwhare School for today’s Junior Tabloids event.


Photos to come


It was encouraging to see so many of our younger children participating fully and displaying our School Vision: Kia maia (Confident can do Kids), Kia manaaki (Honour be your Guide) and Kia kotahi (Together as One).  For many of these children this was a completely new experience and we are proud of them for the spirit in which they involved themselves.


Thank you to the parents who came along in support of this event and a special thanks to Mrs Paula Dunton for coordinating the event.  On behalf of all the students, thanks to the PTA for hosting the school wide Sausage Sizzle!  

Silver Enviro Award Assembly - Tomorrow

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:51 PM by Reception @TMCS



As announced last week, tomorrow we will have the honour of being awarded a Silver Enviro Award as part of a very special assembly at 9:30am.   


Our special presentation event will include visiting dignitaries including Mayor Allan Sanson, Mr Alan Livingston - Chairperson of Waikato Regional Council, Mr Ruairi Kelly - Enviro Schools Regional Coordinator, Adrienne Grant - Enviroschools Facilitator.


We welcome parents to join us for this special occasion!

Maungatautari Camp #1 Next Week!

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:50 PM by Reception @TMCS


Our first group of Maungatautari Campers heads away next Tuesday for their amazing camp experience at Waihi Beach!  Karaka 15, Manuka 16 and Mahoe 17 are the first group to attend, while Miro 13 and Pukatea 14 head off in Week 10.  


Needless to say all involved are very excited and the activities the students will experience are fun opportunities to learn a new skill or further develop existing ones.  Lots of careful planning is involved in preparing for camp and we thank everyone who has contributed for making this possible, with special thanks to Mrs Annette Howard for coordinating this including seeing to all of the finer details.  Thank you also to the many parents who are supporting our camp as helpers, we know it is always a popular event with many more putting their name forward  than we can take.  We are grateful to have such a wonderfully supportive parent community at our school.


We look forward to sharing some photos with you soon and we wish all attending a fun, safe and happy time away!


Pirongia’s Wonderful Trip!

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:50 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 12:21 PM ]

What a superb day our Pirongia Syndicate enjoyed when they visited their mountain on Tuesday!  



The weather was favourable and our teaching staff had a fantastically supportive group of parents who gave up their day to join the team on their excursion.  It was a wonderful day of learning in our beautiful country, thank you to everyone for making this trip such a success.


Aquathlon

posted Mar 15, 2017, 7:30 PM by Reception @TMCS


Aquathlon 2017


What a fantastic event we enjoyed yesterday with our whole school involved in our Aquathlon!  The weather played the part for us and after our crisp start, we enjoyed a perfect day of sunshine all round.  We were able to make best use of our limited space by not including the cycling aspect of our usual Triathlon and the children adapted to this alteration in our programme perfectly.  For many of our younger students, this was a new experience and we were thrilled to see them embrace  the Aquathlon with such enthusiasm.


Thank you to Mrs Ann Marie Copponi and Mrs Bridget Hawthorn for organising a highly successful event, and of course to you, our wonderful parents, for supporting your children on the day.  We were especially encouraged to see so many children participate with a positive attitude, well done to you all!





School Gates & Road Crossing

posted Mar 15, 2017, 7:29 PM by Reception @TMCS

Thank you to all of our families for adapting to our new school gates with safety as top priority, and for accompanying your child onto the school grounds as requested.  For many students the latches are out of reach and we appreciate that you are not allowing them to stand on the gates to access them -  this will help ensure the longevity of the gates.


With safety in mind, please be reminded to use both of our school crossings, the first being in the carpark at the front of the school and also our Road Patrol crossing at our second entrance.  Though the Road Patrol crossing does not have a footpath on the other side of the road, as our safest point to cross,  we do ask that you use this at all times.


Pirongia Trip Coming Up

posted Mar 15, 2017, 7:29 PM by Reception @TMCS




Our middle Pirongia Syndicate are excited to be visiting their mountain of Pirongia on Tuesday of next week. They are going to look at what it means to be a ‘Kiwi Guardian’. In conjunction with DOC and Toyota, the children will be able to earn medals for their efforts on learning about, promoting and helping to protect our NZ treasures.

 We hope you have beautiful weather on the day!

Country Cluster Junior Tabloids at Our School

posted Mar 15, 2017, 7:28 PM by Reception @TMCS


Next week our Taupiri Syndicate are proud to be hosting the annual Country Cluster Tabloids for the junior syndicates of all of our local country schools in the South East Hamilton area.   We will be welcoming children from Seventh Day Adventist School, Matangi School, Newstead School and Tauwhare School.  

On the day, our wonderful PTA will be providing a Sausage Sizzle for our visitors and all of our students including Pirongia and Maungatautari Syndicates!  Order forms have been sent home with students, spare copies are available from our School Office.  Please note that all orders must be received by tomorrow (Friday 17th March).

Silver Enviro Award - Presentation Assembly

posted Mar 15, 2017, 7:27 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 7:28 PM ]


We are very proud to announce that on Friday 24th March we will have the honour of being awarded a Silver Enviro Award as part of a very special assembly at 9:30am.   


You will remember that in November last year we had a reflection day as members of the Waikato Regional Authority - Environmental Education Facilitators came to assess our school for the Enviro Schools Silver Award. After a day of sharing and discussing our enviro learning and journey so far with our Eco Warriors and classes across all areas of the school, we able to proudly announce that our School had been awarded the Silver Enviro Award.


Our special presentation event will include visiting dignitaries including Mayor Allan Sanson, Mr Alan Livingston - Chairperson of Waikato Regional Council, Mr Ruairi Kelly - Enviro Schools Regional Coordinator, Adrienne Grant - Enviroschools Facilitator.


We welcome parents to join us on this special occasion!

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