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Prize Giving Assembly

posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:28 PM by Reception @TMCS

We look forward to seeing you at our Prize Giving on Friday 14th December  at 12:30pm.

This is a formal assembly where all students, except our Year Six Graduates, wear their school uniform (not their whanau shirt) and we celebrate achievements of students across the school. Year Six Graduates are to wear smart casual clothing.

We do hope you’ll be able to join us on this very special occasion.

Taupiri Production

posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:28 PM by Reception @TMCS

Our 3rd amazing production this year! Wow! Congratulations go to all of the staff and students involved in the wonderful Taupiri Production performed last week. What a wonderful show. The children shone and the confidence and talent displayed by our youngest students was tremendous to see. Congratulations go to Script Writer and producer Paula Dunton and Music Director Laura Grant and the whole amazing team of teachers and teacher aides who pulled off this fantastic show. Thanks also go to all the supportive parents who have helped bring the show to life with the very clever and creative costuming and props.   

Inter-City Athletics - Friday 30th November

posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:28 PM by Reception @TMCS

On the last day of November, a large group of Tamahere athletes travelled to Hillcrest High School to compete in an inter-school athletics competition against eight other local schools. All of our children did incredibly well, with many children coming in the top three and receiving certificates. They competed in high jump, long jump, vortex throw, shot put, 400 metres and sprints.  At the end of the day was the big event...the school relay! No pressure to win, as we have won it the last five years! And we won it by a country mile...even running against some High School students!!

It was a great day with lots of fun hanging out with other children from our sports cluster.

By Caleb and Harper

Staff Changes 2019

posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:27 PM by Reception @TMCS

We are very lucky to have secured excellent staff for all teaching positions for the start of the  2019
year.  We will announce our new teachers and class placements as per usual in our final newsletter at the end of term.  These will be given to students on the final day of term.

We would like to acknowledge our teachers who are leaving us at the end of this year:

Farewell Mrs Goodwin

It has been wonderful to have Belinda back with us full time this year.  Next year she is heading off to do part time work at Rototuna Junior High.  We wish her all the very best in this new venture.

Farewell Miss Bell

Laura has had a great first year of teaching at our school and we are sad to see her go, however she and her partner are relocating to Wellington.  We hope the success of this year leads to a very successful teaching career.

Maungatautari & Pirongia Athletics - Friday 23rd November

posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:27 PM by Reception @TMCS

What a beautiful sunny day we had last Friday, perfect for our 9 -11 year old student athletics.

It was great to see the sportsmanship of all the students, and their high achievements in the different activities. We appreciate the wonderful support from all the family and friends who turned out to cheer on their children.  

Maungatautari Market Day

posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:27 PM by Reception @TMCS

Students in Year 5 and 6 have been looking at creating a positive change in the community. The students identified an issue they wanted to explore and then created steps that they could work through to make a positive difference.  The syndicate held a ‘bring small change to make a change’ market and mufti day on Monday 3rd December to raise funds and awareness for the change projects they were working on. The market day was a HUGE success with over $2000 raised. Many thanks to all parents and students for your fabulous support of our student-led day!

Photo of Y5 & 6 students handing over $600 to the SPCA (from Market Day).

St Stephen’s Dressing of the Tree

posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:26 PM by Reception @TMCS

Every year students, teachers and parents walk down to St Stephen's church for a ‘Dressing of the Tree’. This has been a tradition of Tamahere School for many years. Thank you to all the helpers, parents & grandparents who supported us.


from one of the grandparents who attended….

Yesterday morning I had the great pleasure to attend one of the sessions of the Tamahere School children hearing about the beautiful Christmas story and dressing the splendid Christmas tree in the church.

What a wonderful thing to do. The tree is going to look amazing when the school finishes their visits!

The children were all so attentive. The Reverend did such a great job of explaining the Christmas story to the children at their level, the symbolism of the decorations was just wonderful. The students who made their presentations made a great job. The singing was superb! The whole event really made my day, and I was so pleased that I accepted my granddaughter's invitation to attend.

Thank you so much to all those who planned this event.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and it has set me in a lovely frame of mind for this Christmas.

Big Day Out

posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:26 PM by Reception @TMCS

We wish all our Year 5 and 6 students a wonderful day for their ‘Big Day Out’ on Monday 10th

Vela Pool - Community Induction - Thursday 13th December

posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:26 PM by Reception @TMCS

We are working toward opening the Vela Pool Complex for the community again this summer.  We will be holding two induction sessions next Thursday for anyone who wishes to purchase a family or lane pass for the summer.  

The two sessions will be held on Thursday 13 December in

Manuka 16:

  • 1:15pm  & 5:30pm

It is essential community use adult swimmers attend one of these induction sessions.  Induction sessions must be attended for each new season.  

Please note that the cost of the passes will be announced next week prior to the Induction Sessions.

Police Vetting for all School camps

posted Dec 6, 2018, 6:25 PM by Reception @TMCS

Reminder - If you are wanting to go on any school camps you will need to get a Police Check done, these are valid for 3 years (you can collect the form from the school office), 2 forms of photo ID (Drivers Licence & Passport) need to be brought in for the process. Thank you very much for this.

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