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Anō te pai! Fantastic!

posted Aug 14, 2019, 8:42 PM by Reception @TMCS

Congratulations go out to our Kapa Haka Rōpu who performed magnificently last Thursday night at The Hillcrest Kahui Ako’s inaugural Kapa Haka Festival. Our 70 strong rōpu performed with a huge amount of mana and our final Tamahere Hi Haka blew everyone away with the pride and strength shown by all of our students, which was powerfully led by Leo O for the first time.


Huge thanks go to Matua Sean, who left family commitments to be with us for the day. Thanks also to Mrs Metcalfe and Mrs Murray for their support and organisation of the Rōpu. 

2 New Classrooms! Wonderful news!

posted Aug 14, 2019, 8:41 PM by Reception @TMCS

After years of struggling with increased numbers and no space, we have finally been told that we have two classrooms heading to our school. There is a massive need, with our next cohort of new entrants arriving and no spare classroom for them. We gather we are in the top half of classrooms to be rolled out, but have no details at this stage and the timeframes could be protracted with so many schools in need and involved in this roll out. Please see the Stuff Article below.

“Schools in Waikato and Hawke's Bay are in line for a government spend-up on more classrooms at growing schools.
The announcement, from Education Minister Chris Hipkins in Hamilton on Tuesday, detailed new classrooms for around 2,500 students at 42 schools and kura.
"The plans forecast the need for new classrooms and schools for about 13,500 extra students in some of Waikato and Hawke's Bay's highest growth areas by 2030.
"The previous Government didn't adequately plan for growth and for too long schools have had to make do by using libraries and school halls when their school rolls increased.
In the Waikato, Rototuna Junior and Senior High Schools are in line for a combined $16 million expansion, for 500 extra students across the two schools, while 30 other Waikato schools will get 79 classrooms, a $42 million investment. This includes three kura who will receive 12 of these new classrooms, and a special school getting one new classroom
"In the Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti, 10 schools are getting 23 classrooms worth $15 million. This includes eight classrooms for three kura, and a special school receiving four new classrooms," Chris Hipkins said.
"We want New Zealand to be the best place to be a child and that means learning in warm, comfortable and modern classrooms.
"We need to make sure families in some of our fastest growing areas around the country can be confident their local schools will have enough space for their kids.
"Today's release of the regional growth plans is part of the wider National Education Growth Plan (NEGP) which forecasts that an additional 100,000 new student places are needed across the country by 2030.
"The NEGP is supported by $1.2 billion cash injection for school property in the Wellbeing Budget, giving communities, schools and the construction industry certainty about what new building projects are coming up."  

Stuff Tuesday 13th August. 

Launch of Tamahere Community Connection Petition - join us tomorrow

posted Aug 14, 2019, 8:40 PM by Reception @TMCS

Tim van de Molen MP for Waikato is launching a petition, that NZTA provide safe pedestrian and cycle access across the SH1 interchange at Tamahere; preferably via an overpass or underpass from Tauwhare Road to SH21 (Airport Road), and from Tamahere Drive to Devine Road.

The petition is in response to communication received from the  Tamahere Community Committee, around the provision of a safe crossing system as part of NZTA’s construction of the Hamilton Section – Waikato Expressway. The petition launch will take place in the foyer of Tamahere Community Centre (TCC), at 12.45pm this Friday 16th August and you are most welcome to attend.

Cross Country - Monday 19th August - Whanau shirts!!!!

posted Aug 14, 2019, 8:40 PM by Reception @TMCS

The School Cross Country will be held next Monday 19th of August at our school, using the new reserve. The postponement day is Tuesday 20th of August.

Maungatautari and Pirongia will be holding their cross country during the morning blocks with the Taupiri cross country starting after lunch at 1:00 pm.

Here is an outline of the days races:

Races will start at approx 10.00 am in this order:

Year 6 Boys

Year 6 Girls

Year 5 Boys

Year 5 Girls

Year 4 Boys

Year 4 Girls

Year 3 Boys

Year 3 Girls

Lunch approx 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Year O Boys and Girls

Year 1 Boys

Year 1 Girls

Year 2 Boys

Year 2 Girls

Children are to wear their Whanau shirts, suitable running shorts (Skorts are okay along with uniform shorts or any Tamahere sports shorts) and running shoes. 

Please ensure your child brings a change of warmer uniform to put on after their race, as they may get wet, muddy and cold.  Please also make sure your child has plenty of food and water.

Fingers crossed that the sun shines on Monday and we don’t have to use our postponement day. 

Country Cluster Cross Country at Newstead - Thursday 22nd August

posted Aug 14, 2019, 8:39 PM by Reception @TMCS

The Country Schools Cross Country will be held at Newstead Model Country School on Thursday the 22nd August. This team will be selected from our top runners in Year 4-6.

Principal For the Day

posted Aug 14, 2019, 8:38 PM by Reception @TMCS

Mr L Gallagher and Miss H Dunseath did a great job of running our school last Friday, with senior student, Waveney P allowed to support some activities. The day started with a New Entrant Parent tour of the school, then Staff Notices at morning tea, Choir Practice, Inka walking and concluded with Assembly and Bus Duty. 


The role reversal was a result of the Golden Ball Auction where Principal for the Day was sold as a fun auction item along with the Parent Car Park. These clever fundraising ideas were able to add money to the playground kitty, without any cost. Thanks again to the Ball Committee for what they achieved, with almost $20,000 towards improving our playgrounds. Profits from the Quiz Night and Golf Day will also be going towards our playgrounds.

Daffodil Day - Friday 30th August

posted Aug 14, 2019, 8:35 PM by Reception @TMCS

We are planning a ‘wacky’ mufti day to support Cancer research and raising funds for them. Bring a gold coin donation on Friday 30th  August to donate for Daffodil Day. Please note the change of day from what had previously been advertised in the newsletter.

A huge thank you for your support!

Taupiri Syndicate are busy in the garden!

posted Aug 14, 2019, 8:35 PM by Reception @TMCS

Each week during our Wā Tahi block, children from each class in Taupiri are involved in environmental learning.


This week in Wā Tahi Taupiri students made bird feeders to feed the wild birds in our garden. We also coloured in pictures of NZ wild birds and weeded around the plants that we planted last week. 

Food for Thought

posted Aug 14, 2019, 8:34 PM by Reception @TMCS

During Week 1, the students in Maungatautari Syndicate were offered the chance to take part in Foodstuff’s free programme ‘Food for Thought’ which helped educate the students to make healthier food and lifestyle choices. Food for Thought is a national Nutrition Education Programme developed for Years 5-6 based on the New Zealand Curriculum and an inquiry-based learning approach. 

Andy came and taught two classroom lessons to each class, which focussed on the food groups and having positive relationships with food, as well as label reading and sugar in drinks. The week culminated in a wonderful field trip to the local Four Square which reinforced the classroom learning.

We are extremely grateful to Foodstuffs who have provided a free lunchbox for every child, and also a $60 Four Square voucher, to use towards a healthy shared lunch for each class in the syndicate.

ASB St John First Aid

posted Aug 14, 2019, 8:34 PM by Reception @TMCS

Last week, all 6 classes in the Maungatautari Syndicate had a 1.5-hour lesson in first aid. This course was highly valuable and was made possible with sponsorship from ASB. Our students learned to demonstrate the assessment of patients using DRSABC and describe appropriate responses to a variety of situations requiring first aid.

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