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Welcome Back everyone!

posted Oct 17, 2019, 8:24 PM by Reception @TMCS

It is lovely to have our playground filled with the laughter and chatter of happy children once again. Term Four is always a busy one and the first few weeks are certainly action packed. Starting with our very special Agricultural Day, Junior Tabloids, Amazing Race and T Ball for our seniors. Book week is Week 3 with our dress up Book Character Day on Wednesday 30th October and Book Fair in Week 4.

We had a lovely Ag Day yesterday. Information and photographs will be shared in next week’s newsletter. 

Country Cluster Speech Competition

posted Oct 17, 2019, 8:23 PM by Reception @TMCS

At the end of Term 3, we had 3 senior students represent Tamahere at the Cluster Speech Competition; congratulations to AJ M, Annabelle C and Evie W who made it through to this stage.

The calibre of entries was extremely high and our 3 students did an amazing job delivering their speeches with confidence and enthusiasm. A special congratulations must go to Evie who was awarded first place (for the second year in a row!) with her speech titled ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’. Evie will share her speech with the school at an upcoming Assembly.

Vela Pool Lane Swimming Group BBQ - Welcome to summer!

posted Oct 17, 2019, 8:23 PM by Reception @TMCS

We are launching the start of our 2019/2020 Lane Swimming Club season with a welcome BBQ to be held on Friday 1st November, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. This evening pop in session, is to quickly induct all Lane Swimmers who wish to swim over the summer, from 18th November through to the end of March. Subs will be taken along with demonstrations of pool cover practices. Please join us to meet other Lane Swimmers and see how our lane swimming will run this year. 

Swim School 2019/2020 season

posted Oct 17, 2019, 8:22 PM by Reception @TMCS

A reminder for those who may have missed it:-

We are very pleased to announce that over the holidays we have secured Hamilton Aquatics to run their swim school and squad training in our Vela pool this summer. Hamilton Aquatics is a newly formed merger between Hillcrest and Ace - both historically very good swim clubs.

Please note that St Peters School will not be operating from our pool this summer due to staff changes and being unable to fulfill our large number of students this season. 

Thank you to those who have already filled out the survey. Your responses have been shared with Hamilton Aquatics. If you are wishing your child/ren to be involved in swim coaching and before school squad training at our school this season, please spend 2 minutes and complete our survey to indicate your interest. Please click on the link to complete the survey.

The Hamilton Aquatics Proposed programme is attached - please click here. As this is an initial outline, some lessons may start from 3:00pm and there may be other changes, depending on demand. Students can attend swimming from our After School Care Programme. 

Tamahere Lane Swimming Club

posted Oct 17, 2019, 8:19 PM by Reception @TMCS

For those of you interested in swimming at the Vela Pool Complex out of school hours please see the information attached from the Pool Committee.  

There are two options available: 

1. Join the Tamahere Swimming Club if you wish to swim lengths for the season, or 

2. Purchase a concession card so you can take your family/friends on casual swims. 

Please click here for a Vela Pool update.

The Amazing Race

posted Oct 17, 2019, 8:16 PM by Reception @TMCS


On Wednesday 23rd of October, sixteen of our Year 6 Children will be representing our school in an amazing race fun day.  The day is run and organised by a large team from the Waikato Institute for Leisure and Sport.  The children spend their time running from one race challenge to another, together as a team. They need to show a great deal of strategic and cooperation skills.  It is a really fun and rewarding experience for all and we wish them well for a great day.

DISCO! Charlie & The Chocolate Factory / Willy Wonka Theme - Thursday 24th October!!

posted Oct 17, 2019, 8:16 PM by Reception @TMCS

Children can come dressed in theme or wear whatever they wish. 

Our School Disco is only one week away and we are excited to announce this year’s theme is “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory”!  Think Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompa’s, candy… let your imagination run wild! 

Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday for $5.00, which will include a bag of popcorn. We will also have pizza for sale at $1.00 per slice. Payment will need to be made to the classroom teacher in cash. 

We ask that children bring along a water bottle, which they can fill. 

There will be a stall offering treats for sale on the night, so feel free to bring some pocket money along.


This exciting event is to be held on Thursday 24th October at the following times:


5:10 pm - 6:30pm


7:00 pm - 8:20pm

Can you help?  The PTA are looking for parent helpers for both or either of these sessions.  Please contact them directly at

Junior Country Cluster Tabloids

posted Oct 17, 2019, 8:15 PM by Reception @TMCS

We are hosting the Junior Country Cluster Tabloids next Thursday 24th October, from 10:00am to 12:20pm. This involves children from Newstead, Matangi and Tauwhare. Children will need sunscreen, must wear a school hat and be wearing school uniform (not whanau shirts). Parents are very welcome to come along to watch the fun!

Tamahere School Library Book Week - Starting Tuesday 29th November

posted Oct 17, 2019, 8:15 PM by Reception @TMCS

Activities and competitions in the library all week. Prizes to be won.


****** Wednesday October 30th *******

Come along to our Scholastic Book Fair

posted Oct 17, 2019, 8:14 PM by Reception @TMCS

The Scholastic Book Fair happens in Week 4, running from Monday 4th November to Wednesday 6th November, between

2.30 to 5.30pm daily. Eftpos/credit cards/cheques/cash accepted

This is a great opportunity to think about presents with just 73 days to go until Christmas.

Free books to the school library with every purchase!

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