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Welcome Back Everyone!

posted Oct 16, 2017, 7:33 PM by Reception @TMCS

We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful break and are ready to enjoy the exciting events that are coming up this term.  

Term 4 is filled with many fun activities as we draw near the end of the school year - we can’t wait to share them with you!

Ag Day This Friday - Parking Instructions & Other Information

posted Oct 16, 2017, 7:32 PM by Reception @TMCS

Our much anticipated annual Ag Day is this Friday 20th October!  This is a very special day for our school and a wonderful opportunity for children to showcase their much loved pets who they have carefully nurtured over the past few months.  For those children who will not be bringing an animal, they will be joining in with a fantastic array of horticultural activities.  Please follow this link to our notice detailing the programme for the day.  This year, Ag Day will be held on the field behind the TCC, this is due to recent  sowing of seed on our school field.

Important Ag Day Information:

  • Due to our limited field area, we will have significant parking constraints on Ag Day.   

The car park at the rear of the TCC will be a loading zone for drop off and pick up of calves.  This is not a permanent car park for the day.  Lambs and kids can also be dropped off here if necessary, but please note this will be a busy zone and if you are able to park and lead your lamb/kid in from elsewhere this would be preferable.

  • If you are able to bake some cookies and slices for our cake stall, these would be gratefully received.  Funds raised will be used to support the ongoing efforts of Ag Day.  Please deliver your baking to the allocated Cake Stall table on the morning of Ag Day.

  • Ag Day Raffle: First Credit Union have kindly donated a $500 cash prize raffle! Tickets can be purchased on Ag Day at a cost of $5 each or 3 for $10 (there are also 2 consolation prizes).  Thanks First Credit Union for your generous support.

  • Our hardworking Ag Day team will be setting up on Thursday morning (after school drop off) and would be extremely grateful to receive as much help as is on offer.  Please turn up on Thursday morning if you can lend a helping hand.

Group Day Entry

posted Oct 16, 2017, 7:32 PM by Reception @TMCS

Any child is welcome to participate in Group Day which this year will be held at our school on Wednesday 25th October.  

Entry forms for this event will need to be completed and handed in by 3pm this Friday (Ag Day).  Please collect your Group Day Entry Form from our school office from Wednesday and ensure it is returned by Friday.  

All children entering Group Day must wear their school uniform.

Teacher Only Day - Tuesday 24th October!

posted Oct 16, 2017, 7:32 PM by Reception @TMCS

Another reminder to let you know that we have a Teacher Only Day on Tuesday 24th October, the day after Labour Day. This has been chosen to provide families with an opportunity to have a four day weekend following Ag Day this Friday!

Our Teacher Only Day will enable all of our staff - teachers and teacher aides, to have training with the Ministry of Education Behavioural team.

We apologise for any disruption this may cause your family arrangements but this is an opportunity for all staff to get specialist training at the same time without huge reliever costs.

Fun Run

posted Oct 16, 2017, 7:32 PM by Reception @TMCS

Feel Good Fun Run Sunday 29 October 9.30m University of Waikato Grounds 2.5km or 5km Options

Get your running/walking shoes on and join us for this feel good day, we are trying get 400 presents to give to the children's hospital, and other organisations such as women's refuge, hospice etc. This can be achieved by  getting sponsored for the run and then gifting at least one of your incentive rewards. You only need to be sponsored $10 to get an incentive reward!

Create a student profile page at and click the activate button to set up the online fundraising section, it’s easy and a great way to get those far away from you to sponsor, or you are welcome to do it the good old fashion way and just collect the sponsors money.

On the day there are heaps of spot prizes to give away. Prizes for also the best dressed mum, dad, family and students and an ice block and certificate for all those students  who complete the run.  A great opportunity to try out your Halloween costumes. There will be coffee, sausages and cupcakes for sale on the day! and of course bubbles  will be scattered around the course to keep you entertained!

All students have received the sponsorship booklet, so please check it out and get involved, a great day to promote, health and wellbeing. If you can't make it on the day, welcome to still get sponsored and run it another day with family or friends.

Tamahere Community Centre Committee

posted Oct 16, 2017, 7:31 PM by Reception @TMCS

The Annual General Meeting of the Tamahere Community Centre Committee will be held this Thursday 19th October 2017 at 7:30pm.

The meeting will take place at the Tamahere Community Centre, 17 Devine Road, Tamahere.  

We are in need of new members due to current members retiring, this is a great opportunity to become involved in your local community.  If you are interested and would like further information please contact Paula in Pohutukawa 8 (secretary for the TCCC) or Waveney Parker.

Message from the Board of Trustees

posted Sep 28, 2017, 6:35 PM by Reception @TMCS

On behalf of the Board of Trustees I would like to acknowledge the highly professional way that our Management team and staff managed the lock down event on Tuesday.

Firstly, they ensured all children were safe and accounted for, and then they focused on keeping the children calm and engaged throughout. Secondly our community were kept well informed with regular communication and updates being sent directly to parents, through multiple channels. Keeping such a positive and calm face throughout the event, speaks a lot to the professionalism of our staff, and helped to minimise the impact on our children. It is also pleasing to see the high awareness and understanding of the school’s Lock Down procedures, which were implemented quickly and efficiently. In summary, we are certainly fortunate to have such a great team at our school, that performed extremely well in a challenging situation.

Karla Ward, Chairperson, Tamahere Model Country School Board of Trustees

Lock down - thanks

posted Sep 28, 2017, 6:34 PM by Reception @TMCS

The staff would like to thank all our parents who supported us in many ways following the Lock Down with lovely morning tea contributions, chocolates and supportive emails and comments.

We greatly appreciate all your support.

Thank you also for the donations of curtains which will be put to good use.

Cohort Entry in 2018

posted Sep 28, 2017, 6:34 PM by Reception @TMCS

Thank you to everyone who replied to our Cohort Entry survey. 84% of you were in favour of having this form of entry at our school and it has been passed by the Board that we start this form of entry from 2018. This follows the recent changes to the Education Act 1989 and allows school and parents greater flexibility when starting school than just turning up on a child’s 5th birthday.

We will send more information out to our pre school providers and parents so we can start the conversations before next year’s enrolments. If you have a pre schooler looking to join our school in 2018 we are happy to talk with you about the best time for your child to start school.

Fun Run

posted Sep 28, 2017, 6:34 PM by Reception @TMCS

Last week we announced the exciting news of our upcoming Fun Run to be held on Sunday 29th October!  This will be held at the University of Waikato.

All students will have received their Fun Run letter and Sponsorship Booklet this week so there is plenty of time over the holidays to ask friends and family for their support of this fantastic event.  It’s also a perfect time to start some training for the event.

Alongside the Fun Run we will be operating a Cakes and Sweet stall where we hope to sell a variety of sweet treats as a fundraiser for our pool.  If you are able to assist in any way (bakers and sellers welcome), please contact Jo Arthur

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