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Swimming Pool News

posted Jul 5, 2017, 8:22 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Jul 5, 2017, 8:55 PM by Steve Trotter ]


Hi Everyone

Swimming Pool update:- One more piece of paper to get through Council and then our next exciting phase can begin! This weekend, on Sunday we are hoping for a Dad’s Army working bee to take off the old changing shed roof, dismantling  seating and taking down hooks etc as well as taking up some of the paving stones in preparation for demolishing the old pool. From Monday 10th it will be all go on our site with safety fencing being erected  and diggers starting to dig a couple of big holes. For those of you who live in the area we suggest that you use Wiremu Tamihana Drive rather than drive around our School corner over the next couple of weeks.

Huge thanks go to the businesses who are so generously supporting this exciting project with products, discounts and free labour and machinery. Our pool could not be started without your amazing generosity and we are hugely appreciative.

Although we are starting our project we still require $120,000 more to ensure we reach completion without any extra debt to the Board.  Every family will receive a swimming pool sponsorship and donation flyer today, please click here to see it again. We are seeking lane sponsorship, seating and advertising sponsorship as well as naming rights. If you know of any businesses who may be able to support us, we would really appreciate you spreading the word on our behalf and letting the office know who we could approach for a follow up. Soon we will have this all linked into our web site so that people can click on and make their donations. Thanks to Claire Ruffell and Jodi Bennett once again, for their support with their graphic design and photography talents.

We are also going to have a family & supporters wall for each family who donates $250, having recognition in the form of a tile possibly in the shape of a fish. We hope you will be able to support us with this. Donations will be able to receive the 33% rebate in your tax returns. Some families may want a fish for each child, to celebrate their name up on our supporters wall after they have left our school.

Impacts:- Parking and Road Safety - Please be aware that coming back next term there will be a number of inconveniences with the pool construction happening. There will be less car parking in the area by the tennis courts and there could be larger trucks and vehicles parked up on the grass area. The gate by the tennis courts will not be available for any public to go through, so we advise that you may wish to change parking areas for Term 3.

Also our back field will be significantly impacted and the main soccer field will not be available for use.