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Swimming Pool Update

posted Aug 10, 2017, 5:49 PM by Reception @TMCS

What a week for building Swimming Pools and Changing shed facilities! The rain this week has not deterred the teams of Matt from Pro Pools and Martin of Dent Builders Ltd plugging away on our new Swimming Pool Complex. Special thanks go to our volunteers who are now starting to be involved in the building stage. Andy Shaw  took a week off work to help out in the rain! If you have any time and can swing a hammer or paint brush etc. We are keen to hear from you and you can be involved as the process rolls on. Please let the office know or contact Camille 021320145 or email tamahereschoolpool@gmail.com




The progress on the pool has been outstanding with Mat from Pro Pools and his 9 workers achieving staggering amounts in such a short time. Although the pools are now made and filled there is plenty of work still to be done. The slower and less visual parts still need to come together. All the plumbing and leveling, concreting etc. The next part of the project is the construction of the changing sheds and amenities block this is being managed by parent and builder, Martin Dent, who his happy to work with the many volunteers and appreciates the random times and weekend availability other parents may have. Once the cladding is on progress will not be as visible while the internal fit out is taking place.

 


Frequently Asked Questions:-


Community Usage:- A common question we are having is “Will the community be able to use this complex?” At this stage we want to have as much usage as possible. Our vision is to have a high quality pool complex that caters for our beginning swimmers through to extending our more able swimmers as well. The complex has been designed to take into account our school needs as well as what the wider community may need from the facility. The intention is to enable wider community use, and a sub committee has been set up to look at how school should manage use both within and outside school times. Managing costs, security, costs, safety and possible commercial use are all aspects that need to be worked through. As we progress with this we will keep you informed through the blog.


Why are the fish tiles so expensive?

The Fish tiles to celebrate our families and community involvement in our pool complex and are a way to raise additional sponsorship funds. To fulfill our grant applications, worth $100,000, we have had to fast track our whole project. This is exciting but we still need to raise $120,000 through sponsorship and donations before we can complete the project. The fish tiles are seen as a way that families can make a donation and show how much they value this project and in return be recognised long term for their contribution to the swimming pool complex.  Sharing a fish tile with another family is a possible option for some families. Every donation helps, and is greatly appreciated. Families and businesses can donate any amount to support this exciting project.  Please remember that if you pay tax you are able to claim back one third of this donation. This equates to a $83.34 rebate and $167 final cost to you.


If your business name is going to appear on a tile (or other form of sponsorship) GST needs to be added to the prices (i.e Fish Tile $287.50 inc GST.).


Please click here for fish tile details or here for other sponsorship options.






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