Principal’s Blog Week 8 Term 3 2014
Far Away Adventures - Wow well done Taupiri! What a wonderful show we all experienced last week. 154 Year 0 - 2 (5-7 year old) students transformed the TCC stage into a magical wonderland of song and dance. Congratulations to all the enthusiastic actors and actresses, dancers and singers. Well done to all the teachers and thank you so much to all the parents who helped out with making costumes, painting backdrops and helping to make props etc etc. A big event and all organised in 7 weeks. Special thanks go to St Peters School for their kind support and free use of their chairs, lighting and sound equipment.
School Production DVD’s Available
Thanks to Russell Fricker we will be offering DVD’s for sale for each of our syndicate productions. Orders with payment can be made at the school office at a cost of $25 for 1 x DVD, $40 x 2 DVDs and $60 x 3 DVDs. Please note payment must accompany orders.
Cross Country Congratulations On Thursday last week 60 of our top runners represented our School at the South East Hamilton Country Cluster - Inter School Cross Country held at Newstead School. Congratulations to all our runners for your efforts, sportsmanship and achievements. See Mr Higginson’s information below.
A bus load of Tamahere runners travelled to Newstead on Thursday to compete in the annual Country Cluster Cross Country event. It was ideal weather, and the course was challenging - long grass, slight inclines and rough paddock terrain. It was great
to see so many parents supporting the event, and thank you to those who offered to help out.
There were a number of fantastic results, but above all, all children achieved their best and with a smile. Like our school event, both Michael C and Hannah M did the double and took out the year 6 event.
Placings for our students are listed below:
The South East Cluster Event, with an even higher level of competition, is set to take place this Friday for our top 6 runners per event. It will be held at Porritt Stadium so here's hoping for some fine weather!
We are proud to support Odd Shoe Day this Friday 12th September!
Dare to wear the oddest pair of shoes in support of children living with cancer. This event will help raise funds for Camp Quality NZ who are holding their third awareness week.
Please bring a Gold Coin Donation to support this worthy cause.
Thanks to two senior students, Erin P & Briar S for coordinating this event on behalf of our school - well done!
Tamahere School Cambridge Rugby Reps!
A talented group of senior students from our school were recently selected at trials from a large pool of rugby players for the Cambridge Junior Rugby Reps 2014 teams. Jasper and Gabe were selected for the Year 6 team, with Gabe serving as Captain. Logan and Oscar were selected for the Year 5 team, along with Bailey who was appointed Captain after showing outstanding leadership skills during his season. Well done - we are very proud of you all!
Back: Jasper M
Left to Right: Logan J , Bailey M , Gabe R , Oscar W
Round the Bridges 2014
Tamahere School will be entering a team in this year’s Round the Bridges event to be held on Sunday 16th November. For those of you keen to run the 2km event, entry will be $7 per child. Children entering must be brought to and from the event by a parent or caregiver. To register your interest please email email@example.com For more information about the event visit the website http://www.roundthebridges.co.nz/entry-info/schools/
Thanks to Convex Plastics and River City Signs for continuing their Silver Sponsorship.
Quiz night was a big success. Thank you to all who joined us! We are now finalizing the finances and have found that some teams are missing payments. Payments can still be made at the office, please advise which team you played in. Thank you from the PTA.
Soccer Shirts and Bags
Please return soccer shirts and soccer bags to the school office. For students competing in the upcoming tournament, please return your shirt after this event.
Friday night and Saturday morning cricket begin in Term four!
Friday night cricket is available for Year 1-6 children. It is an eight a-side competition starting from Friday October 24th. Games commence at 5:30pm. It is played with a plastic ball (Y1-3) or an incrediball (Y4-6).
There is Saturday morning hard ball competition for Year 5-6 children who are capable; have advanced through the Friday night cricket and/or have played previously. This competition starts on Saturday October 25th. This competition has a start time each week of 9:00am.
Please note; that depending on numbers, a trial may occur to select this team or teams. Children will be informed if this is necessary and a trial will occur in week one of term four.
Registration forms are available on our website in the “Sports” tab or in hardcopy at the school office. Registrations must be received by Friday 26th September.
Agriculture Day Reminders!
Our Ag Day will be held on Thursday 16th October 2014.
Judges Visit to school will be at lunchtime outside the TCC on Monday 15th September.
Please bring your lunch (no animals required to be at school on this day)
Newstead Vets have offered us an amazing opportunity to have our animals docked and vaccinated. Their generous offer includes the following:
1. Newstead Vets is inviting all animal owners to collect their vaccination from their clinic this week to administer yourself. Please bring your gold coin donation to the session below.
2. On Sunday the 5th of October we will then have our animal round up for the 2nd booster vaccination and docking. Note that the docking should not happen before the first vaccination is effective. Please bring gold coin donations for both vaccinations to this session.
3. To register for the Sunday simply let Newstead Vets know that you will be attending on 5th of October when you collect your initial vaccination or email Sarah Wilkinson-Hart firstname.lastname@example.org It is important Newstead Vets know numbers attending so that they can have the right amount of vaccinations available on the day. Please note this does not include drenching. Thank you Newstead Vets!
All Ag day cups are to be returned to school ASAP
All animals that will be at Ag Day must be registered by Monday 22nd September. This is also available from the office or download from our website along with the Caged Pets Entry Form. Care sheets are available from the office or can be downloaded from the school website.
Ag Day Quilt Raffle
Thank you to Mrs Kay Galbraith for creating and donating an exquisite farm-themed quilt for us to raffle for Ag Day! This is a beautiful piece of workmanship that perfectly reflects the nature of Ag Day. Purchase your tickets from the school office for $2 each or 3 for $5 . These will be available from Monday 15th September until Ag Day on 16th October, when the raffle will be drawn.
You are welcome to view Mrs Galbraith’s stunning quilt at the school office.
Looking for a Lamb to Raise?
A small female lamb is available to raise. This wee lamb has had a bit of a tough start so the farmers would prefer someone caring and experienced in looking after lambs. Contact: Bernice & Graham Pinnell, Phone: 827 8697 (Whitehall area).
If you would like to place an order for the current issue of Scholastic Book Club, please ensure this is returned to the office no later than Friday 12th September.
Our Lost Property Room is bursting at the seams containing an incredible number of high value items that we’re sure families will miss! We ask that you take the time to visit Lost Property over the next week and keep a look out for a fine day when these items will be displayed outside. We will be donating all unclaimed items to charity at the end of the term.
Thank you very much for all the equipment donated for Harakeke 18, the new entrant room starting in Term 4. Your generosity is much appreciated. With thanks, Janet Glenn.
Tamahere Sports Park
Community Meeting & Presentation
When: Monday 13th October
2pm - 5pm
Where: Tamahere Community Centre
All families and our students are invited!
Please drop by for information provided by the Waikato District Council.The Waikato District Council will be holding a meeting/presentation regarding the Tamahere Sports Park at the TCC on Monday 13th October from 2pm - 5pm.
This is an exciting new development that will be a significant asset for our whole community.
Click here to see initial concept drawings.
Our students have been involved in brainstorming ideas for the development and features of the proposed park. A small group of senior students will be presenting the ideas on behalf of the school at this presentation from 2:30pm.
Today we are pleased to celebrate a piece of writing with you written by Issy, a Year 4 (9 year old), student at our school.
Click on this link to take you straight there. Congratulations on a wonderful piece of writing - well done!
Beginner Music Classes - Cancelled for Week 8-10
Due to injury, Mrs Carol Thompson our itinerant teacher of Beginner Music, is unable to offer lessons for the remainder of the school term.
Fundraise for Tamahere School with
For our farming families, simply nominate our school when you purchase Ballance Agri-Nutrients fertiliser this spring to earn $1 for us for every tonne you buy! Visit www.cashforcommunities.co.nz for more information and to register.
Li’l Pumpkins Farewell
Past and present Li’l Pumpkins are invited to join a shared morning tea for Sheryl who has her last day at Li’l Pumpkins on Friday 3rd October at 10am. Please remember to bring a plate.
Please see below date of completion indications for the Waikato Expressway development:
Please contact the Office if you would like to place a notice or become a sponsor.