Tamahere Model Country School is situated almost equal distance between Hamilton and Cambridge in a semi rural environment, close to State Highway 1 and Hamilton International Airport.
Established in 1884 our school exists within mature grounds and enjoys spacious playing fields.
We are a Decile 10 school with supportive community, and parents who have high expectations for their children’s education.An enrolment scheme has operated since 2005 and with this, our peak roll is stable at around 400 students. We cater for Year 0 – 6.
The children are encouraged to achieve high academic standards with Numeracy and Literacy being a daily focus. A wide variety of opportunities are offered across all curriculum areas from the Arts, with choir and productions through to Physical Education and Sports, including Outdoor Education and Weekend Sporting teams.
School and community events are valued for their contribution to our children’s development. Agricultural Day and Pumpkin Night help maintain our rural atmosphere and community spirit.
As a Model Country School, School of Education students are a regular and positive feature of our school environment.
We strive for all of our students to reach their potential.
At Tamahere Model Country School we are an Enviro School. This means that we are committed to achieving sustainable practices at school and in our wider community. We currently have bronze status and are working hard to achieve silver status. Every year we have at least 2 Eco Warriors selected from each class. They have the very important job of communicating enviro messages back to their class and speaking on behalf of their class if there are issues or ideas that they want the school to explore further. We also encourage classes to take on enviro projects around the school. Each week we have a lunch time garden session where any children interested can come along to the school garden and participate in planting, weeding, planning, harvesting or selling.
Some of the amazing projects completed in our school in 2015 were:
- Planting native trees in the Allan Turner Reserve in Tamahere
- Raising oak seedlings to be planted along the highway in Hamilton in a few years’ time
- Maintaining a vegetable garden and selling the produce to our parent community
- Maungatautari students planned and made art works to brighten up areas of the school
- Our Dad’s Army moved fruit trees in preparation for a new shed
- A community member came and showed us how to prune our fruit trees
Watch this space to see what projects and competitions we are getting involved in this year.