Posts Tagged ‘ Tamahere school ’

Principal reflects on fire

Apr 5th, 2018 | By

Today, like April 5, 2008, was a stunningly beautiful, warm, Waikato day with blue sky overhead and crunchy, autumn leaves underfoot.

Then the neighbourhood blew up, transformed in nanoseconds into a frightening, confusing nightmare of noise, chaos, roaring flames and a huge, black mushroom cloud funnelling high into the sky.

Ten years on, Tamahere School principal Waveney Parker has recalled the school community’s many courageous roles that afternoon, and in the weeks ahead.



Pumpkin Night packs fun

Mar 4th, 2018 | By

Pumpkin Night, the most popular family night of the Tamahere year, is on this Saturday, March 10, 3-8pm.

The night is filled with fun for kids and adults alike with food stalls, rides and other activities for kids, big pumpkin and other competitions, and entertainment.

The Trenwith Boys, a talented, local and popular family band, will be setting the music scene.



Pool of community spirit opens

Nov 24th, 2017 | By

Tamahere School now boasts a stunning, modern pool complex that is testimony to community spirit and culinary inspiration.

The $600,000 Vela Pool Complex, named for a major donor to the project, officially opened today only three years after the building project was conceived.

The splashy, two-pool facility replaces a humble, 75-year-old single pool so shallow that senior students would scrape their hands on the bottom as they swam.



Cookbook maker named ‘local hero’

Nov 9th, 2017 | By

Tamahere’s Angie Millar, the architect of the successful fundraising Divine Eats cookbook has been awarded a ‘local hero’ award in the annual Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards.

Millar was one of 12 Waikato people to receive a local hero award tonight at the first of 16 regional ceremonies to be held across New Zealand recognising the achievements of 350 Kiwis.

Millar was inspired to put forward the idea of a cookbook to help raise funds for a new swimming pool for Tamahere School in 2015 after seeing a 1992 cookbook, which was also a school fundraiser.



Clean up crew nabs litter

Oct 8th, 2017 | By

Tamahere School’s eco warriors have continued to wage war on litter around the school block.

Just before they headed off on holiday and in recognition of Clean Up New Zealand week a clean up crew took to the streets for an end of term tidy up.

They filled three quarters of a large wheelie bin with recyclable objects and the same again with waste.



School locked down after gun sighted

Sep 26th, 2017 | By

A gun scare put Tamahere School in lock down this afternoon for just under an hour.

Police were called to the school after senior students reportedly saw a stranger behind the school grounds wearing a balaclava and carrying what appeared to be a shotgun.

The lock down began around 1.20pm was lifted around 2.10pm after police inspected the school grounds and the area where the stranger was spotted and did not find anything.



School warriors clean up

Jun 7th, 2017 | By

Tamahere School’s eco warriors have been waging war against rubbish around the school block.

Recently, the dynamic group set off along Wiremu Tamihana Drive with their wheelie bins to carry out the term’s block clean up. Their efforts were well rewarded.

They filled a large bin with recyclable items such as glass and plastic bottles.



School shines silver

Mar 24th, 2017 | By

Tamahere School today gained an Enviroschools silver award for its sustainability practices.

The step up from the previously held bronze status came after an audit of the school’s programmes from waste management to vegetable growing.

The award was bestowed on the school in a ceremony attended by Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson.



Book it for kids

Nov 17th, 2016 | By

Tamahere School librarian Theresa Kewish has issued 16,000 books this year and believes everyone can read for pleasure.

The key is to find the right book or series and hook for a particular child.

It is a personalised journey finding the genre, author or style of book to fit a particular taste.



Crunch time for PM at Tamahere

Nov 4th, 2016 | By

It was crunch time when Prime Minister John Key visited Tamahere School on Thursday.
Faced with a feast of dishes from the school’s fundraising cookbook, Divine Eats, to which he had contributed, all the PM’s schedule would allow time for was a quick bite of ginger crunch.
But it was a celebratory time for the school, including three students chosen to greet Key.