Term 1 Week 3

Yr 11 and Yr 7 had a fabulous camp this week on the Sunshine Coast – and the sun did shine, thank goodness! All very tired but fun had by all.

Yr 7 parents received an information letter to let our new secondary families settle into College life.

A Fire Drill and Lock-down Drill was performed this week to ensure that we are always prepared in an emergency.

Digital Resource Centre (DRC) – Digital Library. Our Digital Resource Centre started operating in Term 4 last year.
To access the DRC you will need to use your child’s TMC email address and password. For those unsure of your email address, it should be the initial of your first name, then your last name, with @tmc.qld.edu.au at the end.
Please see your child’s teacher if you are unsure about the password. e.g. [email protected]
A step-by-step guide of how to access the DRC is here, including Apple & Android apps:

Equestrian is headed by two girls in Yr 10 this year. Kate Green and Katherine Glover have volunteered to supply information to our keen Equestrian students to assist them to follow the events through-out the year.

P&F held its first meeting on Wednesday 10th February in the Uniform Shop. Laureen Holmes was elected President and Tim Guymer Vice President. It was an excellent turn out. It was a pleasure to announce that the College has made another property acquisition next to our Primary Campus. This gives us 4 extra acres which will be considered as part of our Masterplan and Strategic Plan by the College Board.The next P&F meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 16th March 2pm.

On Tuesday February 16  Scott Buchholz MP, the Federal Member for Wright, will be in attendance for Seconday Assembly at 8.45am and he will present our Yr 12 Captains, Prefects and House Captains with an official certificate of congratulations.  He will repeat the same honour to our Primary Captains and House Captains at a special assembly following for Primary at 9:10 am. Parents are of course welcome. Our Year  Six class heads down to our nation’s Parliament House on their inaugural Sydney and Canberra trip in March and may actually see Mr Buchholz in action.

Secondary College held its Swimming Carnival Wednesday 3rd February – it was a great event and everyone enjoyed the day. Age champions will be announced on Assembly and The Melbourne Cup will be announced in the last week of the term, once Primary have held their carnival. The Melbourne Cup is an entire campus trophy whereby secondary and primary scores are calculated to determine the winning House – will it be Nicholls, Walton or Kyle this year?

Teacher/Parent Interviews are conducted in first week of next term (Tuesday 12th April) for discussions relating to Term 1 Progress Reports. Of course you can make an appointment at any other suitable time through the office, if you wish to see your child’s teacher.

New staff for 2016 are:

  • Mr Roeland Weisfelt – Business Manager
  • Ms Vanessa Simpson – Office Administrator
  • Ms Peita Parker-Browne  – Teacher Aide Secondary
  • Ms Karen Guymer – Teacher Aide Secondary
  • Ms Jenny Radley – Art Secondary/Primary
  • Ms Laurinne McQueen – Secondary Teacher (English,Drama)
  • Mr Christopher McIlwain – Secondary Teacher (English,History)
  • Mr Michael Worton – Secondary Teacher (Geography,History)
  • Ms Sheridan Burley – Classroom Music Teacher – Primary
  • Ms Sally Forsythe – Secondary/Primary Teacher – French
  • Ms Kelly Pavey – Learning Support Teacher – Primary

Primary Campus 2016: TMC Board has approved Stage 1 of development for Primary with new buildings positioned in front of the existing building and adds another 4 classrooms to that campus – begins March and due for completion semester 2 2016. We are also planning Stage 2 with another 4 classrooms planned on the secondary site next to the MKLC for 2017 construction period.

The car park is planned for extension during the June holidays. Please use the current carpark for drop-off and pick-up zones or park and wait for your child. There is parking on the grass area in front of the Primary and the next property along, but please do not park on the opposite side of the road.

Student absences.   Please email [email protected] advising of student name, reason, date from – to, or you may use the student absences form here.

Enjoy the weekend.

June Melbourne

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