Term 1 Week 8

Next week is the last week of school with students finishing on Wednesday. Thursday is a a student-free day. Wednesday promises to be a big day with the Primary holding its Easter Bonnet Parade at 9am – parents are invited to stay and cheer on the Prep and Yr 1 who will start the parade at the Prep area and journey across the bridge to the stage area where we are expecting a special visit by the Easter Bunny to draw the raffle. Secondary TMC has Talent is on Wednesday 1.30pm and I believe the Easter Bunny will also make a special appearance to draw their raffle.

Next Wednesday we will also find out the overall winning House of swimming this term for the Melbourne Cup.

The Sydney – Canberra trip has been a wonderful experience and Mr Buchholtz welcomed our students and teachers at Parliament House for a personalised tour.
On Wednesday the Secondary College theme dress day was organised by SRC. The teachers v student basketball at lunchtime resulted in a win for the teachers! Gold coin donation is to aide Fiji crisis.
Tamborine Mountain Show is on this Saturday – we have some wonderful entries from our talented Primary students and also have a TMC booth with College Leaders (Yr 12 and Yr 6) rostered on with Mr Hoyne. Drop by and say hello.
ANZAC Day this year will only involve a representation of the College – Yr 12 and Yr 6 Leaders as well as SRC from Secondary and Primary (approx 35 students) with Mr Stevens, Mr Hoyne and Mrs Bowers. Our Yr 12 Captain Charlotte Stubbs will deliver the Youth Address.
College Open Day – Saturday 7th May 10am – 2pm. This year we are holding an Open Day of the whole College to the public and selected students will be required to help teachers with displays and activities (these students will be advised soon). The College Band will also be performing. It is important to see you with families and friends on the day to support the College and to experience all the happenings therein.
Absences need to be communicated to the office as a priority, to assist parents we have created an Absences notification tool on our website available 24hrs 7 days per week. Please email [email protected] advising of student name, reason, date from – to, or you may use the student absences form here.
Parent/Guardian help – TMC Policy is for visiting parents that are attending to the school for any other means than collecting their student must sign in at the office and wear a Visitor’s pass.
Furthermore, Parents are not to use student toilets – this is mandatory for safety reasons. Parents can use the disabled toilets only. There is signage to that effect.

As we get into the last week of Term 1, students will be studying and preparing for tests as well as getting those important assignments completed. Yr 11 & 12 are the only groups with an exam block – one of the privileges at this level is that students need only attend for actual exams.

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.

On the website there is a Forms link for parents to download forms as required. Also online payments are now available on our website for creditcard payments for tuition/excursions/uniforms.

Any student arriving late – after 9am – must report to the office to sign-in before proceeding to class. This is extremely important due to the need of accurate attendance records in the advent of 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] 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 13th April 2pm.

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.

Enjoy the weekend.

June Melbourne

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