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Term 4 Week 4

Tamborine Mountain College now has an approved child care service for Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC). The service will commence on Monday 3rd December, providing Vacation Care over the upcoming Christmas school holidays. Next year, TMC will offer approved child care for Before School Care, After School Care, Student Free Day Care and Vacation Care. Further details will be provided on the TMC website and via email early next week.

Awards Day is on Wednesday 7th November at the HOTA (Gold Coast Arts Centre). The entire student body is expected to attend; it is not a choice day and if for any legitimate reason a student cannot attend we ask for courtesy notification. It is a fabulous day to recognise our student success from Prep – Yr 12 as well as the graduation of Yr 12 and Yr 6. We hope to see as many family members as possible.

Details have been emailed by Administrator:
MSP the College photographer will be in attendance at our Awards & Graduation Ceremony next Wednesday.

We are very excited to have a professional photographer join us for the first time at our ceremony to capture the award recipients smiles!

We do ask that at the end of the ceremony, parents wait until the group set photos are taken by MSP so that all students are looking in the correct direction.

Please find attached MSP’s flyer detailing photo ordering procedures, digital downloads will be free of charge with special TMC pricing provided for print orders.

School bags
TMC Sports bag is the required bag for this day. After the ceremony the children will have a lovely picnic outside the theatre in the beautiful grounds, please pack a healthy lunch and water bottle.
Due to the afternoon bus boarding barcode system, we do require the students who travel home via bus to bring their normal school bag to school next Wednesday as this bag should have their ‘bag tag’ on it. Please then place their sports bag within the large bag so the students can take the smaller bag to HOTA with them for ease of use.

HOTA Parking
Please be aware HOTA provides 4hr free parking only, we suggest our guests park in the paid parking area to avoid any potential hefty council fines.

Parent collection of students from HOTA
We envisage the ceremony will finish approximately 12:30pm, Prep-Yr12 students will then move out with their form class for a picnic. Seniors only may purchase food from the cafe if they wish but must tell their Form Teacher and bring the food to the designated picnic area – NOT to be eaten in the cafe.

If parents are collecting their students from HOTA, please wait in the Foyer area and look for the class teacher. Once students move out to the picnic area, it may be very difficult to match parents/students due to teacher supervision duties within an outside environment, so it is imperative that parents 1. Advise the form teacher of your intentions prior to Wednesday and 2. Be in the Foyer prior to the students leaving the Theatre ie 12:30pm.

In summary, students not travelling back on the bus to TMC must be collected immediately after the ceremony.

This is a normal school day, non-attendance needs to be approved by Mrs Melbourne, please contact us with reason for absence for prior authorisation.

The Ushers will need to see your seating reservation, please remember to bring along your booking confirmation.

TASS Parent Lounge is now released.
TASS Parent Lounge will allow parents to sign in online to:

view and update their child’s details
view the School Calendar
obtain their child’s Academic Reports (term 2 reports available online from Monday 25th June)
upcoming features will include online payments, booking and paying for excursions, and viewing Student eDiaries (from 2019)

Week 5 events: 

Monday –

  • Yr 10 Business Excursion to Ikea
  • Dentist Visit to Primary Assembly

Tuesday –

  • Melbourne Cup Day – Dress-up for Secondary

Wednesday –

  • Awards and Graduation Day

Friday –

  • Moving Up Morning 9am – 11am  – Primary will all move up to their next year level. 2019 Yr 7 (current TMC Yr 6 and outside Yr 6) will have a special morning with secondary teachers. New students for 2019 in Yr 8 and 9 are also welcome.

We are currently enrolling for 2019 so if you have children you wish to join the College please let us know asap because places are filling fast. We can only support our families with guaranteed placements if we are informed soon.  Enrol online here.

Leaders for 2018:

• Captains: Kayli Sas & Wade De Bruyn
• Prefects: Jaime Henderson, Gillian Clarke, Taisha Fabre
• House Captains: Tyler Byrns (Kyle), Caleb Pokai (Nicholls), Jackson Davis (Walton)

• Captains: Lily Parker & Julian Nicol
• House Captains: Joel Freiberg (Kyle), Amy Williams (Walton), Charlie Miller (Nicholls)

Student Representative Council (SRC) members:

Yr 3 – Maison Cavallo

Yr 4 – Harmony Corden, Harry Noel

Yr 5 – Nicholas Brennan, Summer Rogers

Yr 6 –  Taleyah McRae-Jones, Charles Greig-Byrne

Year 7 – Brody Smith, Kaitlyn Rogers

Year 8 – Hunter Poturaj, Ashlee Redmond

Year 9 – Cooper Miller, Isabel Dunbar

Year 10 – Sam Fossey, Chelsea Walatara

Year 11 – Cody Wilson, Katie Hancock

MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION – awarded to TMC Chairman Mr Michael Kyle  – Congratulations Mr Kyle.

Bus Students must show Bus Pass to Driver EVERY time.

Snack-shop We are pleased to announce new menu available through Flexischools. Please be aware that any order must be received by 7am online flexischools.com.au (register first to order). If a child is ever without food and an order has not been received or placed, then we always have emergency supplies available at the office.

New Building Project 

The new Early Learning Centre building is due for completion at the end of this year.

Digital Library

Tamborine Mountain College is excited to announce we have extended our collection of library books to include audiobooks. Audiobooks are a convenient way to engage with stories. They can be listened to in the car, at the gym, at home or even on holiday.

You can access the library collection at any time, day or night, from a computer, smartphone or tablet. All you need is the web address or the free ePlatform App, and your College email address and login.

Uniforms and Stationery Packs – now available at  School Locker –  online www.theschoollocker.com.au  that will take all your orders and deliver, as well as providing a service for you to go to their shop 7 days a week – 3892 Pacific Highway Loganholme ph 3440 9701.

Mrs Fiona Stevens, Head of Secondary is on campus Mondays, Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays

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.

TMC Masterplan is available for viewing on the website at College / Campusso please have a look at what is planned!

Bus information: Secondary – reminder for the year 7 students residing on the Mountain that utilise TM Coaches. As the Government data shows they have transition to high school a new BTA (Bus Travel Assistance application) needs to be completed and submitted asap. Student data is showing non-eligibility for transport assistance until form is lodged and drivers will need to receive cash payment for travel in the meantime.  Bus Drivers have copies of the BTA forms or they can be downloaded from Qld Transport website. BTA form link

Yr 4 Music Program – Tamborine Mountain College is pleased to announce the Year 4 Curricular Band Program. Instead of taking general music classes, all Year 4 students will learn a band instrument. There is no better way to study music than to learn an instrument and play in an ensemble!

Each child will receive free instrument hire and free tuition in small groups. In Term 3 students will begin Year 4 Band, with rehearsals scheduled during class time. Throughout the year students will have the opportunity to observe more experienced musicians in concert. The Year 4 Band will perform at the end of year Music Concert at TMC.

Why learn Music? Learning an instrument helps students to develop perseverance, self-discipline and confidence. Importantly, research shows that learning to play a musical instrument in childhood is associated with a higher IQ and stronger academic performance (Google search: “APA Music Boost IQ and Grades” for one example). It provides a creative outlet for emotional expression, and gives students the opportunity to make friends with students in various year levels. Plus, it’s fun!  See below for a short clip on how learning to play an instrument (as opposed to just listening to music) actually changes your brain:

Census – For your information, in line with State and Federal guidelines, TMC collects data on students to include in census requirements for all schools.

TMC Values is our program for the entire campus. It is an excellent approach to addressing student issues and concerns in a safe and caring environment.

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.

Forms – 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.

Late students  – Secondary students 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.  A step-by-step guide of how to access the DRC is here, including Apple & Android apps.

Don’t forget to check our community bulletins here.

Kind regards

June Melbourne