Term 2 Week 2

Welcome to the world! – Campbell William Stevens was born on Tuesday 19th April, 7.36am. Congratulations to Mark and Fiona on the birth of your beautiful son and Isobel’s little brother.

Cross-country was held on Wednesday and the event was a huge success – House winner of the Melbourne Cup is Nicholls and it will be presented next week on assembly.

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 and Mr Hoyne. Our Yr 12 Captain Charlotte Stubbs will deliver the Youth Address. The College ceremony was held yesterday and it was a respectful and moving tribute to the occasion. Our leaders will also attend a ceremony at Roslyn Lodge on Tuesday.

NAPLAN for Yr 3, 5, 7, 9 is scheduled for mid May and information regarding these arrangements has been emailed home. if you have any questions or concerns please contact the office.

Scholarship (academic or sporting excellence) applications are due by the end of May for students entering yr 7 or 11 in 2017. If you are a current family of the College with children in Yr 6 or 10 this year and believe your child is deserving of a scholarship, you simply need to email me directly (before the end of May) requesting me to review this from your child’s current schooling record here at the College. Decisions will not be made until the end of the year for current students, when we have Semester 2 completed. This is a completely different process to outside applications who must present a folio of achievements (see our website) before the end of May and attend an interview. Notification of success of a Scholarship application for these students is done by the end of June.

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.

New Primary building project will begin soon with 4 new classrooms to be added by the end of this year. The purpose built Prep classroom is very exciting and as much as we all love the “Cubby House” the Architects have developed a fabulous area for our little ones.

P&F next meeting is 11th May at 2pm.

Year 10 Work Experience is a great opportunity for students to experience either a Workplace or have a “Taste of University” and is held from 12th September until the 16th of September.  Year 10 Work Experience Information has been emailed to all year 10 students and they are now able to start organising their placement.

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.
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.

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 April 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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