Last Week of the school year!

What a wonderful and rewarding term!
Congratulations to Yr 12 Graduate and College Captain Kyle Walatara – awarded the Bond University Excellence Scholarship for 2018.
Enjoy the Christmas holidays and have a safe and enjoyable time with family and friends.
The College office remains open during the holidays except for:
  • Friday 1st December from 11am – TMC staff Xmas luncheon.
  • From Monday 11th December – Friday 5th January (re-opens Monday 8th January)

Teachers are back on Monday 15th January and students are back the following week as per the schedule below:

  • Monday 22nd January  Primary and Yr 7, 11 & 12
  • Tuesday 23rd January Primary and Yr 7, 11 & 12
  • Tuesday 23rd January Primary – Meet the Teacher 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 23rd January Yr 7 Info Night for parents – 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 24th January – Yr 8, 9, 10 first day back
  • Friday 26th January – Australia Day holiday
Reports:
TMC has undergone the implementation of a new data system called TASS. It is proving to be an excellent product and with it comes a new Report format for our families. Semester Two Reports are planned to be emailed on 5th December. They are less wordy with a clear presentation of your child’s achievement.

 

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.

Users can borrow books over the holidays and read or listen to many wonderful titles. Not sure what to read? The Children’s Book Council of Australia has a wonderful book review site called Reading Time.

 

Download the reading apps here

Happy holiday reading!

Leaders for 2018:

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

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

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. We will be commencing a new building project in Term 4 – Administration. The Uniform Shop will be removed soon, as will some of the other buildings at front of school, to make way for this construction area. It is a very exciting project that will make an impressive entrance to our fabulous College for 2019!

The Commonwealth Games Passport is available from Reception for $5 and gives great discounts at local businesses – please support this worthy incentive by the Chamber of Commerce.

 Please be advised that on Fridays, all students need to be in Form at 8.30am for our Circle Solutions Pastoral Program.

Mrs Fiona Stevens, Head of Secondary, who has been on maternity leave is back part-time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

New Building Project: The new Administration building will commence 2018 for completion at end of year.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng&index=17&list=PLVjY3pBVW3kHDgZFZF5kpdUBjLr6crQWI

Snack-shop Please be aware that any order must be received before 9.00am or the night before for Subway on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Some parents are emailing or phoning orders very late in the morning and we cannot fulfil these requests. 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.

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

Circle Time is our pastoral care 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  – 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

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