2019 – Term 1 Week 2
TMC Early Learning Centre (ELC) for Pre-Prep is now open.
The College is now complete with Pre-Prep right through to Yr 12. In addition there is priority placement for Pre-Prep students into TMC Prep the following year.
The Pre-Prep Program is an Approved Kindergarten Program which follows the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and the Early Years Learning Framework. The program is led by a degree qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Tamborine Mountain College’s Early Learning Centre aims to ensure children have a safe and nurturing environment to develop all the skills essential for a smooth transition to Prep. The guidelines promote learning and development through a play-based curriculum that embraces learning through discovery, exploration, real-life engagement, routines and transitions.
The service is committed to maintaining strong links within our wider community to ensure that relationships are built to enrich and enhance children’s learning and well being. As part of Tamborine Mountain College and the wider school community the aim is to ensure that Pre-Prep children are fully prepared in every way possible to become confident and capable members of society.
The educators at the Early Learning Centre have been carefully selected to ensure that we have the most highly qualified, experienced and passionate teaching team. These teachers are specialists in implementing early years’ curricula and pride themselves on delivering a program that is nurturing, engaging and stimulating for the Pre-Prep age group. It is the College’s mission that every child feels valued and supported in his / her own unique learning journey.
The Pre-Prep program runs from 8.15am to 2.55pm, five days per fortnight (3 days one week and 2 days the following week) or five days a week (full-time). The program follows the Tamborine Mountain College’s school terms. A group of up to 22 children is taught by a university qualified teacher with the support of an experienced assistant.
Extended hours care for your child is also on offer through OSHC (Outside School Hours Care) where your child can attend before school from 6:30am and after school until 6:00pm.
Enrolments for 2019 and beyond are available. Please contact Nikki Ashley –Director of the Early Learning Centre on 07 5545 3644 (option 3) or email: [email protected]
Alternatively you can head onto TMC Website and fill in an enrolment form directly: https://tmc.qld.edu.au/early-learning-centre/
2019 Week 3 events:
Wednesday 13th February –
- HIA Swimming Carnival – Beaudesert Pool
Friday 15th February –
- Yr 11/12 PE incursion
• Captains: Alexandra Stubbs & Jackson Kibble
• Prefects: Sol Mallon, Katie Hancock, Teaghan Fabre
• House Captains: Satene Arnold (Kyle), Kaitlin Martin (Nicholls), Ashleigh Swadling (Walton)
• Captains: Sophie Wills & Lucas Farah-Hills
• House Captains: Sabastian Noel (Kyle), Montana Morris (Walton), Finn Jamieson (Nicholls)
Awards Day 2018 was a huge success. Congratulations to Award recipients last year and to our Dux who was awarded OP1.
To view the list of award recipients, please have a look over here.
To watch the 2018 year in Review Video, have a look over here.
Before & After School and Vacation Care – Tamborine Mountain College is an approved child care service.
TASS Parent Lounge is now released.
TASS Parent Lounge allows parents to sign in online to:
view and update their child’s details
view the School Calendar
obtain their child’s Academic Reports
upcoming features will include online payments, booking and paying for excursions, and viewing Student eDiaries (from 2019)
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.
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 – watch this space!
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 – 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.
Stationery Packs – now available at Symons ph 55313633 – located at 127 Olympic Circuit Southport 4215- online www.symonsed.com.au
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 / Campus – so 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. Take a look at some video samples over here.
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.
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.