+61 7 5545 3644 | 80 Beacon Road, Tamborine Mountain 4272 QLD [email protected]

Term 1 Week 7

Thank you to our wonderful families who have already volunteered to take on Japanese homestay.
We are very fortunate to have 38 Japanese visitors next term and need volunteer homestay for them. We ask our families to volunteer in this capacity as this becomes a P&F fundraiser. The experience is wonderful and helps our school enormously. Without your support we will not be able to welcome this tour – we still need 10 more families to volunteer. It is only for 10 nights and does not involve doing anything expensive or out of the ordinary – they just want to experience our Australian family lifestyle.

The visitors are from Nara Gakuen, a province located close to Osaka. The students are from Nara Gakuen Private College, also a Prep-year 12 campus.

We will be hosting 27 female students and 11 male students, 16-17 years of age from 28th May until 7th June (10 nights). Please do not be concerned that a match must be made for ages – our Japanese are very young by nature and the experience is designed for a cultural exchange rather than age relevant.

There can only be one Japanese student per host family and they must be allocated their own bedroom and provided with 3 meals per day, transport to and from school and access to the internet.

Prior to and after homestay they will undertake tourist activities, ie theme parks visits, so this is not a requirement for you to undertake during their stay with you, but please feel free to show them the wonderful sights and experiences we have in our surrounds.

Pick up of student will be from school on Monday 28th May.

The host family will receive a photograph and letter from the visiting student prior to their arrival.

Your act of giving in this regard will be so important to the College and also give you such a unique and rewarding experience.
We seek your support – both Secondary and Primary families can be involved.
We thank you for giving this your consideration and support.

Important events for Week 8:

  • Monday – Yr 2 Thunderbird Excursion 9.30am – 1.30pm
  • Tuesday – Yr 3 Dreamtime Incursion 9am – 12.
  • Primary swimming lessons continue on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Wednesday – Radio Lollipop Free Dress Day P-12 – support children in hospital.
  • Thursday – Study and exam skills workshop Yr 10 – 12 9am – 11am
  • Friday – Anti Bullying Day.

P&F Night Meeting – Wednesday 28th March – 6pm – 7.30pm

Parent Teacher Interviews: Thursday 19th April 3pm – 5pm and 5.30pm – 8pm.

Shared Fire Community Celebrations for the Commonwealth Games Event – Sunday 1st April – Geissmann Oval (from 4pm for our students) and also Saturday 14th April at Kooralbyn Resort.

  • Yr 6 Flock presentation
  • Drama Excellence Performance to Judith Wright’s “Flame Tree”
  • Orchestra Performance – TMC Band involved

TMC Open Afternoon – Saturday 28th April 12 – 3pm. 

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)

Congratulations to Yr 12 2017 on wonderful results! We had 3 x OP2 students and 20% achieving OP5 or better and 76% achieving OP15 or better. Yr 12 Graduate and College Captain Kyle Walatara was awarded the Bond University Excellence Scholarship for 2018 and Stuart Farmer (Dux) was awarded the Griffith University Scholarship.

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

The Secondary Swimming Carnival had Nicholls House as the winners so it is up to the Primary Swimming Carnival in the last week of Term to decide which House will take out the Melbourne Cup for Swimming. Congratulations to Age Champions who received their medals on Assembly.

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 Administration building will commence 2018 for completion at the end of this year. There will be construction works that affect entry to the College and we apologise for this inconvenience. The end result will be worth the pain!
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.

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.

Mrs Fiona Stevens, Head of Secondary is part-time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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

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