Term 3 Week 9

Next week is the last week of term and Friday is the student-free day.

Senior exams are on and the schedule can be found at Parent Connect / Current Assessment.

Arts Night was a fabulous event and a big thank you to all who helped make it so special. The Art works and all performances were exceptional and the Band was a very welcome addition. We were very honoured again this year to make the Arts Award of $250, donated by Rivendale Gallery, to our yr 12 most outstanding Art student, Laura Sharp-Wheadon. In addition we recognised Estelle MacPherson as runner-up, receiving a book prize and $100 from TMC.

Primary has also been busy this week with Yr 5 & 6 going to Hills for sport and Yr 2 & 3 having a sleep-over in the Hub.

Secondary Regional Athletics was a huge success and we are very proud of the students who represented the College at this level of sport. There is a special report on website with all details.

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.

Yr 10 Parent Information Night regarding senior schooling and subject choices is planned for Term 4 Tuesday 11th October 6pm – 7.30pm.

P&F next meeting is  Wednesday 5th October at 2pm.

Some great news – the Stage Area is being upgraded in the holidays and will take some time to complete in October. It will be a wonderful improvement! Assemblies will be held elsewhere until finished.

NAPLAN 2016

Results are in and we are very proud of our students – above State average again – see table below.

Year level Reading Grammar & Punctuation Spelling Writing Numeracy
TMC State TMC State TMC State TMC State TMC State
Year 3 440 420 446 433 417 411 423 409 410 397
Year 5 499 500 525 506 500 486 474 466 496 488
Year 7 565 539 559 538 547 540 511 502 549 546
Year 9 601 576 572 569 569 574 553 534 604 582

Snack-shop Please be aware that any order must be received before 9.30am. 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.

New Primary building project is well and truly underway for 4 new classrooms. 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.

The car park is being extended as part of our building project but the rain during the holidays has delayed that project. Thank you for your continued patience.

Circle Time is our new pastoral care program for the entire campus. It is an excellent approach to addressing student issues and concerns in a safe and caring environment.

Speech Night is held on Wednesday 16th November. Due to the licensing number regulations of Vonda Youngman Community Centre (350 people max) advised to us recently, we can no longer have a whole school attendance for this event. All Yr 12, 11 and 6 will be required, as well as Award Winners from yr 7, 8, 9, 10 (tba prior to the night). The College Band will also be required for performance. Family and siblings of students required on the night are also expected. Form Teachers and Board Members, as well as official guests, will be in attendance. We will also have a special whole school assembly at school to congratulate these students. Thank you for your support regarding this new arrangement, which is how we will have to move forward in the coming years.

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.

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 –  arriving 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:
http://www.tmc.qld.edu.au/blog/new-digital-resource-library/

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.

Campus 2017:We are planning another 4 classrooms on the secondary site next to the MKLC for 2017 construction period. This building will be called the Maureen Nicholls Learning Centre (MNLC) and due to open for the start of the school year 2018.

Enjoy the weekend

June Melbourne

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