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

Good afternoon parents and guardians,

Next Friday, TMC Primary is hosting our Primary Science Day.  All students from Prep – Year 6 will be involved in science workshops run by the Science Factory.  Please follow this link to the Science Factory’s website.  Each workshop goes for 1.5 hours, so the children will have a lot of time to enjoy the activities!

Kind regards,

Mark Stevens

Head of Primary

Primary Debating Team

Our inaugural Primary Debating Team is hard at work, practicing for their first debates. Our team members are:

Ruby Jones
Hannah Clements
Lily Parker
Oliver Patten
Finley Greig-Byrne
Nicholas Brennan
Amy Williams
Summer Rogers
The first competition night is being held next Wednesday, March 7.  Our team is taking part in multiple debates during the evening, and we have been matched up against Rivermount College, Trinity Lutheran College, and four teams from the two campuses of Kings College.  The whole TMC community wishes them the best of luck!  A big ‘thank you’ also goes to the four Primary staff members taking part: Mr Noel (organiser), Miss Hattenfels, Miss Byron & Miss Hiron.
Sports Shoes
As per our uniform policy, students are permitted to wear plain black or plain white sneakers.  I have seen a few students wearing shoes in other colours.  Please help to maintain our uniform standards by purchasing shoes similar to the picture below.  Children wearing incorrect uniform items should expect to be issued with a ‘uniform breach’.  Thanks to all families for supporting our uniform policy.

Change of Collection Notice

If you need to let your child know that their method of getting home has changed (i.e. a student who normally gets picked up by car has to catch the bus), the office would appreciate notification before 12.30 pm when possible.  This would mean that your child is given notice before lunch, which is important on days like today when some students are off-campus at sporting events.  Of course, if you have to change plans late we do understand – please let us know as soon as you can and we will pass on the message.

Radio Lollipop

Our Student Representative Council indicated that this year they would like to support a charity that helps children in hospital.  Thinking ‘outside the box’, we have made contact with Radio Lollipop – an international charity that runs mini-radio stations in some of the bigger hospitals around the world.  The Gold Coast University Hospital is lucky enough to have a Radio Lollipop station of their very own! On March 14, we are holding a free dress day to help this fantastic charity.  Radio Lollipop is staffed by volunteers who run the in-house radio station for the children staying in hospital.  Children are able to use the hospital phones to call in requested songs and Radio Lollipop plays over the intercom system, providing some enjoyment and therapy through music.  All students coming in free dress are asked to bring a minimum $2 donation with them.  On behalf of the students in the SRC – ‘thank you!’

Prep – Year 3 Parent Advisory Liaison (PAL)

Prep – Year 3 parents have been sent introductory emails from their classroom PAL.  If you would like to join your class social group, please respond to your PAL’s email with the details you would like to share with the other families in your child’s class.

TMC Learning Club Closed Over Easter

Message from our Business Manager – Our final day this term will be Thursday 29th March and the Learning Club will return on Monday 16th April.  Thank you to the families who are using our service.

GC2018 Festival 2018
Please follow this link to family activities and celebrations being held during the GC2018 Commonwealth Games.
Organic Vegetable Garden
Our vegetable patch is due for re-planting, but before we do, here is a treasure found by Bronson and Ashton in Year 3!

Level 3 Award

Captains’ Awards

Values Lessons in 2018

The value for next week is ‘Patience’!!The value is discussed on assembly every Monday morning and students participate in a values lesson immediately after the assembly is finished.

Important Dates (changes and additions are written in bold):

7 March, Wednesday – Primary Debating Evening

9 March, Friday – Primary Science Day

12 March, Monday – Year 2 Thunderbird Park Excursion

13 March, Tuesday – Year 3 Dreamtime Incursion

14 March, Wednesday – Radio Lollipop Free Dress Day – $2 minimum donation

16 March, Friday – National Anti Bullying Day

23 March, Friday – Year 6 FLOCK Workshop

27 March, Tuesday – Year 3 Paradise Country Excursion

28 March, Wednesday – P&F Meeting 6 pm – 7:30 pm

28 March, Wednesday – Last Day of Term 1 & Primary Swimming Carnival

29 March, Thursday – Student Free Day

30 March, Friday – Good Friday

1 April, Easter Sunday – Fires on Top of Mountains Festival

18 April, Wednesday – Cross Country Carnival

19 April, Thursday – Parent Teacher Interview Evening

25 April, Wednesday – ANZAC Day March.  Captains and SRC meet at the Zamia on Main Street.


TMC Learning Club @ the Hub (next to the basketball court)

The TMC Learning Club provides a safe and supportive out-of-school learning environment where Primary students can participate in activities that develop their social and academic skills. Through regular attendance at our Learning Club, students will be able to enhance their learning and development skills. Students’ involvement with the Learning Club, enables them to access our Teacher Aides who have the appropriate skills and knowledge to support Club activities.

TMC Learning Club opens on the first day of  Term 1, 2018 – Monday, January 22.

Club Opening Hours:

  • School Days – Morning 6.30 am to 8.40 am; Afternoon 2.50 pm to 6.00 pm
  • Student Free Days – 6.30 am to 6.00 pm

Club Prices

  • Morning $7.00 per session
  • Afternoon $9.00 per session
  • Student Free (whole day) $27.00 per day

** Child Care Benefits and/or Child Care Rebates are NOT available, but our rates have been priced at a low amount **

Registration forms and Booking forms are available on the TMC website.

Tim & Karen Guymer are the Club supervisors.

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