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

Good morning parents and guardians,

It was great to receive some positive feedback from parents about the links that I shared in last week’s newsletter concerning online games. If you missed the link to the information you can find it here:

I am happy to announce that Kyle was the winning house at the TMC athletics carnival, meaning that Walton was not able to make a ‘clean sweep’ of the three carnivals this year!

Some important points about car park safety

  1. I sent a message out to the parent body this afternoon regarding the 2-minute pick up zone. Please find the empty spaces in the car park if you have to wait for your child. I was out in the car park this afternoon and noted that at its busiest there were always a few spare spaces dotted around the place
  2. Please do not call your child over to your car if you have parked – they often see mum or dad and lose all focus on everything else (i.e. cars). Hop out of your car and always model the correct behaviour by using the zebra crossing
  3. Always ask your child to hop in and out of the car while using the drop off zone on the footpath side. This way they are not using the driveway-side of the car
  4. Come later if you are worried about parking. There is a teacher on duty until 3.15 pm each day and by 3.05 pm the car park is virtually empty
  5. Finally, drive slowly. A school car park is no place for a lead foot

Thank you all for your understanding and support in making our car park a safe place for our children.

Kind regards,

Mark Stevens

Head of Primary

Digital Library

We have a wonderful digital library that students can access from anywhere they have internet connectivity. To start using the library, students need to download the Wheelers ePlatform App from either the iTunes store, Google Play or Windows store and use their College login. The App is free to download and use. Ebooks and audiobooks can be downloaded and stored for offline use.
 With over a thousand fiction titles on offer, the TMC Digital Library has something for every interest area and reading level. Head to the website for more information on how to access it. 
Premier’s reading challenge
The Premier’s Reading Challenge started before the holidays. Don’t forget to encourage reading at home and log the books they have read on the reading chart. Students that meet their goal will be rewarded with a special certificate.

Grandparents and Special Friends’ Day – Wednesday, August 15

All grandparents are invited to our first Grandparents and Special Friends’ Day on Wednesday, August 15. Your child may invite a ‘special friend’ (i.e. aunty, uncle, family friend) if their grandparent is unable to attend. As space may be limited, I would ask only grandparents or special friends attend this event, thank you.

Please share the timetable of events below with the guest attending:

  • 9:45 am – Our visitors arrive at the stage hall
  • 9:55 am – Student performances on stage. The classes have prepared some ‘classic’ songs for the grandparents to listen to
  • 10:30 am – Show ends and our visitors go back to class with their grandchild
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Grandparents spend some time in class, looking at student work and talking to the children about ‘the good ol’ days!’
  • 11:00 am – Shared morning tea with their grandparent
  • 11:20 am – end

Your child is to bring in a plate of food to share with their grandparent so they can host a morning tea with them. Families with multiple children can all go to the same area for morning tea so they may sit together. Our first Grandparents and Special Friends’ Day promises to be a great morning!

Opening of the Admin Building

Parents are invited to the opening of our new administration building on Friday, September 7, at 2pm. Half of the College car park will be closed to allow for student seating at the front of the building. If you are attending, please park in the paddock next door. The Spring Fair mentioned previously will no longer go ahead due to logistical considerations at this time.

Weekly Awards

We now hold our P&F meetings on Monday mornings in the stage area, straight after the conclusion of the Primary assembly. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, August 20 at 9.45am. I hope to see you there.

Weekly Awards

Level 3

Arrows of Tomorrow

Level 7

Level 9

The Bronze Arrow Award – Level 10

The Captains’ Award – Cooper Hetherington,
‘For always smiling, being friendly and talking to new students.’

Athletics Age Champions

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

6 & 7 August, Monday & Tuesday – District Athletics (10 -19 years old)

8 August, Wednesday – Primary Choir competition (please return permission slips)

13 August, Monday – SRRC Show Holiday

15 August, Wednesday – Grandparents & Special Friends’ Day

17 August, Friday – Year 1 Currumbin excursion

17 August, Friday – Prep Open Morning (9.30 am – 11 am)

20 August, Monday – P & F Meeting @ 9:45 am (after Primary assembly)

20 – 24 August, Monday to Friday – Book Week:

  • Book fair all week
  • Dress up day on Tuesday – favourite book character

20 August, Monday – Junior band eisteddfod

22 – 24 August, Wednesday to Friday – Year 5 Camp

26 August, Sunday – Opti-minds Regional Challenge- Griffith University

30 August, Thursday – College photo day

31 August, Friday – Gold Coast Show Holiday

6 September, Thursday Year 2 Parklake Excursion

7 September, Friday – Admin building opening

10 – 14 September – Electrical Safety Week

13 & 14 September, Thursday and Friday – Year 4 Camp

20 September, Thursday:

  • Last day Term 3
  • Year 2 & 3 Sleepover at TMC

21 September, Friday – Student Free Day


Values Lessons in 2018

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


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.