Good afternoon parents and guardians,
Thank you to the families who were able to make it out for our Open Day last Saturday. We had many of our Primary students visit, either volunteering their time to run activities in classrooms, or just come along to show parents around the campus. I met with many of our 2019 Prep families and I was told by many of them that they had decided to join TMC because of the excellent reputation that our teachers and students have in the community!
Today is final day of the Year 6 Sydney / Canberra trip. By all accounts, the experience has been a marvelous success and they are going to make the most of their last day away before heading back to Coolangatta airport tonight.
Head of Primary
Expressions of Interest – Pre-Prep Program at TMC!
We are currently investigating the feasibility of developing a Prep-Prep program at TMC. If you have a younger child who may be eligible for a program such as this, we are now accepting Expressions of Interest from the community. Please email Vanessa Simpson at [email protected] if you would like your child added to the list. Include your child’s name and date of birth, with a subject heading – Expressions of Interest for Pre-Prep. More information regarding the possibility of a Pre-Prep at TMC will be given in due course.
May is our enrolment month and we have already received applications from many families for next year. Our 2019 Prep class is starting to fill up, so if you have a child ready for Prep next year, please put in your application to secure their place. It would also be appreciated if you have friends or family interested in joining TMC in any year level, to let them know that we are accepting applications now and holding enrolment interviews.
If you are aware that your family will be moving away from TMC in 2019, please let the College know as soon as you can. For our planning and staffing purposes it is important that we are able to have accurate projected enrolment numbers at hand. Thank you.
Mother’s Day Stall – Thursday, May 10
Next Thursday, our P&F will hold their Mother’s Day stall. All children in the Primary will have an opportunity to visit the stall and the gifts have been priced to be affordable. Students are permitted to bring a maximum of $10. Please place your child’s money either in a wallet with ID or in a named and sealed envelope. Children in Primary classes will give their money to their teacher for safe keeping until it is time to visit the stall.
Book Club online orders can be made until this Sunday, May 6.
Primary Debating Competition – Round 2
Our Year 5 and 6 debating teams are off to their second round of debates next Wednesday evening. In the first round, our debating team had four wins, one loss and a forfiet from another team, meaning that they received maximum points from five of the six debates. This was an incredible first performance and one that would be nearly impossible to beat this time around. We wish them all the best and will celebrate their achievement no matter the results!
Lost and Found
A scooter (see picture below) was found on TMC grounds after the Easter holidays. It has gone unclaimed in my office since then – please collect it within the next week if it belongs to your child.
A reminder that the riding of scooters, skateboards and bikes on College grounds is prohibited due to safety concerns. We do have a bike rack installed behind the PLC for students who may ride to school in the morning. Children are welcome to ride to school, dismount at the zebra crossing in the car park and leave their bike in the rack during the day.
Two New Captains for the Primary!
I would like to congratulate Sophie Wills and Isabelle Shipley as they were announced this week as our first-ever Band and Choir Captains. The girls will have some added responsibilities during rehearsals and performances are now being organised for both groups. Please encourage your child to join the band or choir if they are interested.
2018 Junior Band Captain – Sophie Wills
Free Movie in the Park Event – Hosted by the Scenic Rim Regional Council
What? Family-friendly outdoor event – ‘The Emoji Movie’. Under the stars, please BYO chairs and blankets. Local clubs will have food and drink for sale.
When? Saturday, 12 May. 5.30 pm for a 6pm start.
Where? Geissmann Oval, Tamborine Mountain
Gold Coast Speech and Drama Competition
Level 3 Awards
Important Dates (changes and additions are written in bold):
6 May, Sunday – Online book club orders close
7 May, Monday – Labour Day public holiday
9 May, Wednesday:
- District Cross Country (10 -19 yr old)
- Primary Debating Competition, Round 2
10 May, Thursday – P&F Mother’s Day stall
15 May, Tuesday – 17 May, Thursday – NAPLAN testing for Years 3, 5, 7 & 9
18 May, Friday – Year 6 Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre Excursion
21 & 22 May, Monday & Tuesday – Chinese visitors for Prep and Year 1
25 May, Friday – Under 8s Day, ‘Circus’ theme
28 May, Monday – Internet Safety Education P-12 sessions. Night session for parents.
29 May, Tuesday – Aboriginal Cultural Experience, Reconciliation Week
1 June, Friday – African Drumming Workshops
6 June, Wednesday – Primary Debating Competition, Round 3
19 June, Tuesday – Year 3 4Real Dairy Farm Excursion
20 June, Wednesday:
- Last day of Term 2 for students
- Primary Disco, 5pm-7pm
21 & 22 June, Thursday and Friday – Student free days
16 July, Monday – Term 3 begins
Values Lessons in 2018
The value for next week is ‘Confidence’.
The value is discussed on assembly every Monday morning and students participate in a values lesson immediately after the assembly is finished.
P & F News – Parent helpers needed!
There are some exciting school events happening this term and our P & F Committee is asking for parent volunteers at the following events:
- Under 8s Day – Friday 25 May 2018, 9am – 11am
- Primary Disco – Wednesday 20 June, 5pm – 7pm (help in the BBQ area)
If you’re keen to get involved please email [email protected]
Vice President P & F
TMC Learning Club @ the Hub (next to the basketball court)
- 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
- 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 **