Good afternoon parents and guardians,
It has been a few weeks since my last newsletter and a lot has happened during this time. Thank you for taking the time to read today’s newsletter and please make sure you keep up with the regular newsletters from classroom teachers.
It is my duty to announce this afternoon that after one and a half years of service at the College, Miss Hattenfels (Yr 4 Val teacher) will unfortunately be leaving TMC at the end of this term as she is moving overseas, due to her partner’s work commitments. I would like to thank Miss Hattenfels for her teaching practice while she has been with us – she is a hardworking and talented teacher and she will be missed by the students and staff.
Head of Primary
Internet Safe Education
Last Monday we were visited by Mr Brett Lee from Internet Safe Education. Over four sessions, Brett delivered cyber safety messages to all students from Prep – Year 12. With his background in cyber crime detective work, Brett’s message was powerful and clear. The parents who were able to attend the evening session all learnt a great deal about keeping their own families safe online. I will summarise the points that Brett raised in another message to all families in the coming weeks.
National Reconciliation Week
Tamborine Mountain College celebrated National Reconciliation Week with a full day of cultural experiences presented by TMC parent Russell Smith (Wyntah-Lily, Prep), local Tamborine Mountain elder Leeton Lees, and performers from Dreamworld Corroboree. The children learnt about Aboriginal culture and customs – it was an amazing display and one that made a great impression on all of us.
Our Primary debating teams racked up more success during the week, winning four out of their six debates. Both teams are doing extremely well, far beyond our expectations, and now have a break until the final night of competition at the start of Term 3.
Pyjama Party Disco, 5pm – 7pm Wednesday, June 20
Term 2 ends with our winter disco, this year themed ‘Pyjama Party’! Students are invited to come along on the evening of Wednesday, June 20 (the last student day) to have some fun with their friends. Children are to wear suitable pyjamas for dancing! Please make sure that your child has either slippers, ugg boots or closed-in shoes – no bare feet, thanks. I have also told students that they may bring an optional teddy bear or similar as long it is not their favourite ‘bear in the world’ – we would hate to see precious items go missing! Only bears clearly labelled with their owner’s name are permitted!!
Tickets being sold each day leading up to the disco for $5 – including entry to the disco, a sausage sizzle and popper. Children must be signed in and out by their parent or carer – please let your teacher know if you have made arrangements with another parent to collect your child.
TMC is introducing culottes for our girls to wear as part of their uniform in 2019. Culottes are a mix between a skirt and shorts, allowing girls to sit and play without fear of accidentally showing their underwear. More information to come towards the end of this year.
Ground Broken on TMC Pre-Prep & Expressions of Interest
Families picking up children today would have seen that we have ‘broken ground’ on our new project, a Pre-Prep facility 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. We currently have lists for 2019, 2020 and 2021, so please let us know if you are interested in one of these years or beyond! Include your child’s name and date of birth, with a subject heading – Expressions of Interest for Pre-Prep. More information regarding the opening Pre-Prep at TMC will be given in due course.
New College Counselor – Louise Peacock
We have a new school counselor starting next Wednesday at the College. If you would like to know more information please send me an email requesting details.
Recent Assembly Award Winners
Arrows of Tomorrow
Important Dates (changes and additions are written in bold):
13 June – New College counselor starting
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
18 July, Wednesday – Primary Debating (last round)
20 July, Friday – Primary Athletics Carnival
Values Lessons in 2018
The value for next week is ‘Tolerance’.
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:
- 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 **