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Good afternoon parents and guardians,

Our Primary Science Day is underway and the children are having a great time experiencing a huge variety of scientific activities.  The double-classroom we are holding the event in reminds me of the Sciencentre in Brisbane!

Balance board fun.

Feeling snappy?

She’s hit the nail on the head!

Year 6 and Prep working together!

Get a grip!

Robot wars

You have a magnetic personality ūüôā

Two bright sparks

‘What did you do today at school?’ ‘Oh, I went to the Grand Canyon!’

We have the power!!

‘I’m trying to get this robot to give me a high five!’

‘What a lovely smile you have.’

Kind regards,

Mark Stevens

Head of Primary

Tamborine College Primary Debating News

Our Tamborine Mountain College Primary debating team participated in their first ever debating competition on Wednesday evening at Coomera Anglican College.

Our teams are:

  • The ‘Affirmative Team’: Summer Rogers, Nicholas Brennan, Oliver Pattern and Finley Greig-Byrne
  • The ‘Negative Team’: Amy Williams, Hannah Clements, Ruby Jones and Lily Parker

Affirmative Team

Negative team

At this event, our teams competed against 3 other schools debating the topic,¬†Homework should not be given to students. Both teams received numerous comments from the adjudicators and audience members about their excellent structure and delivery. The other competing schools were in disbelief that this was our first time debating! The Affirmative team had an automatic win due to a forfeit and won the next two rounds – 3 from 3! Our Negative team came up against schools who had competed in last year’s competition and also did exceptionally well, winning 2 from 3 rounds. I am sure you will agree this is a fabulous achievement indeed!

A massive thank you to Miss Hattenfels for her outstanding adjudication, and Miss Byron and Miss Hiron for their support of the debating teams. Rounds 4-6 will be on the 9th May and we look forward to another strong showing from our fabulous debating students.

Mr. Noel
Primary Debating Coordinator

New Snackshop items

We are adding more ‘Primary friendly’ items to our menu from next week – enjoy!

4 Point Sandwiches for Juniors¬†‚Äď Choice of Vegemite and Cheese or Ham and Cheese $3.00 (taste-tested by some Year 2 students who gave them a big thumbs up!)

Toasties¬†‚Äď Ham, Cheese and Tomato $ 4.50 (great alternative to pies and sausage rolls on a cool day)

Nachos – Corn chips, Beef, Salsa, Cheese or Vegetarian (only Salsa and Cheese) $5.50

Croissant with Ham Cheese and Tomato –¬†$5.00

Goat Track Theatre Prep – Year 2

Edward Sarroff, TMC Year 12 graduate from 2014, will present two Goat Track Theatre workshops on Wednesday, March 21, for our Prep РYear 2 classes.  What a great opportunity for our youngest students to experience drama coaching!

Radio Lollipop

On¬†March 14, we are holding a free dress day to help this fantastic charity.¬† Radio Lollipop is staffed by volunteers who run an 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!’

Before & After School Supervision

Just a reminder about our supervision policies before and after school:

  • The first Primary teacher goes on playground duty at 8:15 am everyday.¬† If children arrive before this time, they must be booked into our Before School Learning Club (booking details at the end of this newsletter)
  • In the afternoon, our staff supervise students as they walk over and wait at the bus stop, as well as the car park zebra crossings.¬† Students are only permitted to be in the playground if they are with our After School Learning Club or under the active supervision of their parents
  • If students are not collected by 3:15 pm from the car park, the teacher on duty will inform the office and the decision will be made to either take the child to our After School Learning Club or wait in the office for collection

A Message From the Scenic Rim Regional Council


Our year 6 students have been chosen to create a massive flock of Lyrebird lantern puppets for Scenic Rim’s Shared Fire events on Tamborine Mountain and Kooralbyn. Recently students made their bird puppet with local artists and elder sharing Indigenous stories of the Lyrebird.¬† Year 6 students who are able to participate in the events on Sunday 1 April (Tamborine Mountain) and Saturday 14 April (Kooralbyn) will be able to finish their puppet with lights and learn the special dance with a choreographer during the second workshop in March.¬† Parents are asked to please advise school with your commitment for your Year 6 student to attend both or one of the events. Flock children are asked to wear black shirt and black shorts.


Scenic Rim is celebrating this fantastic sport and cultural event with a series of spectacular community celebrations across the region. You can enjoy your Easter in the Scenic Rim and get involved in any of the four exciting, fun, family-friendly celebrations, and they are all FREE!


  • Easter Sunday 1 April – Geissmann¬†Oval, Tamborine Mountain¬† 10am – 7.30pm¬†¬†Flock students¬†assemble 4pm
  • Easter Monday 2 April – Jubilee Park, Beaudesert¬† 4pm – 7pm :¬†Flock students assemble 5pm
  • Tuesday 3 April – High St, Boonah 5pm – 8pm¬†¬†Flock students assemble 4pm
  • Saturday 14 April – Ramada Resort Kooralbyn 10am – 7.30pm :¬†Flock students assemble 4pm

For more information go to www.liveatthecentre.com.au or call 5540 5050

All events are free and family-friendly.  There will be designated licensed areas so no BYO alcohol will be tolerated.

Many thanks,

Desley Agnoletto
Cultural Duty Officer


PO Box 25 | 82 Brisbane Street | Beaudesert  Qld  4285
P 07 5540 5050 | Dir 5540 5914 | F 07 5541 5103
[email protected]¬†|¬†www.liveatthecentre.com.au

Level 3 Awards

Captains’ Awards

Yr 1 – Maelle Raillard ‚ÄėFor being an excellent friend to the other students in Year 1.‚Äô

Prep – Faryn Brady ‚ÄėFor displaying excellence in everything she does, every single day!‚Äô

Values Lessons in 2018

The value for next week is ‘No Bullying!’

The value is discussed on assembly every Monday morning and students participate in a values lesson immediately after the assembly is finished.  In 2017, we ran our values lesson at 8:30 am on Fridays Рthis is no longer the case.  By focusing on the value immediately after assembly, we can plan activities that encourage the children to demonstrate the value throughout the rest of the week.

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

12 March, Monday:

  • Year 2¬†Thunderbird Park Excursion
  • Year 5 Currumbin Wildlife Excursion

13 March, Tuesday – Year 3 Dreamtime Incursion

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

16 March, Friday – Bullying, No Way! Day

19 March, Monday – Year 2 Science Incursion

21 March, Wednesday – Prep – Year 2 Goat Track Theatre Workshops

22 March, Thursday – Swimming lessons conclude for 2018

23 March, Friday – Year 6 2nd FLOCK Workshop

27 March, Tuesday –¬†Year 3 Paradise Country Excursion

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

28 March, Wednesday:

  • Primary Swimming Carnival
  • Last Day of Term 1

29 March, Thursday – Student Free Day

30 March, Friday – Good Friday

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

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 РMonday, 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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