Good afternoon parents and guardians,

Congratulations to Kyle house for winning the swimming carnival trophy in 2017!  Kyle house had an amazing year in sports, earning a ‘clean sweep’ of the three major carnivals.  Every year starts afresh, and I am sure that the children in Walton and Nicholls are keen to see their house’s name on the Melbourne Cup next year.

With only two weeks left to go in the school year, the children are involved in a lot of activities and assessments.  I wish them all the best in the coming fortnight.

Kind regards,

Mark Stevens

Head of Primary

 Primary Music Concert and Prep Gala Night

Two big events are happening this afternoon and evening.  Today’s inaugural Primary Music Concert opens its doors at 1:30 pm.  All Primary families are welcome to attend the concert which will begin at 1:40 pm.  The second big event is our Prep Gala Night, starting at 5:00 pm.  Prep families are reminded to bring a plate of dinner to share.  The evening will start with a shared dinner, before moving to the assembly hall for a special presentation event!

Maureen Nicholls Learning Centre (MNLC) Opening

Yesterday, the whole College came together for the opening of the MNLC.  As it stands now, in 2018 this beautiful new building will house our two Year 6 and Year 5 classes.  I know the students and teachers are looking forward to learning in this new space next year.

QLD Academy of Sport Visit

On Monday next week, sportspeople from the Queensland Academy of Sport Elite Athletes, in partnership with the GC2018 Schools Program, are coming to visit our Years 3-6 students. Their presentation is aimed to inspire and motivate students to voluntarily pursue a healthy lifestyle and peak their interest as the Commonwealth Games come around next year.
Here is the YouTube link for their promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf3rq4bLuhI

Our presenters are:

Skye Nicolson

SPORT: Boxing 57kg featherweight elite women’s division


HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT:

  • Australian Women’s Boxing team member
  • 2016 World Championship Bronze Medallist

Tom Green

SPORT: Kayaking K1 1000m & K4 500m


HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT:

  • 2015 World Championship Silver & Bronze medalist
  • 2016 Australian Surf Lifesaving Championship Gold medalist
  • 2017 World Championship Bronze medalist

2018 Stationery Lists

The School Locker, our new uniform and stationery supplier, is taking 2018 stationery orders for our Primary school.

It is compulsory for Year 1 – 6 students to have all the items on the stationery list for the start of Term 1 each year.  Prep students are provided with stationery equipment by TMC.  If you already have some of the items on the list, these can easily be deleted online before processing your order.  Orders received by November 24, 2017, are guaranteed to arrive before January 22, 2018, (start of Term 1) and will qualify for FREE DELIVERY.

The School Locker is an online store which is a convenient way to order from the comfort of your own home, but it does also have a store located in Loganholme (near Harvey Norman) if you would prefer to shop in person.  When you shop in-store please ask for the TMC rebate card that gives a rebate from in-store purchases back to the College.
Student Representative Council Salvation Army Christmas Food Drive
The Primary SRC are proud to be involved in the Salvation Army Christmas Food Drive.  Students may bring in donations from now until the end of the school year which the Salvos will pass along to families in need.  The Christmas period is the often the saddest time for many groups of people doing it tough and it was wonderful to see how excited the SRC students were when they heard that there is something they can do to help.  Please bring donations of non-perishable food, Christmas decorations, table decor or additional grocery items to your child’s classroom.  Thank you for your support!

Swimming Age Champions

Level 3 Awards

Arrows of Tomorrow

Level 7 Awards

Level 9 Awards

Level 10 – Bronze Arrows

Captains’ Award

Olivia Heywood (Prep) – ‘For demonstrating thoughtfulness with her friends and classwork.’

Value for Next Week – Thankfulness

The value is discussed on assembly each Monday morning and students participate in a values lesson the following Friday.  Our values class begins at 8:30 am each Friday for a lesson based around the value of the week.  Please ensure that you note this in your diaries so you child is dropped off at school BEFORE 8:30 am on Friday.

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

  • November 13, Monday – Years 3-6 Presentation by elite athletes from QLD Academy of Sport 11:30 am
  • November 15, Wednesday – Volunteers Thank You Luncheon @ Cedar Creek Winery
  • November 16, Thursday – Year 4 Excursion @ Beenleigh Historical Village
  • November 17, Friday – Moving Up Morning – All year levels in the school ‘move up’ to the next year level for the morning.  A great chance to get to know their new teacher!  New Prep students for 2018 have their first morning at TMC.
  • November 20, Monday – Year 4 Open classroom 9:40 am – 11:00 am
  • November 22, Wednesday – Year 6 Graduation Dinner, at Tamborine Gardens http://www.tamborinegardens.com.au/
  • November 24, Friday – Last student day of Term 4
  • December 8, Friday – Office Closes for 2017
  • January 8, 2018, Monday – Office Reopens for 2018
  • January 15, 2018, Monday – Teacher Preparation Week
  • January 22, 2018, Monday – First day of Term 1, 2018
  • January 23, 2018, Tuesday – Primary Meet the Teacher Night

Community Information Board

We have a community information board on the College website.  If you would like to contribute to the board, please send details through to [email protected]  There are already a number of items on display and they can be found by following this link http://tmc.qld.edu.au/community-board/.  If you would like to add to our notice board, please email [email protected] with the details.

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