Good afternoon parents and guardians,
Year 6 students returned last Friday from their week away in Sydney and Canberra. Mr Noel, Miss Eagleton and Mrs Hanson reported that the students all represented TMC with distinction and they all had an amazing time away. I would like to thank the students for their behaviour and involvement, and also the three staff members who gave up their own time to organise and supervise our annual trip. Please follow this link for photos and a report about the trip by Mr Noel.
Mrs Melbourne, Mrs Stevens and I had an opportunity to tour our new administration building yesterday. We were all impressed by what our builders have currently achieved and it was a great chance for us to get a sense of the space we will have within the new building. Having a purpose-built environment for our administration team to work in will enable us to streamline many of our procedures, creating a better experience for staff, students and families. The building will be officially opened later this year and be tied with a College fair. The dates of the opening and fair will be announced later this term.
Head of Primary
Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER)
Students from Year 6 have recently undertaken an educational tour of the national capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion, the Australian Government is contributing the funding of $60 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion and the accounts of Year 6 parents will be credited.
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.
Primary Debating Competition – Round 2
Our two Primary debating teams had another successful evening of competition during the week. Out of the six debates, we had four wins, one draw and one loss. Currently, both of our teams are ranked in the top five for their divisions – an incredible effort for our first attempt at debating! Thank you to the parents who were able to attend, and to our wonderful Primary teachers who are helping out at debating club and adjudicating at the competitions. There are two more rounds to look forward to later this term.
Year 5 Art – Magazines needed
If you have some magazines lying around at home that could be donated to the College, please send them in for our Year 5 art class. Many thanks.
Mother’s Day Stall – Thursday, May 10
Our P&F stall was a big success this week and all of the children who purchased walked away with gift bags full of surprises for mum! Thank you to the wonderful parents who were able to volunteer their time to run the stall.
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
Important Dates (changes and additions are written in bold):
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 ‘Loyalty’.
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 **