+61 7 5545 3644 | 80 Beacon Road, Tamborine Mountain 4272 QLD [email protected]

Good afternoon parents and guardians,

Halfway through last year, TMC made the transition to a new school management system called TASS. This program is used in many schools across Australia and over the last 12 months we have been rolling out some of its features to our students, staff and families.
We are now ready to open the TASS Parent Lounge. Next week we will email our TASS Parent Lounge usernames and passwords to all families.

TASS Parent Lounge will allow parents to sign in online to:

  • view and update their child’s details
  • view the School Calendar
  • obtain their child’s Academic Reports (term 2 reports available online from Monday 25th June)
  • upcoming features will include: online payments, booking and paying for excursions / camps, and view Student eDiaries (from 2019)

Feedback from schools that use the TASS Parent Lounge indicate that families all enjoy the increased access and information that it provides.

Our Primary teachers are currently finalising their end of semester report cards and the children are working hard and having fun until the end. A reminder that the students’ last day is next Wednesday, June 20.

I wish your family a safe and happy mid-year holiday.

Kind regards,

Mark Stevens

Head of Primary

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.

Years 5 & 6 Opti-Minds Challenge

This year we’re looking at introducing a drama challenge to the Year 5 & 6 students. Opti-minds encourages students to challenge their thinking while cooperatively working in small groups. They write their own script to perform and organise as a group, and students also resource and create their own props. This is a six-week challenge with a regional performance on the August 25 at Griffith University. Due to the regional competition being on a Saturday, students will require parent consent to be able to participate in the Opti-minds challenge. Students are able to choose their own groups up to seven students, preferably from their own class. They have the option to practise during lunchtime on a Tuesday in the Annex or after school from 2:50- 4pm.

Please contact Michelle Criss if your child is interesting in joining Opti-minds or alternatively the group which they will be involved in. For more information please refer to the Opti-minds site: http://opti-minds.com/

Kind regards,
Michelle Criss

TMC Early Learning Centre – Expressions of Interest for Pre-Prep

Fulton Trotter Architects’ concept image – front of the ELC

We are now accepting Expressions of Interest for 2019 Pre-Prep enrollments. Classes will be made up of children turning four by June 30 in the nominated year of enrollment.  Please email Vanessa Simpson at [email protected] if you would like your child added to the list.  We currently have growing 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.

The ELC will have two main rooms, an office, restrooms, laundry facilities, storage rooms and kitchen spaces. The rear of the building will have two areas – with an equipped playground on one side (not represented in this image) and a large open space on the other.

New College Counsellor – Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock started at the College during the week and it is wonderful to work with someone that has a large amount of experience providing counselling services to children. She will be at the College each Wednesday and all families are eligible to access ten free-of-charge sessions with her per calendar year. Please contact me if you would like further information, or please refer to the email from TMC Admin on May 17.

P&F Meetings – Change of Day

From Semester 2 we will hold our P&F meetings on Monday mornings in the stage area, straight after the conclusion of the Primary assembly. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, July 23 at 9.45am. I hope to see you there.

Level 3

Arrows of Tomorrow

Level 7

Level 9

Music Certificates

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

18 June, Monday – Primary Choir singing at assembly 9 am

19 June, Tuesday – Year 3 4Real Dairy Farm Excursion

20 June, Wednesday:

  • Last day of Term 2 for students
  • TMC Primary Talent Show @ 9am – all parents invited
  • Primary Disco, 5pm-7pm

21 & 22 June, Thursday and Friday – Student free days

16 July, Monday – Term 3 begins

18 July, Wednesday – Secondary Athletics Carnival

18 July, Wednesday – Primary Debating (last round)

20 July, Friday – Primary Athletics Carnival

23 July, Monday – P & F Meeting @ 9.45 am

 

Values Lessons in 2018

The value for next week is ‘Caring’. 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]

Shannon Jamieson

Vice President P & F

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 – Monday, 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.