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

Good afternoon parents and guardians,

A big step was taken this week with the footings of the new administration block being poured.  After years of planning, it was fantastic to see the start of the building’s ‘footprint’ being constructed.

Thank you to College families for using the paddock space for parking when needed on Wednesday.

Kind regards,

Mark Stevens

Head of Primary

Fires on Top of Mountains Project (FOTOM) by the Scenic Rim Regional Council

The FLOCK Project (refer to last week’s newsletter) kicked off today with a visit to TMC by our local indigenous elder, Aunty Ruby, and Tamborine Mountain artist, Bec Andersen.  Aunty Ruby told some traditional Aboriginal stories to our Year 6 students and then they took part in an art workshop to create their ‘flock’ of lyrebirds.  The children’s creations are now drying and today’s session will be followed up in four weeks with a second workshop.

Prep – Year 3 Parent Advisory Liaison (PAL)

I will soon be meeting with our PAL team!  The PAL initiative is being organised by our P & F and aims to promote social connections within the younger classes in the Primary.  We will have one PAL from each class in Prep – Year 3.  More information about our PAL team will be released soon.

Student Representative Council

Congratulations to the SRC for 2018.  The first SRC meeting was held during the week and we had a great conversation about how we can make our Primary even better!

Absent – Charlie Miller, Taleyah McRae-Jones (both at district swimming carnival)

Captains’ Awards

Sebastian Noel – ‘For doing his best in class to finish his work without rushing.’

Summer Rogers – ‘For always doing the best in everything she does.’

Values Lessons in 2018

The value for next week is ‘Pride’!!

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 – this 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):

19 February, Monday – Years 3-6 Aboriginal Art Workshops

28 February, Wednesday – P&F Meeting 2 pm – 3 pm

9 March, Friday – Primary Science Day

12 March, Monday – Year 2 Thunderbird Park Excursion

13 March, Tuesday – Year 3 Dreamtime Incursion

27 March, Tuesday – Year 3 Paradise Country Excursion

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

28 March, Wednesday – Last Day of Term 1 & Primary Swimming Carnival

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 – 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.