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.
Head of Primary
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!
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)
- 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 **