Good afternoon parents and guardians,

It has been a short but very busy week at school.  I hope that all College families enjoyed the long weekend and that you managed to get some quality time in with your loved ones.

Next week TMC celebrates literacy with our annual Book Week.  Every year the Book Week gets bigger and better, and 2017 builds upon our past successes with more events and activities for the children to get involved in:

  • Monday – Book Week officially starts.  Classes are involved in literacy activities in normal lesson time.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday – Students visit the Book Fair to create their wishlists.
  • Wednesday – Kinderfest Mini Literacy Festival for Prep – Year 3.  Three authors are visiting TMC to present literacy workshops for our youngest writers.
  • Wednesday – Book Swap – Children swap an old, good quality book for a classmate’s book.  What a great way to share with each other the love of reading!
  • Thursday – Book Character Costume Day.  All students are allowed to dress up as their favourite book characters.  A small costume parade will be held on the deck at 10:20 am.
  • Thursday and Friday – Book Fair purchases.
  • Friday – Prep – Year 6 author visit.

As you can see, it is going to be a full week of literacy activities and events!  Thank you to Mrs Stevens, Mrs Pavey and our wonderful teacher aides for their help putting it all together.

Kind regards,

Mark Stevens

Head of Primary

MLTAQ French Speaking Competition

On Sunday, August 13, TMC students competed in the French division of the annual MLTAQ (Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Queensland) Speaking competition at Griffith University. The 12 representatives from our school included Sharene Chia (Yr 9), Cleah Sullivan and Naomi Clements (Yr 8), Reuben Wright, Max Lavagna-Slater and Ashlee Redmond (Yr 7), Mia Armstrong and Molly Sturt (Yr 6), Hannah Clements (Yr 5) and Saffron Cavallo, Lucas Hills and Gretchen Linthwaite (Yr 4).

The diligence and dedication displayed by our students in preparation for the competition is to be commended. Their outstanding results are testament to this:
YR 8: Cleah Sullivan 2nd Place, Naomi Clements 3rd Place
YR 7: Max Lavagna-Slater 1st Place, Ashlee Redmond 2nd Place
YR 6: Mia Armstrong 3rd Place
YR 5: Hannah Clements 2nd Place
YR 4: Lucas Hills 1st Place, Saffron Cavallo Highly Commended

A huge Thank you to Madame Farah for coming in every Wednesday and Thursday to help prepare the students for the competition! I would also like to extend my gratitude to all parents for supporting their children in this event and for sacrificing their Sunday to bring them to the venue and return for the presentation ceremony.

Sally Forsythe

French Teacher

National HPE Day – Wednesday, September 6

Miss Schinckel, our Prep – Year 2 and Secondary HPE teacher, is currently organising events to be held on September 6 to celebrate National HPE Day.  The activities will begin bright and early at 8:15 am for those students who arrive early to school.  More activities will run during lunch breaks, as well as later in the day in the last two lessons.  The focus of the day is creating a healthy and fit community, so the activities will be based on games and experiences that get everyone moving!

All students from Prep – Year 6 will wear their sports uniform for the entire day.  Each class will have a munch ‘n’ crunch food challenge where the students have to design a healthy snack (fruit or vegetables only) in the shape of an animal.  Some classes may also complete healthy homework tasks that night.  There is also a ‘parent pledge’ for the National HPE Day if you would like to make the day interactive at home as well.  Follow this link for more information http://hpeday.com.au/parent-pledge/.

Value for Next Week – Freedom

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)

  • August 21, Monday – Scarecrow Festival representative visiting assembly
  • August 21 – August 25 – Book Week.  Book Swap (Wednesday); Book Fair – viewing Tuesday and Wednesday, purchases on Thursday; ‘My Favourite Book Character’ Dress Up Day – Thursday; Author Visit – Friday.
  • August 23, Wednesday – SRC meeting @ lunch in Mr Stevens’ office
  • August 29, Tuesday – Year 3 Science Centre Excursion
  • August 30, Wednesday – P&F Father’s Day Stall – gifts 50c to $5 on the deck
  • August 31, Thursday – Prep Science Centre Excursion
  • September 1, Friday – Gold Coast Show Holiday
  • September 6, Wednesday – National HPE Day
  • September 8, Friday – Year 2 and Year 3 Sleepover @ TMC
  • September 13, Wednesday – SRC meeting @ lunchtime in Mr Stevens’ office
  • September 14, Thursday (date changed) – Outdoor Classroom Day.  All Primary classes will be involved in learning experiences in the great outdoors!  Final details are currently being organised, so please wait for information from your child’s teacher regarding their activity/excursion
  • September 14, Thursday – Last day of Term 3
  • September 15, Friday – Student Free Day
  • October 2, Monday – Queen’s Birthday Holiday
  • October 3, Tuesday – First day of Term 4

Lunch Clubs for Term 3

Monday – Colouring Club – Year 3 Val Classroom

Tuesday – Choir – Assembly Hall

Wednesday – Computer Club – Year 2 Classroom

Wednesday – Art Club – Art Room

Friday – Running and Agility Club – Prep-Year 2 students

Friday – Board Game Club (maximum 25 students) – Year 6 classroom

Friday – Lego and Duplo Club – Year 3 Vic Classroom – Prep-Year 3 students

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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