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Mr Stevens (aka ‘The Gruffalo’)

Good afternoon parents and guardians,

Book Week wraps up today and what a week we have had.

Author Visit

Our visiting author, Dave Lowe, held writing workshops with every class in the Primary. His sessions were very engaging and the teachers mentioned how many of the classes immediately went back to write their own great stories.

Primary Captains Julian and Lily with Dave Lowe

The workshops were designed to be fun and interesting

The older Primary students enjoyed Dave’s insights into the craft of writing

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair closed this afternoon at 3.20 pm. We have had a great number of families through and TMC will benefit from the credit raised to spend on our own books from Scholastic.

Dress Up Day – Primary and Secondary

Our book character dress up day was on Tuesday and we were excited to see our students and teachers in costumes. Dress up days are a great way for children to connect further with the curriculum, and they are a lot of fun! We will be holding another costume day on Wednesday, September 12, raising more funds for farmers in need by supporting the charity Drought Angels.

Our ‘Best Dressed’

All the winners!

Year 6

Year 5

Year 4

Year 3/4

Year 2

Year 1

Prep

Treasure Hunt Winners

Prep & Year 3

Year 1

Year 1

Year 2

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Our TMC Book Week is an annual celebration of literacy and we can’t wait to do it all again in 2019!

Kind regards,

Mark Stevens

Head of Primary

Father’s Day Stall

Our Fathers Day stall will be held next Monday, August 27. Thank you to our P&F volunteers for helping to organise and manage the stall for us. Children will be allowed to bring a maximum of $10 to buy gifts, with money brought to school in a named wallet or sealed bag.

Science Factory Incursion

Next Tuesday, all students in Prep – Year 6 will participate in science and technology activities during an incursion by The Science Factory. The students (and teachers!) can’t wait to be engaged in this learning experience.

Follow this link for more details.

Harriet MacAllan – Year 6

Congratulations to Harriet in Year 6 who came third in the state ‘Acro Gymnastics’ finals! Harriet is pictured here (on the right) at the end of her routine.

Junior Band

Congratulations to our Junior Band for the successful completion of our first-ever eisteddfod! You have done the College proud with your efforts!

Primary Opti-Minds Team

Wishing the best of luck to our first Opti-minds team from TMC Primary. The performance day is this Sunday – you’ll be great!

Reminder – College Photo Day next Thursday, August 30

Please book in visits to the hairdressers this weekend if needed. All students to wear correct formal uniform (Years 3-6) and adhere to College policies regarding hair, jewelry, hair ties / bow colours etc. Please see your child’s teacher if you are unsure.

Digital Library

We have a wonderful digital library that students can access from anywhere they have internet connectivity. To start using the library, students need to download the Wheelers ePlatform App from either the iTunes store, Google Play or Windows store and use their College login. The App is free to download and use. Ebooks and audiobooks can be downloaded and stored for offline use.
 
 With over a thousand fiction titles on offer, the TMC Digital Library has something for every interest area and reading level. Head to the website for more information on how to access it. 

Opening of the Admin Building

Parents are invited to the opening of our new administration building on Friday, September 7, at 2pm. Half of the College car park will be closed to allow for student seating at the front of the building. If you are attending, please park in the paddock next door.

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

27 August, Monday – Father’s Day Stall ($10 maximum in clearly named wallet etc)

28 August, Tuesday – Science Factory Incursion. STEM activities for all P-6 students

26 August, Sunday – Opti-minds Regional Challenge- Griffith University

30 August, Thursday – College photo day

31 August, Friday – Gold Coast Show Holiday

4 September, Tuesday – Prep, Year 1 & Year 2 Home of the Arts performance excursion

6 September, Thursday Year 2 Parklake Excursion

7 September, Friday – Admin building opening

10 – 14 September – Electrical Safety Week

12 September, Wednesday – Dress Like a Farmer Day ($2 donation)

13 & 14 September, Thursday and Friday – Year 4 Camp

20 September, Thursday:

  • Last day Term 3
  • Yr 2 & 3 excursion to the SWELL Festival
  • Year 2 & 3 Sleepover at TMC

21 September, Friday – Student Free Day

Values Lessons in 2018

The value for next week is ‘Freedom’. The value is discussed on assembly every Monday morning and students participate in a values lesson immediately after the assembly is finished.

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.