Tamborine Mountain College is independent and co-educational for Pre-Prep to Yr 12, providing a complete campus with one culture. There are only two classes per year level, which means that student numbers are capped, thereby limiting vacancies available. Teachers and staff have a close bond with our students. We offer student–centred learning in a caring, safe, family-like environment. We value the individual and recognise and celebrate personal success and achievement.
At the College we offer quality, affordable education. We have set standards in areas of behaviour and uniform. Our students are polite, co-operative and respectful. College life provides many opportunities for students in extracurricular activities, including debating, public speaking, titration, competitive sport, school productions, snow trips, overseas trips and equestrian competitions.
The College is truly independent with no actual religious affiliation or instruction, however moral and social expectations are reinforced in our school community through our “Values” program. Communication with our parents is important and we have a supportive and active Parents & Friends Association.
There are three sport houses which are named after our founding Board members – Kyle (blue), Walton (red) and Nicholls (gold). The “Melbourne Cup” named after the Principal is the House Trophy that is competed for in Swimming, Cross-Country and Athletics.
Tamborine Mountain College has a spirit that is strengthened by the school song “Arrows of Tomorrow”, sung proudly every week by the students on Assembly. “Victory & Valour” is the College motto and our two large bronze lions, thus named, stand as sentries at the administration entrance to symbolise these noble pursuits. The names “Vic” and “Val” are assigned to the two classes per year level.
We believe the key to success is to enjoy what you are learning and to have the confidence to follow your dreams and desires. Tamborine Mountain College provides the positive learning environment to achieve this.
I invite you to watch the annual TMC DVD to gain an insight into our College life.
June Melbourne Biography
Mrs June Melbourne (B.A. Dip.Ed.) is the College Principal She started at the College in 1998 as Head of English and has been a member of the Panel for English in the Gold Coast region. Actively involved in education since 1978, her qualifications were attained at the University of Sydney, majoring in English, Psychology and History. Her teaching profession has encompassed broad horizons, ranging across several states including, New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland. Mrs Melbourne’s previous position at Tamborine Mountain College was Deputy Principal in 2001 and she was appointed as Principal in 2002.