Tamborine Mountain College

TMC Class of 2019
TMC Class of 2019

Awards and Graduation Ceremony 2019

HOTA on the Gold Coast held the prestigious Awards Day for Tamborine Mountain College (TMC) where the entire College from Pre-Prep to Yr 12, with family and friends, enjoyed the celebration of another successful year. 

Invited guests, Jon Krause MP, Vanessa Bull and David Kirkpatrick from Lions, Delma McCrea, Chamber of Commerce, Kevin Lynch, Principal of Hills and Ms Brook Andrea SCU were in attendance.

With the addition of the Early Learning Centre this year, TMC has a complete campus with one culture.  TMC playgroup commenced this term –  every Monday at the Centre, open to the whole community.

Cafe Metz

Awards Day acknowledges achievements at every year level and celebrates the graduation of Yr 12, Yr 6 and for the first time Pre-Prep (how cute!).

This year marked the beginning of a beautiful relationship with a “Sister School” in France.  The Principal, Mrs June Melbourne, went to Paris mid-year and travelled one hour by train to Tours where Lycee Sainte Ursule is located.  What a wonderful opportunity for both schools!

Victory & Valour recognised:

Yr 12 success educationally highlighted by early entry offers into university before OPs even come out – offers from Southern Cross University as well TAFE and Yr 11 courses with Bond and UQ universities.

  • Lions Youth of the Year Winner.
  • Debating Teams and Public Speakers competed successfully right through to the Finals with the Primary Team winning the Grand Final!
  • A Primary Opti-Minds team went onto State level competition!
  • TMC French students gained recognition in competition, with a scholarship awarded for a return airfare to Paris and a 6 week exchange program.
  • A cultural experience with Japanese and Chinese visitors.
  • Sporting achievements – as part of the Independent Sporting Association for the major carnivals of swimming, cross-country and athletics. Several students went onto Regional representation as well as State success and National level too, including Equestrian.
  • TMC ArtsFest was established this year, displaying TMC talent in Primary and Secondary. What a tremendous turn-out by the community to enjoy an evening of superb entertainment from TMC Band, Drama performances and fabulous Art works.
  • Art works by students on display in leading galleries
  • Drama Excellence students competed in Drama Fest on the Gold Coast.
  • The HIA (Hinterland Independent Alliance) with Hills and Kooralbyn Schools continues.
  • Duke of Edinburgh students continue in their quest for Gold, Silver and Bronze.
  • Leo Club and SRC have been busy raising funds and serving the community.
  • Student stars celebrated for their “out of school” activities, such as Diving, Taekwon Do, Gymnastics, Soccer, AFL, Equestrian, Baseball, snowboarding and sailing.
  • Camps and excursions to experience learning outside of the College classrooms.
  • Snow trip to New Zealand.
  • Yr 12 House Captains directly involved in sporting carnivals with the Primary.
  • Certificate levels achieved in many fields of interest.
  • TMC Bands and instrumental music program continues to develop and entertain at events.
  • TMC graduating Yr 6 class – a wonderful dinner to celebrate.
  • TMC graduating Yr 12 class – the Formal at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove.

2020 Leaders announced:


College Captains: Samuel Fossey & Sharene Chia

  • Cultural Captain: Meggan Jamieson
  • Prefects: Lily Crispin, Indya Keep, Marlie Knight
  • House Captains: Bradley Fowlds (Kyle), Chelsea Walatara (Nicholls), Charlee Drake (Walton) 


  • College Captains: William Fern & Scarlett Small
  • Cultural Captain: Ava Byrnes
  • House Captains: George Noel (Kyle), Dorian Raillard (Walton), Matti Gill (Nicholls)

Next year the College celebrates 25 years! You are all invited, including past students and families, to the event on Sunday 15st March from 11am – 3pm. 

Mrs Melbourne thanked parents and students for supporting TMC. 

She said, “Our teachers and staff are truly amazing in establishing the trust and confidence from our families.  And our Board of Directors has again been hard at work in the background, ensuring all these great ventures through-out the last 25 years have succeeded”.

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