Mr Paul van Breugel
Our college community was saddened by the passing of one of our long term staff members. Barb Rye taught at the College since 1990 and retired due to ill health in early 2015. Last week she finally lost her battle with cancer. Barb will be remembered as a vibrant, passionate and skilled art teacher who taught and influenced literally thousands of students in her career. She will be sadly missed by all of us at the college and I'm sure by many of her past students. Our condolences to her husband Owen and all her family and friends.
I am aware that some families have been unable to obtain the winter uniform jackets from our supplier Beleza and that this is causing some difficulty. Unfortunately Beleza were unable to get jackets in the fabric we had been using and this led them to run stocks down while sourcing an alternative. It seems that other items have also been allowed to run low. We have communicated our concerns to Beleza and hope that they are able to lift stocks quickly.
In the meantime we are asking for our staff students and families to adopt a common sense approach. Firstly you can help us by sending in an note if you are affected by being unable to get uniform, secondly ask your children to wear appropriate clothing that is close to the T.C. colours. We are asking our staff to recognise that many families are trying to do the right thing and are unable to get all their uniform needs and to work with you and our students.
House Athletics Sports – Wednesday 4 May
Our annual House Athletics Sports was held on Wednesday 4 May at the Newborough Athletics track. The focus of the day this year was ‘participation’ and for the first time, students were awarded points depending on how well they were dressed up and representing their house. for the first time year 10 students were able to participate in all athletics events. It was great to have the Year 10s present as their enthusiasm acted as motivation for the junior students. Their participation will also allow place getters to progress to regional athletics championships just like the Years 7, 8 and 9 students. Sport Coordinator Mr Brad Foster will announce the Junior Campus Age Champions and overall House Champion at the next Junior Campus Assembly.
Bus Travel and Bus Passes
Some students are using the buses without a valid bus pass. Please note that students who do not have a Student ID card showing their Country Bus Route are not permitted to travel on country busses. Similarly, students who travel on the town or transfer bus service must have the correct student ID, a bus pass or a valid MYKI card. Students found to be travelling on buses without a valid pass will be required to remain at school and their parent/guardian will be contacted to pick them up. If your child travels by bus, please check that your they have a valid Student ID card showing their bus route. If you have any questions please contact the Junior Campus front office.