Prep - Year 2

Prep at Tamborine Mountain College is a full time, five days a week program. the program offers a complete experience using play to provide active, experience based learning. All students entering the Prep year must turn five by 30 June of that year.

Prep at Tamborine Mountain College provides opportunities in learning environments that support learning for young children through: 

  • Real-life situations
  • Play-based learning
  • Focused learning and teaching events
  • Routines and transitions
  • Investigations.

The Tamborine Mountain College educational Prep Program is a hands-on, discovery based course designed to stimulate children’s interests in a wide range of areas. Through social interaction and participation in activities suited to their needs, children enhance their emotional, social and intellectual growth. 

Prep contributes to the continuing growth of young children’s knowledge and understanding of themselves and the world around them. Learning and play experiences create an awareness of the changing world and foster positive personal and social attitudes. Opportunities are also provided for the development of healthy living habits and creativity.

Primary follows the Australian Curriculum and offers French right from Prep class.

Subjects in Prep - Year 6
  • Form (TMC Values Program)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
    • Geography
    • History
  • The Arts
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Media Arts
    • Music (specialist teacher)
    • Visual Arts
  • Technologies (incl. Robotics & Coding)
    • Digital technologies
    • Design and Technologies
  • French (specialist teacher)
  • Health and Physical Education (specialist teacher)

Teacher tutorials occur typically one afternoon per week in Years 1 - 6 from 3:00pm – 3:30pm (excluding the first and last week of term).

  • Tutorials are at no additional cost to families
  • Tutorials for Primary children are normally by invitation from the teacher, after the teacher has identified a particular need
  • Parent requests may be considered if numbers allow

There are two bus companies that provide a bus service to the College. 

Please contact them directly for further information:

  *  Logan Coaches - 07 5546 3077

  *  Tamborine Mountain Coaches - 07 5545 1298 or 0422 936 786

NB: Parent contact details are shared with the relevant bus company.

A bus travel concession may apply for other catchment areas. 
Tamborine Mountain College families pay a family fare when travelling on TM Coaches, ensuring comparatively low fees for bus transport ($35 per family for ten trips, equating to $3.50 each way, paid directly to TM Coach driver).

The College offers a Travel Bursary/Concession to those families who live in a catchment which does not entitle your child to receive the Beaudesert or Logan Coaches bus travel concession. For further enquiries please contact TMC Accounts Department, ph 07 5545 3644 (option 2) or