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TMSS State Finalist - Showcase

Tamborine Mountain State School was awarded a State Showcase Award for Excellence in Inclusive Education – Jingeri Jingeri Project. Principal, Mr Jason Smith is very proud of the acknowledgment. “There were over 300 submissions across the state for this year’s Showcase Awards, so to be considered the second highest in the state is phenomenal achievement that we couldn’t have achieved without our school leaders and staff, P&C and Community working together with a shared vision. Our journey has just begun – we look forward to the next chapter, which is to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan for TMSS.” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Education, Kate Jones were among the guests to present the Department’s top honours to the 22 recipients.
In 2011, Tamborine Mountain State School introduced their Jingeri Jingeri project which includes students, staff and the community. The projects’ purpose is to promote meaningful and sustained relationships between teachers and the Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander community, which includes Elders on Tamborine Mountain, the local Yugambeh language area and the broader school community to develop and extend knowledge, skills, understanding of and respect of Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander culture.
Photo: Elder, Aunty Ruby Sims, TMSS Principal, Jason Smith, Leonie Creed, Haydn Simmons, Adrienne Simmons, Leeton Lee, Tracey Wallace, Catherine Lee, Mary Williams, Kerrie Gamley, Beverley Leeson, Jenny Cummings, Jo de Bruyn, Brooke Fuzzard, Rory O’Connor