It’s the age-old question. What is the best way to measure success? From our school point of view, should it be the silverware in our cabinets in the music and sport offices? Is it the number of teams we enter competitions? Is it the percentage of students participating in programs? Is it our win/loss ratio? Is it the number of Golds we bring home from Queensland Colleges Music Festival?
- Principal’s Message
- Formation & Service
- Co-curricular Activities
- Coming Up
- Week In Review
Robotics in the Middle School
Robotics at ATC is exploding. There has been a huge uptake in the amount of students wanting to learn robotics engineering and develop their skills in programming. Year 7 and 8 students have been investigating using loops and sensor blocks to create line following programs and to complete a maze. Year 9 and 10 students have been engineering solutions to building problems and preparing for the upcoming FIRST Lego League regionals, which will commence late November. Robotics is the world’s fasting growing industry, set to hit 135 billion US dollars in 2019. Can you really afford not to learn how to code? The club meets every Thursday from 3:10 until 4:10 in K206 and team selections will start term 3. If you are interested in joining please email Mr Moss. To quote Wall-e: ‘Wall-e”’
Looking back on the past week of co-curricular life, my head spins at the variety of activities that our boys have been participating in. From the Winter Music Concert on Friday night where Mr Bannon and the percussion ensemble stole the show with a Michael Jackson number; to the first ever QCIS Debating and Chess Championships which saw our boys brave the cold of Toowoomba to battle over their chess boards and to fervently argue for the rights of elite sportsmen to earn lots money; to five of our finest junior AFL players setting off for Mackay for the U12 State Championships, the boys of ATC are certainly living their co-curricular life to the fullest.
We are proud to announce that we are starting Production Lessons and Classes at Ambrose Treacy College in Semester 2. If you are interested in learning how to create, perform, record and produce your own music using the College’s professional recording studio please download the link below to enrol in Production Lessons and Classes. Enrolments close next Wednesday 14 June. For further inforamtion please contact Co-curricular Music Administration Office.
For several reasons (injury, illness etc), the Year 9 ATC Rugby team found themselves with only 12 players last Saturday morning. We went through our warm up and hoped that a miracle might happen – a few uninjured or healthy players might show up! With five minutes to go and still only 12 players, the mood was less than positive amongst the boys. We came into the huddle for our pre-game talk with Mr Bill Walker and myself telling the boys that they had two choices. The first was to ‘throw the toys out of the cot’ and be angry, disillusioned and go into the game knowing that we were behind from the kick off. The second choice would be to make a commitment to positive play, positive talk and working as a team. The boys chose the latter.