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Coming Up in Week 4 Term 3

We thank you for allowing us to work with you in helping to form your son into a fine young man who can make a difference to those around him. One small example of this was the significant turn out last Saturday by the families of our brand new subject, Food Technology, to help set up the resources for that subject. Afterwards one young man reflected to his Dad, ‘Haven’t we got a great community at ATC”. A rich learning opportunity for that young man and those who volunteered alongside him.

Key Dates

Friday 29 July NAIDOC Mass 9.00am – all families are invited.
Saturday 30 July P&F Trivia Night
Monday 1 August Let’s Chat Parent Information Evening
Tuesday 2 August ICAS English – Years 4,6,8
Tuesday 2 August Year 4 Round 1 Winners – Cook Off
Tuesday 2 August P&F Meeting 6.30pm
Wednesday 3 August Year 10 2017 Subject Selection Pathway Evening 18.30
Thursday 4 August Year 9 2017 Subject Selection Pathway Evening 18.30
Friday 5 August Year 5 Eureka Gold Rush excursion 8am-3pm
Friday 5 August Year 9 Retreat
Tuesday 9 August Ambrose Treacy Day / Celebrate Learning
NB: Tuckshop will be open for breakfast but closed for morning tea and lunch so that a sausage sizzle can be co-ordinated for Celebrate Learning Day (whole school).
11-14 August QCMF (full details in Performing Arts section)
Sunday 14 August Somerville Chess Competition
Tuesday 16 August Reading Hour Mt Sion iCentre

Performing Arts
Full details of all Performing Arts events can be found in the “Performing Arts”:http://www.atc.qld.edu.au/news/performing-arts-news-week-3-term-3 section of ATConnect

Coming up is QCMF at Villanova College and St James’ Church, Coorparoo and the Formal Concert on 27 August at ERPAC. A Date Claimer is out for Jazz by the River to be held on October 15 – tickets will go on sale on 15 August.

Lets Chat Parent Information Night
An information evening for Junior School parents presenting the details of the Formation program for Years 4, 5 and 6 will be held on Monday 1 August at 6.30pm in the Chapel. This session will be presented by a representative of Let’s Chat Education. Our school’s Formation program covers a wide range of education matter, including self-awareness, social self, safe living and sexual self. The topic for this term aims to encourage students to make informed decisions about their lifestyle and will be implemented in a manner that supports the role of parents, and reflects the Catholic values and ethos of the College.

Mt Sion Reading Hour
Parents are invited to our “Reading Hour” which will include a Storytime as well as a chance to explore our library and read with your son. A light supper will be served. The library is a magical place to be at night and this event has been enjoyed by many families in previous years. Please join us on Tuesday 16 August from 7 – 8pm in Mount Sion Library. For Catering purposes please RSVP by Monday 15 August at

Bus Passes – Flexischools
ATC and Flexischools are happy to announce that most of our “ONLINE PAYMENTS” can be accessed through www.flexischools.com.au. Families can pay for extra activities, including bus passes through Flexischools. To access these payments please login to Flexischools and select the online payment appropriate to your son and follow the prompts. If you have not set up an account, Select ‘Register’ and follow the prompt to set up an ONLINE ACCOUNT, make sure you enter your son’s Card number. We are also pleased to announce that part of this new agreement is that we have been able to remove the online order fees for parents. If you would like to avoid the credit card fees, please utilise the direct debit option to top up your account (Please allow 3 days for funds to transfer)

Correspondence
Two important documents were emailed this week to our Year 8 and Year 9 parents. Please take the time to download these booklets and speak with your sons with regards to pathways and subjects in 2017.

Year 9 2017 Subject Selection Booklet
Please follow the link below to download the Subject Selection Pathway booklet

Year 10 2017 2017 Pathways and Subject Selection Handbook
Please follow the link below to download the Year 10 2017 Pathways and Subject Selection Handbook.

Mr David Gardiner, Deputy Principal
gardinerd@atc.qld.edu.au.

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