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Coming Up in Week 5 Term 4

We have been rocked by the tragedy this week at Dreamworld and our prayers are with those affected by the loss of lives. The ATC Whole School Outing to celebrate our year is scheduled for Friday 18 November. Plans were underway for Dreamworld to be the destination again this year. Obviously this will now be reviewed in light of the recent event. The safety of the boys is always paramount in decisions that the College makes. When final plans are decided I will communicate with all families.

Key Dates

Monday 31 October St. Vinnies Christmas Appeal begins
Tuesday 1 November – P&F Melbourne Cup Ladies Luncheon BOOK NOW
Wednesday 2 November – Choral Concert
Monday 7 November & Tuesday 8 November – STEM High Achievers Day Year 7
Tuesday 8 November – Junior Band Breakfast Concert
Tuesday 8 November – Year 7&8 Immunisations
Tuesday 8 November – P&F Meeting
Thursday 10 November – Summer Concert
Friday 11 November – Service Assembly and Remembrance Day
Wednesday 23 November – Year 5 End of Year Celebration
Wednesday 23 November – Year 6 Graduation 6pm
Thursday 24 November – Year 9 Graduation
Friday 25 November – Last day of Term

To view the 2017 term dates please follow this link to our website.

New School App

The new ATC School App has been released and I encourage all families to download the app. This will provide a quick and convenient form of communicating important information to all families and in 2017 become our primary conduit for communication. Please follow the link below to download the installation and initial set-up instructions. For those families who had the old App installed, please delete this from your devices.

The new app provides easy access to all areas of College life including fast access to College contacts, the absentee line, sport and cultural messages, ATConnect, online payments, Parent Lounge and the new Media Gallery for college photos.

It is imperative that once you have installed the App, you ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS and then go SETTINGS and choose the things you want to subscribe to. This will include the sports your sons play, the cultural areas they are involved in, the after school activities they have joined and their Year Level. Once you do this, you WILL ONLY RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FOR THOSE AREAS. Detailed instructions are included in the installation guide which can be downloaded via the link below. If you have any questions, please email communications@ATC.qld.edu.au

Melbourne Cup

The ‘Race that stops a Nation’ is nearly upon us again. That means an opportunity to get together with friends and enjoy a special day. Tickets are now available to purchase for the ATC Melbourne Cup Ladies Luncheon. I am assured this is a ladies event not to be missed! Bring your friends and enjoy a day of fashion and racing. Details: Tuesday 1 November, 11am to 4pm in the Rosewood Room, Hillstone, Carawa Street, St Lucia. Your ticket ($85pp) includes a canapé lunch and a four hour drinks package which includes champagne, wine & soft drinks.

2017 NZ Ski Trip

A reminder to the parents of the skiers and snow boarders joining us on the New Zealand Ski Trip next year that the payment schedule is as outlined:
Payment 2: $500 due Friday 28 October
Payment 3: $500 due Friday 27 January
Payment 4: $550 due Friday 10 March
To finalise these payments please go to Online Payments on the ATC website. Click on School Fees and you will be directed to the College Payment Portal. Please add your Parent Code, (the first 5 numbers of your SEQTA login) your surname, the amount and your credit card details.

Tuckshop

Sushi:
• New Sushi Days are Tuesdays and Fridays
• We are now pre-ordering Sushi and Rice Paper Rolls by lunchtime the day before. So pre-order by Monday 12pm for TUESDAY and by Thursday 12pm for FRIDAY.
• We are now also supplying Vietnamese Baguettes

Other new menu items
• Check out Flexischools to see our new Iceblock range and The Bakehouse Daily Specials

Volunteers Needed
We are in need of extra hands of these final dates for 2016.
Friday 28 October
Monday 21 November
Wednesday 23 November in the Junior Tuckshop

To help out on the dates above or to return your tuckshop volunteer form for 2017 (link below) please email Danielle Milne milned@atc.qld.edu.au

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

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