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Coming Up Week 10

Aidan Mackintosh performing with the Brass Ensemble at last week's Winter Concert

Congratulations to our Junior Choir, Junior Chamber Choir, Junior Handbell Ensemble and Junior Instrumental Ensembles for a fantastic concert last Thursday evening. Our young performers are now so talented that they are ready to perform at the Concert Hall of QPAC! This week I was very pleased to see a significant group of Year 7-9 boys in the Westcourt iCentre after school preparing for their exams. This was part of our Homework /Study Club. I am a fan of group work, particularly when it is in a ‘study environment’ and supported by adults.

Homework/Study Club is held each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 3.15pm – 4.30pm and is a FREE service offered to Middle School students. It is held in the Westcourt iCentre and its purpose is to provide Middle School students a quiet, supervised environment to do their homework or study. This is not a tutoring service but if the boys have specific questions in regards to homework they can ask the supervising teachers for help. This term’s Homework/Study Club will conclude this week and recommence in Term 3 on Tuesday 19 July (Week 2).

Upcoming Dates

Thurs 9 June TONIGHT Middle School Parents Function
Sat 11 June AFL Boys Day Out at the Gabba
Mon 13 June Mums’ Connect 6.30pm
Mon 13 June Reader’s Cup Brisbane West Competition
Tues 14 June Winter Concert – Middle School
Wed 15 June ATC Inter-house Athletics Carnival at UQ
Thurs 16 June Year 7 Wynne and Lynch (Connolly/Webb) Wivenhoe Geography Excursion
Thurs 16 June Year 4 Science Centre Excursion
Fri 17 June Year 7 Campbell and Treacy (Mr Baumber) Wivenhoe Geography Excursion
Fri17 June Last Day of Term 2
Thur 23 June Release of Semester 1 Report Cards
Thur 23 June Opening of SOBS for Parent Teacher booking
Mon 11 July Pupil free day – Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings
Tues 12 July First day of term 3
Tues/Wed 12 & 13 July Year 9 Study Skills Workshops
Wed 13 July Year 7 Nolan and Bodkin (Ms Paton) Wivenhoe Geography Excursion
Thurs 14 July Year 5 Forensic Incursion
Thursday 14 July Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings
Friday 15 July Year 5 Mass 9.20am in The Chapel of St Joseph
Sat 30 July P&F Trivia Night

Upcoming Events

The Middle School Winter Concert
The Middle School Winter Concert will be held in the Hall on Tuesday 14 June 2016. Food from the sizzling BBQ will be served from 5pm along with drinks from the cash bar and pre-entertainment from 5.45pm. The evenings main act will commence promptly at 6.30pm. Full details in the Performing Arts tab.

Interhouse Athletics Carnival
Please note the tuckshops at ATC will NOT be open on this day
Date: Wednesday 15 June
Venue: UQ Athletics Track, Sir William Macgregor Drive, St Lucia
Time: 8.25am to 2.45pm
Transport: Boys can be dropped off at the UQ Track between 8.00am and 8.25am
BBL Buses – ATC Bus 1 and Bus 2 will be redirected to UQ for both morning and afternoon runs.
• Southern Cross – S63 & S64 will be redirected to UQ for both morning and afternoon runs.
• Buses will also depart from the Central Pick up area at ATC at 8.00am, and return from UQ to ATC after the carnival arriving back around 3.10pm. If your son is travelling on this bus you MUST book a seat by emailing Mrs Champion championa@atc.qld.edu.au
• Boys can be collected from the drop off area at the UQ track between 2.45pm and 3.05pm
Food: Boys are to bring their own lunches, a canteen with limited food items will be open
Sun Safety: Boys are to wear the ATC School Hat, bring a drink bottle and apply sunscreen regularly.
Uniform: Boys are to wear their full ATC Sport Uniform and school hat. Boys are not to wear singlets
Competition: It is a House carnival and are boys are expected to participate – every boy will participate in a minimum of 7 events

Vacation Care
Camp Australia’s holiday program for ATC will run from Monday 27 June – Friday 8 July 2016. Siblings and friends of the College are more than welcome. Please remember to book online so you don’t miss out on Camp Australia’s exciting holiday program Feel free to visit Michelle, our onsite coordinator, if you would like to talk to her about the service or take a look at the facilities. Michelle: 0450776873

Save the Date – Jazz by the River 2016
Our inaugural Jazz by the River in 2015 drew a crowd of over 700 people. It was a special occasion celebrating the Arts at ATC on the lawn beside our Brisbane River. Preparations are well underway for the 2016 Jazz by the River and we look forward to another Cultural extravaganza. This year Jazz by the River – A Celebration of the Arts will be held on Saturday 15 October 4.00pm-7.30pm. Our Guest Performer is Tamara O’Callaghan.

Flexischools update

ATC and Flexischools are happy to announce that most of our “ONLINE PAYMENTS” will shortly be accessed through www.flexischools.com.au. From Monday 20th June you can pay for extra activities, including bus passes through Flexischools. To access these payments please login to Flexischools Website:
Flexischools and select the online payment appropriate to your son and follow the prompts. If you have any queries please contact Danielle MilneTuckshop convenor.

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)

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on Students with Disability (NCCD)

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) is a joint state and federal government initiative.From 2015, all schools across Australia have taken part in the implementation of a new national data collection on school students with disability. The data will provide information about the number of students with disability in schools, where they are located and the level of adjustments they receive. The Data Collection is an annual national count of the number of students provided with educational adjustments as a result of their disability, as defined broadly under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992(DDA). Information will be recorded in such a way that no child can be identified. Student names will not be collected. Inclusion in the data collection is voluntary. If you wish your young person to be excluded from this, you can choose to opt-out of the data collection by informing the school in writing no later than June 17, 2016. (Last day of term) Further information is available at www.education.gov.au/what-nationally-consistent-collection-data-school-students-disabilty

Please contact Ms Deborah Butler, Head of Exceptional Learners, butlerd@atc.qld.edu.au for any additional information or concerns about the process.

Enjoy the last week of Term 2. A reminder that the term concludes on Friday 17 June at 3pm.

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

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