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Coming Up in Week 5

After four weeks of a ‘soft launch’ to our Latest News blog, we have taken feedback from members of the P&F at their meeting on Tuesday night. Consequently, we have made some slight changes to the headings of the blog. You will notice there is a separate tab for Parents and Friends to provide access to information on events that have been organised by the P&F committee and sub committees including year level events and whole College events.

We have also renamed the ‘Coming Up’ tab to ‘Deputy Principal’. My article will now include news and information of community events and key dates in the College calendar.

Navigating Around the New Blog

1.Because our blog is live on our website, you can conveniently use the ‘SEARCH’ engine at the top right hand side of the ATC website to look for information regarding any specific topic for example: ‘rugby draw’ will bring up the season game draw.

2.The blog is designed that the back arrow does not need to be used. Once in the blog to navigate around, always click on ‘All>’ or ‘<Back to Latest News’ links that appear at the top right of the page you are reading.

Our newsletter is an important aspect of our communication with our wider community. Typically NJC and ATC have produced a traditional newsletter. Due to the extensive range of activities that occur that old style of newsletter ran to a lengthy document. Much research was undertaken and decisions made to improve the form, function and availability of information to our College community.

Our latest blog format has been implemented and launched to address these growing needs of our community. We appreciate this is a significantly different style to our traditional PDF format but many news and information services have recently changed to a blog format. It provides targeted access to the information that you need via specific tabs.

The blog tabs are:
PRINCIPAL, DEPUTY PRINCIPAL, LEARNING, FORMATION, SERVICE PROGRAM, PERFOMRING ARTS, SPORT, ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS, PARENTS AND FRIENDS, COMMUNITY INFORMATION, INFORMATION SERVCES and WEEK IN REVIEW.

We hope you find the blog useful and with practice, an easy and convenient tool to find relevant information quickly.

Mothers’ Day Stall

Don’t forget the Mothers’ Day stall tomorrow. It is being held at 10.30am and all students can buy a maximum of 2 showbags. Show Bags are $6 each and raffle tickets are $1. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our ATC mums and carers a wonderful and happy Mothers’ Day.

Transport Assistance

Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NSSTAS) provides financial assistance for families transporting students to non-state schools in Queensland. If you would like to apply for this rebate please visit the school transport website to see if you quality for financial assistance to help with the cost of transport. Click here Please apply by 31 May 2016 as late applications cannot be accepted.

Important Dates

6 May Mothers’ day breakfast 6.30am and Mothers’ Day stall 10am
6 May Edmund Rice mass 9.20am in the hall
7 May Community Mass in the Chapel at 5.30pm ALL WELCOME
13 May Year 7 mass 9.20am in the chapel
17 May iCentre Westcourt Opening Celebration
21 May Big Band performs at Brisbane Jazz Club
25 May Queensland Youth Music Awards Junior Choir
28 May 2016 Youth Handbell Festival Coorparoo Secondary College
30 May – Qld Youth Music Awards – Middle School Singers

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