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Sport, Music and all that Jazz

This week we have been interviewing students for Year 4 2018. It is a wonderful time for the college as the energy and enthusiasm that new families bring is always refreshing in the business of daily life. It is always a great source of pride for me the way our boys greet visitors and staff as we move around the campus showing potential new families our school.

As a new school, we are blessed with state-of-the-art facilities and bright, clean new classrooms, yet it is the friendly, relaxed and courteous manner of our boys that really speaks volumes to our visitors. Without exception, every person I have ever interviewed at the College comments positively on our boys. What I believe is really special about this, is that we conduct our interviews during school time, with normal school life continuing around us. There is nothing staged about our interview process. As we walk through the College, new families see our boys and staff going about their work and play, being their natural selves in an environment that lends itself to the growth and development of our boys.

As we move through classrooms and corridors, music tutor rooms, libraries, specialist areas and administration areas, the great relationship that exists between staff and students is on display for all to see. The key to the success of our college is in the relationships that exist between all members of our community and it is always wonderful to see this through the eyes of our visitors.

ATC Interhouse Cross Country

Last Friday saw the postponed Cross Country go ahead in perfect conditions. With our 5th different course in 5 years due to our ongoing construction, there is always a tough combination of grass, dirt, concrete, rises, falls, twists and turns for this event. As ever the boys of ATC rose to the challenge with many outstanding individual efforts on the day. Not only were our frontrunners pushing themselves to the limits, so too were those who might not have placed in the top 10, yet put in a great personal best effort to contribute to the house total. There can only ever be one winner of these events however, and for the first competition under the new house structure, Ulster house proved too strong on the day, winning by some 200+ points.
Congratulations also to the following age champions on the day:

This Saturday the ATC Cross Country Squad will compete at the QLD All Schools Cross Country at Kedron SHS and we are looking forward to a great final hit out in the lead up to the QCIS Cross Country Championships on Tuesday 16 May.

Annual Boys’ Day AFL
The Annual Boys’ Day Out for AFL LIONS vs WESTERN BULLDOGS match is on Saturday 5 August. This is an event for all family members (dads, mums, sons, daughters and grandparents). We will meet at 3pm for pizza & drinks and then proceed as a group into the stadium for the match. Full package includes pizza & drinks, commemorative ATC cap and ticket with prices ranging from $120 for a Family ticket (2 adults, 2 Juniors) to $25 for a Junior ticket (6-14 y/o). Reduced pricing for package without the cap and for game tickets only. Closing date Friday, 30 June 2017. Book your tickets by clicking here. Any questions, please email Scott Kiel-Chisholm.

Co-curricular Music

On Friday 5 May we celebrate Edmund Rice Day with a Mass and the Liturgy Band, Choirs and Handbell Ensembles 2 and 3 will be performing at 9.30am.
Brigidine Showcase Dress Rehearsals continue at Brigidine on Friday 5 May 3.15pm to 6pm. Boys will travel there on the school bus and be provided with afternoon tea. Parents will need to pick boys up from Brigidine at 6pm. On Thursday 11 May and Friday 12 May rehearsals will be at Brigidine from 3.15pm to 7pm. See App notifications for further details.

On Saturday 13 May the Brigidine Showcase starring ATC Symphonic Winds and ATC Senior Singers will be held. 31 Singers and 55 musicians will be performing in two concerts at 4pm and 7pm it is time to book your tickets by clicking here

The Brisbane Big Band Festival on Saturday 20 May from 12 noon at the Brisbane Jazz Club, Kangaroo Point will be a fantastic afternoon of Jazz. Tickets to the event are available by clicking here.

Thursday 18 May – 6.30 pm. Vocal, Guitar and piano students chamber concert. Please contact Mrs Scalia at music@atc.qld.edu.au if you are one of these students and will be performing.

Clubs & Activities Term 2

Please see the link below to download this term’s Clubs & Activities timetable. There are plenty of great activities to choose from with a variety of interests catered for. Please contact the coordinator if you have any queries.

Dave Capra, Director of Co-curricular Activities
caprad@atc.qld.edu.au