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Term 2 Comes to an End

There has been a relaxed, contented feel the last two days as the boys have completed their assessment. Teachers will complete marking and the compilation of reports over the next few days and the reporting process will be complete by Thursday 22 June for release on SEQTA Parent Lounge.

To make sure everyone was kept busy until the 3pm bell, the final day of term held some special events including the culmination of the Year 7 Service sleepover where our guest speaker, the inspirational Nic Marchesi from Orange Sky Laundry, planted a seed of giving in the minds of our young men. The boys were able to experience the mobile showers and laundry service that Orange Sky offer to people living on the street. He also encouraged the boys to look for ways to connect with their community and help people living on the margins. Year 9 Real Talk Australia presentation took place today and Year 7 Lynch & 7 Treacy were at Wivenhoe Dam for Geography. Two showcase events rounded out the day: the hugely popular Lenten Fayre and our community End of Term Celebration Liturgy.

A series of special events for students, parents and families are scheduled for Term 3. A few of these are listed below for you to make a date claimer in your calendars. I wish to thank the ATC staff who have put in an incredible amount of effort and time this semester to provide the very best support for our students. Congratulations to the boys for such a big commitment this semester. Our overseas tours are running over the holidays and I wish all travellers a safe and happy trip discovering new cultures in Japan and honing new skills in New Zealand. Parents can follow their escapades on the College Facebook and Instagram pages.

Upcoming

Co-curricular Sport and Music timetables
All term 3 timetables will be released next week for co-curricular activities.

First Day of Term 3
Monday 10 July – Winter Uniform is compulsory

Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings
Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings will take place on Monday 7 August and Thursday 10 August 2017.
Interviews for Years 7-10 will commence at 1.30pm on Thursday 10 August. Periods 5 and 6 will therefore be cancelled for all Year 7-10 students on this day. Classes will run as normal for Years 4-6. Year 7-10 students will have a number of options:-
• Attend scheduled Parent Feedback meetings with their parents
• Complete work in the Westcourt iCentre supervised by members of the College Leadership Team
• Travel home early

Community Sleep Out – Year 8
The Year 8 group has been invited to a community sleep out, hosted by the Darra-Jindalee Parish youth on Saturday 24 June from 5:00pm – Sunday 25 June at 9:00am. The purpose of the evening is to create an awareness for the plight of ‘youth homelessness’ in Australia. Please note that this is a community event and not a college run event. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr Bernard Wong. Download the link below for full details.

ATC Story Sports
Dads and boys why not come along for an evening of fun and games in the Westcourt iCentre. Test your trivia knowledge of books and authors in a team quiz event. Prizes are awarded throughout the night with an overall award going to the winning team. Come early for a pulled pork roll and drinks to fire you up for the competition! The event is ‘free’ but do book your places online to secure a seat and a meal. Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday 18 July. Click here to register.

AFL Boys’ Day Out AFL
The Annual Boys’ Day Out for AFL LIONS vs WESTERN BULLDOGS match is on Saturday 5 August. It might seem a long way off but we need to book our tickets early for this game. This is an event for all family members so come along and enjoy the famous ATC friend-raising experience! Closing date Friday 30 June. Book your tickets by clicking here. Any questions, please email Scott Kiel-Chisholm.

P&F Trivia Night 2017
This year’s big event will be held on Saturday 29 July at 6.30pm in the NJ Hall. The theme this year is ‘Countries’. One country per table, and each table is required to have a theme song to go with their choice of country. No anthems allowed. Please book your tickets early by clicking here. If you have any queries, please email Be Yeo-Bradshaw.

Canberra Tour 2018
If you missed the information evening last week, Year 5 parents can access the Canberra Tour booklet via the link below.

With so many activities in and out of the classroom the #ambrosetreacylife keeps everyone very busy which makes for an even more enjoyable and well deserved break. I wish you all a fun and safe holiday.

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

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