A Time for Reflection, Revision and Planning

Last Wednesday, ATC competed in the AIC Cross Country Championships at Curlew Park. Well done to our AIC Cross Country Team, staff, and supporters on a good effort. While still growing and with room for improvement, there were some pleasing individual and group performances and definitely some steps forward taken from last year’s debut participation. Continued commitment will see us grow in this activity.

Thank you to Mr Jarrod Turner, Head of Sport, the coaching team, and staff who contributed to a successful day. Your time, effort and dedication are greatly appreciated.

Staffing News

Ms Jane Ellice, our Middle School Counsellor concluded her time with us last Friday to begin a role with Distance Education. We thank Jane and wish her the very best in this new journey. The College is currently recruiting for this position.

Mr Sam Brown, Head of Leinster House, has been appointed Barrett House Dean at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, his alma mater. Sam finishes at ATC at the end of the term and we thank and congratulate him as the foundation Head of Leinster and wish him well. We are also currently recruiting for this position.

Mr John Saunders, Head of the Arts is commencing a position as a lecturer in education with the Australian Catholic University next term. We thank and congratulate John and wish him every success. Ms Caitlin Sneddon, currently our Art Co-ordinator has been appointed as Head of the Arts and we warmly congratulate her on this appointment.

Assessment and Absence from School

We are now in the final two week very busy time of term with assessment and quite a lot of sickness about. Thank you for your support at home and communication. If your child is absent for an extended period due to illness, I encourage you to reach out to our Learning department if you are concerned your child may miss assessment timelines or exams. For all learning enquiries, please CLICK HERE to email the Learning Office.

Please CLICK HERE for information on the ATC Assessment Policy and Procedures.

Please CLICK HERE to access the 10 – 12 Senior Illness and Misadventure form.

Extended absences of more than a week are to be requested in writing to the Principal at admin@atc.qld.edu.au. If the extended absence is approved, parents and/or caregivers need to contact their son’s Formation Leader to organise schoolwork for the period of absence. Please review the College Attendance Policy.

Long Lunch

The much-anticipated ATC Long Lunch is back! Held on College grounds on Sunday 10 September, we look forward to welcoming friends and supporters of the College with the aim of strengthening the Bursary Fund of the Ambrose Treacy College Foundation.

We're thrilled to reach out to our ATC family network to help bolster fundraising efforts for the much-anticipated 2023 ATC Foundation's Long Lunch. Our vital Sponsorship Team is the driving force behind the success of our Long Lunch, an event designed to garner crucial support to furnish life-changing bursaries for boys facing challenging circumstances.

If you find fulfillment in fostering meaningful connections within your community and aligning them with our school's vision, we would be delighted to welcome you into our dynamic Sponsorship Team this year. Your participation could make a significant difference, and we believe that together, we can transform lives. We seek your involvement to make this event a success and ask that you CLICK HERE to register your interest to assist via this form. Please contact Helen Hicks, the Foundation's Administration Officer, with any questions about this event. We look forward to hearing from you.

Community Prayers

The much loved mother of Mrs Varna Metcalf, a member of our teaching staff recently passed away. We pray for her and Mrs Metcalf who is taking leave for the remainder of the term. We thank Mr Paul Reeves for taking her classes.

Lord, we pray for those in our community who are suffering. Be with them in this time of hardship and uncertainty. Give comfort and peace to those who have lost loved ones. May their sorrow be turned into strength, and their distress turned into peace. May our hearts remain loving and pure as we seek too always be compassionate to those around us.

God bless.

Mr Chris Ryan