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Activities and Clubs

Boys by their very nature are passionate, inquisitive and enthusiastic and our club program is designed to harness these great qualities in a variety of different formats. Each year, depending on student interest and teacher knowledge in a particular area, we offer a variety of different clubs and activities which gives boys the opportunity to celebrate their shared passion, learn more about a particular topic and to share their own knowledge with others. Clubs and activities run outside of school time and may include some weekend or holiday activities.


At ATC we use a variety of mediums to communicate with families. Our central source of information for Activities and Clubs is available in ATConnect, our online newsletter. We use the College App which is iPhone and Android compatible for notifications and alerts. Our College Facebook page is used for conveying notifications and posting photos and videos of activities and clubs. The Activity Coordinator will email communication directly to parents once students have been accepted into an activity or club.

How to Get Involved

All boys are invited to join any of our clubs by emailing the coordinator. Opportunities will be promoted initially with general information through the College newsletter ATConnect, at College assemblies, and at times via the App and Facebook page.

Anglers Club

We have a really keen group of young anglers who enjoy all things fishing. We meet once a week and aim for at least one trip off campus per term which the club always looks forward to. We have a rather diverse group of anglers who have varying capabilities. We spend the first few weeks of the year learning to tie knots, looking at different rigs, types of bait and other basics such as how to cast a line. We consistently catch fish such as catfish, bream and small mulloway off and around the pontoon. While fishing the boys really come together and get to know one another beyond the school grounds. We look forward to growing the ATCFC over the coming years and hope to see some new faces on the pontoon in 2017.
For enquiries please contact the following ATC staff:
David Sullivan

Art Club

Art Club is offered terms one, two and three. Students are invited to work collaboratively on group projects and independently on small scale artworks that are put on display throughout the year and at the annual Art Show. They are introduced to a range of art mediums and themes to inspire their creativity. Art Club spaces fill fast and you need to book your place early to avoid disappointment. There is no fee to participate in Art Club.
For enquiries please contact the following ATC staff:
Monica Willoughby

Chess Club

Coaches from Gardiner Chess challenge the boys’ minds each week with competitions, problem solving and teaching some really cool moves! Chess coaches attend each Friday afternoon to give Year 4 boys chess lessons and introduce them to the wonderful world of chess. As well, all ATC boys can attend a coaching session each Thursday morning in the Mt Sion Library. In terms 1,2 and 3 boys compete in an invitational competition held at Somerville House. This is a more formal competition with over thirty teams entered. This gives our chess players the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills that they have been learning and to also experience the more formal atmosphere of the game. The ATC House Championships is held in term 3 and the Year Level Championships are held to determine a winner from each year level. These winners then compete for the titles of Junior School Chess Champion, Middle School Chess Champion and Senior School Chess Champion.
There is no fee to participate in Chess Club.
For enquiries please contact the following ATC staff:
Sue Goonan goonans@atc.qld.edu.au
or Liza Peapell peapelll@atc.qld.edu.au

Cooking Club

The ATC Cooking Club is a club designed specifically for Year 4 students who are interested in engaging in weekly cooking classes. Each week the boys produce an amazing dish that they can eat themselves or take home to share with their family for dinner, dessert or a snack! It is so rewarding every year to see how far the boys come in developing their cooking skills. Their cutting and slicing, measuring techniques, mixing and stirring improves in leaps and bounds. Not only do the boys develop their cooking skills, but they also learn how to follow a recipe, mathematical skills (i.e ¼ cup, 250mL etc.) and how to work as part of a team. Even if all the recipes don’t quite tempt their taste buds, they are still very proud of their dish.
For enquiries please contact the following ATC staff:
Rebecca Smout

Environmental Club

Middle School students are given the opportunity to maintain the local environment along the river bank and gully beside the Middle School precinct. They have planted saplings and help care for the existing flora. They also monitor the local fauna, watching for any changes to the topography and to help preserve their natural habitat. Enviro Warriors meet once a week.
There is no fee to participate in Environmental club.
For enquiries please contact the following ATC staff:
Bernard Wong

Gardening Club

Gardening club at ATC gives an opportunity for Junior school boys to enjoy being outdoors, digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow. Gardening club meets 3 mornings a week Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7.30-8.00 am and we have lots of fun and gain manyspecial benefits. ATC gardening club is educational and develops new skills including: Responsibility for caring for plants, understanding as boys learn about cause and consequence, love of nature and the outdoor environment, physical activity in doing something fun and productive, cooperation through teamwork and lastly, creativity in finding new and exciting ways to grow food.
There is no fee to participate in Gardening Club.
For enquiries please contact the following ATC staff:
Gwenda Burton

Gamers Club – Middle School

The Secret League of Gamers (SLOG) meet each Friday afternoon in the Westcourt iCentre for the rolling of dice and playing of cards. Many an adventure has been shared by the participants of this club. We have built up a fine collection of board and card games that the boys have access to and they are always happy to teach the rules to new members. An external ‘dungeon master’ is also employed to allow the boys to take part in tabletop role-playing in the dungeons and dragons universe. It is through their co-operation, skill and luck of the dice that allow their characters to survive these sessions.
There is a nominal fee of $5 per session to participate in Gamers Club which is a contribution towards purchasing new games.
For enquiries please contact the following ATC staff:
Mark Watson

iCentre Clubs

Our two library centres, Mt Sion and Westcourt, actively promote opportunities for students to demonstrate 21st century skills. These include the ability to communicate, collaborate, think critically and be creative. As a result we offer a number of lunchtime clubs throughout the year based on the interests of boys. These clubs include coding club and makerspaces. There is no fee to participate in iCentre clubs. We also offer a Middle school bookclub once a week for those passionate about reading and members can nominate to join for a term or the whole year.
For enquiries please contact the following ATC staff:
Ros Peters

Media Club

Media Club is an emerging club where Middle and Senior students who are interested in journalism or film and TV can grab a camera and make a story! Boys are taught how to write a script, work in a team to create a story of interest for boys and use a video camera to record and review their interviews. Students are developing skills in Premier Pro software to edit their stories.
There is no fee to participate in Media Club.
For enquiries please contact the following ATC staff:
Lisa Holohan

Robotics Club Middle & Senior Schools

The Robotics Club allows students to build and program their own robotic solutions to defined problems. Robotics develops skills in algorithmic and computational thinking and builds resilience in debugging coding solutions. ATC has registered 2 teams into the First Lego League (FLL) regional competition at QUT’s Cube, which takes place in November. The FLL competition requires students to build and program a robot which completes up to 12 missions in a set timeframe. This year’s competition is entitled ‘Hydro Dynamics’ and will require the robot to complete a series of water related puzzles. In this competition the boys are required to deliver a presentation based around a wider water related issue in their local region. The club is looking to develop more sophisticate Senior robotics projects, using 3D printers and drones, leading to projects such as ‘Pie in the sky’ using a raspberry Pi to take images of the curvature of the Earth. We look forward to growing the club and building on the successes of previous years.
There is no fee to participate in Robotics Club.
For enquiries please contact the following ATC staff:
Adam Moss

Robotics & Tech Club Junior School

Tech and Robotics Club for Junior School students looks at coding and creating games through the Hopscotch program. There will be opportunities for boys to explore the use of iPads and computers and learn stop motion movie making.
There is no fee to participate in Robotics Club.
For enquiries please contact the following ATC staff:
Sam Hassett

To download a copy of the Activities and Clubs Handbook 2017 please follow the link below.

To view the Term 4 Activities and Clubs timetable please follow the link below.