• Transformation

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.

Communication

At ATC we use a variety of mediums to communicate with families. Our central source of information, notifications and alerts for Activities and Clubs is via the College App and in the College blog, ATConnect. Club Coordinators encourages you to subscribe to your son’s club once enrolled to keep up to date with all information.

How to Get Involved

All boys are invited to join any of our clubs by completing the online registration form sent out on the College App. Opportunities will be promoted initially with general information through the College App and in our blog, ATConnect.

Actors Studio

Actors Studio welcomes Year 7 – 12 students to engage in drama and team building games, character and script development, as well as role play. The program culminates in performances for the school and wider community.
Actors Studio is coordinated by Mr Paul Towner.

Chess Club

Chess lessons for Years 4-12 are offered as part of the school extra-curricular program. Chess is often referred to as “sport for the brain” and has proven to have valuable skills which enhance learning. These lessons are conducted by private tutors and held in Mt. Sion Library in Term 2 and Term 3 at 7.15am. Opportunities to practice chess skills are offered by entering competitions throughout the year.
There is a $50 fee to participate in Chess Club
Chess Club is coordinated by Mrs Leisa Lenihan.
In addition, Chess will be offered to all Year 4 boys as part of their Friday afternoon activities at the beginning of Term 3. Year 4 Chess coordinator is Mr Lawrie Gordon.

Cooking Club Year 4

Year 4 cooking club provides twenty boys per term with the opportunity to prepare and cook a different dish each week for a 6 week period. The boys develop their preparation and cooking skills, including cutting and slicing, measuring, mixing, stirring, following recipes and cleaning up, and get to take their delicious masterpiece home to their families each week. Each boy will only be involved in the cooking club for one term.
There is a $50 fee to participate in the Year 4 Cooking Club, includes an apron for each student to keep
Year 4 Cooking Club is coordinated by Mrs Gillian Nel.

Da Vinci Decathlon

The Da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. Students compete in teams of eight in regional, state and national competitions – dependent on results – across 10 disciplines: engineering, mathematics and chess, code breaking, art and poetry, science, English, ideation, creative producers, cartography and general knowledge.
Da Vinci Decathlon Teams are coordinated by Mrs Gayle Hollister.

Debating

Debating has a strong presence at ATC, with our Year 6 – 10 boys expertly guided during practice and internal and external competitions throughout the year.
Year 6 Debating coordinated by Mr Lawrie Gordon.
Year 7 – 10 Debating is coordinated by Mr Thomas Schaab.

Environmental Club

The Environmental Club is led by Middle and Senior school students with guidance and support of teachers and ground staff. The urban rainforest known as the Gully performs as the backdrop each morning where students have taken on the responsibility for regenerating and maintaining the lush green space; planting and caring for new and existing native trees, clearing the neighbouring waterways, creating inviting pathways and simply enjoying what mother nature has to offer.
The Environment Club is coordinated by Mr Bernard Wong.

Fishing Club

Fishing Club is held in Terms 2-4 for the following year groups:
Term 1 – ATC Fishing Competition
Term 2 – Year 8 – 12, including Fishing Camp to Stadbroke Island,
Term 3 –Year 7, including Fishing Camp to Tallegbudgera Creek
Term 4 – Junior School, including Day Trip to Stradbroke Island
There is a $55 fee to participate in Fishing Club and each Camp is NOT included in school fees
The Fishing Club is coordinated by Mr Simon Martin.

Gardening Club

Gardening club provides an opportunity for Junior School students to enjoy being outdoors and work collaboratively, while developing an understanding and appreciation of Mother Nature.
There is no fee to participate in Gardening Club.
Gardening club is coordinated by Ms Siobhan Brophy.

iCentre Clubs

Our two library centres, Mt Sion and Westcourt, actively promote opportunities for students from all year levels 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, but are not limited to, Book Club, Coding Club and Makerspaces.
There is no fee to participate in iCentre Clubs.
iCentre at Mt Sion is coordinated by Mrs Ellen Bray.
iCentre at Westcourt is coordinated by Mrs Ros Peters.

Junior Technology Club

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.
Junior Technology Club is coordinated by Mr Sam Hassett.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking preparation and implementation opportunities are provided for our Year 5 students, which assists their confidence and self-esteem and provides a perfect pathway into Debating for the following year.
Public Speaking is coordinated by Mrs Robyn Gainer.

Robotics Club Middle & Senior Schools

The Robotics Club allows students to build and program their own robotic solutions to defined problems. We look forward to growing the club and building on the successes of previous years.
Robotics Club is coordinated by Mr Adam Moss.

SLOGs Club

The Secret League of Gamers (SLOG) are students from Middle and Senior Schools who enjoy playing board, card, and role play games. Players of all levels and experience are invited to attend and engage in easy-to-learn, highly enjoyable games.
SLOGs Club has a fee of $50 for the year
SLOGs Club is coordinated by Mr Mark Watson.

Damien Steele
Director of Co-curricular Activities