Within the context of Ambrose Treacy College values of learning, service and leadership, we identify the Claddagh as the symbol of a balanced, holistic and inclusive sporting program.
In bringing together the head, heart and hands, we seek to engage all boys in school, club, community and representative pathways that will shape them as men of knowledge, integrity and physical capability.
This pathway will be characterised by athletes who have:
• Knowledgeable, confident and determined minds (head)
that know the value of lifelong engagement in physical activity and wellbeing.
• Skilful, strong and decisive hands that compliment bodies of speed, strength and stamina.
• Courageous, loyal and inspired hearts that demonstrate deep levels of integrity in all aspects of training and competition.
ATC Sport Framework and Continuum
At Ambrose Treacy College we aim to include all members of our community in quality sporting opportunities that promote enjoyment, engagement and achievement. Each boy can realise his own love of sport at the level and in the context that he chooses.
ATC Sport Department Contacts
Mr Nathan Burgess, Head of Sport and Activities
Mrs Lisa Mortlock, Sport Administration Officer
At ATC we use a variety of mediums to communicate with parents. Our central source of information for Sport is available on ATConnect, our online newsletter. We use the College App which is iPhone and Android compatible for notifications and alerts. Our College Facebook is used for conveying weather and sports notifications as well as posting sport photos and videos. Activity coordinators, coaches and managers will also use SEQTA Engage to email communication directly to parents once students are signed up and involved in particular sports and activities.
Participation in Sport at ATC
During your son/s time at ATC he will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of Sports and Activities. Whilst participation is not compulsory, we strongly encourage boys to seek to engage in a variety of different activities throughout the year. Co-curricular activities are a significant part of life in our College and contribute to the holistic education that we offer our boys. Once boys commit to a sport, they are expected to attend all training sessions, meetings and fixtures to fulfil their commitments to their team mates and the College. Managing co-curricular and academic life at ATC provides valuable life lessons and we support boys to ensure they maintain a good balance in their lives.
Parent Support of ATC Sport and Activities
At ATC we have a dedicated and motivated teaching and coaching staff who work tirelessly to provide great opportunities for our boys in addition to their core academic responsibilities. Parents are invited to support the facilitation of co-curricular activities. A great way to become involved in your son’s sport is through the ATC Sport Support Group. The group meets regularly and assists the Sport Department in a variety of ways. These include assisting with game day setup, canteens and BBQs, managing teams, officiating, scoring and in some cases assisting with coaching. This is a great way to get to know your parent and staff community and to contribute to the life of the College. Please contact ATC Parents and Friends Sport Support Group at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
How to get involved
Co-curricular opportunities will be promoted initially with general information through ATC Connect, at College assemblies and at times via the App, email and Facebook. We encourage boys to take responsibility for attending sign on days and for seeking out activity coordinators if they miss an initial sign on opportunity. Once boys sign on for an activity, information regarding the trials process and team allocation will be provided. Once boys nominate to participate in a sport or activity it is expected that they follow through until the end of the season.
A Sport for Every Boy
To download a copy of the current Sport Handbook for a full list of all sports offered at ATC, the sport uniforms and details of each sport please visit the College App.
Director of Co-curricular Activities