80 Years of Education Celebrations
2018 sees the celebration of 80 years of education on the Witton Creek Reach of the Brisbane River. From 14 – 20 October we will reflect on the history and celebrate the future of the College with daily events culminating in the annual Jazz by the River spectacular and a Fireworks extravaganza. Please mark this week in your calendar and see our daily events listed below.
We begin the week with a special Mass being held on Sunday 14 October at 9.30am in Nudgee Junior Hall. Following Mass there will be the unveiling of the 80 Year Timeline and a morning tea. To assist with catering would you please CLICK HERE to RSVP.
Jazz by the River
Join us for the finale of our week long celebration of the Arts with the 4th instalment of Jazz by the River featuring ATC’s very own Jazz Ensembles, Singers, Drama students and visual artists. The evening will culminate with a
spectacular fireworks display over the Brisbane River. Click here to book your tickets online. Adults $25 Seniors/Concession $20 School children FREE. Please note this is a licensed event.
ATC’s Got Talent
Our celebration of community and the Arts this year promises to be extra special and we have launched the 2nd Annual Arts Week ATC’s Got Talent competition. Registrations are open and you can click here to nominate. Full details and terms and conditions of the competition are available on the College App.
Wednesday 17 August sees our inaugural opening of ARTery, our exhibition of student work from years 4-11. During the lunch hour, all staff and students are invited to Westcourt iCentre to view the art, take part in an art workshop or witness some live drawing. The exhibition formally opens in the evening, with students, staff, parents and friends invited to view the exhibition and celebrate our artists with drinks and nibbles on the Westcourt Deck. Click here to RSVP by Friday 12 October.
Another part of our Arts Week celebrations this year is the ATC Photography competition. Capture the ’Life of ATC’ with either a portrait, landscape or architectural image. Entries are open to Amateur photographers from the ATC community with prizes in the categories of Junior, Middle, Senior and Open Photographers. Great prizes to be won. To nominate, download, print and complete the Entry form via the link below. Submit to College Reception by 12 October. See the College App notice for prizes and full details.
80 Years Celebration BBQ Lunch
The Whole School will engage in House activities and share a BBQ lunch on Thursday 18 October. If you are available to assist on the day, in any of the time slots between 9am to 2pm. Please click here to volunteer.
Melbourne Cup Ladies Lunch
You are invited to the ATC Ladies Melbourne Cup Lunch on Tuesday 6 November at Hunter & Scout Graceville from 11.30am. We have exclusive access to the back courtyard to enjoy our cocktail style lunch. Tickets are only $55 per head inclusive of food and one drink on arrival. The bar will be open to purchase drinks by glass or bottle and the race will be shown live on a large screen TV. We have fantastic prizes and sweeps on the day so please join us.
Please click here to book your tickets NOW.
Night of Excellence
The History of the College
This land was part of the traditional lands of the Turrbal, Jagera and Ugarapul Peoples. On 10 July 1938, a long cherished dream of the Christian Brothers was realised with the opening of Nudgee Junior College and thus began the first 76 years of education on this site. In 2015, the Education scene in Queensland underwent a most significant change with Year 7 students becoming part of secondary with the establishment of Middle Schooling. When this was first announced some years prior, plans were implemented to change NJC from a year 4-7 primary school to a Year 4-12 Secondary College.
The name given, after much consultation, to the new college was Ambrose Treacy College after Brother Ambrose Treacy who ventured from Ireland as the leader of the very first group of Christian Brothers to come to Australia. Br Ambrose Patrick Treacy was a remarkable man who personally realised the creation of nearly 30 schools across Australia and New Zealand around the 1900’s and the new College bears his name.
The College is stronger today than it has ever been, and we gratefully acknowledge the wise stewardship of Mr Michael Senior, College Principal, who has been the driving force behind the realisation of the project, the College Board and all those who have gone before, whose clear strategic intent has made the best use of this magnificent campus.
Ambrose Treacy College opened its doors in 2015 and the new building program has continued through to 2018. As much as this is a celebration of all we have achieved, it is also a springboard for the future; a future that will demand ongoing vision and energy.
We do hope that you will join us for this week of celebration and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ambrose Treacy College for this special occasion.