As the year draws to a close I would like to congratulate all our students on an exceptional year. Teaching for me is a tremendously rewarding profession; the rewards are in the experiences we are afforded to share. In particular one of the joys of teaching is to sit back at the end of the year and see the growth and changes in students over the year.
- Principal’s Message
- Formation & Service
- Co-curricular Activities
- Coming Up
- Week In Review
I am not much of a gardener. At times, I have delusions of grandeur and over-purchase plants I can’t pronounce at some trendy nursery which serves coffee and breakfast. I buy the best soil (because it comes in the smallest bags and is easy to lift). I nod haplessly, as the checkout operator gives me instructions about the care of the plants.
“Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands—all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you.” Luke 6: 38 (GNT)
Last Friday we celebrated the 16700 plus hours of service completed by students this year. Given that students have given up so much of their time, it is hoped that the ‘Good News’ stories shared during assembly highlighted the significant difference many have and are continuing to make in the community, of which we applaud. For the first time this year, we celebrated students who received an Honours Award for the considerable amount of service hours completed over a three-year period. Special mention goes to the community award winners for 2017; Shaun Adams (256 hours), Thomas VanGilst (300 hours) and Alex Davies (318 hours) – a marvellous effort from our young men.
Do you remember your own childhood swinging from the monkey bars, climbing trees and riding your bike around the neighbourhood for much of the day? Sadly, over the last 10 years much of the play equipment has disappeared from our parks and the roads have become too busy for kids to ride around. The impact of modern society is felt by our children who have a diminished physical development and lower physical capabilities.
Today was a great day for the staff and students to enjoy a day out to relax and celebrate all the wonderful achievements across ATC this year. The Year 4s had a visit to Skyzone and all the other students spent the day at WetnWild. Most students still have exams and assignments to complete for next week. Hopefully today was a well-earned break before the final completion of all tasks.
Welcome to term 4 and the fun community events that celebrate the warm weather and the final term of the year. Please mark all the dates below in your calendars, set your phone reminders and click on the links to get involved and be part of all the excitement. See you all at Jazz by the River.