It was great to recognise our achievers across all year levels at last week’s Celebration of Excellence. Mr Peter Chapman, Director of Support for the Northern Region of Edmund Rice Education Australia joined us as our special guest and was delighted to meet our boys and see our continued growth. We look forward to sharing the online video package of this celebration tomorrow so that families can watch and share the link with extended family members to see your special young man receiving his award.
Staff Blogger, Hayley McDonald Inclusive Practices Coordinator – Senior School
As I am sure you’ve heard nearly a thousand times that 2020 has been a year like no other! How many times have we had to pick ourselves up and get going again? Our Senior class of 2020 are a band of warriors that you cannot keep down.
As your sons complete this extraordinary year it is timely that reflect on how you can support them to finish strong across all their commitments. One of the best predictors of your son’s wellbeing is their relationship with you! As the COVID-19 Pandemic has revealed you provide a model for him of how to deal with difficult situations and how to view the world.
A closer look at Mrs Catherine Esbensen
Our talented Mrs Esbensen teaches oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon and saxophone at ATC and has been a member of the Music Department ‘Dream Team’ since 1999.
Today the College was a sea of pink as students and staff came out in force for our annual ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ initiative to support breast cancer awareness and research. Through dialogue, fundraising and research we all hope that one day we will see a world where breast cancer no longer takes the lives of the people we love. That day depends on what we do as a community and the National Breast Cancer Foundation will receive a donation next week thanks to the generosity of our students, parents and staff.