For a nation, sadly it has become predictable that unpredictability is a feature of our societal landscape. In complete contrast to this the same could be said of life at ATC. The English playwright William Congreve once commented that ‘uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.’ Congreve’s comments could well be written about the youth of today and in particular the boys of Ambrose Treacy College.
- Principal’s Message
- Formation & Service
- Co-curricular Activities
- Coming Up
- Week In Review
For Queensland’s Senior school students, Term 3 is the most important academic time, especially Year 12 students. The folklore that says “Jacarandas in full bloom means one thing for students— it is exam time” is totally off the radar of our 21st century students. A more appropriate Brisbane folklore could be “When the Ekka Ferris wheel goes up, study, study, study.”
Work with me here. I’m using a strange analogy. At first, it’ll make little sense. Eventually, the lightbulb will turn on – I hope. Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, our social lives were akin to a cricket ball. We had a strong, core group of family and friends. It was solid yet giving – a cork like environment. Little could penetrate it. Our foundations were secure; almost rock solid.
Last night held our Term 2 and 3 Sports Awards evening and celebrations. The evening was a great success with the ATC Sporting Community gathering to share in celebrating the achievements of our boys both individually and as teams. Whilst there is a great deal of sport left in Term 4, this awards evening is the culmination of the interschool sport season. Listening to the coordinators reflect on the journey of each sport, it is hard to believe that we managed to pack so much into two terms! In addition to awarding students (see awards attachment below) it was also a great opportunity to thank those who make sport at our school possible. Again in this forum I would like to acknowledge the following group of people:
In another busy week around the College to conclude Term 3, we celebrated learning and service through various avenues including a raft regatta, a science fair, exam block and a charity sleepover. The Year 4 Regatta, an annual ATC event was held today in the pool. The rafts, made from milk bottles, are linked to our studies in Humanities and English on “The First Fleet.” Students came dressed as convicts, crewmen of a ship, judges and ship’s Captains to name a few.
Here’s the video wrap up from Mr Senior. Just type in the ATC Vimeo password for 2017 and see what we have been up to in the last week of term:
It was great to see our community come together for the sports award night held on Wednesday. As usual our band of happy helpers who form part of the ATCommunity were on hand to set up, cook, serve and clean up. This is all part of our friend-raising motto and supporting our sons’ community.