In the 1960s English Prime Minister Harold Wilson is renowned for saying that “a week is a long time in politics”. The same can be said about sport! On Tuesday my wife Sarah sent me a text during the day to tell me that John MIllman had defeated Roger Federer, one of the biggest upsets in tennis history and a truly commendable effort for a person who has persevered through much adversity to remain focused on his goals.
As we have entered the back half of 2018, I am beginning to look ahead to 2019 and the opportunities it will present. 2019 will be a special year for ATC, with the first Year 12 cohort for the college. 2019 will offer a lot of excitement and also a degree of the unknown as every facet of the college looks to build a culture and begin a legacy.
Ekka Week is a particularly busy time in the co-curricular life of the College. I am very glad that I have had a six week break to get through it! On Monday we had our annual QCIS Track and Field Championships at the University of Queensland track and we intentionally took a slightly smaller squad of athletes who had shown dedication during our short athletics season.
Not surprisingly, many of our stories at the College begin with the 4 letter word BUSY! And it’s no different in the ATC Sports Program with a number of our sports starting their competitive season and many of our boys achieving individual success.
In only two weeks, the 2018 Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges’ Music Festival (QCMF) will commence at Villanova College in Coorparoo and ATC will once again be a huge part of this fantastic event!