Congratulations to the Swim Team Captains and the Senior AFL squad who were presented to the College Assembly this week. The Co Captains of the Swim team, Zack McArdle and Euan McArdle, will be supported by fellow Open Team Members, Tim Geers, Mitchell Densley and Xavier Cuolahan. We wish the swim squad all the best as they tackle quality swimmers in lead up meets and then the GBC Carnival at Chandler on Friday 19 March.
ATC has two tuckshops, Paddy’s Place for Years 4 to 7 and The Bakehouse for Years 8 to 12. Paddy’s Place is located in the Middle School precinct, under the Year 7 classrooms and The Bakehouse is located at Westcourt with a lovely view over the river from the lunch deck.
Our tuckshops offer nutritious and tasty meal options made fresh on site each day, including hot meals; a range of sandwiches, rolls and wraps; bakery items delivered every day; fresh fruit and salad options; and, a selection of snacks and drinks. There are also daily seasonal specials that change each term. Special dietary needs can be catered for, such as gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free.
Both tuckshops are open five days a week for first and second break and Paddy’s Place opens each day from 7.30am to serve breakfast to all year levels. Students pick up pre-ordered morning tea and lunch from their tuckshop and are also able to purchase snacks and drinks across the counter during break time.
Wednesday marked the start of Lent, a most significant time in our Catholic calendar. We share the story of Jesus and his determination to take time to reflect. It is now 40 days until Easter, the most important date in the Catholic calendar. Jesus modelled mindfulness for us and today, thousands of years later, it is important we encourage our young men to be mindful and reflective in their busy world.
The highlight of Week 3 has been the Opening Mass and Year 12 Commissioning. Rituals and symbols are very important in connecting with young men. The scenes of the Year 12 parents placing the Senior tie onto their sons was very special. It was a clear sign that these young men are now officially taking on the role of leaders across our College. The support and love displayed from the parents was very powerful.
Week 2 has been one of excellence. We have had three Academic Assemblies – across the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools – to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of over 300 students who excelled in their studies in Semester Two 2020.