EKKA week has been very significant at ATC in so many different ways. With multiple experiential learning opportunities, major Service initiatives and hundreds of visitors to the College, this week has turned the heat up on learning, leading and serving.
Thursday 8 August was the Feast Day of St Mary Mackillop. Mary of the Cross is the patron saint of Brisbane and Australia. She was canonised in 2010. Mary Helen MacKillop (15 January 1842 – 8 August 1909), also known as Saint Mary of the Cross, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia with an emphasis on education for the poor, particularly in country areas.
Along with over 300 other Catholic schools in Queensland this week we celebrated Catholic Education week. It is a time when all Catholic schools across the state come together to promote their distinctive mission and ethos.
The semester has started with full pace with Academic Awards assemblies and Subject Selection Meetings involving a large percentage of our families. Congratulations to the over 350 students who have been recognised this week for achieving either excellent Academic Achievement, Approach to Learning or Improvement awards this week. It was a very positive sign that with goal setting, a positive attitude, a willingness to access support and hard work, these awards are reachable for every student.
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life. In line with our vision to be an inclusive community, we celebrated NAIDOC week at ATC through a celebration of the gifts and talents that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to our community and our country.