Week 4 had it all – a full five days and one of the most diverse and busy weeks in the Term 2 calendar. With Year 6 away in Far North Queensland and many year levels engaging in NAPLAN tests, humanities excursions and incursions, not to mention hundreds of boys playing sport, performing music and being active in our clubs, we have had plenty of great stories and photos to share with you on our Facebook page this week!
Week 3 has been filled with prayerful celebration, plenty of Mother-son love, intense classroom learning, plus plenty of co-curricular activities. As usual, our boys have been kept very busy.
What a fantastic week 2. The highlight has been our inaugural RAW Literary Festival. The cohorts have been engaged by some outstanding guests who have spoken passionately about their love of all aspects of the literary world and passed on strategies for the boys to engage, improve and enjoy their own literary world. College assembly on Tuesday was different from our normal procedure with selected students posing questions to our special panel – Richard Yaxley (“This is my Song”); Remy Lai (“Pie in the Sky”, “Fly on the Wall”); Anisa Nandaula (slam dunk poet); and Christine Bongers (journalist and author).
The respect shown by the students at the College ANZAC Day Liturgies was impressive as students listened to the solemn proceedings that incorporated hymns, readings, ensemble performances, a laying of the wreath and the Last Post. The actions of the ANZACS were explicitly linked to the ATC Men of Courage theme to reinforce the characteristics we value so much. To commemorate ANZAC Day we also had students represent the College at the Commemoration Service in ANZAC Square on Thursday. I thank Jack Scott and Toby Rutch, Year 10, who were responsible for laying the wreath on behalf of ATC.
I hope you have enjoyed a fantastic holiday and soaked up the Autumn sunshine. I have been so pleased to be part of the EREA Football Tournament over the past 3 days and witnessing the team spirit, mateship and skill of our players across all year levels. There is a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make an event like this possible and I thank our parents and caregivers for their support in getting their sons to Nudgee College for their games.