ATConnect

Formation & Service

Future Proofing Your Son - DQ Digital Intelligence

16 October 2018

‘We are becoming the servants in thought, as in action, of the machine we have created to serve us.”. John Kenneth Galbraith’

Smartclones?

This week’s 80 Year Celebrations highlight the evolution of many aspects of boys from their education to engagement with popular culture. Arguably, the biggest impact on either of these aspects has been the incorporation of smartphones. Each week I speak to parents and boys in desperate need of support as the impact that smartphones have is yet to be fully appreciated.

Continue reading

How Do We Stop Our Boys From Throwing Stones?

02 October 2018

Rock throwing is prevalent in our society! Regardless of the sphere: politics, sporting arenas, reality television or social media, it is easy to cast aspersions and judgement on others. From our Prime Minister, the Wallabies, The Block or Twittersphere, it seems that someone is always willing to tell others how to better live their lives.

Continue reading

Get Gritty

12 September 2018

Last Tuesday morning the Senior students were lucky enough to listen to experienced rugby union coach and former teacher Tony McGahan. Tony has had a decorated coaching career and is also an experienced teacher. Tony presented on many important topics relevant to young men including building a team culture and how your academic performance can shape your future. He outlined that GRIT was one of the most important qualities that contributes to success.

Continue reading

When the Best Laid Plans Go Astray

04 September 2018

Where does time go? As a teacher, time is measured in either periods, weeks, or semesters. For our young men, it is often measured in the short term rather than the long game. It is incredible to think that we are again at the crunch point of another term with only one more remaining until the year is over.

Continue reading

Holding the Upper Hand

29 August 2018

We are not a competitive bunch in the least and all who know the young men of Ambrose Treacy College can attest to that. There is never a fierce fight between the Houses, never a tussle for line honours in tug-o-war, not a smidgen of ambition in the Cross Country race, no sign of sledging in dodgeball nor any argby-bargy on the basketball court. Our Interhouse competitions are friendly affairs!

Continue reading