A report from SchoolTV on how parents and caregivers can support the mental health of their sons during the ATCLearns@Home phase.
Shereen Lister* ATC Drama Coordinator
Where has it gone?
Author Bernard Wong Head of Year 9
A school is a very busy place, a hive of activity with many rules to follow. At times some of our College rules are challenged by students, and I would think nothing wrong with students sharing their opinions.
It wasn’t until I left home that I realised how crucial it was that a consistent routine before bed was the key to not only a great sleep, but also ensuring that the following day I found life as the best version of myself. My mother and father were Teacher and Policeman respectively. Added to this, they were both Irish-Catholic so the non-negotiable values in our household were discipline, courtesy, manners, ‘eat everything on your plate’ and routine.
The start of the school year is always an exciting time. After a long, restful break, it’s full steam ahead into a new year of opportunities, new learning, sporting teams, music groups, cultural activities. A new year also comes with it new teachers, new classes, new routines, new lockers. But whilst there are plenty of ‘new’ things happening around us, there are also some things that remain the same, and as we begin to settle into our school routines for the year, we can lean on one of the constants in our lives, that being, our commitment to Serving others. Just as Brother Patrick Ambrose Treacy, Blessed Edmund Rice and Jesus were unwavering in their devotion to Serving others, ATC Men of Courage are called to follow this lead.