At ATC we encourage boys to engage with Service and we promote the fact that Service is not easy but it is rewarding. Service isn’t only about helping people in need. It can bring fun, new friendships and cherished memories. For year 6 student Seamus Duell, the effort made this term to raise money for The School of St. Jude in Tanzania, will culminate in a trip to Africa to visit the students.
- Principal’s Message
- Formation & Service
- Co-curricular Activities
- Coming Up
- Week In Review
No, I’m not going on a diet – even though I perhaps should. The title of my blog is about a utopian mindset that we can take to each day. Ideally, an attitude which embraces the challenges of each day but one that isn’t consumed by negativity, regret or anxiety. A light and easy way of looking at things. Living each moment without the fear of inevitable consequence.
I have never claimed to be an academic – I can’t even turn on those new fangled calculators! However, Ms Little will tell you there are different kinds of intelligence. For example some, like Mr Quinn, are gifted mathematically like an Albert Einstein. Some like Mr Toon are gifted with emotional intelligence like a Dr Phil. Some like Mr McConnell posses a practical intelligence and can fix or build something without thinking twice like a Scotty Cam on The Block. Then there are those with aesthetic intelligence who never cease to amaze – artists like Ms Willoughby or musicians like Mr Bolt.
Work with me here. I’m using a strange analogy. At first, it’ll make little sense. Eventually, the lightbulb will turn on – I hope. Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, our social lives were akin to a cricket ball. We had a strong, core group of family and friends. It was solid yet giving – a cork like environment. Little could penetrate it. Our foundations were secure; almost rock solid.
‘Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down and the winds beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.’ Sermon on the Mount.