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Screen Time on the Holidays

12 January 2021

How much is enough?

Jane Ellice Staff Blogger
For those of you who don’t know me, I am the Middle School Counsellor at ATC. Probably more importantly, for the purposes of this article, I am also a mum of two girls 15 and 13, and an 11 year old boy. I am smack bang in the middle of working out how to parent adolescents with regards to screen time – particularly over the holidays…. ‘Don’t think you are going to be spending all day, every day on your phone or PlayStation…..it is NOT going to happen!!’

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Building a Better Brisbane

02 December 2020

Student Blogger
Linus Borger

Undoubtedly, the events that have unfolded during 2020 – namely COVID-19 – were unforeseen for everyone. The pandemic flipped the script for us all, forcing the entire Nation, at some stage, to lock down at home and take a different approach as to going about our daily lives. But the pandemic doesn’t stop the need for governing and the provision of public services and facilities, particularly at the local government level.

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Final Captain's Blog – Lessons in Leadership

04 November 2020

When reflecting on the year, it is impossible not to consider the numerous lessons I have learnt. Leadership is very much a learn-on-the-job experience and while it has not all been smooth sailing this year, I’ve had the privilege of many wonderful mentors who have guided me along the way.

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The Communication Conundrum

27 October 2020

As your sons complete this extraordinary year it is timely that reflect on how you can support them to finish strong across all their commitments. One of the best predictors of your son’s wellbeing is their relationship with you! As the COVID-19 Pandemic has revealed you provide a model for him of how to deal with difficult situations and how to view the world.

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Tom Perissinotto - Maximum Impact

16 September 2020

College Captain Thomas Perissinotto is an outstanding student, and has just been named as one of Brisbane’s most influential students. He has always been very active in fundraising for charities and supporting awareness initiatives and at the beginning of the year, he and a group of ATC students and staff, travelled to India as part of our Immersion Program.

Most of the activities in India centred around supporting the charity Friends of Mithra in Chennai, which is focused on making life better for children and young adults with multiple disabilities. Friends of Mithra is a vehicle for raising much needed funds to keep Mithra Rehabilitation Centre viable.

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