Correlation Doesn’t Equal Causation

19 June 2018

The fact that event A repeatedly occurs right before event B doesn’t prove that event A causes event B. Maybe they’re connected, or maybe it’s just coincidence. This is the same for both economic and public policy questions. Consumers, businesses and governments decide to do X because they believe Y will follow. But maybe it won’t, because X has nothing to do with Y. This sounds like a Maths lesson but it’s not. Read on:

Continue reading

Arguing the Point

12 June 2018

Debating at ATC has reached an approximate half way point of the season with six teams in the Senior QDU preliminary rounds of competition including one team from both Year 11 and Year 10 and two teams from both Year 9 and Year 8.

Continue reading

Learning can be Electrifying

05 June 2018

You may have been watching our Facebook page over recent weeks and seen the Science work that Year 6 have been doing. It has been centred around the topic of ‘It’s Electrifying’ and this week the unit peaked with the theme of Capacitors. The students had met the capacitor in a previous experiment while learning about electricity generation and the conversion of AC to DC. But this week was different!

Continue reading

Roboticists, AI and Everything In-between

29 May 2018

Robotics and Automation are two of the world’s fast growing industries according to According to a report published by the International Data Corporation, estimated spending on robotics and related services will reach 135 billion US dollars by 2019. The breadth of different emerging technology industries is vast and will only diversify as discoveries are made. Ranging from humanoid robotics, drone technology, military exoskeleton suits to autonomous planes trains and automobiles.

Continue reading

What’s happening in ATC Pathways?

22 May 2018

Deciding on a pathway is easy for some students and difficult for others, but the ATC Career and Pathways team aims to ensure students are provided with activities to assist them in understanding their interests, attributes, skills, and experiences to help shape their future pathway decisions.

Continue reading