A big, pine needle Christmas tree went up in the Edmund Rice Building foyer last week and it was a strong sign that the year is drawing to a close. Christmas trees are a powerful symbol of this special time of the year.
Our third group of Seniors, the young men of 2021, graduate on Thursday. We look forward to the rituals of celebration with them and their families and wish them health, happiness and success in their chosen paths. We thank them for their contribution to the ATC story.
Our Year 12 students continue to manage the demands of the extended external exam process well. Some fellows have finished now and are looking forward to Valedictory celebrations on Thursday 18 November. There are some major assessments this week to go with hard hitters such as Chemistry today and Physics later in the week along with Modern History and Japanese – plenty to come.
This week, the College engages with the Non State Schools Accreditation Board process for reviewing compliance of our policies, processes and resources for our ongoing registration. We look forward to welcoming experienced educators, Ms Alison Terrey and Mr Paul Begg to lead and assist us in the facilitation of this process.
Our group of Year 12 fellows are underway with their exams with the Music and Economics students leading the way last Friday and a large contingent gathering for breakfast before the General English exam this morning. We continue to pray and hope for their safe passage during this time.