The journey of the spiritual in an increasingly secular world is challenging for people of all ages. My greatest mentor and dear friend, Brother Vic Larkin, who was the Director of the Xavier Noviciate Training Centre for the Christian Brothers here on our school site, was an amazing man.
I was witness to greatness last Friday when Mr Wong, Head of Year 8, sunk a 30 metre putt to win zooper doopers for his whole year level at the Middle School Assembly to ritualise and celebrate the start of the year. This miracle was performed under great pressure because if I had sunk my putt, the staff won the ice blocks. I shanked it of course and the staff present still aren’t speaking to me!
Feeling like we are part of something bigger than ourselves.
New life has burst into action at ATC over the past few days. This year, we have 1321 students and 185 staff. Over 200 of our boys are new to the College and we have 33 new members of staff so along with the smiling faces (mostly!) of our returning students and staff, there is plenty of new life as we begin our 2021 journey.
Warm congratulations to Year 9 student, Matthew Perissinotto on winning an ICAS medal for English. ICAS, the International Competition and Assessment for Schools, is conducted through the University of New South Wales. Matthew participated in a multiple choice reading and comprehension test and his results place him among the top students throughout Australia. We look forward to presenting Matthew with his medal later this week and celebrating his achievement as an Ambrose Treacy College student.