As previously mentioned, Ms Belinda Emmi and Mr Dave Sullivan will conclude their time with us at the end of this term. We thank them both and wish them well in their new positions at new schools. Mr Greg Quinn, Acting Director of Administrative Operations, has also indicated that he will finish his time with us in late August. Greg is transitioning to a time of further commitment to family with another grandchild due to be born soon. Greg, like Dave Sullivan, has been an active part of the ATC story in leadership roles, teaching classes and in co-curricular activities in sport and debating. He will be missed. We have commenced the recruitment process to manage Greg’s departure in August as soon as possible.
Congratulations to Dallas and Sarah Moffat on the safe arrival of baby Hudson last week. Everyone is doing well and it is lovely to a welcome a new member to our extended community.
Indooroopilly River Walk
The opening of this facility yesterday is a significant boon for our school and local community. Safer travel between our College and the Indooroopilly train station and bridge across the river is good news for walkers, bicycle riders and scooter folk alike. Perhaps one day it will be extended past our school and a whole new entry way to ATC will be developed which would be fantastic! Who knows what the future holds. In the meantime, parents and caregivers whose sons will use this facility regularly are encouraged and thanked for emphasising safe behaviour and that we are representing our community when we access this facility which I predict will be very popular with local joggers, dog walkers and cyclists.
Co-operation with our Neighbours
I continue to receive complaints from some of our neighbours about members of our community parking over the driveways in the mornings or afternoons when doing pick-up. I appreciate it can be challenging when under time pressure to join the system but if we need to use the surrounding streets it is expected and required that we are respectful of our neighbours and don’t park over driveways or use neighbouring business properties as alternate pick-up spots please.
Rugby Family Night Out
Thank you to Andrew Taylor and the ATC Parents and Friends for organising and facilitating the Rugby Family Night Out at Suncorp for the Red vs Blues game on Friday. The Reds didn’t come away with a win but we did, with a huge crowd of ATC boys and parents almost behind the southern goal posts and our magnificent Taiko Drumming Troupe performing at the last Reds home-game of the season. We are so blessed to be able to gather like this and I thank all who came along to this friendraising event.
ATC Long Lunch
The ATC Long Lunch will be held on Sunday 12 September and we are excited to announce tickets for the event go on sale at 9:00am this Friday. The ticketing link will be shared on the College App. ATC Long Lunch tickets are sold by tables of 10 for $750, Old Boy Tickets sold individually for $25 each. We look forward to bringing the community together to support the Ambrose Treacy College Foundation. For any enquiries, please contact Helen Hicks.
I ask the community to please keep Phoenix Hammond (7 Lynch) and his family in your thoughts and prayers following the recent passing of his 93 year old grandfather. We hope that the passage of time will help heal the pain of his passing. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, may perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace. Amen.