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ATConnect: Last Week Term 2 and What's Coming up in Term 3

It was a great spectacle on Wednesday with the ATC young men spread across the College ovals participating in the Annual Inter-house Athletics carnival. Like many events, ATC modifies the conventional format to best suit our community.

In addition to the usual 100m, long jump, hurdles and shot put, the boys participated in dodgeball, obstacle races, tug-a -war and vortex. Well done to Mr Capra and his team on a wonderful day.

The semester reporting process will be completed by Thursday 28 June. All students’ reports will be available on SEQTA engage. Please access your son’s report and talk to him about the successes and areas that he may need to work on.

All ATC families were emailed information regarding a new feature of the ATC Parent Lounge. This new feature will allow you to check your contact details and also share your details with the ATC Community. Please read the attached letter for full details.

Service is one of the three pillars of ATC. Last night Year 7 boys, and a number of staff, were involved in a Service Expo. Boys volunteered their time and effort across 11 local communities to learn, and to provide a connection with other communities. I congratulate Mr Sullivan and his team for organising such a positive experience for the Year 7 boys. Many other opportunities are coming up. Details are included below outlining an invitation to Year 8 boys to be involved in a community sleep out. The Winter Working Bee is on Sunday 15 July. This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to be involved in the Service program and make a difference.

I wish to thank the ATC staff who have put in an incredible amount of effort and time this semester to provide the very best support for the students. Congratulations to the boys for such a big commitment this semester. With so many activities in and out of the classroom everyone is ready for a good break. All the best for a fun and safe holiday.

Read on to find details of events over the holiday plus early in Term 3. Get your calendars out to include the Save the Dates to help be organised for Term 3..

Key dates

Monday 25 June – Friday 29 June Year 10 Work Experience Placement
Wednesday 27 June Year 6 Japan Tour
Friday 13 July Boy’s Day Out at the Rugby
Saturday 14 July Boy’s Day Out Cultural – Grease The Arena Experience
Sunday 15 July Working Bee
Sunday 15 July Operation RIMAU
Monday 16 July Day 1 Term 3
Monday 16 July Year 7 Conn Geography Excursion
Tuesday 17 July Year 7 Treacy & Wynne Geography Excursion
Tuesday 17 July Year 11 RYDA Program

Save the Date

Thursday 2 August Cyber Safety Evening 6.30pm
Monday 6 August Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings Years 4-11
Thursday 9 August Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings Years 4-11
Years 7-11 early finish 1.30pm
Saturday 11 August ATC Trivia Night
Tuesday 21 August Year 7, 2019 Parent Information Evening “Learning in the Middle School”

Formation News

2019 Senior Jersey

Orders for the 2019 Senior Jersey are now open and available for purchase on Flexischools. The poly cotton jersey design was selected by your son. Sample sizes are available in Senior Reception for the students to try on. Senior Jerseys can only be ordered through Flexischools for $80 and must be ordered by 31 August 2018. Senior Jerseys will be ready for distribution for the start of Term 1 2019. For any queries regarding jerseys, please contact the Formation Office on peapelll@atc.qld.edu.au

Year 11 Sociable

The SociABLE is an important formative event for the Year 11 students. It will be held in the Ballroom at Victoria Park, Herston Road, Herston on Tuesday 14 August. It will begin at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start and will conclude at 10:00pm. The cost will be $75 per student and $150 per double. The cost covers the hire of the function room, security, soft drinks and cocktail style food. Tickets can be purchased via Flexischools by the 16 July. Please refer to the College App for full details or alternatively contact your son’s Head of House for more information.
Beleste Dance will be conducting afternoon dance classes on the 17, 24 and 31 July from 4pm in the Xavier Centre for all year 11 students. There still are spaces left so please. Click here to sign up complete this form if you are interested in participating

Mens and Boys Building Bridges

ATC welcomes Powerhouse to facilitate the ‘Men and Boys Building Bridges. These sessions are a great way to go deeper and share an experience with other men and boys. Men who have attended the Term 2 sessions will have a big advantage here and will hit the ground running. Session times are Sunday, 5 August and 12 August. Tickets will be available to purchase via flexischools in the holidays.

Year 8 Service Opportunities

The Year 8s are invited to a community sleep out, hosted by the Darra-Jindalee Parish youth on Saturday 30 June from 5pm-Sunday 1 July 9am. Please refer to the College App or contact Mr Moffat if you require further details
Operation RIMAU was a Special Operations Unit activity that took place in Singapore during the end of the Second World War. Sadly all 23 marines involved in the operation lost their lives. As a mark of respect these brave marines are being remembered at this special event. Our involvement will be to participate in the 73rd Commemorative Service for the Operation RIMAU on Sunday 15 July. Registration is to be completed online, please refer to the College App for further details.

Cyber Safety Parent Information Evening

We welcome Susan, Australia’s foremost expert in the area of cyber safety as a guest speaker on Thursday 2 August in the Nudgee Junior Hall from 6.30pm. Please refer to the College App for more details and Click here to register for the evening

Learning News

Study/Homework Club will recommence on Wednesday 25 July (Week 2, Term 3)

Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings

Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings will take place on Monday 6 August and Thursday 9 August 2018.
Interviews for Years 7-11 will commence at 1.30pm on Thursday 9 August. Periods 5 and 6 will therefore be cancelled for all Year 7-11 students on this day. Classes will run as normal for Years 4-6. Year 7-11 students will have a number of options:-

  • Attend scheduled Parent Feedback meetings with their parents
  • Complete work in the Westcourt iCentre under supervision
  • Travel home early

Year 7, 2019 Parent Information Evening “Learning in the Middle School at ATC

The change from the Junior School to the Middle School is a significant step for students. Our experience to-date at Ambrose Treacy College has been that the key to a successful transition is to ensure that students and parents are well prepared for this move both in terms of the physical changes and the social dynamics that will accompany this change. We conduct a comprehensive induction program for families to support this transition.
To assist parents with a better understanding of what these changes will be for their sons with regards to their learning, we have decided to hold another information evening on Tuesday 21 August 2018, commencing at 6.30pm. This will be a parent only information session and the focus of the evening will be “Learning in the Middle School at ATC.”

Please refer to Mike Senior’s letter available on the College App for detailed information, including a link to RSVP.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD)

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) is a joint state and federal government initiative. The data collection is an annual national count of the number of students provided with educational adjustments as a result of their disability as defined broadly under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA). This will provide Australian schools, parents, education authorities, and the community with information about the number of students with disabilities in schools, where they are located and the adjustments they receive.
An information sheet is available from the website below for parents of students with disabilities.
Please read this information carefully before making the decision to opt out of the data collection. (NB. The NCCD involves collection of numbers only, no names are submitted.)

Study/Homework Club will recommence on Wednesday 25 July (Week 2, Term 3)

Co-curricular News

FCB Camp

Ambrose Treacy College will host this year’s FCB camp when Coaches from the Barça Academy in Barcelona – FC Barcelona’s Official Youth School of Football come to train boys and girls aged U6 – U16 from 4 – 6 July. The training will cover tactical and technical aspects of the game, focusing on individual skills necessary to master the game and a complete perspective on tactics to understand each role and position. There are full day and half day training options available. Click here for more information or to register your children. for full details.

Music

Co-curricular Music are currently seeking RSVPs for a tour to New Zealand in July next year for Symphonic Winds and Senior Singers. The tour promises to be full of fun and music making with boys being immersed in Kiwi culture. Families are reminded to click here to RSVP by Friday 22 June.
Please find attached the updated Co-curricular Music Timetable for Term 3 and note the swap in days for Big Band (Tuesdays) and Jazz Orchestra (Mondays).

Tuckshop Volunteers

Due to strict health and safety rules, we can no longer allow students to use the microwaves for heating noodles as the boiling water could cause harm. We really appreciate everything our volunteers do especially when they are feeding our hungry boys

P & F News

Boys Day Out at the Rugby

ATC P&F invites you to throw on the red jersey and back the Queensland Reds as they take on the hungry Japanese Sun Wolves at Suncorp Stadium on Friday 13 July. We continue the famous Boys’ Day Out Rugby tradition and meet at Gregory Park, Milton at 5:30pm for Pizza and drinks. It’s then a short walk to Suncorp Stadium to watch the ATC Taiko Troupe perform alongside the Reds. Book by Wednesday 20 June for the earlybird booking give away that will be drawn at College assembly. $10 Event Parking is available at One Park Road Milton which is only a short 10 minute walk to Gregory Park or the stadium. Click here to email Andrew if you require more information or call 0409 394 764
Click here to purchase your tickets before 27 June.

Working Bee

The Winter Working Bee is upon us! Mums Dads and boys can join in. Boys will earn service hours for this one. The morning kicks off at 8am and finishes up at 11am and then we’ll fire up the barbie for a quick snack! On the volunteer page you will also see information and requirements for each of the jobs. Some jobs require tools and other jobs just need hands!
Click here to volunteer for this fun morning of not so hard labour!
For more information click here to email Steve Davidson or call 0418 814 501

P&F Meeting

Our next ATC P & F Meeting will be held in term 3, Tuesday 24 July, 6.30pm in the Mt Sion Staffroom. All are welcome to share your views, give feedback and present any issues you’d like to discuss. If you’d like any further information click here to email your ATC P&F Committee.

Trivia Night – Save the Date and Save the Movie

Save the date as preparations have started for ATC’s Trivia Night, to be held on Saturday 11 August 2018. This year’s theme for the evening will be Movies. To avoid teams selecting the same movie, you must first lock in your choice with our organiser, Be Yeo-Bradshaw by email. Don’t leave it too late or only the 2 star movies will be left!

If you’d like any further information from your P&F committee or want to get involved in upcoming events, please click here to email the P&F committee.

David Gardiner
Deputy Principal
gardinerd@atc.qld.edu.au

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