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Coming Up for Week 3

Cross Country brought the whole school community together for an afternoon of action and fun. Our Cross Country enthusiasts gave good personal performances and the boys who aren’t as fond of running enjoyed the course and running with their mates. The pumping music at the finish line, supplied by Mr Bolt helped give Ulster the win, Leinster came in 2nd place, Connacht 3rd and Munster in 4th place. Overall there were some solid performances and it was a great way to start the long weekend.

Coming Up

Monday 1 May – Labour Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 2 May – WTB Cross Country
Tuesday 2 May – Year 5 Public Speaking
Tuesday 2 May – P&F Meeting 6.30pm
Wednesday 3 May – QDU Debating and Public Speaking
Wednesday 3 May – Junior School Signum Fidei Breakfast
Thursday 4 May – Middle & Senior School Signum Fidei Breakfast
Thursday 4 May – BID Cross Country
Friday 5 May – Edmund Rice Mass 9.15
Friday 5 May – Brigidine/ATC Musical Showcase Rehearsal

Winter Uniform
Students are required to wear their full formal uniform including suitcoat, tie and College badges from Monday 15 May. The winter uniform is to be worn from Mothers’ Day to Fathers’ Day each year. The badges are viewed as part of the formal uniform. To promote the pillars of Learning, Leadership and Service the students are provided with a specific badge at the start of each ‘School’ ie Year 4, 7 and 9. The Junior School students receive a ‘Book’ badge, the Middle School students a ‘Cross’ badge and the Senior students, a ‘Star’ badge. The College Crest should be worn on the right lapel with the additional badges on the left lapel. These should not be worn on the College tie.

How to wear your badges correctly.

Book these events

Mothers’ Day Breakfast
The P&F are again organising a wonderful breakfast to celebrate the wonderful mothers in our community. Please book your tickets this week to assist with planning and catering. It will be held on the Westcourt Deck overlooking the river on Friday 12 May from 6.30am. Please join us for this special occasion. Book your tickets by clicking here.

Brigidine College and Ambrose Treacy College present a Showcase Spectacular on Saturday 13 May. Performances are 4.00pm and 7.00pm in Kildare Hall, Brigidine College. Tickets are available by clicking here

The ATC Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the Brisbane Jazz Club Jazz Festival on Saturday 20 May. Tickets will be available via the Brisbane Jazz Club Link by clicking here.

College Calendar Changes
Any changes made to the College Calendar throughout the year can be viewed on the Parent Lounge. Please note the following changes to the Calendar in Term 2

  • Year 7 Retreat – re-scheduled to Friday 12 May

  • Brigidine Musical – re-scheduled to Saturday 13 May

  • Year 5 Retreat – re-scheduled to Friday 19 May

College Photos
Wednesday 17 May – Formal Photos, Co-curricular Music Groups and Clubs
Thursday 17 August – All Sporting Co-curricular Photos

Homework Club – Middle/Senior School
Homework/Study Club will begin on Tuesday 2 May – Week 3. Homework club will be held each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon 3.15pm – 4.30pm and is a FREE service offered to Middle and Senior School students. It is held in the Westcourt iCentre and its purpose is to provide students with a quiet, supervised environment to do their homework or study. If the boys have specific questions in regards to homework they can ask the supervisors for help. This is not a tutoring service.

Maths Tutoring – Junior School
This year we will be offering students who may need additional assistance in mathematics an opportunity to participate in peer tutorials. These sessions reinforce and give spaced practice for students who may need additional work on concepts covered in class. This program has been designed to create a link between junior school and more senior students, as well as providing vital revision opportunities. The focus of this program is to give assistance to students who may not receive extra support during the school day. Full details are on the App.

Tuckshop News
Check out our new ‘Daily Specials’ available from THE BAKEHOUSE
• Baked Potatoes with toppings
• Chicken Korma Curry
• Burrito with Mexican Beef & Beans
• Mexican Beef & Beans – can be added to Nachos or Baked Potatoes
These menu items are only available to students in years 8, 9 & 10. Check out to order online.

Being a tuckshop volunteer is a great opportunity to meet other mums and dads if you are new to the school. The environment is fun and friendly. You even get free lunch and a cuppa at morning tea! In particular, Junior School tuckshop needs help on Tuesday 23 May and Wednesday 24 May. The Middle/Senior School tuckshop needs help Thursday 4 May, every Friday from 12 May and Wednesday 31 May. Please email Danielle Milne:

App Tips
This is the time to set your subscriptions properly so you can manage communication received from the College. Follow these instructions so you are not inundated with messages that are irrelevant to your family.
Firstly OPEN the app and then click on the SETTINGS cogwheel on the right hand side of the front page.
Next, click on SUBSCRIPTIONS
Next, deselect all Clubs and Activities by clicking on the blue ‘Select All’ tab
Next, scroll down to Culture and click on the blue ‘Select All’ tab to deselect all Culture.
Next, scroll down to Sport and click on the blue ‘Select All’ tab to deselect all Sports.
Next, scroll down to ‘Year levels” click on the blue ‘Select All’ tab to deselect all Year Levels.
Lastly, scroll back up to the top and click only on the activities, sports & culture your son is involved in and lastly, click on your son’s year level.
Then you will ONLY receive notices relevant to your son/s. You will no longer receive notices for any other year level or activities that your son doesn’t participate in.
Depending on the activities you son participates in, you should only receive on average 3 – 5 messages per week. Please don’t hesitate to email the Communications Office if you need further assistance. We are happy to talk you through this process over the phone.

David Gardiner, Deputy Principal