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Coming Up for Week 4

The highlight of the week has been the two Signum Fidei breakfasts held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Signum Fidei – Sign of Faith, is the College motto retained from Nudgee Junior College to acknowledge our history. The breakfasts aim to acknowledge the students in the Junior and the Middle/Senior Schools who have been a ‘Sign of Faith’ through their actions in the areas of Learning, Leadership and Service.

It was fantastic to see so many proud young men and their equally proud parents, join us for a breakfast overlooking the river. We too are proud of these young men who, often quietly, go about doing the little things right. They are a wonderful example of what we strive to develop in all the young men of ATC.

Coming Up

Today – Edmund Rice Mass 9.15am in Hall
Today – Brigidine/ATC Musical Showcase Rehearsal
Monday 8 May – Year 4 Big Bang Science
Tuesday 9 May, Wednesday 10 May & Thursday 11 May – NAPLAN Years 5, 7, & 9
Wednesday 10 May – QDU Debating
Friday 12 May – Mothers’ Day Breakfast
Friday 12 May – St Marks Celebration Day – 5 Bodkin & 5 Nolan
Friday 12 May – Guitar Ensemble performing on Assembly
Thursday 11 and Friday 12 May – Brigidine Showcase Dress Rehearsals
Friday 12 May – Year 7 Retreat
Saturday 13 May – Brigidine/ATC Showcase Spectacular
Monday 15 May – Full Formal Uniform
Monday 15 May – Year 7 Immunisation
Tuesday 16 May – QCIS Cross Country, Warwick
Tuesday 16 May – Year 5 Public Speaking & Year 6 Debating
Wednesday 17 May – College Formal Photo day
Wednesday 17 May – QDU Debating
Thursday 18 May – Vocal Guitar and Piano Concert in Chapel
Thursday 18 May – Year 5 St Helena Island excursion
Thursday 18 May – ATC Sport Education Breakfast
Thursday 18 May – Year 10 Geography Excursion
Friday 19 May – Year 5 Retreat
Saturday 20 May – ATC Jazz Orchestra performing at Brisbane Big Band Festival
Tuesday 23 May – Dr Ian Hunter’s Parent forum
Friday 26 May – year 6 Mass 9.15am
Saturday 27 May – Community Mass 5.30pm

Calendar Changes
The Year 6 Parent Evening scheduled for Saturday 3 June 2017 has been postponed.

Homework Club begins
Homework club will be held each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 3.15pm – 4.30pm and is a FREE service offered to Middle and Senior School students. It is held in the Westcourt iCentre. It is a great chance to complete homework and assignments in a quiet study area with staff support.

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. Full details are on the App.

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. Replacement badges can be purchased from Student Reception for $5.00

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.

Year 7 Retreat
The Year 7 Retreat will take place on Friday 12 May. The purpose of the Retreat is to provide an opportunity for the boys to reflect on the young man that they presently are, and the person that they would like to become. There will be three key components to the retreat; what does it mean to be a teenager, how do our present decisions shape our future opportunities; and Team building and communication. It will be a day which engages students through examples of Faith in Action, further preparing them for their role as Middle School students and servant leaders. It is expected all Year 7 students attend this important formation day. Please refer to Matt Warr’s app notification and letter (download link below) for Donation Tickets for each Homeroom.

Dr Ian Hunter Parent Evening
ATC invites parents to attend an evening with Dr Ian Hunter from Write That Essay on Tuesday 23 May from 6.30 pm as part of our ongoing commitment to improving outcomes for boys. The evening will particularly focus on building fluency through sentence variation. Staff worked with Ian earlier in the year, and found his address to be one of the best professional development sessions in their career. Ian has worked extensively to improve outcomes for boys across countries, including in New Zealand, Singapore and America. The evening will run in seminar format, in groups, so there will be a cap on numbers. The evening will be suitable for all parents, regardless of the grade your son is in. Research has shown that proficiency in writing is critical to student outcomes and opportunities. Parents play an important role both in modelling literacies, as well as in partnering with teachers, in having learning conversations with students. RSVP will be via Flexischools to book your seat. There are limited spaces so be quick.

Year 6 Mass
The celebration of Mass is a means to bring the community together, listen to scripture, give thanks and be united in Holy Communion. We would like to warmly invite you to attend our Year 6 Mass on Friday 26 May 2017 at 9.15am in The Chapel of St Joseph. Year 6 students are expected to wear their full formal uniform to the mass. There will be a shared Morning Tea for parents afterwards. If all attending parents could please bring a plate, a wonderful sense of community can be established. Further information is on the College App.

Term 2 Activities and Clubs
At ATC we view it being important for students to be involved in the ‘life’ of the College. Hence a diverse range of sporting, cultural, activities and clubs are offered to provide as many opportunities as possible for each student to be involved. The Activities and Club program is in full swing and includes the activities below. I encourage all families to consider the extensive range of activities including: Chess Club, Gardening Club, Environmental Club, Fishing Club, Art Club, Homework|Study Club, Year 4 Tech / Robotics, Year 4 Cooking, Slog Board Gaming Club (Secret Life Of Gamers), TV Media Club, Robotics Club. For the full timetable please follow the link below to download.

Tuckshop News

The next House Lunch will be held on Friday 26 May. A BBQ lunch will be provided to all students on this day. Please note the tuckshop will be open for Morning Tea and Breakfast, but will be closed for lunch.

Check out our new HOT ‘Daily Specials’ available from THE BAKEHOUSE including baked Potatoes, Chicken Korma Curry, Burrito with Mexican Beef & Beans and Mexican Beef & Beans – can be added to Nachos. These menu items are only available to students in years 8, 9 & 10. Check out to order online. The Junior School tuckshop needs help on Tuesday 23 May and Wednesday 24 May. The Middle/Senior School tuckshop needs help every Friday from 12 May and Wednesday 31 May. Please email Danielle Milne:

App Tips

With a busy Term 2 ahead it’s time to set your App subscriptions properly so you can manage communication received from the College. Follow these instructions: 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. We are happy to talk you through this process over the phone. Call 38780500 for the Communications Office.

David Gardiner, Deputy Principal