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Coming Up for Week 7

Last night began the formation program for our Year 7, 2018 families. In many ways 2018 seems a distant time but it is approaching quickly and a decision was made to begin the engagement of this group. Year 7 is a significant year in the College as it is one of our two main entry points. It is also special in that nearly half of the cohort will be new to ATC.

The evening focused on our three pillars of Learning, Leadership and Service. The parents and students were involved in different activities to highlight these three pillars of ATC. Again the strong sense of community was evident, from the welcoming BBQ; to the happy, friendly engagement; to the story sharing from parents; to the high energy and involvement from the boys. It was also wonderful to have our Year 10 Food Technology students cater and serve for the evening. It was a wonderful first step in the journey of this new cohort and their families. I would like to thank Mrs Alida O’Donohue, Mrs Danielle Milne and Ms Melissa Peacock for all their work before and during the evening. Another busy week follows with details below.


TODAY – House Lunch
TODAYQCIS Indoor Soccer Tournament
Saturday 27 May – Community Mass 5.30pm
Sunday 28 May – Red Shield Appeal
Sunday 28 May – Year 5 Families Walk for Charity
Sunday 28 May – Middle School Fishing Club Outing 8.00am
Tuesday 30 May – Year 5 Public Speaking and Year 6 Debating
Tuesday 30 May – Brisbane Science & Engineering Challenge (Year 10)
Tuesday 30 May – ICAS Science – Yr 4,6,8 nominated students
Wednesday 31 May – Yr 9/10 Japanese Excursion
Thursday 1 June – Author Visit (Years 6 &7)
Thursday 1 June – Rugby v Nudgee (5A, 5B, 6A, 6B)
Thursday 1 June – Senior & Middle Winter Music Concert 6.30pm NJ Hall
Thursday 1 June – New Zealand Snow Trip Information Evening 6.30pm Chapel
Friday 2 June – Board games open night Years 5-7
Friday 2 June – Year 8 Medieval Day
Friday 2 June – Year 5 Retreat
Saturday 3 June – Middle & Senior School Parents Night Out
Sunday 4 June – Montessori Picnic on Jack Bowers
Tuesday 6 June – QCIS Chess & Debating
Tuesday 6 June – P&F Meeting

Community Mass
We would like to warmly invite all families to attend our Community Mass which is being hosted this term by Year 5 & Year 7 tomorrow, Saturday 27 May 2017 at 5:30pm in the Chapel of St Joseph. Download the link below for full details.

Red Shield Door Knock Appeal
In keeping with the EREA touchstones, we recognise that we are part of a global community seeking justice and peace for all. This year we will conduct a Door Knock for the Red Shield Appeal which will take place on Sunday 28th May, 2017. We need teams of volunteers to collect on the morning of, requiring between 2-3 hours of commitment from your son, registration commencing at the College at 8.30am. Students are to wear their formal uniform including suit coat and tie. Please refer to the APP for further details and online registration. Download the link below for full details.

Year 10 Immunisation
A reminder Year 10 Meningococcal immunisation consent forms need to be returned by Monday 29 May 2017.

Mum’s Connect
Registrations are still open for the Mothers’ Connect Program held each Wednesday evening from Wednesday 24 May to 14 June 2017 (4 weeks) from 6.30pm-9.00pm in the Chapel of St Joseph. Email RSVP to attend.

Year 5 Retreat
The Year 5 Retreat will be held at Rocks Riverside Park on Friday 2 June. The purpose of the Retreat is to provide an opportunity for the boys to gain a greater understanding of the story of Ambrose Treacy College and what makes this school such a wonderful community to be a part of. Students will travel by bus and should bring a pencil, clipboard, hat, sunscreen, water and morning tea. A sausage sizzle will be provided for lunch. All students are to wear their PE uniform.

Winter Music Concert
ATC Middle and Senior School Winter Co-curricular Music Evening will be held on Thursday 1 June, 6.30pm, Nudgee Junior Hall. Dress: Full Performance Uniform. Times: BBQ from 5.45pm, all performers receive a free sausage in bread. All performers must be in attendance no later than 6.10pm, Hot Brass Squad by 5.45pm for pre-concert performance. To see all Ensembles who are performing check the College App notifications.

ATC Junior School Winter Co-curricular Music Evening will be held on Tuesday 13 June, 6.30pm Nudgee Junior Hall.
Dress: Full Performance Uniform. Times: BBQ from 5.45pm, all performers receive a free sausage in bread. All performers must be in attendance no later than 6.10pm. To see a list of all Ensembles who are performing, check the College App notifications.

New Zealand Snow Trip Information Evening
A parent information evening will be held on Thursday 1 June from 6.30pm -7.30pm in the Chapel. All students involved in the NZ trip must attend this evening. Please refer to information sent by Mr Patrick Howell earlier this week.

Middle & Senior School Parents Night Out
A reminder to RSVP to the Middle & Senior School Parents Night Out on Saturday 3 June at the Kenmore Tavern, 7pm.

Year 6, 2018 Canberra Tour – Parent Information Evening
To facilitate our planning for the Year 6, 2018 Canberra Tour, we would like to invite all current Year 5 parents to attend an information evening, to be held on Monday 12 June from 6.30 – 7.30 p.m. in Nudgee Junior Hall.

Year 6 Student Exchange and ATC Ambassador Program 2017
If your son would like to be involved in the Student Exchange Program with St. Kevin’s College Toorak, download the letter from Michael Stewart below for full details and indicate your interest and consent via the online form by Wednesday 24 May.

Tuckshop News
The Middle/Senior School tuckshop needs help Wednesday 31 May and every Friday. Sushi and Rice Paper rolls are off the menu at both Tuckshops for winter. They will return in term 4. Please note all online orders are to be completed 8.30am. In the event a student forgets his lunch and does not have his card, he must obtain a permission form from Student Reception and will be given a $2 scroll only. Please email Danielle Milne:

Student Travel Rebates – Semester 1, 2017
If you live outside the Brisbane City Council boundary or your son has a verified disability that requires transport assistance to and from school, please visit the School Transport for assistance by 31 May 2017.

Annual Boys’ Day AFL
The Annual Boys’ Day Out for AFL LIONS vs WESTERN BULLDOGS match is on Saturday 5 August. This is an event for all family members (dads, mums, sons, daughters and grandparents). Closing date Friday, 30 June so please book your tickets by clicking here. Any questions, please email Scott Kiel-Chisholm.

Year 10 Pathways
As part of a program to improve Year 10 students’ understanding of post school pathways, the College has undertaken (and will continue to undertake), numerous initiatives to build student awareness of career and vocational opportunities. Some of these initiatives include comprehensive career profiling (using the Harrison Navigation System), work place health and safety training, a program on the world of work in Formation classes and the choice to participate in work experience.
In addition to these initiatives, the College has organised university and TAFE visits which will take place on the following days:
• June 15 – QUT, Gardens Point (9-10.30am) and USQ, Springfield (11.30-2.30pm). Please note students will return late on this day at 3.30pm
• August 15 – UQ, St Lucia for students intending to be OP eligible and TAFE QLD, Southbank and TAFE Qld SkillsTech for students intending on a ranking or vocational pathway. Download the link below for full details.

Community Sleep Out – Year 8
The Year 8 group has been invited to a community sleep out, hosted by the Darra-Jindalee Parish youth on Saturday 24 June from 5:00pm – Sunday 25 June at 9:00am. The purpose of the evening is to create an awareness for the plight of ‘youth homelessness’ in Australia. Please note that this is a community event and not a college run event. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr Bernard Wong. Download the link below for full details.

Vacancy- School Crossing Supervisors
Casual positions exist for School Crossing Supervisors at Ambrose Treacy College.
Some pre-employment conditions apply. Roster – up to 5 days per week in all weather conditions, 1.5 hours per day on a rostered basis. ay Rate $28.89per hour. Applications are available from the School Administration.
For any enquiries please email Applications close: ASAP

David Gardiner, Deputy Principal