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Coming Up in Camp Week

ATC Triathletes competing in Hervey Bay today.

In today’s technological focused world, it is important we provide opportunities for the boys to get outdoors and away from their normal routine. It is a significant time for all students next week with Year level camps across the College. Year level camps play an important role in our formation program for students. NO MOBILE DEVICES ARE ALLOWED ON ANY CAMPS

Camp Week

We feel that it is important that young men growing up have opportunities to be taken out of their comfort zones and to attempt things that they would not normally have the opportunity to experience in the normal run of life. The camps are also a time to develop positive relationships between the students and the staff.

In line with the aim to challenge our boys, I ask parents to support their son in attending school on his ‘non-camp’ days next week. Normal timetables will be operating and work will be expected to be completed in every lesson. Being a bit tired is not a valid excuse to miss a day of school.

Camp Equipment
Equipment lists for Years 4-9 are available to download via the links below or look for these on the College App as well as Camp Letters for each year level. Please refer to the College App for updates on any changes to arrival times of buses back to the College at the conclusion of your son’s camp. Any updates will be posted ONLY to the App.

Reminder of departure and pick up times for all year levels:

Year 4 – Tamborine Mountain
Monday 27 February – 8.00am for 8.45am departure
Tuesday 28 February – 3.15pm/3.30pm arrival at College

Year 5 – Currimundi
Monday 27 February – 8.30am for 9.00am departure
Wednesday 1 March – 2.45pm/3.00pm arrival at College

Year 6 Lynch & 6 Nolan – Emu Gully
Monday 27 February – 8.00am for 8.15am departure
Wednesday 1 March – 2.15pm arrival at College

Year 6 Bodkin & 6 Treacy – Emu Gully
Wednesday 1 March – 7.30am for 7.45am departure
Friday 3 March – 2.00pm arrival at College

Year 7 – Kindilan
Monday 27 February – 7.30am for 8.00am departure
Wednesday 1 March – 2.30pm/3.00pm arrival at College

Year 8 – Uki
Tuesday 28 February – 7.45am for 8.30am departure
Friday 3 March – 2.30pm/3.00pm arrival at College

Year 9 – Sunshine Coast
Tuesday 29 February – 8.30am for 9.15am departure
Friday 3 March – 4.15pm/4.30pm arrival at College

Year 10 Activity Week
Arts Project – 8.30am meet at Music Room
Cania George – 6.45am meet at Kilkenny Undercroft
Emerging Elders – 8.30am meet at Kate Street carpark at ATC Big Bus
River Wild – 6.45am meet at ATC Tennis Courts
Street Retreat – 9.00am meet at ATC Student Reception
Yuraygir – 6.30am meet at ATC Gym

Changes to the Co-curricular timetables during Camp Week:

Co-curricular Sport
All training for sports is cancelled in Camp Week except for the Swimming program which goes ahead as scheduled.

Co-curricular Activities
All clubs and activities including Fishing, Chess, Art, Homework, Gardening, Environmental, Gamers and River Canoeing are cancelled in Camp Week.

Co-curricular Music
There will be no instrumental music rehearsals except for Handbells Years 6 (Bodkin & Treacy), Year 8 and Year 9 at their normal times. There will be no Choral rehearsals except for Year 4 Junior Choir members on Thursday morning at 7.30 am in preparation for their upcoming performance at Voices from the Trenches.

All regularly scheduled lessons are cancelled, (this is taken into consideration when annual lesson fees are calculated). Some students may contacted by their music teacher notifying them of a lesson in Camp Week on their non-camp day. These lessons are, ‘pre make-up lessons’ for upcoming public holidays or make up lessons from last week. There will be some individual piano and voice lessons for some students and they will be notified by their teacher. Mr Bannon’s percussion lessons are cancelled.

Rainbow Reading
Rainbow Reading is cancelled in Camp Week.

Tuckshop Opening Times

Monday 27th Feb – The Bakehouse open only
Tuesday 28th Feb & Wednesday 1st March – Both closed
Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd March – Paddy’s Place open only
Help is need on 6 and 7 March. Please email Danielle if you are available.

Coming Up

Friday 24 February – Lenten Appeal Launch Assembly
Friday 24 February – Duel in the Pool
Saturday 25 February – P&F Welcome Night
Monday 27 February – Friday 3 March – Camp Week
Monday 27 February – 6 Lynch & 6 Nolan – Coffee Morning
Monday 27 February – Handbells for Years 6, 8 & 9 at their normal times
Wednesday 1 March – 6 Bodkin & 6 Treacy – Coffee Morning
Friday 3 March – Junior Band Day
Saturday 4 March – Community Mass
Sunday 5 March – ATC Clean Up Australia Day
Sunday 5 March – International Women’s Day Fun Run

Parent IT Evening – Wednesday 22 February 2017

For parents and caregivers unable to attend the Parent IT evening this week, please note the Powerpoint presentation has been uploaded to the “Documents” section of the Parent Portal. If you have any further queries please email

Student ID Card

Please refer to the attached document outlining how to link your son’s Student Card Number to your Flexishools account. If you have not set up a Flexischools account, instructions are included.

Service – MAD

All families are encouraged to show support and dig a little deeper for Ronald McDonald House. Non-perishable food donations can be delivered to both iCentres and Student Reception. This continues during camp week and into Week 7. Thank you for your *MAD*ness.

ATC Dad’s Connect Program

Following on from last year’s very successful ATC Dads Connect Program we will be offering another program commencing in March. Please refer to Conor Finn’s detailed correspondence and register at

Community Mass

The first Community Mass for 2017 will be held on Saturday 4 March in the Chapel of St. Joseph at 5.30pm. All families are welcome. The Chamber Choir and any interested singers will be performing at the Mass. Boys can wear casual clothes, uniforms are not necessary.

I wish everyone an enjoyable camp week and look forward to hearing stories of the boys’ adventures.

David Gardiner, Deputy Principal