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Coming Up in the Last Weeks of Term

Everyone has the end of term in their sight! The final two weeks of the semester are loaded with assessment for the students plus a long list of events and meetings. Please read the details below for the key dates and add them to your calendar. A reminder that all events are posted on the College App.

It was another extraordinary event last night with the Middle and Senior School Co-curricular Winter Music Evening. The progress of the students was wonderful to see. This has been due to the incredible support from parents in word and actions; the dedication of our skilled and passionate music staff; and the hard work of the boys in their rehearsals and with practice at home. Music is an important component of our holistic education at ATC with the discipline it requires, the skills it develops, and the fun it provides. I continue to encourage all our boys to be involved in our co-curricular program as much as they are able to.

Another very impressive result this week ws the 2nd place achieved by the 8 teams of Year 10 students in the Griffith University Science and Engineering Challenge. It is a great reflection of our STEM programs, the skill of the students and our STEM staff.

Upcoming:

Tonight – Board games Open night Years 5-7, Westcourt 3pm-8pm
Saturday 3 June – Middle & Senior School Parents Night Out 7pm
Sunday 4 June – Montessori Picnic on Jack Bowers 10am-2pm
Monday 5 June – QYMA Choir Finals
Tuesday 6 June – QCIS Chess and Debating
Tuesday 6 June – P&F Meeting 6.30pm
Wednesday 7 June – Monday 12 June – Exam Block
Wednesday 7 June – Readers Cup Year 6
Wednesday 7 June – Jnr School Football Games v Nudgee
Wednesday 7 June – Mothers Connect Program
Thursday 8 June – QDU Debating
Thursday 8 June – DNK Rugby Cup (Year 5)
Monday 12 June – Year 6, 2018 Canberra Tour Parent Information Evening 6.30pm
Tuesday 13 June – Year 7 Nolan & 7 Bodkin Geography Excursion
Tuesday 13 June – Year 9 Discover My Future Presentation
Tuesday 3 June – Middle /Senior school Rugby Games v Nudgee College
Tuesday 13 June – Junior School Winter Music Evening 6.00pm
Wednesday 14 June – Interhouse Athletics Carnival – UQ
Wednesday 14 June – Mothers’ Connect Program
Thursday 15 June – Year 7 Service Expo
Thursday 15 June – Year 7 Campbell & 7 Wynne Geography Excursion
Thursday 15 June – Year 10 QUT & USQ University Visits and White Card Course
Friday 16 June – Last day Term 2 – Lenten Fayre
Friday 16 June – Year 9 Real Talk Australia presentation
Friday 16 June – BOTH TUCKSHOPS CLOSED

Date Claimer – Thursday 10 August 2017
Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings will take place on Monday 7 August and Thursday 10 August 2017.
Interviews for Years 7-10 will commence at 1.30pm on Thursday 27 April. Periods 5 and 6 will therefore be cancelled for all Year 7-10 students on this day. Classes will run as normal for Years 4-6. Year 7-10 students will have a number of options:-
• Attend scheduled Parent Feedback meetings with their parents
• Complete work in the Westcourt iCentre supervised by members of the College Leadership Team
• Travel home early

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. Go to the College Facebook page and look for the event or email Anda Bakker.

Co-curricular Music
Sunday 4 June – Montessori Picnic – Jazz Ensemble and Handbells performing as well as our talented Magicians and Mr Happy the Clown and Magician.
Monday 5 June – QYMA (Qld Youth Music Awards) Junior Choir in the Finals in Primary School section – all information is on the College APP. Performance starts at 6pm at St Peter’s Performing Arts Centre, Indooroopilly. We wish the choir and Miss Thompson all the best.
Monday 5 June – Clarinet and Saxophone Gear Evening from 5 pm at Brisbane Brass Music Specialists, Graceville. Educational evening targeted at teachers, parents and students of saxophone and clarinet. RSVP to Natalie Scalia Music Administration.
30 June to 2 July – ATC Chamber Choir will be attending and performing in the Pemulwuy! National Male Voices Festival. Tickets are now available on the QPAC link by clicking here. School holiday workshops for Junior Band and Symphonic Winds – Monday 19 June – details will be posted on College APP.

Tuckshop News
Help needed in The Bakehouse (Middle School Tuckshop) on Wednesday 7 June and Friday 9 June. Please email Danielle Milne if you can assist.

Book Drive Box Packing
Please contact Stephanie on 0439 780 097 if you are able to help pack donated books being sent to children overseas on Sunday 11 June between 3-5pm in the College Hall

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 – 7.30pm in Nudgee Junior Hall.

ATC Athletics Carnival
All students will be involved in the Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 14 June. The day is designed for maximum participation and is not geared solely to the high performers. Students are to make their own way to and from the University of Queensland Athletics track (Sir William Macgregor Drive, St Lucia). Our normal school buses (Brisbane Bus Lines and Southern Cross) will be diverted to drop off and pick up at UQ. The day will run the normal school hours of 8.25 am to 3.00pm. If you are unable to take your son to UQ on the day, a separate bus will transport boys from ATC to UQ at 8.00am. If your son requires a seat on the bus, please complete the online form by Friday 9 June.

Year 7 Service Expo
Year 7 students have been invited to take part in a Service Expo on Thursday 15 June 2017. The program will involve a range of service opportunities for the boys to choose from in the afternoon. Students will sleep overnight in the Hall. Please refer to Mr Sullivan’s detailed lettering outlining the schedule of the evening, equipment and meals provided.

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 7 June.

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 or to register your son please complete the online form.

Operation Rimau
This year marks the 72nd Commemorative service for Operation Rimau. As per request from a past parent, Mr Tony Mills-Wynne, Secretary of the Australian Commando Association of Queensland (ACAQ), to assist the celebrations of a special event, we have invited a group of willing Year 8 students to represent the College. Please refer to Mr Wong’s letter for details of this special event. Students who are interested in volunteering should complete the online form.

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. Pay rate is $28.89 per hour. Applications are available from the School Administration.
For any enquiries please email admin@atc.qld.edu.au Applications close: ASAP

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