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Coming Up in Week 5

Being a responsible citizen in our modern world, team building and communication will be just some of the topics for discussion as our Year 4 students engage in their first Retreat Day. They will explore the College’s story and prepare for their role as our youngest Junior School students. I hope they enjoy this special day.

Coming Up

Today – Year 4 Retreat
Monday 20 February – Year 7 Immunisation
Wednesday 22 February – Regional Trials – Swimming
Thursday 23 February – Parent IT information evening
Thursday 23 February – A&TSI Parent Evening
Friday 24 February – Lenten Appeal Launch Assembly
Saturday 25 February – P&F Welcome Night
Monday 27 February – Friday 3 March – Camp Week
Sunday 5 March – ATC Clean Up Australia Day
Sunday 5 March – International Women’s Day Fun Run

Year 4 Retreat – TODAY

All students are to wear their PE uniform, including College Hat and should bring a water bottle and morning tea. A sausage sizzle will be provided for lunch. The boys will commence the day with a full College assembly before the formal retreat begins. The retreat will conclude at 2:15pm to allow for normal afternoon activities.

P&F Welcome Night Mexican Fiesta Saturday 25 February

You may have seen some gringos hanging around the drop off zones this week! Thank you to our students for helping promote the Welcome Evening “Mexican Fiesta”. It is a great way for parents and carers to meet new friends and catch up with old friends and I encourage you to come along, meet new friends over a frozen margarita and enjoy being part of the infamous ATCommunity. Great Mexican food will be served, drinks vouchers are available $20 for 5 drinks or $40 for 10. The Raffle prize of a Terms Tuition Fees is a great prize so don’t forget to buy a few tickets too. Sombreros are optional so please jump online to book your tickets here.

SUSHI is back on Tuesdays and Fridays! Please preorder by 12pm the day before. Help is needed in both Tuckshops on all days- even if you can only commit to a few hours please email Danielle Milne.

During Camp Week the tuckshops will open as follows:
Monday 27 Feb – both Tuckshops OPEN, on Tuesday 28 Feb & Wednesday 1 March – both Tuckshops will be CLOSED and on Thursday 2 & Friday 3 March Paddy’s Place only will be OPEN.

App Tips
New tag for Chess has been added this week. Note: the Chess Club and Interschool Chess have been amalgamated into one tag. Please go to your SUBSCRIPTIONS and tick CHESS in the Cultural section, if your son is involved in either of these activities.


Next week, as a community, we will be MAD supporting Ronald McDonald house. From Monday 20 to Friday 24 February all families are encouraged to dig a little deeper and send in non-perishable food donations to the collection points in either library: Mt Sion iCentre or Westcourt iCentre. Thanks for your involvement and commitment to our Service Program. Please see Matt Warr’s blog for details on the Fun Run volunteers, Clean Up Australia Day at ATC, Student2Student Buddy Reading and our special connection to Ronald McDonald Food drive.

David Gardiner, Deputy Principal