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Coming Up in Week 5 Term 3

Last week was a wonderful time of community at ATC. The NAIDOC Mass and activities on Friday provided a spiritual and cultural experience for our boys. Saturday saw hundreds turn up to Jack Bowers Ovals for a day of rugby against Nudgee College, followed by the P&F Trivia Night. Look on the ATC Facebook page for photos from the night of fun.

Key Dates
Thursday 4 August – Year 9, 2017 Subject Selection Evening
Friday 5 August – Year 5 Gold Rush Excursion
Friday 5 August – Year 9 Retreat (West End)
Monday 8 August – Year 6 Let’s Chat Session 1 – 6.30pm
Tuesday 9 August – Celebrate Learning Wear Sports Uniform all day
Tuesday 9 August – Year 8 Humanities Excursion
Tuesday 9 August – Year 5 Planetarium Excursion
Tuesday 9 August – Cook Off Semi Finals 4B & 4T
Wednesday 10 August – Ekka Public Holiday
Thursday 11 August – Year 9&10, 2017 Subject Selection online due
Thursday 11 August – Year 5&7 Author Visits
Thursday 11 August – QCMF (Evening)
Saturday 27 August – Formal Concert at ERPAC 6pm

Year 10 2017 Subject Selection Pathway Evening
The Powerpoint Presentation for the Year 10, 2017 Subject Selection and Pathways Evening held on Wednesday 3 August can be found in the Documents tab of the Parent Portal for any parents who were unable to attend. The Year 9 2017 Presentation will be uploaded Thursday evening.
All online subject selections for all Year 8 and 9 students are due by 11 August 2016.

Year 5 Eureka Gold Rush Experience Year 5 will be travelling to the “Eureka Gold Rush Experience” excursion this Friday. Over the day the boys will be undertaking role plays, making tents, completing mapping activities and beginning the Gold Rush Game. Students are to come in costume and bring a small backpack with a 20c coin (to buy a Gold Licence), packed morning tea/lunch, Insect repellent and raincoat (if it looks like rain)

Year 9 Retreat The Southbank Story
This Friday Year 9 students will visit and work in the St Vincent De Paul Head Office, listen to an Indigenous Elder share the story of the sacredness of Musgrave Park, hear from a local Priest about his work and experiences in a Juvenile Detention Centre and walk with a former homeless teenager as he tours some key locations of his upbringing. The purpose of the Retreat is to provide an opportunity for the boys to become aware of, and be advocates for, the poor and marginalized living in the Brisbane. Students should wear appropriate free dress including comfortable closed in walking shoes, Donation Ticket, Hat, Sunscreen, Water Bottle, Pen, Clip board, and lunch/ or money

Ambrose Treacy Day / Celebrate Learning
Brother Ambrose Treacy was renowned as a scholar and a man who saw the value of an education. Next Tuesday 9 August our community will acknowledge our connection to Br Ambrose Treacy and to his legacy. Normal classes will be replaced by a series of interactive, engaging learning activities. The tuckshop will be open for breakfast but closed for morning tea and lunch so that a sausage sizzle can be co-ordinated for all the year levels who will be doing activities at school. All students to wear their sports uniform.

Mt Sion Reading Hour
You are invited to attend the Mount Sion Reading Hour on Tuesday 16 August from 7 – 8pm in Mount Sion iCentre. Our reading hour will include a Storytime as well as a chance to explore our library and read with your son. See the link below to download the invitation. A light supper will be served. To RSVP please email by 15 August. Here is an image from last years Reading Hour.

Gift for the Gardiners Fundraising Dinner
Please join us at this special dinner as we raise funds to help Henry to fight Leukemia and support his family on Saturday 8 October, 6.00pm at the Toowong Rowing Club, St Lucia. Tickets are $140 per person or $1300 for a group of ten. Bookings and Donations enquiries please contact: Jane Sadler 0409 874 010 or Karen Douglas 0412 863 353 <txp:email email=”” linktext=“”
Funds raised will assist with medical expenses, transport and educational expenses.
See the link below to download the invitation.

Performing Arts Key upcoming dates
Full details are in the Performing Arts section

Mr David Gardiner, Deputy Principal