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Coming Up in Week 6

How students should display their badges on their suitcoat.

Where will you be on Saturday 21 May? In addition to our normal rounds of Football, Rugby and AFL, the list below highlights events that students of ATC will be involved in on that day. It is an incredible array of fun, talent and teamwork. I encourage all families to be active and be involved in one or more activities on the day. It is a fantastic testament to the array of options our boys have available at ATC.

Weeks 5 and 6 Key Dates

Friday 13 May – Year 7 Mass 9.20am – St Joseph’s Chapel
Tuesday 17 May – Friends of the Library event – Between the Vines – 19.00
Wednesday 18 –Friday 20 May – EREA School Renewal
Friday 20 May – Year 5 St Helena Island Excursion
The big day: Saturday 21 May
- QCIS Cross Country Championships – Warwick
- Big Band performing at the Brisbane Jazz Club from 3.15pm
- Boys Day Out – Suncorp Stadium
- Taiko Drumming – performing outside Suncorp Stadium – 14.30

Celebration of Westcourt iCentre

A celebration of the Westcourt Information Service iCentre will be held on Tuesday 17 May on the Riverdeck at 7.30pm. All parents are welcome to attend. Please register for your free ticket by following this link to Trybooking.
A book shop and raffles will be held on the night with all money raised going to Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please email

P&F Community Directory

We are very grateful to the P & F this year for supporting the community with the publication of the ATC P & F Community Directory. The intended use of this Directory is for the ATC Community only, for the transport of boys to and from school, sporting or cultural events and other school-related matters. It is NOT intended to be used as a marketing vehicle for promoting private business. To access the Community Directory please go to the ATC website and click on Parent Lounge on top right hand side of the screen, log into your seqta engage account. Any issues with logging into Parent Lounge please contact the IT Helpdesk. Click on documents, the ATC P & F Community Directory is one of the documents under Parent Information.

If you require your details to be updated in the ATC 2016 P & F Community Directory please email


The ATC uniform is quite distinctive and the boys proudly wear it. During the cooler months the suitcoat is an appropriate addition to the College uniform. We have asked the boys to wear their suitcoat to and from school for the days between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Across the whole College it is an impressive look. One boy told me this week the suitcoat was a great way to carry a lot more things around school in the pockets. The suitcoat also provides the boys with an opportunity to proudly wear their badges.

Please see above an example of how students should display their badges on their suitcoats i.e. College Crest on their right lapel and silver badges on their left lapel. Students are asked to not wear their badges on their ties. This will provide a consistent display and a more visible display of what we stand for at ATC.

EREA School Renewal

Thank you to the over 200 families who completed the recent on-line survey regarding ATC being a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition. The next stage in this renewal process will be a three day visit next week for the purpose of interviewing various members of our community to discover first-hand what happens at ATC and where we can continue to develop. A special thank you in advance to the nearly 100 people who will be a part of the process next week. We eagerly look forward to the ATC report.

House Debate Competition

This inaugural competition was run through Weeks 2, 3 and 4 with the Final held last Friday. The debate speeches ran for two to three minutes each and each House (colour) Debate Team aimed to include one member from Year 4, 5, or 6, one member from Year 7, one member from Year 8 or 9. The topics were:
Tuesday 19 April: “Superman is better than Batman”.
Tuesday 26 April: “Society has an unhealthy obsession with celebrities”.
Tuesday 3 May: “Reality television shows should be banned”.
At the Final on Friday the topic was “That we should ban ad blocker software.”

The Green team won on the day. Congratulations to their team members were Max Stevens (Year 6), Oliver Cook (Year 7) and Raj Jethwa (Year 8). The Blue team who also contested the final consisted of Rory Wells (Year 6) and Liam Killen(Year 7) who made a good showing. As a first time event for the College, the competition was considered a success but ideas for improving the format for next year and underway. Thank you to all students who took part in this years competition.

Junior School Winter Appeal

The Year 6 Student Leaders under the direction of Tom in 6 Treacy are leading the way coordinating the Junior School Winter Appeal. We are after second hand jumpers and blankets to distribute to the homeless. You can drop these items in the box in each classroom. Thanks for your support.

Microwave for Middle School

The Year 8 Student Representative Council is actioning some feedback from their peers that the canteen should have a microwave so that Middle School students can heat up their meals at second break. We thought it particularly timely given the ensuing colder weather. In order to use the microwave, parents and students will need to download the Microwave Use Permission Form via the link below. You should read the safety and maintenance rules, sign the permission form and return it to Student Reception. Students will not be able to use the microwave until this form is returned. It might also be a good idea to show your son how to use the microwave safely at home before signing the permission form. If you have queries please email Mr Tim Walker.

Liturgy Band

Well done to the newly formed Liturgy Band for their performances at the Edmund Rice Mass last Friday. The College Song and Shine Jesus Shine were both sung and played with polish and style. For all Performing Arts news please follow this link to their page in LATEST NEWS where you will find more detailed information on events, rehearsal schedules and the new Cultural Support Group.

Mr David Gardiner, Deputy Principal