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Coming Up in Week 8 Term 3

Enjoying special time with Oma Jan, Oliver shares a laugh and a cuppa!

On Monday we had the pleasure of welcoming the grandparents of our Year 5 boys to the College. This tradition is a significant day in the ATC calendar. The boys enthusiastically introduce their Grandparents and other family members to the College, their teacher and some of their mates.

The pride and enthusiasm the boys have for the College was on full display. The Junior Chamber Choir, Junior Handbells, Junior Saxophone ensemble, Junior Clarinet and Junior Flute all performed and entertained gathered elders. Ethan Draheim jumped on the piano and blew everyone away with his performance. To finish the formal proceedings all Year 5 Instrumental musicians gathered together for a one-time performance of “Power Rock”.

A special thanks to Carmel and Patrick McConnell who spoke to the audience and described their roles as Grandparents. Carmel used the analogy of grandparents as that of the elder elephants who are there ready to scoop up the younger elephants when they trip and fall. It was such a simple, yet apt description of the role our Grandparents play in the lives of our students. Thanks also to our Music Staff – especially our conductors on the day -Jonathon Bolt, Cath Esbensen, Brijette Tubb, Barb McGeever and Jason Goopy.

Key Dates

There is an array of activities, initiatives and events coming up over the next 3 weeks. For your diarizing, we have included all events, current at the time of publishing.

Thursday 25 August – Year 8 Medieval Day
Thursday 25 August – Author Visit Year 7 (Jack Heath)
Friday 26 August – Stella Fella Bow Tie Day
Friday 26 August – Toiletries Drive, last day for donations
Saturday 27 August – Formal Music Concert ERPAC 6.30pm
Sunday 28 August – Fun Run Challenge Year 7 Bridge to Brisbane
Monday 29 August – 2 September – Legacy Week Badges for sale
Tuesday 30 August – Brisbane Maths Team Challenge (Yrs 5&6)
Tuesday 30 August – Year 4 Semi Final Cook Off
Wednesday 31 August – Author Visit Year 4 (Cameron Stelzer)
Wednesday 31 August – Tuckshop Volunteers Thank You Evening NJC Hall 6pm
Friday 2 September – Fathers’ Day Breakfast 6.30am
Friday 2 September 2016 – All Hallows’ Dance – Yr 7&8 Students 7pm
Saturday 3 September – ATC Community Mass 5.30pm
Tuesday 6 September – P&F Meeting and AGM 6.30pm
Thursday 8 September & Friday 9 September – Orientation Mornings for new students 2017
Sunday 11 September – ATC Car Show
Tuesday 13 September – QCIS athletics
Wednesday 14 September – ATC Sports Awards Presentation Evening
Thursday 15 September Swagtember
Friday 16 September Fishing Trip
Last week of term – Cook Off Grand Final (date to be advised)
Thursday 15 September – Term 3 Co-curricular Photos
Friday 16 September – Year 4 Regatta 11.25am
Saturday 8 October – Henry Gardiner Dinner
Saturday 8 October & Sunday 9 October – Father/Son Building Bridges Weekend

Year 6 Quarter Final Cook Off
Congratulations to the following Year 6 students who were successful in moving forward to the semi-finals being held in week 9. Grand Finals will be held in Week 10.

Daniel Mulloni -Sausage Scrolls
Haydn Roberts – Sausage Rolls
Matthew Neroni – Ricotta Canneloni
Sam Miley – Meringues
Sam Pandy – Chocolate Tart

Stella Fella Bow Tie Day – Friday 26 August 2016
We are engaging with the Stella Fella Bow Tie Day as a way of becoming more aware and to advocate for those suffering from human trafficking, slavery and discrimination. Tomorrow, Friday 26 August, all boys are invited to replace the normal College tie with a bow tie of some sort (any colour or style). They are asked to bring in a gold coin as donation to support the campaign. Alternatively, a limited number of bow ties made by year 8 boys will be available for sale for $2. We are inviting all in the community to support the fight against modern slavery and discrimination.

Fun Run Challenge – Sunday 28 August 2016
Call to Action for Year 7 this term Mr Howell is challenging students and families who are interested in participating in the annual Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run. Service hours will be granted based on the total sponsorship money raised for charity. Contact Mr Howell immediately if you are interested.

Legacy Week
William and Jacob will be selling Legacy badges during 2nd break outside the Hall beginning Monday 29 August. Prices range from $2 – $5. Please support this very worthy cause. Students can wear the badges on their suit coat. Legacy is a voluntary organisation providing caring and compassionate services to assist over 100,000 veterans widows and 1900 children and dependents with a disability. It is supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. Their services now extend to include the dependents of members of today’s Australian Defence Force who lose their lives as a result of their military service.

ATC Annual Father’s Day Breakfast
Register your attendance at the ATC Annual Father’s Day Breakfast on Friday 2 September via Breakfast starts at 6.30am on the Westcourt Deck. Please see below for the link to download the flyer for further details.

Year 8 Retreat – 14 October 2016 Volunteers Required
The Year 8 Retreat will have a focus on the ‘Power of Relationships’ and why family and friends are the most important people in our lives. For this day to have maximum impact on the boys’ journey from ‘boyhood to manhood’, we need your support. Please email Matt Warr, Assistant Dean of Formation, by Friday 9 September if you are able to assist. Please refer to email sent to families for further information.

DATE CLAIMER: Term 3 Co-Curricular Photos – 15 September
More information will be sent via email to students and families including all members of an after school activity and club and all ensemble instrumental groups.

Jazz by the River
Please join us for our Jazz by the River event on Saturday 15 October 2016 from 4pm. Our headline act will be the ATC All Stars Big Band with the international jazz sensation Ms Tamara O’Callaghan as the lead singer. ATC student art work will be on display and another highlight will be the Art Auction. To book tickets, please follow link to the Trybooking site. Tickets are $35 per family; $15 per adult; $10 concession and $5 per child.

Henry Gardiner Prayer Service
All welcome to the Wednesday morning prayer service for Henry Gardiner (Year 5) and his family to be held each week at 8am in the Chapel until the end of Term 3. You are also reminded to book your tickets for the fundraising dinner to assist the Gardiner family with medical expenses. Please see the attached flyer for full details.

Updating Contact Details
A timely reminder to all parents that if your contact details change, as well as contacting the College, you must also email update your details in the P&F managed ‘Parent Directory’.

Tuckshop Volunteers – Help Required
Paddy’s Place is in need of extra volunteers, in particular Wednesday 14th September. Please email Danielle Milne if you are able to assist.

Lost property
Please check the lost property at Student Reception if your son is missing any item. There is a significant amount of gear in ‘Lost Property’. Any unclaimed items will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul at the end of term.

ATC Formal Music Concert – 27 August 2016
This Saturday will see the first instalment of our annual ATC Formal Music Concert at ERPAC, St Laurence’s College. This is a very exciting opportunity for all of our musicians to perform in front of a large audience in a fantastic venue. I invite all members of the ATC community to join us for this celebration of our thriving cocurricular music program. I would also like to communicate that it is an expectation that all performers stay for the duration of the concert to support all of the performers particularly those performing last on the night.

Mr Conor Finn, Acting Deputy Principal