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Coming Up Semester 2

In week 3 we will acknowledge many good young men at the Junior and Middle/Senior Signum Fidei Breakfasts. These students have been nominated for doing all that has been asked of them and contributed to our community in the areas of Learning, Leadership and Service. In addition, we acknowledged today at assembly boys who have achieved excellent academic results, leadership qualities, and/or shown significant improvement in their results. Congratulations to those students.

The beginning of the semester provides an ideal time for parents and guardians to spend time with their son in reviewing his results and planning for the second semester. It has been very pleasing to see the increase in numbers of boys who will be acknowledged at the upcoming assemblies. Setting goals and action plans are key steps in seeing improvement.

The State of Origin has also dominated the first week back. An outstanding effort from the Maroons highlighted for me the importance of the quality of the individual and that of leadership. ATC aims to develop good young men who are confident in displaying leadership qualities.

Upcoming

TODAY– Academic Excellence Awards Assembly
Friday 14 July – SLOG Gaming Club finishing early this week only 5.45pm
Saturday 15 July – QCIS Rugby Weekend
Monday 17 July – Junior School Cook Off commences
Tuesday 18 July – “Story Sports” Library Event
Wednesday 19 July – Board Meeting
Wednesday 19 July – QDU Debating
Thursday 20 July – Tour Morning
Thursday 20 July – Author Visit (Year 9)
Friday 21 July – Year 10 Geography Excursion (UQ Earth & Environment Day)
Friday 21 July – NAIDOC Mass & Celebrations 9.20am
Friday 21 July – Year 10 Refugee Awareness Afternoon
Monday 24 July-Sunday 30 July – Catholic Education Week
Wednesday 26 July -Junior School Signum Fidei Breakfast
Wednesday 26 July – Quarter Final Cook Off – 4 Lynch and 4 Nolan
Wednesday 26 July – QDU Debating Finals 2
Thursday 27 July – Middle/Senior School Signum Fidei Breakfast
Thursday 27 July – Year 11 Subject Selection Pathways Evening
Thursday 27 July – QDU Debating Years 5 & 6
Friday 28 July – Leadership Assembly
Friday 28 July – Year 7 V8 Supercars
Saturday 29 July – P&F Trivia Night

New tile on App

Now offering fast access to Year Level notices on the front page of the App! Click on the new YEAR LEVELS tile to go directly to your sons class notices. To see class notices, you must subscribe to your sons class/es. Go to Subscriptions in the APP SETTINGS and tick your sons class/es. See images below:

Co-curricular Music
Co-curricular Music has resumed with gusto and all lessons and rehearsals are on as scheduled. Please refer to the Co-curricular Music Timetable for Term 3 commitments. All students who are unable to attend rehearsals, are to email the Music Department prior to rehearsal time. Please check all timetables on the APP to check when lessons have been scheduled for this term. The Performance Calendar is also attached for this term and key dates for Term 4 are included.

ATC Annual Junior School Cook Off Competition
For the past 6 years, our school has offered students the chance to show off their Cooking Skills by entering the ATC Annual Master Chef Cooking Competition. This competition is a highlight for staff and students and offers a platform to promote boys in the kitchen. The Cook Off lasts the duration of a school term and sees boys in the Junior School battle it out to make the Grand Final and be crowned the Annual Master Chef Champion. In years gone by, we have had some amazing prizes, judges and participants. Award winning chefs, several Olympic gold medallists, Australian Rugby Union players, kid’s television presenters, food bloggers and café owners have assisted in making this competition one not to be missed. Last year our winner took away an IPod and other great prizes.
Junior School students can bring their dish this Monday 17 July. Please refer to the ATC Annual Cook Off Timetable and Poster.

Year 10 Refugee Awareness Afternoon
Based on the EREA touchstone of Inclusive Community we are encouraged to be accepting and welcoming of our community, fostering right relationships and committing to the common good. As such, the College is hosting an afternoon to raise awareness around refugees with our Year 10 group in the Westcourt iCentre commencing 3.30pm on Friday 21 July. The afternoon will consist of a shared afternoon meal with students from Brigidine College and a selection of invited guests who have kindly offered their precious time to share their unique stories – informing students of their plight as refugees. Please refer to the College App for full details.

Junior School Maths Tutoring
Please refer to Gavin Baumber’s letter for details of Junior School Maths Tutoring sessions held in the Maths Support Room opposite the Nudgee Junior Hall on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Sessions commence in Week 2. Full details are on the College App.

Homework Club Term 3
Reminder Homework Club will resume for all Middle and Senior School students from Tuesday 18 July to Wednesday 13 September. Operating times are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3.15pm to 4.30pm in the Westcourt iCentre.

ATC Story Sports
Dads and boys why not come along for an evening of fun and games in the Westcourt iCentre. Test your trivia knowledge of books and authors in a team quiz event. Prizes are awarded throughout the night with an overall award going to the winning team. Come early for a pulled pork roll and drinks to fire you up for the competition! The event is ‘free’ but please book your places online to secure a seat and a meal. Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday 18 July. Click here to register.

Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings
Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings will take place on Monday 7 August and Thursday 10 August 2017. Further information will be sent to parents and guardians via the College App.

Interviews
Interviews for Years 7-10 will commence at 1.30pm on Thursday 10 August. 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

Year 7 V8 Supercars Excursion
On Friday July 28th, all students in Year 7 will be travelling to the Queensland Raceway at Willowbank to learn more about forces in a real-life context. The purpose of the excursion is to allow students to observe forces such as acceleration and deceleration and how they affect a moving vehicle. Students are to wear sports uniform (including a hat). Buses will depart the College at 9am and return before 3pm. Please refer to the College App for full details.

P&F Trivia Night 2017
This year’s big event will be held on Saturday 29 July at 6.30pm in the NJ Hall. The theme this year is ‘Countries’. One country per table, and each table is required to have a theme song to go with their choice of country. No anthems allowed. Please book your tickets early by clicking here. If you have any queries, please email Be Yeo-Bradshaw.

AFL Boys’ Day Out AFL
The Annual Boys’ Day Out for AFL LIONS vs WESTERN BULLDOGS match is on Saturday 5 August. It might seem a long way off but we need to book our tickets early for this game. This is an event for all family members so come along and enjoy the famous ATC friend-raising experience! Any questions, please email Scott Kiel-Chisholm.

Tuckshop News
Volunteers needed in both tuckshops for the Breakfast shift on Tuesdays and Fridays – 7am to 8:30am as well as Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30am to 1pm. Please contact Danielle Milne, tuckshop@atc.qld.edu.au or 0403 507 169 if you have any questions. The microwave is popular at lunchtimes with Middle School students but due to the limited time, please make sure your son is not bringing any food that needs longer than 2 minutes to heat. Please also ensure they pack a spoon or fork or boys can pay 10c per fork/spoon at the tuckshop.

Year 10 Vietnam Immersion with St. Laurence’s College
Interested in immersing yourself in the wonders of Vietnam? St Laurence’s College are inviting ATC Year 10 students to travel to Vietnam for a Service Learning Immersion in September this year. The tour group will delve into the Vietnamese culture, contribute in building a home for a family in need and learn about the people and their country. All interested parents are invited to make contact with the and expressions of interest close FRIDAY 21 JULY.
Please refer to the College App for full details.

All the best for a busy, positive and productive Semester 2.

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

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