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Coming Up Week 1 Term Two

As Easter is upon us, we take time to reflect on this joyful end to the Lenten season. As we mark the Resurrection of Jesus three days after he was crucified, we reflect on his sacrifice, his giving to others and his love for mankind. May our lives be filled with compassion, kindness and humility.

This is the most sacred of rituals and times in our Christian calendar. Our world is full of challenges, but the Gospel message of compassion and joy is truly a blessing for us all.

Term Dates

A reminder to all families that Tuesday 19 April is a Pupil Free Day and Parent Teacher Student Feedback Meetings are scheduled from 9am to 7pm. Please check your booking times and if you can no longer keep your appointment, email College Reception. Term Two begins on Wednesday 20 April and the bell goes at 8.25am. I look forward to welcoming students back to school. Please note these important Term Dates in your calendar:

Pupil Free Day & Parent Teacher Student Feedback Meetings – Tuesday 19 April
Day One of Term Two – Wednesday 20 April
ANZAC Day – Monday 25 April
Labour Day Public Holiday – Monday 2 May
Last Day of Term Two – Friday 17 June

Further dates for 2022 can be found on the ATC App.

Reports

Term One Interim Reports were released on Thursday 31 March. These are available online via SEQTA. The Interim Report includes a Homeroom comment plus Approach to Learning ratings for each subject. Please note some evidence is limited this term which will influence ratings that have been recorded.

Parent Teacher Student Feedback Meetings

Meetings for your son’s Term One academic progress will take place on Tuesday 19 April 2022 between 9am and 7.30pm. This is a PUPIL FREE DAY. Bookings via Parent Lounge will close at 6.30pm Wednesday 13 April. See the letter from Ms Lara Morgan Dean of Learning, with further details on the ATC App.
NOTE:
• Appointment bookings can be made via the Parent Lounge;
• Instructions are available via the video link below;
• Bookings close at 6.30pm Wednesday 13 April.
CLICK HERE FOR PARENT LOUNGE.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO FOR BOOKINGS.

Office Hours

Please note the College Reception will be open from 8.00am – 4.00pm on Tuesday 19 April and revert to normal hours of 7.30am to 5pm from Wednesday 20 April.

UPCOMING DATES

Monday 18 April | Easter Monday Public Holiday
Mon 18 April to Wed 20 April | Clontarf Year 10-12 Stradbroke Island Camp
Tuesday 19 April | Pupil Free Day – Parent, Teacher, Student Feedback meetings
Wednesday 20 April | First Day of Term Two
Wednesday 20 April | College Assembly
Friday 22 April | Year 12 Formal
Friday 22 April | Year 5, 7 & 9 NAPLAN Practice Test
Friday 22 April | Year 7-12 Water Polo Fixtures
Friday 22 April | ANZAC Day Liturgies
Monday 25 April | ANZAC Day Public Holiday
Monday 2 May | Labour Day Public Holiday

LEARNING NEWS

Geography Excursions in Term Two

Year 10 Geography
As part of the study for Term 2 Geography – ‘Environmental Management – Rivers’, Year 10 Geography will be going on excursion on Tuesday 17 May to the Nerang River. Students will investigate the management of the river from its source to Hinze Dam. This excursion covers the Geomorphology and history of the Catchment, biological and chemical testing of the water in the Nerang River at various points, a visit to Natural Arch, visiting the Hinze Dam to consider the impact on the river. It is a terrific experience for the students to really consider in depth all the different kinds of impacts that can occur along the length of the river. Note early departure time of 6.30am. Full details including what to take on the day, can be found on the ATC App. Please be aware of all requirements for this full day excursion.

Year 11 Geography
As part of the study for Term 2 Geography – ‘Planning Sustainable Places’, Year 11 Geography will be going on excursion on Wednesday 11 May 2022 to Fortitude Valley. Students will investigate urban consolidation and the impacts of high density living, traffic congestion and human wellbeing in built up parts of the city landscape. On this full day program, students will have the option of looking at one of two sites in the Fortitude Valley (Fortitude Valley Station entrance and Brunswick Street Mall) with the aim of improving a public space. Students meet at 7:00am at Kate St Pick up area where they will then depart by bus at 7.15am to take them to the excursion destination in Fortitude Valley. Students will return to school by 3.30pm. Full details of what to bring on the excursion are on the ATC App.

Year 7 Geography
As part of the study for Term 2 Geography – ‘Water on the World’, all Year 7 students will be participating in an excursion to Wivenhoe Dam and surrounds to investigate our water supply here in South East Queensland. Full details are on the ATC App. Note which classes are travelling on each day:
7 Wynne and 7 Campbell –Wednesday 27 April 2022
7 Treacy and Bodkin – Thursday 28 April 2022

Year 8 Geography
As part of the study for Term 2 Geography – ‘Coastal Landforms and Processes’, Year 8 students in Semester 1 Geography will be participating in an excursion to Palm Beach on the Gold Coast, to investigate coastal erosion and the different management practices that have been put in place to minimise the loss of sand from Palm Beach. Note the date of excursion is for Year 8 Campbell, Bodkin, Treacy is on Tuesday 10 May. Full details are on the ATC App.

Year 10 Term 2 Senior Pathways Program

Throughout Term 2, Year 10 students will be working through the Senior Pathways program, with their MPC teacher or with Mrs Kath. We look forward to assisting students through this very important decision-making process. This program will be vital in assisting Year 10 students to better know themselves, their interests, values, strengths and much more, please see full details on the College App.

Mt Sion Open Morning | Literary Festival

Parents, caregivers and grandparents are warmly invited to join us in Mt Sion Library on Wednesday 27 April from 7.30am to 8.20am for breakfast and a morning of reading with their boys.  Tea, coffee and light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP by Friday 22 April to rsvp@atc.qld.edu.au

Griffith University Experiences

Queensland Conservatorium Tertiary Preparation Workshop – The Tertiary Preparation Workshop (TPW) is for students applying for entry to a university music degree and can help prepare them for the theoretical and practical requirements of the audition process.  Dates: Monday 27 June – Friday 1 July 2022  Venue: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. For Registration please CLICK HERE.

Griffith Uni Campus Tour – Free tours of their campuses at Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank are available these school holidays from Monday 4 April – Friday 22 April 10.30am-3.00pm. For registration please CLICK HERE.

Parent and Student Information Webinar – Find out about Griffith Uni’s Year 12 early offer guarantee, subject prerequisites, pathways to uni, scholarships and more on Thursday 28 April – 5.30pm-7.00pm. For registration please CLICK HERE.

Academic Assemblies – Rescheduled

The College will acknowledge and celebrate the academic achievements of students from Semester Two 2021 in Term Two. Further details about this event will be communicated in early April. Parents of award winners will be invited to attend assembly on the following dates:

Junior School Assembly – Wednesday 4 May 2022 at 8:40am
Middle School Assembly – Tuesday 3 May 2022 at 8:40am
Senior School Assembly – Tuesday 3 May 2022 at 9:20am

FORMATION

The Year 12 Formal is an important formative event for students. It will be held on Friday 22 April at The Plaza Room Brisbane Convention Centre, Corner of Merivale and Glenelg Street, South Brisbane from 7:00pm -10:00pm. Parents are welcome to attend at the start of the event to help celebrate and have a professional photograph with their son/s from 6:00pm. We ask you to depart the Convention Centre by 7pm. We would love all students to attend, however we know the recent floods have greatly impacted our community. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please make contact.

Signum Fidei Breakfasts Date Change

Our community celebrates our Signum Fidei award recipients at the respective Signum Fidei breakfasts on Thursday 28 April for the Junior and Senior Schools and on Wednesday 27 April for Middle School. We recognise and celebrate students’ contributions to the three College Touchstones of Learning, Leadership and Service. We look forward to welcoming the recipients and their families to the College. Invitations to the families of award recipients have been emailed.

FAITH & MISSION NEWS

Sacramental Programs

Many of our local Catholic Parish Churches are currently finalising their Sacramental Programs for 2022. Traditionally, the Sacraments of Confirmation, Penance and First Holy Communion are offered to boys in Year 4-6. However, Parishes welcome students of any age if they are keen to continue to continue their Sacramental journey. Please connect with your local Parishes, or contact Matt Warr if further information is required.

Edmund Rice Day Mass

Parents and Caregivers of Year 12 are invited to commemorate Edmund Rice at Mass with the 2022 Senior Cohort on Thursday 5 May. As was intended with Opening Mass, parents are invited to actively participate in the ceremony. Please refer to the App notice from Matt Warr, Dean of Faith and Mission, outlining details of the morning. Please note RSVP is required by 29 April by CLICKING HERE. Do not hesitate to contact the Faith and Mission Office at the College should you have any queries.

AIC Ecumenical Service

As guest members of the AIC, Year 12 Student Leaders and staff were honoured and privileged to attend the 2022 AIC Ecumenical Service earlier this term. In the spirit of fair sportsmanship all nine member schools pledged to compete within the laws, spirit and ethos of all competitions. We further acknowledged that sport is a meeting place for all and the common ground for our schools to unite and build healthy and vigorous sporting relationships. ATC were thankful to receive indigenous artwork representing the College colours and our student leaders proudly represented the College .

CO-CURRICULAR NEWS

MUSIC

Save the Date! – QCMF 11-14 August 2022
We are delighted to announce that we have received correspondence confirming that the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival 2022 will proceed on campus at Villanova College in “live and in person” format.
This news is incredibly exciting for all of us involved in music education and, for our more senior musicians to return to an event that had such a positive influence on their love of music-making. I want to communicate that this event is considered to be the premier event on Queensland’s Catholic Schools and Colleges annual music calendar and is proudly hosted by Villanova College (Coorparoo). QCMF showcases the very best in music education, covering a diverse range of genres within the classical and contemporary styles. The ensembles representing Ambrose Treacy College at QCMF from 11 – 14 August 2022 are listed on the ATC App.

Autumn Concert

After a week of rain and flooding the sun shone (if only briefly) to allow the pre-concert entertainment to take place with the first group the Jazz Ensemble treating a gathering of early arrivals with their first public performance and for many of their group their first performing the jazz genre. As the gathering grew, the Big Band and ATC Jazz Orchestra took to the stage and created a fantastic atmosphere as the entree to a main course of Concert Bands and Choral music that would follow in the NJ Hall. The Concert Band opened the proceedings for the formal part of the evening with a very exciting and energizing performance of “Defender of Time”. This was especially well received by the families of those boys in the ensemble who started their musical journey just 12 months or so ago in the Junior Band. To follow was the Wind Ensemble who performed two very impressive numbers including the soundtrack to “Pirates of the Caribbean”. The college’s most senior wind band the “ATC Symphonic Winds” then took to the stage and performed two very sophisticated pieces of repertoire including “Brick Street Encounter” to a very impressive level, particularly given that the group did not have a rehearsal with the complete line-up at any stage in term 1. The final performance of the evening was delivered by the ATC Senior Singers, who with a number of missing members were able to entertain the audience with “Take me Home Country Roads” in a very fitting conclusion to this important occasion.

SPORT

The Term 2 sport training schedule has now been shared on the ATC app on the relevant sport pages. It is a complete re-jig of what has been planned and we thank all boys, coaches and families for their patience with it and understanding during this time. We look forward to getting stuck into sport again from Wednesday 20 April. Remember, Tuesday is a Pupil Free Day.

Rugby Club Opportunities

Our friends at Kenmore Bears, Wests and UQ Junior Rugby Clubs are looking from players (primarily in U10 – U12) to complete their teams. Their games are played on a Sunday and the seasons start after the Easter break. There would be no clash with ATC school sport. The links to their respective club pages are on the ATC App, and should you have any questions, please contact the Club directly.

TUCKSHOP NEWS

Our Tuckshop staff have been busy putting together a tasty new menu for Term Two, with the daily specials now alternating between Week A and Week B, providing additional choices for students.

Paddy’s Place and The Bakehouse will be open on the first day of term, Wednesday 20 April. If you don’t have a chance to get to the shops over the long weekend, your son can enjoy the specials of the day – Meatball Melt Subs or Salt and Pepper Squid and Wedges – along with the range of regular hot and cold menu items. We know what we are ordering for lunch next week! See the new menu on the ATC App.

P & F NEWS

Year 12 Parent Night Out

Last year for cheer! Amidst the challenges shaping up let’s take a breather together to toast to our beloved boys on the night of their Formal! Friday 22 April, 7.30-9.30pm. Please join Year 12 parents and carers at the Soleil Room, Rydges Hotel, Southbank (just down the street from the Brisbane Convention Centre). $35 p.p. (Includes drink on arrival and canapés) — please RSVP via Try Booking. Let’s get together to celebrate this special year and this wonderful milestone. Strict RSVP cutoff is Thursday 7 April 2022.

P&F Meeting

Join the ATC P&F for the next meeting on Tuesday 3 May, at 6.30pm in Mt Sion Library in the Junior School. We look forward to welcoming parents who are interested in hearing the latest updates from the Principal and how to become involved with any of the P&F events in 2022. Any questions, please don't hesitate to email the ATC P&F Secretary.

Rugby Family Night Out

Book your tickets for the P&F annual Rugby Night Out at Suncorp when the Qld Reds take on Moana Pacifica on Friday 20 May at 7.45pm. Pizza on the Mt Sion deck prior to us heading in on the train to Suncorp. Tickets are available on Parent Lounge and further details are on the ATC App.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Poolwerx Moggill Marathon

Grab your friends, family or co-workers and run/walk together in the inaugural Poolwerx Moggill Marathon happening Sunday 22 May 2022. Register today by CLICKING HERE. and support Bravery Box charity and local community groups!

David Gardiner
Deputy Principal

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