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Coming Up Week 3 Term 4

Night of Excellence

An important component of communities is the coming together to celebrate and at ATC we have formal and informal events to mark special occasions and achievements. The Jazz by the River event this Saturday is a wonderful opportunity for our community to gather informally and celebrate The Arts. The upcoming Night of Excellence on 25 October is an occasion to formally acknowledge achievements and celebrate our successes.

Both are important times for our community to come together. The first is not just for the performers and the second is not just for the award winners. They are for all in our community and I invite you to join us in celebrating both the informal and the formal occasions this term.

Another significant event in the College calendar is the “Welcome to ATC Classrooms Day” on Monday 17 October where we welcome Year 4 & Year 7, 2017 students to the College. On the day some current Year 6 students are joining us. I would like to remind parents that there will be no school buses running that day due to the Ministerial Pupil Free Day.

Key Dates

(please note: dates beyond 25 October can be found on the School Calendar)

Friday 14 October – Year 8 Retreat
Friday 14 October – 5T&5L St Mark’s Incursion
Friday 14 October – AFL Schools Cup Game
Friday 14 October – Year 7 Friendship Group Visit
Saturday 15 October – Jazz by the River
Monday 17 October – Ministerial Pupil Free Day – no school buses running.
Wednesday 19 October – Junior School Signum Fidei Breakfast
Thursday 20 October – Middle School Signum Fidei Breakfast
Thursday 20 October – Continuing & New Students and Parents Year 7, 2017 Formation Evening
Friday 21 October – Year 6 Transition Retreat
Saturday 22 October – ATC Community Mass
Tuesday 25 October – ATC Night of Excellence ERPAC

Jazz by the River

Saturday is assured to be a great night with over 1000 tickets purchased for the Jazz by the River event. 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. Go to the Trybooking website to secure your tickets early. We require volunteers for “Eat street prep and serve” from 3.30pm –7.30pm. Any help is appreciated!

Retreat Programs

Year 8 Retreat
The Year 8 Retreat to be held tomorrow Friday (14 October) will have a focus on the ‘Power of Relationships’ and why family and friends are the most important people in our lives.

Year 6 Retreat
The Year 6 Transition Retreat has had a change of date to Friday 21 October 2016
The purpose of the Year 6 Transition Retreat is to provide a reflective opportunity for the boys in this significant time of transition from junior to middle school.

Updating Contact Details

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


Please note sushi is now available again at both Tuckshops on Tuesdays and Fridays. Must be preordered on Mondays and Thursdays before 12pm.

Tuckshop Volunteers – Help Required
Helpers needed mainly on Fridays but if you have time any other day please email Danielle Milne

Mr David Gardiner, Deputy Principal