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Coming Up Week 9

Our Music program has been on display at various locations around Brisbane over the last week. Congratulations to our Big Band for their outstanding performance at the Brisbane Jazz Club. The Taiko Drumming group drew a big crowd outside Suncorp before the Reds game and he boys were fortunate enough to be included in the Fox Sport broadcast.

The Handbell Ensemble workshop last Saturday was a fabulous afternoon of workshops and the concert was something for all ringers to be inspired by. Thank you to Mrs McGeever for her dedication to the Handbell program.

The Middle School Singers who won Silver at the Queensland Youth Music Awards on Monday

Congratulations also to our Middle School Singers who took part in the Queensland Youth Music Awards on Monday evening 30 May at St. Peter’s. The boys received Silver for their performance of Food, Glorious Food and Moonshadow. Not only was it great for the boys to perform in an excellent venue, but also to see other fantastic choirs from around South East Queensland. Well done, boys!

Our focus on developing Learning skills this week focused on all Year 4, 6 and 8 students completing the ICAS Science test. This complements the other year levels recently completing the NAPLAN test. The aim is to obtain relevant data to best support the boys, acknowledge the outstanding achievements, and to develop exam skills and confidence.

Service at the Fore
Our Year 7 students have been very active in a number of Service projects. Dedicated students have volunteered to assist with Meals on Wheels and, as well as delivering a warm meal, they are brightening the day of many older people in our community. A group of boys did a fantastic job last week being involved with the West Brisbane Special School Jump for Heart day. Year 7 students are supporting charity Books4PNG Kids and have generously donated books to the charity – more books are welcome until this Friday. Please refer to our ATC Facebook page for further updates on all service learning.

Meals on Wheels volunteers

Upcoming Dates

Tue 7 June Co-curricular Photos (details below)
Tue 7 June P&F Meeting Mt Sion Staffroom 18.30
Wed 8 – Tues 14 June Year 7, 8 & 9 Exam Block
Thurs 9 June Middle School Parents Function 18.00
Sat 11 June AFL Boys Day Out Gabba
Tues 14 June Winter Concert – Middle School
Wed 15 June ATC Inter-house Athletics Carnival at UQ
Mon 13 June Reader’s Cup Brisbane West Competition
Thurs 16 June Year 7 Wivenhoe Geography Excursion
Fri 17 June 13 July Year 7 Wivenhoe Geography Excursion
Fri17 June Last Day of Term 2 Japan Tour departs Brisbane
Mon 11 July Pupil free day – Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings
Tues 12 July First day of term 3
Wed 13 July Year 7 Wivenhoe Geography Excursion
Sat 30 July P&F Trivia Night

Upcoming Events

The Junior School Winter Concert
TONIGHT Thursday 2 June The Junior School Winter Concert will be held in the Hall tonight, come along and tap your toes to “Power Rock” by the Junior Band and much much more. Food from the sizzling BBQ will be served from 5pm and the evening will commence promptly at 6.30pm

Cocurricular photos
Details of Term 2 Co-curricular photos on Jack Bowers Oval are set out below:-
Tuesday June 7
2.30pm – Year 5A and 5B ATC Rugby Teams – Full training uniform including boots
3.30pm – Year 6A and 6B ATC Rugby Teams – Full training uniform including boots
3.45pm – Year 5C and 6C ATC Rugby Teams – Full training uniform including boots
4.00pm – All ATC AFL Teams – Full playing uniform including boots / blue shorts
4.15pm – Year 7A, 7B, 7C ATC Rugby Teams – Full training uniform including boots
4.30pm – Year 8 and 9 Rugby ATC Rugby Teams – Full training uniform including boots

Interhouse Athletics Carnival
Please note the tuckshops at ATC will NOT be open on this day
Date Wednesday 15 June
Venue: UQ Athletics Track, Sir William Macgregor Drive, St Lucia (see amp below)
Time: 8.25am to 2.45pm
Transport Boys can be dropped off at the UQ Track between 8.00am and 8.25am
BBL Buses – ATC Bus 1 and Bus 2 will be redirected to UQ for both morning and afternoon runs.
Southern Cross – S63 & S64 will be redirected to UQ for both morning and afternoon runs.
Buses will also depart from the Central Pick up area at ATC at 8.00am, and return from UQ to ATC after the carnival arriving back around 3.10pm
Boys can be collected from the drop off area at the UQ track between 2.45pm and 3.05pm
Food: Boys are to bring their own lunches, a canteen with limited food items will be open
Sun Safety Boys are to wear the ATC School Hat, bring a drink bottle and apply sunscreen regularly.
Uniform Boys are to wear their full ATC Sport Uniform and school hat. Boys are not to wear singlets
Competition It is a House carnival and are boys are expected to participate – every boy will participate in a minimum of 7 events.

Sydney Music Tour Information
After the Sydney Tour information night last Thursday we would like to announce that the tickets for the Sydney Opera house performance are now on sale through the Opera House website:

Vacation Care
School Holidays are fast approaching, please view Camp Australia’s holiday program for ATC from Monday 27 June – Friday 8 July 2016. Siblings and friends of the College are more than welcome. Please remember to book online so you don’t miss out on Camp Australia’s exciting holiday program Feel free to visit Michelle, our onsite coordinator, if you would like to talk to her about the service or take a look at the facilities.

Sony children’s Holiday Camp 17-19 September 2016
The Sony Children’s Holiday Camp, hosted by St Laurence’s College and held at Stuartholme school, Toowong in September holidays provides 3 days of care and entertainment for children. The camp is free of charge for children aged between 5-14 years. For further enquiries and to obtain an application form please email: As this camp books out very quickly, you must apply before Friday 10 June.

Save the Date – Jazz by the River 2016
Our inaugural Jazz by the River in 2015 drew a crowd of over 700 people. It was a special occasion celebrating the Arts at ATC on the lawn beside our Brisbane River. Preparations are well underway for the 2016 Jazz by the River and we look forward to another Cultural extravaganza.
Jazz by the River – A Celebration of the Arts
Saturday 15 October 4.00pm-7.30pm
With Guest Performer Tamara O’Callaghan

Paddy’s Place and The Bakehouse
If you are able to volunteer at Paddy’s Place and/or The Bakehouse, please email Danielle Milne, Tuckshop convenor and let her know your preferred day. Please select “The Bakehouse Hot Weekly Specials” from our online menu to check out our warm winter specials such as Chilli Con Carne, Meatball Sub or Meatball Pasta! (Available to Year 8 & 9 students and staff).

Flexischools Fees
No more order fees for parents on Flexischools Ambrose Treacy College has negotiated a new package with Flexischools and we are now excited to tell you that you will no longer pay ‘order’ fees when ordering online. However, you will still continue to pay the ‘Top Up’ fees; – Credit Cards, namely VISA and Mastercard, or PayPal will incur a Credit Card/PayPal Surcharge of 15c + 1% to top up the balance of an account. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) are fee-free Please allow 3 days for EFT top ups. Go to Flexischools to register or order.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on Students with Disability (NCCD)

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) is a joint state and federal government initiative.From 2015, all schools across Australia have taken part in the implementation of a new national data collection on school students with disability. The data will provide information about the number of students with disability in schools, where they are located and the level of adjustments they receive. The Data Collection is an annual national count of the number of students provided with educational adjustments as a result of their disability, as defined broadly under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992(DDA). Information will be recorded in such a way that no child can be identified. Student names will not be collected. Inclusion in the data collection is voluntary. If you wish your young person to be excluded from this, you can choose to opt-out of the data collection by informing the school in writing no later than June 17, 2016. (Last day of term) Further information is available at

Please contact Ms Deborah Butler, Head of Exceptional Learners, for any additional information or concerns about the process.

Mr David Gardiner, Deputy Principal