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Community News Week 10

Our Parent Sport Supporters group did an amazing job in supporting the Sport Awards presentation evening on Wednesday. Parents and students cooked and served food and helped new parents feel welcomed to the ATCommunity.

Year 5 and Year 7 families gathered at various parks last Saturday and Sunday. It was wonderful to see our families getting together for some sport, scootering and forming some great friendships. Thank you to Dana and Helen for organising the events.

Another great P&F friend-raising event is being held today and we hope all the Reds supporters have a great evening and come home with a winners grin. Remember to meet at Gregory Park Milton for pizza and drinks. If you have any last minute queries, please email Andrew Taylor.

Mother’s Day Breakfast

Spoil Mum on Friday 12 May with an early breakfast at 6.30am- 8.30am at the West Court Deck. This annual event is a favourite on the College calendar and hundreds of proud sons enjoy breakfast with their mothers to celebrate Mother’s Day. We need plenty of Dads and students to help make this event a success, so click here to book your volunteer spot NOW (for Dad’s and Senior/Middle School students only.) Mums, you can have the morning off by clicking here to book your tickets for breakfast.

Upcoming Events

Year 6 Parent Evening on Westcourt
Save the date for Saturday 3 June as Year 6 parents and carers are invited to gather for a casual evening on the deck overlooking the river. More details to come. Download the link below for the info flyer.

Second Hand Book Drive
With the school holidays fast approaching, it’s a good time for a clean up and donate some of your children’s unwanted books. Year 7 students are coordinating this initiative and any early learning books, teacher resources, Junior Encyclopaedias, readers, dictionaries, bibles, stationery, colouring-in books, can be brought to the collection point at Mr Sullivan’s Office in the first two weeks of Term 2.

Read Between the Wines Book Club
Our new ATC Book Club has been established, with a very successful meeting last week. The next book is ‘The Promise Seed’ by Cass Moriarty. We will meet Monday 15 May at Kaylene’s place 245 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket at 7:30pm. All welcome. Please phone Be if you have any questions or suggestions on 3720 0413 or 0410 160 779.

AFL Boys’ Day Out
Date Claimer: The Annual Boys’ Day Out for AFL is in planning phase and we have secured the date. For your calendar planning please keep 5 August at 4.30pm free – LIONS vs WESTERN BULLDOGS match. More details will be released closer to the event.

P&F Meeting
Come along to our next P&F meeting in Term 2 on Tuesday, 18 April at 6:30pm in the Mt. Sion Staff Room (behind the Junior School library) – ALL WELCOME. If you would like to be more actively involved in the P&F, please email Sam at

P&F Date Claimers

Rugby Boys Day Out – TODAY Saturday April 1
P&F Meeting – Tuesday, April 18
Mothers Day Breakfast – Friday May 12
Book Club – Monday May 15

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable school holidays and we look forward to seeing you at our many events coming up in Term 2.

Mr Martin Bradshaw, P&F President

In Our Community

Children’s Art Comp Brookfield Show
Do you have a creative child who likes to draw or paint? Why not encourage them to enter this year’s Brookfield Children’s Art Show? Their work will be displayed in our art pavilion for a week as part of our annual exhibition at the Brookfield Show. There are fantastic prizes such as cash, art packs and framing vouchers up for grabs. Entries are open to children aged 18 months through to Year 12. Entries close on 15 May and for full entry details please click here.

Safe Driver Art Competition
To help change the way young drivers think about road safety, the Queensland Government is trialling a new customer service experience at the ‘Driver Assessment Centre’ at Carseldine. As the centre is targeted towards young people, they’re asking for help to decorate the centre with artwork messages showing some of the most common driver distractions. Winning artworks will be displayed in the centre. Students can enter for a chance to win a $250 gift card. Closing Date for entries is Friday 21 April and for full competition entry details click here. To enter, send an image of your artwork along with a completed submission form by email to Carseldine Driver Assessment Centre.

Junior School Photo Competition
The annual photo competition has begun and all keen Junior School (Years 4-6) photographers are invited to submit entries on printed photo paper. The themes for 2017 are: Music and Sound, Close Up, Black & White. Download the flyer below for full details. If you have any queries, please email Shantelle Kerwin.