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Community News Week 9

It has been a great term and hopefully our many P&F events are helping families become involved in the community. The ATC Book club has been formed and aptly named “Reading Between the Wines”. From all accounts it was a sensational evening. For more friend-raising, our Year 5 and 7 family events in the park will be held this weekend and we hope the sun continues to shine.

If you have been lucky enough to secure tickets to the Rugby Boys Day Out, remember to meet at Gregory Park, Milton at 4:30pm on Saturday 1 April. All ATC fans will have a BBQ, collect your ticket and commemorative ATC cap and head to Suncorp Stadium to see the Reds take on the Hurricanes. For last minute ticket purchases this weekend click here to grab. Download the link below for the info flyer or email Andrew Taylor.

Sports Presentation Night

On Wednesday 29 March the College Sports Presentation night will be held in the hall. If you are attending this event, please RSVP by Sunday 26 March 2017 and pre-order your food by clicking here. The P&F and Sports Support Group are cooking, preparing and serving food on the night. If you have time to help out with this event, this would be greatly appreciated. Please volunteer by clicking here.

We will be cooking from 4pm and food is to be served from 5.30pm in the undercroft outside the tuckshop. Entertainment will be provided by some of fantastic bands on the River stage from 5.45pm. Presentation starts 6.30pm in the Nudgee Junior Hall. A lucky door prize ($100 sporting gear voucher) is available to win for a one lucky family attending on the night. Refer to the App notice for more information about the sports awards being presented.

Volunteering and Easter Raffle Autumn Music Concert
Our first music concert for the year is being held on Thursday 30 March. If you are able to help with set up, cooking, service and/or clean up, please volunteer by clicking here. Your assistance is very much appreciated. Any questions, please contact Lisa Morris, Music Support Group on 0413674722.

At the concert, we will have an Easter Raffle. Tickets are 3 for $5. We would love your donations for the Easter raffle of chocolate eggs, lolly eggs and anything Easter! Please deliver to the Music Department or College Reception. For more information on the raffle please email Natalie Scalia, Music Administration Officer. Please refer to the App for more information.

Mother’s Day Breakfast

Date claimer – Spoil mum on Friday 12 May with an early breakfast at 6.30am- 8.30am at the College. This annual event is a favourite on the College calendar and hundreds of proud sons enjoy breakfast with their mothers to celebrate Mothers’ Day. More information to follow next week.

Year Level gatherings

Year 7 Family Get-together
Year 7 are getting together for a “Kick-Up” today, Saturday 25 March at Rocks Riverside Park, in Jindalee from 3-6pm. Keep an eye on the app for a weather and cancellation updates. If you have any queries, please email Helen Davidson or download the info flyer below.

Year 5 Family Gathering
Year 5 families are meeting tomorrow Sunday 26 March at Rocks Riverside Park in Jindalee 3:00-6:00pm. Keep an eye on the app for any weather and cancellation updates. If you have any queries, please email Dana Lutat or download the flyer below.

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.

Book Drive
Stephanie Donigi is running a Book Drive and is aiming to fill a shipping container full of books and other school resources to ship to Wewak, a small rural village in PNG. With the school holidays fast approaching, it’s a good time for a clean up. If you have some early learning books, teacher resources, Junior Encyclopaedias, readers, dictionaries, bibles, stationery, colouring-in books, please bring them to the ATC collection points at Mr Sullivan’s Office or at Student Reception in the first two weeks of Term 2. Volunteers to help pack the books up will be needed. Please email Stephanie Donigi.

Book Club
Our new ‘Read Between The Wines ATC Book Club’ has now been established, with a very successful meeting last week. The book for the month is ‘The Promise Seed’ by Cass Moriarty. Next meeting is Monday 15 May 2017 at Kaylene’s place – 245 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket. 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 samanthaleblang@me.com

P&F Date Claimers

Year 7 Kick Up – Saturday March 25
Year 5 Family Get-together – Sunday March 26
Sports Presentation Night – Wednesday March 29
Autumn Music Concert – Thursday March 30
Rugby Boys Day Out – Saturday April 1
P&F Meeting – Tuesday, April 18
Mothers Day Breakfast – Friday May 12
Book Club – Monday May 15

Mr Martin Bradshaw, P&F President
pandf@atc.qld.edu.au

In Our Community

24 hour Walk – a – Thon
These boys are still walking today as they attempt to raise funds before their big Kokoda trek. Please support Aidan Sauer, Riley Brittain, Robert Stringer and Sebastian Silanesu and their Dads who are raising money for Mates4Mates They started walk around the ATC sporting grounds at 2.00pm Friday 24 March and will finish today at 2.00pm Saturday 25 March after completing 100km in 24 hours! Come along for a Sausage Sizzle today, Saturday 25 March from 8.30am, sponsor them for each kilometre, or just pop in to give them support during the walk! Click here to donate.

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.

Easter Family event at Southbank
Live Large is a new, fully accessible and inclusive event designed for people of all ages and all abilities. It will be held in Brisbane over the Easter long weekend 15 -16 April 2017. It a free festival with music, food, entertainment and the arts with a packed mainstage with entertainment, a collection of market and food stalls as well as activities for kids, adults and teens. You can read the program at Live Large.

Occupational Therapy Easter Holiday Program
For more information or to enrol please email Jordane Bennett.