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Enjoying a Diverse Co-curricular Life

Our co-curricular program is diverse and aims to offer something for every boy. As the first four weeks of term slip by, we look at some areas of Co-curricular life that are involving and engaging boys across sport and after school activities.

Triathlon

After starting in August with a squad of 40 boys, our Triathlon season reaches its pinnacle this weekend with the State Championships being held in Hervey Bay. ATC will have eleven boys representing Met West after another highly successful season led by our Triathlon Head Coach Graham Fidler, Aquatics Coordinator Paul Jones and Triathlon Manager Paul Toon. The boys have put in a tremendous amount of work over the past six months to prepare for this event with several training sessions per week in the pool, on the bike and on the track. The whole ATC community wishes the boys the best of luck as they have the opportunity to put all their hard work into action.

ATC will have the following boys competing this weekend in Hervey Bay
Senior Triathlon – Josh Groenland
Intermediate Triathlon – Mitch Densley, Josh Nowland, Lachlan Gibson and Robert Stringer
Junior Triathlon – Tim Geers, Pat Milne and Will Geldard
Primary Aquathlon – Sebastian McCormack, Tom White and Darcy Tucker

Congratulations to these boys and the whole triathlon squad for the hard work they have done this season, it is a pleasure to watch our program continue to grow thanks to the hard work and commitment of the boys and our coaches.

Brisbane Roar Academy

Roar player, Jem Woolcock.

Following along the theme of acknowledging the great achievements of our ATC students, one of our Year 9 boys is currently achieving at the highest level in Football in Brisbane. Jem Woolcock has recently been selected in the Brisbane Roar Academy, a high performance Football Academy to prepare boys for the Junior Football Pathway with the aim to prepare boys for a professional career. The program is extremely intensive with training sessions held every afternoon with the best coaches in Queensland. Despite this, Jem still finds a way to be a strong contributor to the ATC Sports Program and we congratulate him on this outstanding achievement and look forward to seeing him develop over the coming years.

Nathan Burgess Head of Sport & Coaching Development
burgessn@atc.qld.edu.au

Clubs and Activities

Environmental Club members have hit the ground running. With an increase of numbers of helpers, students have been busy clearing debris from recent storms; as well, they have been attempting to put into place some erosion control, using some of the felled trees which were chopped down during the Christmas break. A large number of native trees have been ordered already this term, with the group hoping to plant up to 200 trees by the end of the term. We look forward to another year of adventures – adding to the beauty of our school grounds.

Gardening club this year has seen boys very busy with garden prepartion. We have mulched, turned the soil and have just sown carrots, tomatoes , lettuce, chilli , capiscum , sweet beet and pak choy – we are hoping this warm wet weather assits with the seeds sprouting over the next few days/weeks. Our citrus trees are also doing fabulously well and we are expecting bumper crops from the mandarins. oranges, lemons and lime. The boys too have been taking very good care of the chooks, with them producing on average 3 eggs per day ! The chooks enjoy their cuddles and the scrap foods many of the boys bring in for them.

If you would like to get involved in one of our after school clubs, please email me.

Mr Dave Capra Director of Co-curricular Activities
caprad@atc.qld.edu.au