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Here Comes Week 3

On Tuesday evening we held the first of three orientations for our new 2018 teaching staff. Eleven teachers spent time walking around the campus and in conversation with each other and key ATC staff.

They are an impressive group that will bring great diversity and skills to our current excellent staff. Three other new staff from interstate and intrastate have already been to visit for a day. The new staff come from EREA Colleges, other Catholic Colleges, Independent and State Schools. The diversity is very rich. Four additional teaching positions will be filled in the coming weeks. The growth in staffing reflects the growth of the College as we reach over 1000 students in 2019. Two weeks of the term have raced by and it is important to have assessment schedules in a prominent place to ensure important dates don’t sneak up on students.


Saturday 14 October – Jazz by the River
Monday 16 October – Ministerial Pupil Free Day / Yr 10 Optional Day of Service
Wednesday 18 October – QATSIF Scholarship Graduation
Wednesday 18 October – Junior School Signum Fidei Breakfast
Wednesday 18 October – QDU Debating
Thursday 19 October – Middle & Senior School Signum Fidei Breakfast
Thursday 19 October – Year 9/10 Japanese excursion
Friday 20 October – Year 10 Mass – Monday Week A Timetable
Monday 23 October – Night of Excellence rehearsals 11am-1pm
Tuesday 24 October – Night of Excellence 18.30
Tuesday 31 October – Japan Cultural Tour 2018 Info Evening

Jazz by the River
The weather looks uncertain but Jazz by the River will be held this Saturday. If you are coming please bring an umbrella and picnic chairs. We cannot postpone the event due to the degree of planning that has occurred. We have a wet weather plan but hopefully we will not have to enact it. Looking forward to a huge community evening of fun and entertainment.

Ministerial Pupil Free Day
Only new students to ATC will be involved in testing at the College on Monday. For all current students it is a Pupil Free School day.

Friday 20 October
Due to the loss of two Mondays this term, Friday 20 October will operate with Monday Week A Timetable. Please ensure your son has the necessary gear for that change in schedule.

Year 10 Mass
We warmly invite Year 10 families to attend our Year 10 Mass on Friday 20 October 2017 at 9.15am in The Chapel of St Joseph. Year 10 Students are to wear their formal uniform to mass. Please refer to Mr Matt Warr’s letter on the College App.

Night of Excellence 2017
All families are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Night of Excellence at ERPAC on Tuesday 24 October 2017 commencing at 6.30pm. Many students will receive awards but the evening is designed for the whole community to come together to acknowledge and celebrate all the wonderful achievements across the ATC community during 2017. Please join us for a special night of awards, videos, and entertainment from our talented young men.
Please follow the link below to download further details regarding car park information. All families are eligible for a discounted parking rate.
Click here for ERPAC Visitor information.

Award winners have been notified by email. All award winners are required to attend rehearsals and photos in the Nudgee Junior Hall on Monday 23rd October during Periods 3 and 4. Students are to wear their full formal uniform including suit coat and tie.

As a sign of respect for all award winners, we ask that all families remain until the end of proceedings. The evening will conclude with a series of Special Awards that will only be announced on the night. The recipients of these awards will have a formal photograph taken with Mr Senior at the front of the auditorium for the 2017 College Yearbook at the end of the evening.

Walk for Brain Cancer
As a major Junior School Service initiative we invite students, families and friends of Ambrose Treacy College to join Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and the Newro Foundation for an inspirational 5km walk through New Farm Park on Sunday 29 October. Boys are asked to wear their ATC Sports uniform.
Click here to register to walk with the Blue & Green army.

Year 4 End of Year Celebration
Year 4 will celebrate the end of year at the Sherwood AFL Club – 41 Chelmer St East, Chelmer on Sunday 29 October at 3:30pm. Siblings are welcome, please bring a ball for the children to play on the oval. Dave Power will be playing and a cash bar for pizza’s and drinks.
Click here to RSVP to Cassandra Bridges by 25 October.

Tuckshop News
SUSHI is back! TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, preorders must be in by 12pm the day before on flexischools.
Volunteers needed in both tuckshops on Tuesdays, especially the breakfast shift from 7am to 8:30am please, even if you cannot do a whole day – any help would be appreciated. Please contact Danielle Milne on 38780548.

Year 9 Term 4 HPE
As part of the year 9 HPE Unit this term on Mental Health, students are watching a documentary called “Bully”. This film is designed to engage the students and provoke discussion around making ATC a safe and supportive environment free from bullying. The documentary is rated PG-13 however it does raise some sensitive issues. All students will be reminded of pastoral support available at the College should they feel uncomfortable around some of these sensitive issues.
Click here to email Tim Walker.

Do You Want to Improve Your Writing?
Writing well makes a difference to your overall achievement outcomes. Get help with writing composition by attending the free tutorials. Students should bring a pen and exercise book (preferably their English book) to each session. Please refer to the schedule attached for dates, times and location.
Click here to email the Learning Department.

Friday 3 November
All families are invited to attend the Annual ERFA Cocktail Party on Friday 3rd November. Please refer to the attached flyer.

GP for GP Tennis Tournament – Sunday 19 November
Members of our community would be aware of the tragic passing last September of Grant Parnell (GP), father to Angus, Rowan and Hamish and wife to Peta. To raise awareness of men’s health issues and to honour the life of a wonderful father, husband and friend, a double’s tennis is being held by GP’s family and friends on Sunday 19 November at Ambiwerra Tennis Centre. More details on this event available in the coming weeks

Japan Cultural Tour Information Night
The College has a partnership with a school in Japan that provides the connection for an annual Cultural Tour. If your son is interested in going on the Cultural Tour in 2018 or if you just want a bit more information to help you decide, please join us at the Info night on Tuesday 31 October at 6.00pm in the Japanese Room, Junior School Precinct.

See you at Jazz by the River!

David Gardiner, Deputy Principal

From Your Community P&F

Year 4 End of Year Celebration
Year 4 will celebrate the end of year at the Sherwood AFL Club – 41 Chelmer St East, Chelmer on Sunday 29 October at 3:30pm. Siblings are welcome, please bring a ball for the children to play on the oval. Dave Power will be playing and a cash bar for pizza’s and drinks.
Click here to RSVP to Cassandra Bridges by 25 October.

Melbourne Cup Ladies Day
On Tuesday November 7 the P&F will be holding their annual Melbourne Cup Ladies event in theRosewood Room Hillstone, St Lucia Golf Club. Bookings are open soon, so watch this space as numbers are limited, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on a 3 course lunch, 4 hour drinks package, and a Sacha Drake fashion parade featuring some of our very own models.
Click here to book your tickets.

ATC Testing Day (Pupil Free Day) Monday
The P&F are providing a sausage sizzle for the students attending testing day on Monday, 16 October and we would appreciate some volunteers on BBQ cooking and serving.
Please click here if you can volunteer your time.
If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Reynolds on 0403 197 341

P&F Planning Day
You may be wondering, how does the P&F organise such wonderful events across the year. Well, of course we hold an annual Planning Day. We will be planning for 2018 on Sunday 29 October from 2-4pm. So please consider joining us in the hall for a glass of wine, cheese and biscuits, as we discuss upcoming fun events for 2018. This is a great opportunity to play an even bigger role in your son’s education and school community.

Staff Xmas Lunch
Each year the P&F Community host the Staff Xmas Lunch. This is a wonderful event that our teachers, administration and grounds people appreciate. We are calling for coordinators for this years lunch to be held on Thursday 30 November.
Click here to express your interest via email.

P&F Date Claimers

Book Club – 9 October
Jazz by the River – 14 October
P&F Planning Day – 29 October
Melbourne Cup – 7 November
Staff Xmas Lunch – 30 November

Remember to support the generous Jazz by the River sponsors listed below.

P&F Committee