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Holiday Updates

Visiting the renowned temple of Kinkakuji.

Semester One Report Cards are now available online through the Parent Lounge. Each student’s report include a significant amount of information including an overall GPA, individual subject overall grades along with individual criteria grades and an Approach to Leaning grade, plus service hours registered and a homeroom teacher comment. A separate set of instructions have been sent out. Please contact the HELPDESK if you have any queries. Follow the links below to download the Parent Letter and Parent Lounge Login instructions.

Tour group at the Eigamura Movie Village.

Whilst most of our students have enjoyed the first week of holidays, most of our Year 10 students have been involved in a week of work experience. Through the hard work of Ms Melissa Peacock we have gained the support of numerous businesses to provide an enriching opportunity for the Year 10 students. One example was my visit today to Josh Wharmby at CSIRO at Pullenvale. Josh has been using a new software program to design a frame for two underground radars. This will then be 3-D printed and sent to the software experts to then survey the underground environment in mines to reduce health issues of workers being in underground mining. I look forward to hearing many more exciting learnings from our Year 10s in the first week of next term.

Seeing the sights with Konan Primary School students.

Holiday Trips
A group of students are currently touring and savouring the cultural delights of Japan. The boys accompanied by Mr Ramsey, Mr Bannon and Mrs Oghanna have been to the famous waterside entertainment area of Tempozan and marvelled at the huge Aquarium. Yesterday they had a speedy trip on the bullet train to Hiroshima where they experienced an emotional visit to the Peace Museum. The day ended on a lighter note with a visit to the Eigamura Movie Village where they witnessed live samuri fighting and displays! Follow the ATC Japan Cultural Tour facebook page for photos and daily updates. Another lucky group of students will hit the slopes of NZ from 2 July. We wish them the good fortune of plenty of snow! From the weather reports this week there has been consistent falls and grooming taking place on the slopes of Mt. Hutt. Safe travels to all.

Upcoming

Monday 10 July First Day Term 3 Formal Uniform required
Tuesday 11 July Year 7 Elevate Education
Tuesday 11 July Year 8 – Elevate Education
Tuesday 11 July Middle School Parent Information Evening – Study Techniques
Wednesday 12 July P&F Meeting – Mt Sion iCentre
Thursday 13 July QDU Debating
Friday 14 July Academic Awards Assembly 8.25am
Tuesday 18 July ATC Story Sports
Friday 21 July NAIDOC Mass and Celebrations
Saturday 29 July P&F Trivia Night

First Day of Term 3
Monday 10 July – Winter Uniform is compulsory

Co-curricular Music
Junior Band will rehearse on the first day back, Monday 10 July. All instrumental musicians and vocal private students will receive a report in with their academic report for semester 1. Teachers are available to discuss reports with parents when school resumeson Monday 10 July. Term 3 is our busiest term – rehearsals and lessons begin on the first day back at school. All information and schedule for QCMFwill be forwarded via the app at the end of the holidays. Please keep an eye out for this information as it pertains to the Ekka week – Week 6 and that following weekend. On August 26 our formal concert at St. Laurence’s ERPAC. This is our most important event fo the year and all major ensembles and choirs will be performing. Please make a note of this date in your diaries.

Middle School Parent Information Evening
On Tuesday 11 July, parents of students from Year 7-10 are invited to attend a Study Skills Workshop in the Hall from 6.30pm The aim of the evening is to build parent awareness of the Learning and Formation program operating in the College, as well as to provide them with practical strategies which support the learning development of their sons. Please RSVP by Monday 10 July. RSVP by clicking here.

Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings
Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings will take place on Monday 7 August and Thursday 10 August 2017. Bookings will open in Week 2 and further information will be sent to parents via the College App. Interviews for Years 7-10 will commence at 1.30pm on Thursday 10 August. Periods 5 and 6 will therefore be cancelled for all Year 7-10 students on this day. Classes will run as normal for Years 4-6. Year 7-10 students will have a number of options:-
• Attend scheduled Parent Feedback meetings with their parents
• Complete work in the Westcourt iCentre supervised by members of the College Leadership Team
• Travel home early

ATC Story Sports
Dads and boys why not come along for an evening of fun and games in the Westcourt iCentre. Test your trivia knowledge of books and authors in a team quiz event. Prizes are awarded throughout the night with an overall award going to the winning team. Come early for a pulled pork roll and drinks to fire you up for the competition! The event is ‘free’ but do book your places online to secure a seat and a meal. Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday 18 July. Click here to register.

P&F Trivia Night 2017
This year’s big event will be held on Saturday 29 July at 6.30pm in the NJ Hall. The theme this year is ‘Countries’. One country per table, and each table is required to have a theme song to go with their choice of country. No anthems allowed. Please book your tickets early by clicking here. If you have any queries, please email Be Yeo-Bradshaw.

AFL Boys’ Day Out AFL
The Annual Boys’ Day Out for AFL LIONS vs WESTERN BULLDOGS match is on Saturday 5 August. It might seem a long way off but we need to book our tickets early for this game. This is an event for all family members so come along and enjoy the famous ATC friend-raising experience! Closing date is next Friday 30 June. Book your tickets by clicking here. Any questions, please email Scott Kiel-Chisholm. GO THE LIONS!

David Gardiner, Deputy Principal
gardinerd@atc.qld.edu.au

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