More than $15,000 was raised in the six weeks leading up to Easter, equating to more than $20 per student. These funds will shortly be distributed to those people most in need in our surrounding suburbs. I challenged all boys last week to try and think of an organisation that we could assist, with each cohort donating their proceeds to the tangible cause. I am proud to say that every grade raised at least $1500; money that can and will make a significant difference.
The laughter, positivity, energy and sugar was prevalent throughout our Lenten Fayre. What an awesome sight it was; a bit like Indooroopilly’s very own Ekka. Special congratulations must go to 7 Lynch and 7 Wynne who combined their forces to raise more than a thousand dollars on the day. The Taco Boats were definitely a hit!
Moving into Term 2, the celebrations do not cease. It was wonderful to gather with our Year 4 community last Friday for the year level Mass, and likewise this Thursday, the Year 7 boys will spend the day reflecting on their lives and virtues most important to them at our retreat. We hope to enlighten the boys to the notion of ‘Common Good’ and the hardships faced by many people throughout the world.
ANZAC Day next Monday is always a sacred day in Australian society. Friday’s ANZAC liturgy will allow us to gather as a College community and reflect on the bravery of those gone before us. The challenge for us 101 years later is to take the messages and heroic deeds of our forefathers and contextualise them into our current lives. What wonderful examples these men were, just as many of our young men at ATC are today. Their contributions to the Service Program continues to build momentum. I encourage all boys to make a difference to those around them; just as Jesus, Ambrose and Edmund and our diggers did in their time.