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P&F News and Events Week 7

Families enjoyed the 'Rugby Boys Day Out' at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

See our updates on Coffee mornings, AFL Boys Day Out and Middle School drinks and nibbles evening. Also, information on this year’s TRIVIA NIGHT is included in this weeks news. In a wrap up from last weeks Rugby Boys Day Out we are pleased to say that over 170 members of the ATC community had a fantastic time watching the Reds record a win over the Sunwolves.

The day started at Gregory Park with some socialising over fresh Pizzas and cold drinks after what was, for most, a busy day running around with sport and family commitments. We left the park and headed to the stadium to get the chance to see the ATC Taiko Troupe perform at the Caxton Street end of Suncorp. The Taiko Troupe looked and sounded awesome and set the wonderful atmosphere for the night. They drew quite a crowd of onlookers, in fact the crowd at the game on the night was a 2016 season record.

Inside the stadium the families then enjoyed an historic and spirited game of rugby with the Reds securing their third home win for the season. The Japanese Sunwolves never gave up and either did the cheering crowd. However for many the highlight of the night was being allowed on to the ground after the match to celebrate Rod Simmonds’ 100 caps for the Reds. Due to the size of the booking the school is in with a chance to win a training session with the Reds, we will just have to wait and see if any other school or rugby club can make a bigger booking in the next two home games, fingers crossed and will keep you posted. The organiser would like to thank all the helpers who made the day a great success, especially the lads who helped out in the park.

Year 7 Morning Coffee

We wish all those parents/carers attending the Year 7 Morning Coffee at Brookfield’s Wild Canary Bistro 2371 Moggill Road a wonderful get together. Hopefully you have let Prue (0434 820 494), Sharon (0424 060 294) or Sandy (0422413680) know that you are able to attend, however I’m sure they could handle a late RSVP. Remember, anytime from 8:30 am–table is reserved. See you there 

AFL ‘Boys Day Out’ – Annual Lions Game

Don’t forget to get your tickets to our annual Boys Day Out for AFL. Let’s support the Lions and lead them to a win. Don’t let the ATC Rugby supporters beat us with numbers (they had over 170 of the ATC school community at the Reds game last Saturday – book your tickets now! Brisbane Lions versus Fremantle Dockers – Saturday 11 June – meet at 3pm at East Brisbane State School for pizza/drink/collect commemorative ATC cap – head to grounds as a group for a 4:35pm kick-off. Tickets are from $23 (junior), $33 (concession) and $41 (adult) and include your ticket, pizza, drink and cap. Bookings close June 6. To book please click here

Attention – Middle School Parents and Carers

We would love you to join us for drinks and nibbles on Thursday 9 June (6pm – 8 pm) at our new Middle School. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet some of the other Middle School parents/ carers and to enjoy our wonderful new Westcourt Riverdeck. Getting to know some of your boys’ friends’ parents/ carers helps to keep everyone connected (and in the loop with the goings on of the oldest ATC boys) – which is definitely worthwhile for both you and your boy! Don’t worry if you are new to the school or do not know anyone yet – we will make sure you are very warmly welcomed and you will certainly feel part of our Middle School community by the time you leave the event.
Drinks will be $3 and nibbles will be provided. There is the possibility to order in pizza on the evening if people are keen for some dinner. We really look forward to seeing you there and hope that lots of you can make it!

RSVP by 2 June to
Year 7: Sharon,
Year 8: Kath,
Year 9: Anda,

See the link below to download the invitation.

Date Claimer – ATC Trivia Night – Saturday 30 July 2016!

Now is the time to put this date into your calendar and to start prepping your ‘gun team’ for this year’s epic ATC trivia battle! This is the process that you will need to follow (to the letter):

1. Find a quiet space away from your children, work colleagues, housework, traffic, cooking, beauty treatments, tango classes, horse-riding, general servitude to the whole world – and have a few minutes of quiet solitude… (c’mon this should be dead easy…!)

2. When you are ready to ponder…think long and hard – what is “The Greatest Moment in History”?….Question – if you had to tell an alien visitor to our planet what the world’s greatest moment has been so far – what would you say? This is the theme for our fabulous upcoming trivia evening, and your table will need to dress and decorate to reflect what you consider is the world’s greatest moment so far. This could be cultural, scientific, sporting etc…the possibilities are endless! Think along the lines of invention of the wheel, electricity, the fall of the Berlin wall, Martin Luther King’s speech, Bradman on the bat, Phar Lap on the track, Rosa Parks on the bus, first man on the moon…dare I say it – the creation of ATC? :)) There will be great prizes for the best idea, decorations etc – so get those thinking caps on!!

3. Now – get on the phone – and call all of your smart, fun-to-be-around friends (or your paid ring-ins) and hook up your team of ten (note: you should set aside a few minutes for this, as you may need to have a massive argument with the other 9 people before you settle on a theme – but hey – it has to be done!).

4. As soon as the Trybooking link goes live – (this will be soon) – go on and get your tickets for $25 p.p. and get some raffle tickets as well (this event sells out fast!). There will be fabulous prizes on the night and you are guaranteed a fantastic time!

The event will be BYO food and drinks, glassware, cutlery, crockery, decorations etc.If you have any questions about the event please contact Michelle (, Kylie ( or Dana ( Happy planning and we will be in touch soon!!! P.S. No, we cannot help you settle an argument about whether the invention of antibiotics is “greater” that Australia winning back the Ashes…(before you ask..).

P&F Date claimers

Coffee Morning Year 7 27 May
Drinks and Nibbles for Middle school parents 9 June
ATC Boys’ Day Out AFL game 11 June
Trivia Night 30 July

Mr Martin Bradshaw, P&F President