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P&F News and Events Week 8

Year 7 parents enjoyed coffee at Wild Canary Bistro

Much has been happening this week for Parents and Friends of the ATC community – included is information on how to book your tickets to the AFL Boys Day Out on Saturday June 11, join fellow Middle School Parents and Carers on Thursday 9 June for some drinks and nibbles on the ATC Westcourt Riverdeck from 6pm and a reminder about our next P&F meeting on 7 June.

Last week, about 20 Year 7 parents gathered at Brookfield’s Wild Canary for a morning coffee. It was a beautiful winter’s morning and the venue was perfect as we caught up with old friends and welcomed new friends. A big thank you goes to Prue Moloney for pulling the event together and to those who were able to join us.

ATC Middle School Parents and Carers “Drinks & Nibbles”
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.

AFL ‘Boys Day Out’ – Annual Lions Game
Book your tickets NOWAFL Boys Day Out. Let’s support the Lions and lead them to a win. 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
Please see the link below to download the invitation.

P&F Monthly Meeting
Want a great night out, an opportunity to mix with your broader school community, find out what’s happening at the coal face, and have input into the P&F culture. Come along on Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30pm to the staff room (near the Year 6 area) for our monthly P&F meeting. Hope to see you there.

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
P&F Meeting Tues 7 June
Drinks and Nibbles for Middle school parents Thurs 9 June
ATC Boys’ Day Out AFL game Sat 11 June
Trivia Night Sat 30 July

Mr Martin Bradshaw, P&F President