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P&F News for Term 1 2020

Welcome to the new school year! The success of the ATC community is testament to the involvement and friendliness of our families. We are proud of the parent engagement at all our events but particularly with our Welcome Events which are held annually in Term 1. We invite you to join us at these key events, to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. In addition, we have a tradition of holding a Working Bee in January to get the school looking ‘ship shape’ and to lend a hand to our hard working Maintenance staff. See details of all these events below.

Date Claimers

Working Bee – Sunday 26 January
Year 4 Welcome Picnic- Saturday 1 February
Year 7 Welcome Picnic – Sunday 2 February
P&F Meeting – Tuesday 4 February
Kick off Cocktails Parents’ Event – Saturday 15 February
Book Club – Thursday 20 February

Working Bee

One of the community traditions in recent years has been a P&F Working Bee before school starts to assist in this start of year process. With a main aim of mulching most of the College gardens and general tidying up of our outdoor spaces, this working bee has been greatly appreciated by our hard working grounds team. We are grateful that Steve Davidson (Father of Tate Year 11 2020) has once again volunteered to head up our team of helpers. We look forward to welcoming all our parents and students who can assist on Sunday 26 January from 7.30am.
CLICK HERE to sign up.

Year 4 Welcome Picnic

The ATC P&F invite you to the annual Year 4 Welcome Picnic on Saturday 1 February 2020 on Brothers Oval from 2 – 5pm. This event is for all Year 4 family members to attend and the perfect opportunity to make some new friends and play fun games. We will have the Year 12 ATC boys on hand organising 3 legged races, mini soccer games, cartooning workshops and a handball competition! This is always a favourite day for boys and a great way for parents to get to know one another. Please BYO your picnic and drinks, rugs, chairs and balls.
CLICK HERE to RSVP to assist with our planning.

Year 7 Welcome Afternoon

Join Year 7 families for a fun afternoon of games, waterslides and a picnic on Sunday 2 February in Westcourt Precinct. This is an easy way for boys and their parents to make some new friends and catch up with old friends. BYO a picnic hamper of snacks and drinks and don’t forget chairs, a picnic rug, hats and sunscreen.
CLICK HERE to RSVP to assist with our planning.

Kick Off Cocktails Welcome Event for Parents

Start the 2020 ATC year with ‘Kick of Cocktails’ on Saturday 15 February at 6.30pm on Westcourt Deck. This is a fantastic night for all parents to become part of our community and celebrate the start of a new school year. Entry is $10 per person which includes a 3 free raffle tickets (PRIZE: a terms tuition fees) and finger food. Drinks are available to purchase at the bar on the night.
CLICK HERE to RSVP via the Parent Lounge.

Helping at Kick off Cocktails
Handy with a bottle opener? Can balance a platter of food in one hand? Then we need you! A bunch of helpers are required for the P&F Welcome Event – “Kick Off Cocktails” on Saturday 15 February. Shifts start from 2pm onwards so why not sign up to lend a hand. We look forward to showing you the ropes with setting up, working on the bar, serving food or selling raffle tickets!
CLICK HERE to join in the fun.
CLICK HERE to email Prue Moloney, the P&F Welcome Event coordinator, if you have any queries.

Book Club

Our famous Book Club called “Read Between the Wines” is meeting on Thursday 20 February at 7.30pm at Rachel Ames home 37 Elwood St Kenmore Hills. Please just come along, have a glass of wine and meet some new friends! We will also discuss book titles for the year and decide on meeting places. Please email Rachel if you would like to join the group as we are excited about welcoming new members in 2020! CLICK HERE to RSVP to Rachel, or if you have any queries.

Helping Out in 2020

Again in 2020 we will need your help at P&F events and with Care and Concern group. We invite you to indicate your availability by completing the ‘Helping Out in 2020’ online form. As your circumstances may have changed since last year, it is appreciated if everyone completes the new 2020 online form. There are options for occasional volunteering or being on a regular roster.
CLICK HERE to become part of our wonderful community by Friday 31 January 2020.

Year Level Parent Liaison Year 10

The ATC P&F are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded parents who would like to take on the role of Parent Liaison for Year 10 in 2020. If you enjoy meeting new people and organising social gatherings to connect with other parents from your year level then we want you to volunteer for these positions. The tasks involved are not onerous and we even have a comprehensive Handbook to help you with the role. The main duties include being an Administrator for your Year Level Facebook Page, promoting P&F Events via the Facebook page and maybe organising a Year Level Coffee Morning or Dinner once a semester. No experience is required and the P&F will assist you every step of the way – we even have a Messenger group of other Parent Liaisons that you can communicate with on a regular basis. If you are interested or would like any further information please contact P&F Secretary Helen Dunn: pandf@atc.qld.edu.au

Happy new year to all and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Brett Solomon P&F President