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Principal's Message Week 6

QCMF, the annual Queensland Catholic Music Festival is a highlight of the ATC calendar, and indeed, for all participating Catholic schools throughout Queensland. In 2020 it wasn’t possible to facilitate QMCF but we are really excited that the 2021 pre-recorded performances have now been released as video clips on YouTube and the links to these performances have been emailed to parents of our musicians.

I extend a warm congratulations to all musicians, tutors, and facilitators for their marvellous efforts in this year’s festival. We are proud to have boys at various points on their musical journey, from those who are only commencing, through to a significant number of our Year 12 students who are currently preparing portfolios for auditions for various tertiary programs. Congratulations to our dedicated staff and thank you to our parents and caregivers for your enthusiastic support. We excitedly await the feedback and results from the festival.

Student Leaders 2022

I am pleased to announce the 2022 House Captains, Cultural Music Captains and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders and congratulate these students who will work closely alongside the College Captain and Vice Captains.

Staff News

Congratulations
Congratulations to Mr Dallas Moffat who has been appointed to the position of Director of Administrative Operations. This key role works closely with the Deputy Principal in daily organisation, staff support, exam and assessment schedules and forward planning.

Congratulations to Mr Ben Rerden who has been appointed to the position of Assistant Dean of Learning: Student Development and Learning Analytics. This key role works closely with the Dean of Learning and Learning Team in developing and using data to support students and inform practices which enhance outcomes.

Congratulations to Mr Cameron Pickering who has been appointed to the position of Head of Year 6. This key role works across both the Formation and Learning Teams in supporting boys in Year 6 to thrive in the responsibilities to the College Pillars of Learning, Leadership and Service.

Farewell
At the end of this week, the College farewells Mr Greg Quinn. Greg’s first adventure is to travel to America to be with his daughter for the arrival of his next grandchild. Greg is an ‘original’ ATC staff member and has fulfilled various leadership, classroom, and co-curricular roles with distinction during his time with us.

Greg has had a long and successful career in education in Australia beginning in the mid-1970s in Mt Isa and traversing over 10 schools. We have been blessed to have someone of Greg’s experience, dedication, and adaptability on the journey with us. We wish Greg and his wife Julie continued health and happiness and thank him for his strong contribution to our story.

Good Luck
Raissa Martin, School Officer and Australian Paralympian, heads to Tokyo for the 2020 Paralympic Games this week to participate in the Australian Women’s Goalball Team. We wish Raissa all the best and look forward to following her games live on the 7plus app on Wednesday 25 August at 8pm, Friday 27 August at 3.45pm, Saturday 28 August at 10am and Sunday 29 August at 8pm.

Prayers

I ask the community to please keep the following students and their families in your thoughts and prayers following the recent passing of loved ones. We hope that the passage of time will help heal the pain of their passing.

  • Jack (Year 5 Treacy) and Tim Walsh (Year 7 Treacy) following the recent passing of their Father, Mr Chris Walsh
  • Harry Handy (Year 10 Connacht 5) following the recent passing of his 90 year old Grandfather in Townsville
  • Thomas McIntyre (9 Year Treacy) and Dan McIntyre (Year 6 Lynch) following the recent passing of his Grandmother
  • Tom (Year 9 Bodkin), James (Year 7 Lynch) and Harry Garland (Year 4 Treacy) following the recent passing of their Grandfather.
    Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, may perpetual light shine upon them, may they rest in peace. Amen.

God bless.

Chris Ryan
College Principal