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Reviewing Goals to Achieve Success

What an exciting week it has been with the Olympics. Here at ATC, boys have engaged in many activities from tunnel ball to the egg tossing competition. Staff have also been competing in events with Mr Hunter taking out the paper plane throwing competition. A highlight of the week has been the significant improvement in “excellence and engagement” in the specialist lessons. I congratulate all boys on their efforts so far.

One thing that seems to come out of every Olympics is the discussion by the media and wider community about the performances of our athletes, particularly our swimmers. It was refreshing to hear the swimmers talk about their performances in a critical manner, discussing both their successes and failures during the meet. Already athletes are setting their goals for Tokyo in 2020 and Swimming Australia will review their processes so as to see an overall improvement in results. As students head into the last part of this term, it is important that they continually review their goals so as to achieve success in the classroom.

Students need to ask themselves what habits and behaviours do I need to focus on? What are my starting targets? How will I know that I’m getting there? Self-assessing on your efforts regularly keeps you honest with the person you see in the mirror and enables you to set new expectations for yourself to live up to.

This Sunday, 18 students will be involved in the first ever Year 6 Student Exchange program with St. Kevin’s College, Toorak. 10 boys will depart for Melbourne under the supervision of Mr Sullivan whilst 8 boys will be hosting students here in Brisbane. This will be an exciting opportunity and wonderful experience for our boys. Thank you to those families who are hosting students and to Mrs Oghanna for her wonderful assistance in the lead up to this exchange.

The ‘Let’s Chat’ formation sessions successfully commenced last week with boys in Year 6 completing the first session -My Changing Body. A reminder to parents that this is a great opportunity to talk with your son about what was discussed in these sessions over the next month. Our Year 5 program will commence in the final week of term.

Gold Rush

Year 5 have continued to enjoy their Gold Rush Challenge this week although the recent raids by the Bushrangers have depleted the bank accounts of some miners!

Mr Michael Stewart, Head of Junior School

Cu Chullain Awards

Year 4 Sam Kearney, James Kent, Thomas Keogh, Connor Crowe

Year 5 Ted Borger, Tyson Juillerat, Zac Brown, Matt Perissinotto

Year 6 Tate Davidson, Xavier Cuolahan, James Ellis, Zac Beachy Head.

Donating sporting equipment in Vanuatu

Service Program

Recently Alex in Year 5 and his family visited a local school in Erakor, Vanuatu to donate sporting equipment funded by himself and his younger brothers. They had a great time joining in on afternoon sport with the Ni-Vanuatu students and the equipment is being put to great use.

Year 4 student Jack helped at his younger brother’s kindy recently. He brought in some homemade pizza dough and taught the children roll and construct their own pizzas and entertained them with a musical assembly including Clarinet, chimes. drums and recorders. After some music fun it was time to eat pizza! Yum
Don’t forget to take photos of any service you may undertake and send email them to Signum Fidei

Helping at Kindy