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Something for Every Boy

What a great start to the year for Co-curricular Activities Department! This week boys had the opportunity to participate in a plethora of sport, music and club activities. If your son is still looking for an interest this term, please don’t hesitate to email either the SPORT, MUSIC or AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS departments. There is something for every boy at ATC.

Whole School Mass changes to our Co-curricular timetables

  • Tuesday 7 February – no Co-curricular music rehearsals or lessons before school or during the day.
  • Cricket, Water Polo, Trail Running, Gym and Volleyball ON as scheduled


We played a full round of cricket last weekend and we won 22 of the 24 matches played! We also had our first ever full round of volleyball which saw boys from Year 7 to 10 playing against a variety of schools – many of them for the very first time! IN volleyball we won 5 from 8 matches and the boys and coaches are looking forward to a great season ahead. Our Water Polo teams also had great matches and whilst we lost one and drew one game, the growth in the teams over the season is obvious. With only four games to go we are hopeful that our U14 boys will have a shot at the finals.

Br Miller Shield Swimming
This Friday 3 February, our swimmers travel to Nudgee College to compete in the Br Miller Shield Swimming Competition against Gregory Terrace, Nudgee College and Brisbane State High School. Nominations are still open for this event and we would love to see as many swimmers as possible participate in this, even if they are not training regularly. Please follow the link to register your son via the Nomination Form

AFL Season Launch and Sign On
This Sunday will see the start of the ATC AFL season with a Sign on Breakfast and Presentation in the Hall here at ATC from 8.30am onwards. Parents and players will be able to grab a coffee and a bacon and egg burger, sign on for the season and receive information about the season ahead. The presentation aspect of the morning will commence at 9.00am. All boys (and their families) who wish to play AFL for the College are encouraged to attend.

Football Pre-Season – Middle and Senior School
As you will be aware the Football pre-season is underway for all our boys playing Rugby, AFL and Soccer for the College. Check out the app to see Strength and Conditioning and Trail Running schedules.

Best of luck to all of our boys for a great start to the official Cricket and Volleyball season this weekend!

Co-curricular Music

To add to the busy flavour in the Instrumental area, all Year 4’s and some curious Year 5’s had the opportunity to try out any of our instruments. It has been a noisy and exciting few days in the Music Department and boys have figured out what end of an oboe makes the noise as well as how much ‘puff’ it takes to blow into a trumpet! Letters of offer for band members will be sent home by the end of school on Monday.

Due to the Whole School Mass Tuesday7 February there will be NO Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble or Senior Choir rehearsals on this day. There are no music lessons on this day. The Co-curricular Instrumental Music Parent Information Evening – This is for parents of NEW instrumental students and will be held in the Chapel 6.30 pm

A reminder that the Acceptance forms due back to School Office on Friday 10 February 2017. Please note Junior Band is now starting on Monday 6 March and Jazz Ensemble is now held on Tuesday mornings.All lessons timetables are available on the College APP under your son’s Music teacher’s name. Please subscribe to your sons music teachers name to get all notices. A revised timetable is available via the link below and on the App.

Co-curricular Clubs
These Clubs begin operating in Week 2. If you are interested in joining or just want to check out what they do, please come along to the first session-

1. Chess Club: all ages and abilities – there is no entry test – all welcome.

Thursday mornings 7.20am

Coordinator: Mrs Goonan

Meeting point: Mt. Sion Library- Junior School

2. Gardening Club: everyone welcome

Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 7.30am – 8am

Coordinator: Mrs Burton

Meeting point: at the Veggie Garden above the pool/next to the College Gym

3. Enviro Club: all welcome

Gather Monday & Friday mornings 7.30 – 8am and Wednesday afternoon 3.15 – 4.00pm

Coordinators: Mr Wong & Mr Cullen

Meeting point outside the Middle School library (Westcourt)

4. Fishing Club

Summer Season – Term 1 and Term 4 JUNIOR SCHOOL ONLY

Junior School anglers will attend fishing club on Monday mornings form 7 – 8am during Term 1 and 4 and we will have one outing per term on a Sunday. In 2017 Junior School outings will be:

Sunday 12 March – 8.00am to 10.00am Frank Doyle Park, Shorncliffe Sunday 5 November – 8.00am to 3.00pm Stradbroke Island

Begins on Monday 6 February. Please meet outside the 6 Treacy class at 7am and we will head to the ‘secret spot’ (jetty) from there. **

Winter Season – Term 2 and Term 3 MIDDLE AND SENIOR SCHOOL ONLY

Middle and Senior School anglers will attend fishing club on Monday mornings form 7 – 8am in Term 2 and 3 and will also have one outing per term.

Coordinator Mr Sullivan

5. Art club

Gather at the Art Room ground floor Edmund Rice building on Tuesdays 3pm – 4pm. Pick up is from either of the two pick up zones. All boys we be dismissed at 4pm and sent to these pick up areas.

6. Homework club Middle & Senior School

Homework/Study Club is held each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon 3.15pm – 4.30pm

Meeting point Westcourt iCentre – Coordinator Mrs Pearl

7. River Canoeing

Term 1 River Canoeing is full. It is held on Wednesdays and Thursdays 3.15 – 4.30pm. Meeting point is in front of Westcourt Deck. Mr McConnell is now taking nominations for Term 2. If your son is interested please email as soon as possible.

Learn to play chess on Thursday mornings in Mt. Sion Library.

Look for these recent notices on the ATC App

  • Year 6 Armidale Rugby Letter
  • Br Miller Shield Swimming Nominations
  • Indoor Cricket Information
  • Paddle Play Information
  • Last weekend’s results and Players of the Week
  • This weekend’s fixtures and venues
  • Co-curricular music lessons and timetables

Dave Capra, Director of Co-Curricular Activities