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The Three Principles For Success

Tomorrow at assembly, we will be acknowledging a number of ATC boys who have or will represent Queensland in their chosen sports. Throughout the course of the year, as boys reach significant levels in representative sport we like to take a brief moment to publicly acknowledge them.

In doing so I will be talking about Working Hard, Working Smart and Working Consistently. With Basketball season in full swing, I have chosen to use the clip below as the inspiration for this and to draw a few parallels to the outcomes of committing to these three principles. Likewise, we will be wishing the 300 musicians representing ATC at Queensland Catholic Music Festival next week the very best of luck for what will be their musical focal point for the year. Through working hard, intelligently and consistently, the performances will be a wonderful demonstration of how these characteristics can combine to create amazing results.

In particular, consistency is an area of focus in co-curricular life at ATC. Following through on commitments, attending training, rehearsals, fixtures, performances, meets and meetings every single week or as scheduled will contribute to improved performances, greater enjoyment and satisfaction and increased team culture within teams, bands, squads and ensembles.

Queensland Representatives

Congratulations to these sportsmen who have represented their state this year:
• Water Polo (July, Sydney) Jesse Davies, Christian Bunn, Tate Burton, Tom Kearney
• Australian Football (July, Mackay) Tristan Meekin
• Cross Country (Launceston, August) Cooper Beachy-Head, Leigh Vesey
• Kayaking (Samsonvale, August) Liam Warriner

Upcoming Events

There are a quite a few events coming up in the next month in the Co-curricular life of the College. Please put the following dates in your calendars:

ATC Sport Education Evening
ATC Sport Department welcome Jenny and Cate Campbell for an information evening – ‘Supporting Your Child in Sport’ on Thursday 24 August 6.30 – 7.30 pm. Jenny is well known for raising five children, including two Olympic Swimming medallists Cate and Bronte. Cate, as many know, has a very successful Olympic Swimming career to date. We are very fortunate to have such inspirational guests in guiding and supporting both parents and students in the juggling of Sport and school life. Parents and students are welcome to attend this very worthwhile session in the Chapel of St Joseph.

QCMF – 17-20 August
QCIS Athletics – 25 August
ATC Formal Music Evening at ERPAC, SLC – 26 August
Term 2 and 3 Sports Awards Evening – Wednesday 13 September

Seasons Commence

The following sports are due to start in the coming weeks. Please go to the College App for sign on and other information.
Triathlon/Aquathlon – Monday 14 August Click here to sign on.

Water Polo – Monday 21 August and training is every Tuesday 6:45am to 8:00am. Please contact the coordinator if you have any queries.

AFL Boys Day Out

The AFL Boys Day Out on Saturday, 5 August 2017 was a great event. Around 64 people enjoyed pizza and soft drinks before heading into the Gabba to watch the Lions and the Western Bulldogs fight it out. Before the game commenced, the ATC Warriors logo came up on the score board and we received a Big Shout Out! A big thank you to Rhonnie Sparksman (ATC), the ATC Communications Team, Ollie de Nicolai (ATC Dad), Nigel Calder (Commercial Development Manager, Brisbane Lions), Lachlan Harris (Community Programs Coordinator, Brisbane Lions) and Dave Capra (ATC) for making the Big Shout Out a reality. Onto the ground after the game went the ATC boys amongst the crowd for a kick of the footy. A fantastic way to end a great event. A big thanks also to the following: Lachlan Harris, Emma Dinsey and Marie at the Brisbane Lions who helped with ticketing, Paul Burbidge and son, Lachlan (4 Treacy) for helping with set up, serving and clean-up of the pre-game feast, Lynne and the East Brisbane State School for the pre-game venue, Domino’s Pizza, Woolloongabba and the ATC P&F team, including Andrea McAvoy, Michelle Martin and Sharon Ward.

Cocurricular Music

This week we see the launch of our 2017 JAZZ BY THE RIVER invitation –
Our Jazz Bands, whilst working hard towards QCMF and our Formal Concert, are now tapping their toes to the FAB 4 tunes that will be showcased at Jazz by the River – Beatles Swing style on Saturday 14 October. Think back to the 1960s and John; Paul; Ringo and George – Norwegian Wood; Hey Jude; I saw her Standing There… that’s right, this will be an event not to be missed. Last year we had over 1100 guests by the River near the Westcourt precinct and we expect an even bigger audience this year. Click here to book your tickets; food, drink vouchers and raffle tickets. Our Big Band had a guest conductor this week – thanks to Mr Michael Bannon (percussion expert) for taking on the lads – who are already famous as they are the stars of the invitation for JBTR! The College APP Culture section has a heading for Jazz by the River – please subscribe to this so you can be kept up to date with all things JBTR. QCMF full program and parking guide can be found on the QCMF website.

Cocurricular Activities and Clubs

The Chess College Championships are being held on Monday 14 August 3.30pm – 5.30pm in Mt Sion Library. Full details are on the College App. Click here to sign up.

Best of luck to everyone involved in sport and music this weekend. Warriors go Brach.

Dave Capra, Director of Cocurricular Activities