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Update for Start of Term 3

Semester One Report Cards are now available online through SEQTA engage. Each student’s report includes a significant amount of information including an overall GPA, individual subject overall grades along with individual criteria grades and an Approach to Leaning grade, plus service hours registered and a homeroom teacher comment.

Please refer to the detailed letter at the bottom of the page. If you have any queries regarding please contact

Whilst most of our students have enjoyed the first week of holidays, some of our Year 10 students have been involved in a week of work experience. Through the hard work of Ms Melissa Peacock we have gained the support of numerous businesses to provide an enriching opportunity for the Year 10 students. I look forward to hearing many more exciting learnings from our Year 10s in the first week of next term.

Staffing Update

Mr Mark Watson has been appointed to the new role of Academic Administrator. Mark has been replaced by Mrs Katrina Mansfield as Head of Senior School Mathematics. Mark will continue to teach two classes. Katrina will also take over as Homeroom teacher of Ulster 4.

Mrs Debbie Tucker has accepted a position with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) as their Senior Journalist. This is a special opportunity and we wish Debbie all the best. Mrs Sara Condon is returning from maternity leave and will replace Debbie.

Mrs Annabel Wolf has decided, in seeking a better life work balance, to not continue case managing Year 8 students. Annabel will continue to teach classes. We have employed Mrs Christina Xavier as a classroom teacher plus as Case Manager for Year 8 boys.

A number of staff will also be on leave next term. Mr Dave Sullivan will be on long service leave the first three weeks of Term 3 and will be replaced in his role of Head of Year 7 by Matthew Ribeiro. Matthew will be assisted over these three weeks by Mr David Mapleston. Dave’s classes, plus David’s Year 9 English class, will be taught by Mrs Tanya Wright.

Mr Dave Capra will be on long service leave for the first four weeks of the term. Dave will be replaced by a number of staff working together, Nathan Burgess, Jason Goopy, Jono Bolt and Brett Henschell. Jono Bolt will assume responsibility for the leadership of the Co-curricular and Activities program.

Mr Gavin Baumber will be on Paternity leave for the first two weeks of term three. Gavin’s classes will be covered by a combination of Ms Moffat, Mr Cashmere and Ms Reynoldson. Mr Patrick Behan will also be on Paternity leave for the first two weeks of the term. Paddy will be replaced as Head of Middle School STEM by Ms Miki Gardiner-McIver. Paddy’s classes, plus Miki’s Year 8 Maths class, will be covered for the two weeks by Mrs Janine McGrath.

I warmly welcome Katrina and Christina to the ATC community. The other staff mentioned have already been working at ATC in some capacity this year. I wish all these staff all the best for a very positive start to term three. We will also welcome Mr Michael Senior back from LSL to commence the term.

Congratulations to Mrs Sonya Logan and her husband Alan on the safe arrival of their baby boy Luke.

Read on to find details of events over the holiday plus early in Term 3. Get your calendars out to include the Save the Dates to help be organised for Term 3..

Key dates

Friday 13 July Boy’s Day Out at the Rugby
Saturday 14 July Boy’s Day Out Cultural – Grease The Arena Experience
Sunday 15 July Working Bee
Sunday 15 July Operation RIMAU
Monday 16 July Day 1 Term 3
Monday 16 July Year 7 Conn Geography Excursion
Tuesday 17 July Year 7 Treacy & Wynne Geography Excursion
Tuesday 17 July Year 11 RYDA Program

Working Bee

The Winter Working Bee is upon us! Mums Dads and boys can join in. Boys will earn service hours for this one. The morning kicks off at 8am and finishes up at 11am and then we’ll fire up the barbie for a quick snack! On the volunteer page you will also see information and requirements for each of the jobs. Some jobs require tools and other jobs just need hands!
Click here to volunteer for this fun morning of not so hard labour!
For more information click here to email Steve Davidson or call 0418 814 501

Save the Date

Thursday 2 August Cyber Safety Evening 6.30pm
Monday 6 August Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings Years 4-11
Thursday 9 August Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings Years 4-11
Years 7-11 early finish 1.30pm
Saturday 11 August ATC Trivia Night
Tuesday 21 August Year 7, 2019 Parent Information Evening “Learning in the Middle School”

Formation News

College Uniform

Winter uniform is compulsory for all students, including suit coat and tie. Please refer to the photo showing students how to wear their badges with pride.

2019 Senior Jersey

Orders for the 2019 Senior Jersey are now open and available for purchase on Flexischools. The poly cotton jersey design was selected by your son. Sample sizes are available in Senior Reception for the students to try on. Senior Jerseys can only be ordered through Flexischools for $80 and must be ordered by 31 August 2018. Senior Jerseys will be ready for distribution for the start of Term 1 2019. For any queries regarding jerseys, please contact the Formation Office on

Year 11 Sociable

The SociABLE is an important formative event for the Year 11 students. It will be held in the Ballroom at Victoria Park, Herston Road, Herston on Tuesday 14 August. It will begin at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start and will conclude at 10:00pm. The cost will be $75 per student and $150 per double. The cost covers the hire of the function room, security, soft drinks and cocktail style food. Tickets can be purchased via Flexischools by the 16 July. Please refer to the College App for full details or alternatively contact your son’s Head of House for more information.
Beleste Dance will be conducting afternoon dance classes on the 17, 24 and 31 July from 4pm in the Xavier Centre for all year 11 students. There still are spaces left so please. Click here to sign up complete this form if you are interested in participating

Mens and Boys Building Bridges

ATC welcomes the Powerhouse to facilitate the ‘Men and Boys Building Bridges. These sessions are a great way to go deeper and share an experience with other men and boys. Men who have attended the Term 2 sessions will have a big advantage here and will hit the ground running. Session times are Sunday, 5 August and 12 August. Please refer to the College App for more details.

Year 8 Service Opportunities

The Year 8s are invited to a community sleep out, hosted by the Darra-Jindalee Parish youth on Saturday 30 June from 5pm-Sunday 1 July 9am. Please refer to the College App or contact Mr Moffat if you require further details
Operation RIMAU was a Special Operations Unit activity that took place in Singapore during the end of the Second World War. Sadly all 23 marines involved in the operation lost their lives. As a mark of respect these brave marines are being remembered at this special event. Our involvement will be to participate in the 73rd Commemorative Service for the Operation RIMAU on Sunday 15 July. Registration is to be completed online, please refer to the College App for further details.

Cyber Safety Parent Information Evening

We welcome Susan, Australia’s foremost expert in the area of cyber safety as a guest speaker on Thursday 2 August in the Nudgee Junior Hall from 6.30pm. Please refer to the College App for more details and Click here to register for the evening

Learning News

Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings

Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings will take place on Monday 6 August and Thursday 9 August 2018.
Interviews for Years 7-11 will commence at 1.30pm on Thursday 9 August. Periods 5 and 6 will therefore be cancelled for all Year 7-11 students on this day. Classes will run as normal for Years 4-6. Year 7-11 students will have a number of options:-
• Attend scheduled Parent Feedback meetings with their parents
• Complete work in the Westcourt iCentre under supervision
• Travel home early

Year 7, 2019 Parent Information Evening ‘Learning in the Middle School at ATC

The change from the Junior School to the Middle School is a significant step for students. Our experience to-date at Ambrose Treacy College has been that the key to a successful transition is to ensure that students and parents are well prepared for this move both in terms of the physical changes and the social dynamics that will accompany this change. We conduct a comprehensive induction program for families to support this transition.
To assist parents with a better understanding of what these changes will be for their sons with regards to their learning, we have decided to hold another information evening on Tuesday 21 August 2018, commencing at 6.30pm. This will be a parent only information session and the focus of the evening will be “Learning in the Middle School at ATC.”

Please refer to Mike Senior’s letter available on the College App for detailed information, including a link to RSVP.

Study/Homework Club

Study/Homework Club will recommence on Wednesday 25 July (Week 2, Term 3)

Co-curricular News

FCB Camp

Ambrose Treacy College will host this year’s FCB camp when Coaches from the Barça Academy in Barcelona – FC Barcelona’s Official Youth School of Football come to train boys and girls aged U6 – U16 from 4 – 6 July. The training will cover tactical and technical aspects of the game, focusing on individual skills necessary to master the game and a complete perspective on tactics to understand each role and position. There are full day and half day training options available. Click here for more information or to register your children. for full details.

David Gardiner
Deputy Principal