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Week 2 April 23 - 30

The very important Parent Feedback meetings will be held on Monday and Thursday next week. Due to the number of interviews required in the Middle and Senior Schools, interviews for Years 7-10 will commence at 1.30pm on Thursday 27 April. Periods 5 and 6 will therefore be cancelled for all Year 7-10 students on this day. Classes will run as normal for Years 4-6.

Year 7-10 students will have a number of options:-

  • Attend scheduled Parent Feedback meetings with their parents
  • Complete work in the Westcourt iCentre supervised by members of the College Leadership Team
  • Travel home early

The Interhouse Cross Country was postponed on the last day of Term 1 due to Cyclone Debbie. The carnival will now be held on Friday 28 April. All students are to wear PE uniform to and from school on this day. Parents are most welcome to come and support their son during this event. Races will be held around the College grounds from 12.30pm to 3.00pm. Please note that both tuckshops will be closed for LUNCH ONLY next Friday 28th April. Further details regarding the event are available on the App.

Coming Up

Monday 24 April – ANZAC Day Liturgy 8.25am
Monday 24 April – Years 7, 9 Literacy & Numeracy Immersion
Monday 24 April – Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings
Tuesday 25 April –ANZAC Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 26 April – Science Incursion Year 6B and 6N
Wednesday 26 April – QDU Debating
Thursday 27 April – Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings
Thursday 27 April – Year 10 Try a Trade
Thursday 27 April – Years 5 – Literacy & Numeracy Immersion
Friday 28 April – Years 7, 9 – Literacy & Numeracy Immersion
Friday 28 April – Year 8 Elevate Education
Friday 28 April – Interhouse Cross Country 12.30pm
Friday 28 April – Year 4 Mass 9.15am
Friday 28 April – QCIS Basketball Tournament, Toowoomba

Anzac Day Services
With numerous ANZAC day services taking place next Tuesday, we are hoping to have a representation of ATC students at each venue. If you’re son is interested in being present at one of the locations, please email Mr Wong. Boys are expected to wear their full formal uniform including suitcoat and be present at least half an hour before proceedings start. Students can bring some flowers or a wreath to lay at the service. Sherwood/ Indooroopilly RSL Sub-Branch will conduct services at:
Dawn Service 5:15am Corinda
Sherwood Cemetery Service 6:30am
Graceville Memorial Park 7:30am
Indooroopilly Keating Park 7:30am
Oxley Bannerman Park 10:30am

Coming Up in Co-curricular Music
The Brass Ensemble and all Choirs will be performing at the Anzac Liturgy in the NJ Hall from 8.40 am on Monday 24 April.More information will be provided on the App for the upcoming Brigidine Musical Showcase featuring the ATC Senior Singers and Symphonic Winds on Saturday 13 May. The ATC Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the Brisbane Jazz Club Jazz Festival on Saturday 20 May. Tickets will be available via the Brisbane Jazz Club Link, details to follow. Follow the links below to view, save and print this term’s rehearsal timetable and the year’s Performance Calendar.

Year 4 Mass
We warmly invite Year 4 Parents and Caregivers to attend our Year 4 Mass on Friday 28 April 2017 at 9.15am in The Chapel of St Joseph. The Chapel of St Joseph is located at the College, Level 2 of the Edmund Rice Building (above the Year 7 Wynne classroom). Year 4 students are expected to wear their tie but no suitcoat. There will be a shared Morning Tea for parents afterwards. If all attending parents could please bring a plate, a wonderful sense of community can be established. These are to be left at the NJ Hall canteen in the morning prior to Mass. Please note that there may be limited parking on College grounds due to the Cross Country so please arrive early.

Homework Club – Middle/Senior School
Homework/Study Club will begin on Tuesday 2 May – Week 3. Homework club will be held each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon 3.15pm – 4.30pm and is a FREE service offered to Middle and Senior School students. It is held in the Westcourt iCentre and its purpose is to provide students with a quiet, supervised environment to do their homework or study. If the boys have specific questions in regards to homework they can ask the supervisors for help. This is not a tutoring service.

Maths Tutoring – Junior School
This year we will be offering students who may need additional assistance in mathematics an opportunity to participate in peer tutorials. These sessions reinforce and give spaced practice for students who may need additional work on concepts covered in class. This program has been designed to create a link between junior school and more senior students, as well as providing vital revision opportunities. The focus of this program is to give assistance to students who may not receive extra support during the school day. Full details are on the App.

Tuckshop Volunteers needed
Both tuckshops need your help, just one day per term or one day per month. We can continue to keep our costs low if we can get enough volunteers. It is a great opportunity to meet other mums and dads if you are new to the school. The environment is fun and friendly. You even get free lunch and a cuppa at morning tea! In particular, the Junior School tuckshop needs help on Tuesday 23 May and Wednesday 24 May. The Middle/Senior School tuckshop needs help Thursday 4 May, every Friday from 12 May and Wednesday 31 May. Please email Danielle Milne: tuckshop@atc.qld.edu.au

Winter Uniform
Students are required to wear their full formal uniform including suitcoat, tie and College badges from Monday 15 May. The winter uniform is to be worn from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day each year.

App Tips
With a wide range of new activities and sports starting this week, please remember to go into the SETTINGS area and update your subscriptions to include any new things that your son is doing this term. This terms training schedules are available on the App or follow the links below to download, SAVE and PRINT the Rugby, Football, Sport and Strength timetables for term 2.

David Gardiner, Deputy Principal
gardinerd@atc.qld.edu.au