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Week 7 Community News

Thanks to the volunteer mums who cooked up a storm at Thursday’s House Lunch. Without you these wonderful college events would not be the success that they are. As well as valuing our volunteers hands-on contributions we also value your comments and invite you to join in discussions at our next P&F meeting on Tuesday at 6:30pm.

Topics for discussion include upcoming events, a break-down of past events, feedback from volunteers and participants, suggestions for friend-raising and an overview of College planning. It’s great to see new faces at our meetings. We are particularly interested in gaining feedback from your Term 1 experiences and the sense of welcome you received to the College. Come along, we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday in Mt Sion Staffroom.

If you’d like any further information on our events or support in connecting with the ATCommunity please click here to email your ATC P&F Committee.

Year 5 Parent Liaison

We are recruiting mums and dads! Someone to fill the role of Year 5 Level Parent Liaison is needed. This role is a great way to get involved in your son’s journey at ATC and help contribute to the amazing ATC Community.

The Liaison represents the year level in assisting with the friendly connections. This may include organising a year level social activity like a morning tea or an afterschool play in the park. Perhaps two parents may like to work together on this role.

The ATC P&F committee are a friendly, welcoming supportive group and we would love to hear from you if you are interested.
Please contact Helen Davidson, ATC P&F Communications Co-ordinator on 0407 982 543

P&F Book Club

The next Read Between the Wines Bookclub book is ‘Eligible’ by Curtis Sittenfeld’ part of the Austen Project, a modern day version of Pride & Prejudice and now the Bennet sisters are fighting for last season’s reality tv star from the Bachelor, and Darcy is re-cast as Dr Mc Dreamy! Sounds like fun so come along to Be Yeo-Bradshaw’s home on Thursday 15 March at 7.30pm after the Blessing and Opening of the Senior School. Full details are on the College App so subscribe to the “Read Between the Wines” tag. New readers to the Bookclub are always welcome.

Year 4 Play Date

Join the Year 4 families for an after-school play in the park on Friday 23 March Friday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Biambi Yumba park, Kenny Street Fig Tree Pocket. BYO afternoon tea and drinks. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know one another.
Click here to email Sue McIntyre, Class Liaison with any queries.

Have a great week!

Around Our Community

Raising Teenage Boys Tuesday 13 March 6.00pm NJ Hall

The College welcomes parents to an information night presented by The Powerhouse, supporting parents on RAISING TEENAGE BOYS. Key note speakers will address, ‘The Mystery of The Teenage Brain’, ‘Adopting the right mindset, strategies from ‘The 7 Keys to Effective Teen Parenting’. Take the Struggle and Frustration out of Parenting Your Teenage Boy and join the ATC Community for an informative parent night that is a real Game Changer. Due to high number of parents attending the venue has changed to the NJ Hall and we will serve a light supper at 6pm. Talk starts 6:30pm.
Click here to RSVP.

Smith Family Student2Student Reading Volunteer Program

The Smith Family’s reqding program is a unique and effective program that has helped many students to significantly increase their reading skills. Buddies who have high literacy skills are matched with kids in the community who are struggling with reading. The Smith Family will deliver free training to help boys understand what a buddy does and how to best support their reader. Students are required to make a commitment to help a reader for 18 weeks for one hour each week. The program is available to readers with a landline and a mobile phone. Please download the forms below for full details of the initiative. If you wish to be involved please complete s2s Buddy Application form. Forms are to be returned to Mr Wong by Friday 16 March.
Click here to email Mr Wong.

Movies in the Park

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