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Week 8 Community News

Last Tuesday we held our 2nd meeting for 2018 and were once again pleased to see new faces and welcome new friends to our group. It was great to see our community taking advantage of this forum to discuss new initiatives, gain feedback from past events and make friendly suggestions for improvement.

This week we covered the successes of the Boys Day Out AFL, ATC Welcome Night, Book Club and some early Year level initiatives. Mr David Gardiner was in attendance and provided some great feedback on Camp Week. We were all interested to learn of the challenges to co-ordinate an entire week of camp and activities, particularly tailored to the various levels groups. Amazing effort and organisation goes into this annual week where nearly every boy at the College attends outdoor education of some type. David’s overview also included House Lunches, House Breakfasts & Masses and the Blessing & Opening Senior School, all of which are significant events for the College and include assistance from the P&F volunteers.

Welcome to the Job!

We’d like to welcome the following parents who have kindly taken on the role of Class Liaison in the Junior Years:

Year 4 Class Parent Liaisons: 4 Bodkin Prue Moloney, 4 Lynch Kirsty Hannam, 4 Nolan Katherine Eldred, 4 Treacy Susan McIntrye

Year 5 Parent Liaison: Leone Usback

Year 6 Parent Liaison: Suzanne Rosolen

As always, all are welcome to come along to the P&F meetings to raise an issue, share an experience, meet the group or sit in and listen to what’s going on.

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

P&F Book Club

It was fantastic to hear how many avid readers have joined the ATC Parents Book Club, infamously known as ‘Read Between the Wines”. Their most recent gathering was held Thursday and we can’t wait to hear from Be Yeo-Bradshaw about the Book ‘Eligible’ by Curtis Sittenfeld and the evening’s discussions. At the P & F meeting last Tuesday, Be commented on the growing group size, new faces, book selections and a possible movie outing to see The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. But more on that in coming weeks. This is definitely becoming a popular monthly outing for the readers and we encourage anyone who enjoys a read and a chat to join the group. The next book and meeting place will be advertised here in next week’s Community blog.

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.

Date Claimer – Sports Awards Night – coming up Thursday, 19 April, 2018

The sports awards night for Term 4, 2017 and Term 1, 2018 sports will be held in the first week back of Term 2 on Thursday, 19 April. Food service from 5.30pm and awards presentation starts at 6.30pm. Food will be available to pre-order on trybooking, more information to follow next week. Volunteer opportunities will be available too. Attendance is compulsory for students participating in Term 4, 2017 and Term 1, 2018 sports. Any questions, please contact the Sports Support Group at

Around Our Community

World’s Greatest Shave
Please support Year 11 Student, Quentijn Whitflield as he raises awareness and much needed research funds for cancer sufferers and their families. Quentijn will shave off his long blonde locks in March down to a Number 2 blade!
Click here to donate to this worthy cause.

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