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Week 9 Community News

The P&F have Music and Sport Support groups, the Boys’ Days Out, Parent Book Club, Year Level gatherings, social evenings for parents and celebration events such as the upcoming Mothers’ Day breakfast. There’s always plenty of events to take part in, to volunteer to help out and to easily get involved in the ATCommunity.

We had our most successful bookclub gathering last Thursday night! Brenda Forrest who lived in Cincinatti near where the book was written, kindly made for us the layered Sky chilli which is talked about in the book ‘Eligible’. Throughout the night’s discussion it was decided that it was a good modern take on the original, but will NEVER replace the actual ‘Pride & Prejudice’!

The next gathering of the ‘Read Between the Wines’ bookclub is on Monday 16 April at 7.30pm at Tric’s house. The book is One Life: My Mother’s Story by Kate Grenville (who also wrote ‘The Secret River’ & ‘Lieutenant’) ‘When Kate Grenville’s mother died she left behind many fragments of memoir. These were the starting point for One Life, the story of a woman whose life spanned a century of tumult and change.’ It sounds fascinating, so please join us at Tric’s home in Toowong. New book lovers are always welcome.
Click here to email the Book Club coordinator if you have any questions.

Key Dates

Thursday 29 March – Year 5 Mums Coffee Morning 8am onwards
Thursday 29 March – Celebration Liturgy 8.30am all parents welcome
Thursday 29 March – Interhouse Cross Country Carnival Spectators welcome
Thursday 29 March – Lenten Fayre Parents invited
Thursday 29 March – Last day of Term 1 finishing at 3pm
Thursday 29 March – Term 1 Interim Report Cards released
Monday 16 April – Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 17 April – First day of Term 2
Wednesday 18 April – Music Support group Beans & Brews
Friday 11 May – Mother’s Day Breakfast
Thursday 17 May – Volunteers ‘THANK YOU’ evening

P&F Meeting Tuesday 17 April

Our next ATC P&F Meeting is Tuesday 17 April 6.30pm. As always, you are welcome to come along to meetings to raise an issue, share an experience, meet the group or sit in and listen to what’s going on and coming up. Some may not know that each meeting either Michael Senior or David Gardiner join us and share very interesting information and updates about the College. Nothing like getting inside information! Come along to meet Mike and Dave as well as the P&F committee.
If you’d like any further information click here to email your ATC P&F Committee.

Year 6 News

Suzanne Rosolen, Year 6 parent liaison is hoping to arrange a few casual get-togethers during the year, so the Year 6 parent group can get to know each other. She would like to get your ideas about the types of functions you would be interested in attending. To kick things off, Year 6 families will have a Saturday afternoon “picnic in the park” early in Term 2. Please indicate in the survey which date suits you best and Suzanne will arrange the date according to responses. Please complete the 1 minute survey before the end of term.
Please click here to complete the survey.

Year 5 Parent Coffee Catch-up

Join your Year 5 Parent Liaison, Leonie (mother of Jeremy) who invites you to coffee to celebrate the end of Term 1. Meet at Simons Gourmet Deli on Moggill Road after drop off on Thursday 29 March.
Click here to email Leonie.

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

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 who participated in Term 4, 2017 sports and Term 1, 2018 sports.
Click here to email the Sport Support Group with any queries.

Around Our Community

Lenten Fayre Thursday 29 March

Fayre Schedule
12.30pm Lenten Fayre set up and lunch break
1.00pm Lenten fayre commences (Jack Bowers’ Ovals)
2.15pm Lenten Fayre concludes, move to homeroom/clean up
2.30pm Homeroom
2.45pm Year Level Assemblies for Years 4-8 and House Assemblies for Years 9-11

One Millions Stars for Peace

You may remember that Year 5 2016 students were part of the One Million Stars to End Violence project, weaving hundreds of stars for the public art installation that is being exhibited in King George Square during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. All participants and their families are invtied to gather under the stars on Thursday 29 March at 5.30pm to witness turning on the lights of the installation for the very first time in King George Square. This public artwork is presented by Museum of Brisbane as part of Festival 2018
Click here for more information visit.

Jazz Night Saturday 28 April 5.30pm

The Music Support Group (part of the P&F committee) are organising an evening to support our young musicians. Book your tickets for a fun night of beans and brews with cool tunes to match at Q Roasters 44 Wolverhapmton Street. The event aims to support the music students of ATC in their journey to Mount Gambier to participate in the 2018 Generations in Jazz Festival. Come and enjoy performances from the ATC Jazz Quintet, the ATC Staff All Stars Band and the touring ATC Jazz Orchestra. Entry price per person: $25 includes cheese platter. A $15 dinner option can also be pre-ordered by Monday, 23 April. Dinner includes smoked meat and salads (GF)
Click here to book your tickets today.

App Tips

Please remember to check your subscriptions by tapping on the ‘Settings COGWHEEL’ bottom right side of App. Click on SUBSCRIPTIONS. Then deselect any activity that doesn’t apply to your son. With new winter sports beginning and holiday camps planned, please make sure you have subscribed to your son’s chosen sport, music and activities for Term 2.

If you have a community event that you would like included in our weekly blog, please click here to email the Communications Officer.