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What's Coming Up in Last Week of Term

Let the Countdown begin. One week remains until the conclusion of Semester One. Congratulations to the students as they work hard to complete their assignments and exams. Marking and reports will be finalised by teachers over the next two weeks and be released on SEQTA Parent Lounge on Thursday 15 June. Students and parents will have access to the semester reports online from that Thursday. Individual assessment marks and feedback comments will be released by teachers over the next two weeks.

This last week has been full of highlights with extra effort being put in by staff and students across all areas. The Year 8 Medieval Day was a great day with hands on learning and fun rolled into the days activities. The Year 5 retreat was a highlight as the day was a significant time for our boys to reflect on their journey and the special time and people who are part of that. New activities continue to flourish at ATC with the SLOGFest (Board games event) drawing a large crowd last Friday evening. It is great to see our Year 10 students mentoring the Junior School boys and creating fun opportunities for our younger students.

We consistently reinforce with the students that it is important to do their personal best. This includes finishing their tasks/involvement really well. Next week has a multitude of activities and I expect all students to be involved across the week. Lessons will include feedback with results and initial planning for next semester. The week also includes various excursions, the Athletics Carnival, Lenten Fayre and the end of term celebration Liturgy. I hope boys take all the opportunities for learning, celebration and fun on offer. For a full list of what’s on and NOT on in Co-curricular activities in Week 9, please follow the link below to download the document.

Upcoming:

Monday 12 June – Year 6, 2018 Canberra Tour Parent Information Evening 6.30pm
Tuesday 13 June – Year 7 Nolan & 7 Bodkin Geography Excursion
Tuesday 13 June – Year 9 Discover My Future Presentation
Tuesday 13 June – Middle /Senior school Rugby Games v Nudgee College
Tuesday 13 June – Junior School Winter Music Evening 6.00pm
Wednesday 14 June – Interhouse Athletics Carnival – UQ
Wednesday 14 June – Mothers’ Connect Program 6.30pm
Thursday 15 June – Year 7 Service Expo
Thursday 15 June – Year 7 Campbell & 7 Wynne Geography Excursion
Thursday 15 June – Year 10 QUT & USQ University excursion and White Card Course
Friday 15 June – Year 9 Real Talk Australia presentation
Friday 15 June – Year 7 Lynch & 7 Treacy Geography Excursion
Friday 16 June – Last day Term 2 – Lenten Fayre and End of Term Celebration Liturgy

Year 6, 2018 Canberra Tour – Parent Information Evening
To facilitate our planning for the Year 6, 2018 Canberra Tour, we would like to invite all current Year 5 parents to attend an information evening, to be held on Monday 12 June from 6.30 – 7.30 p.m. in Nudgee Junior Hall.

Tuckshop News
BOTH TUCKSHOPS WILL BE CLOSED Wednesday 14 June, Thursday 15 June and Friday 16 June
The Bakehouse requires volunteers on Tuesday 13 June. Please email Danielle Milne if you are able to assist.

Service Initiatives Week 9

Throw your support, and your tins, boots and blankets, behind these worthy causes:
Blanket Drive
Help out Year 10 student, Bobby Pate as he ‘lives his faith through action’ in supporting the Blankets for Brisbane initiative. Please consider donating your surplus blankets or throws to help keep those on the margins warm this winter. Drop them off at Student Reception before the end of term.

Footy Boots Drive
If you have some unused football boots lying around at home, whether you’ve thrown in the towel or the boots simply don’t fit you anymore, the 6 Treacy class, driven by Mikiyas Simpson would like the boots to be dropped off at their classroom anytime next week before the end of term. We only have one week to get these boots in, so pull up your socks and let’s get busy!

Tinned Food Drive
Year 8 are running a canned food collection until the end of term. Please add a few extra tins of food to your trolley this week and send donations to Student Reception. Let’s make this winter a little easier for those less fortunate.

Co-curricular Music
Junior School Winter Concert Tuesday 13 June – from 6.30 pm. All performers are to arrive by 6 pm (Junior Band; Junior Choir; Junior Handbells; Concert Band; Saxophone Ensemble; Brass Ensemble; Jnr Flute and Clarinet Ensembles; Taiko Drumming; Jazz Ensemble). The Music Support Group would appreciate some help on the night.
School holiday workshops for Junior Band, ATC Chamber Choir and Symphonic Winds – Monday 19 June – details will be posted on College APP. There will be sectionals and full rehearsals and a treat for each performer who comes along. Please RSVP to Natalie Scalia Music Administration as soon as possible. Junior Band will rehearse on the first day back of Term 3, Monday 10 July. All lessons resume on Monday 10 July Term 3.

ATC Athletics Carnival
All students will be involved in the Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 14 June. The day is designed for maximum participation and is not geared solely to the high performers. Students are to make their own way to and from the University of Queensland Athletics track (Sir William Macgregor Drive, St Lucia). Our normal school buses will be diverted to drop off and pick up at UQ. The day will run the normal school hours of 8.25 am to 3.00pm. A bus will transport boys from ATC to UQ at 8.00am for those boys unable to be dropped off at UQ. Full details are on the app. Follow the link below to download the Interhouse Track and Field Itinerary. Please click here to register your son on the bus.

Year 7 Service Expo
Year 7 students have been invited to take part in a Service Expo on Thursday 15 June 2017. Afternoon tea will be served in the Year 7 Undercroft at 3.00pm. The program will involve a range of service opportunities for the boys to choose from in the afternoon, commencing 3.30pm. Students will sleep overnight in the Hall. Please download the link below to Mr Sullivan’s letter outlining the schedule of the evening, equipment and meals provided.

Year 10 Pathways
As part of a program to improve Year 10 students’ understanding of post school pathways, the College has undertaken (and will continue to undertake), numerous initiatives to build student awareness of career and vocational opportunities. Some of these initiatives include comprehensive career profiling (using the Harrison Navigation System), work place health and safety training, a program on the world of work in Formation classes and the choice to participate in work experience. Download the link below for full details.

Community Sleep Out – Year 8
The Year 8 group has been invited to a community sleep out, hosted by the Darra-Jindalee Parish youth on Saturday 24 June from 5:00pm – Sunday 25 June at 9:00am. The purpose of the evening is to create an awareness for the plight of ‘youth homelessness’ in Australia. Please note that this is a community event and not a college run event. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr Bernard Wong. Download the link below for full details or to register your son please click here.

Operation Rimau – Sunday 9 July This year marks the 72nd Commemorative service for Operation Rimau. As per request from a past parent, Mr Tony Mills-Wynne, Secretary of the Australian Commando Association of Queensland (ACAQ), to assist the celebrations of a special event, we have invited a group of willing Year 8 students to represent the College. The Ceremony will take place at the Queensland Maritime Museum, Southbank at 10.00am. The School Bus will depart the College at 8.15am in time for a rehearsal at 9.00am. Students should bring a water bottle and wear their formal uniform including suit coat, tie and College hat. Please refer to Mr Wong’s letter for details of this special event. Students who are interested in volunteering should complete the online form to register.

ATC Story Sports
Come along for an evening of fun and games in the Westcourt iCentre. Test your trivia knowledge of books and authors in a team quiz event. Questions are designed to suit boys and their dads. Prizes are awarded throughout the night with an overall award going to the winning team. Come along early for a free Hot Pulled Pork roll, a drink and sweets to fire you up for the competition. The event is ‘free’ but do book your places online to secure a seat and a meal. Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, July 18.Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday 18 July. Click here to register.

AFL Boys’ Day Out AFL
The Annual Boys’ Day Out for AFL LIONS vs WESTERN BULLDOGS match is on Saturday 5 August. It might seem a long way off but we need to book our tickets early for this game. This is an event for all family members (dads, mums, sons, daughters and grandparents). We will meet at 3pm for pizza & drinks and then proceed as a group into the stadium for the match. Full package includes pizza & drinks, commemorative ATC cap and ticket with prices ranging from $120 for a Family ticket (2 adults, 2 Juniors) to $25 for a Junior ticket (6-14 y/o). Reduced pricing for package without the cap and for game tickets only. Closing date Friday, 30 June 2017. Book your tickets by clicking here. Any questions, please email Scott Kiel-Chisholm.

P&F Trivia Night 2017
This year’s big event will be held on Saturday 29 July at 6.30pm in the NJ Hall. The theme this year is ‘Countries’. One country per table, and each table is required to have a theme song to go with their choice of country. No anthems allowed. Tickets are on sale now for $25 pp by clicking here. Please see the attached flyer for full details. If you have any queries, please email Trivia Night Coordinator.

Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings
Parent Teacher Feedback Meetings will take place on Monday 7 August and Thursday 10 August 2017.
Interviews for Years 7-10 will commence at 1.30pm on Thursday 10 August. 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

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