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Year 8 and 80 Years as a Community

We are fortunate to be able to work and learn in state of the art, 21st centry school like Ambrose Treacy, a school that embraces and encourages the diversity of talents amongst all students. As we celebrated 80 years as a catholic community, I witnessed choirs perform, students succeed, performers triumph and sports stars applauded. I’ve seen students give willingly to charities and fundraising events and watched boys simply care for each other, every day. I have certainly found delight in the diversity of talents and skills that our young men possess and also relief that the 70’s hairstyles have not come back into fashion!

Year 8 Retreat – A Stronger Man

This term, Year 8 students participated in a Retreat called ‘A Stronger Man’ where they were challenged to consider their roles in providing a positive voice to their own, and others’ lives. The retreat also challenged students to be examples of Signum Fidei and to live lives which reflect their values and beliefs.

Year 8 Toy Drive for Wesley Hospital

Proving that Helping Other People’s Easy (H.O.P.E), Year 8 students initiated a Toy Drive to support the children in the Paediatric Ward at the Wesley Hospital. All Year 8 students demonstrated ‘Signs of Faith’ when they bought a considerable number of toys, games and books to give to those who are going through a tough time in hospital. In a term where there has been so much to celebrate, I was very pleased to witness students making time to be Signs of Faith, through their care and compassion shown to others.

As the term steamrolls ahead, the end of year events will appear on the horizon. Please keep a close eye on the College app for updates and Exam Block information. The year 8 Assessment Planner is on the College App and all students and parents are urged to refer to this as they plan to succeed.

Dallas Moffat
Head of Year 8