Newsletter - 1 June 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

EREA Leadership Program - Break Every Yoke

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

Break Every Yoke

Over the past three days I have been in Melbourne attending an Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Leadership program called Break Every Yoke with eighteen other senior leaders in EREA schools across Australia. The title of the program derives from an Old Testament passage where God speaks to the people through a prophet to challenge their faith. Over the three days we too were challenged to reflect on our leadership and how we intend on being messengers of God’s love.

Day two of the program included a visit to the Western Suburbs of Melbourne to learn about how EREA is intending to fan this flame in a new way. For me it was a most unexpected experience. We caught a train to the outer fringes of Melbourne to visit a new housing development called Mt Atkinson. The new development is part of a growth corridor in the western suburbs that has recently attracted negative media attention because of gang violence and youth crime.

What was most surprising was that EREA is partnering with the developer to help build this new community. We were taken to the vacant site where up to 20,000 people are expected to call home in the next 2 to 5 years. We stood there in the open fields trying to visualise how it will eventually transform into a thriving community.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Mt Atkinson project is that the developer is an Old Boy of an Edmund Rice school. He said a key principle in the project development is to build a community where there is no disadvantage. This new frontier for EREA is bold. In many ways it is not too dissimilar to the audacious visioning of Blessed Edmund Rice who dared to build schools for the poor children of Ireland. Like EREA today he too was a community builder. He wasn’t constricted by the limitations of his time or dissuaded from realising his dream by those who ridiculed him and told him he couldn’t do it. He was moved to act by a greater power that removed the shackles of doubt and division. With God he was able to break every yoke and fulfil his hope for a better world.

This is our story too.

Expected Waiting List for 2019 and 2020

Following our recent promotions, including Open Day last Saturday, the College has continued to receive many enrolment enquiries and applications for 2019, 2020 and in particular, 2021. Based on offers of an enrolment place already accepted for next year and 2020, there is likely to be a waiting list for future places. We are also considering increasing our enrolment intake to include another class which may come into effect from 2019. I therefore urge our existing families to submit enrolment applications for any younger siblings to avoid being put on the waiting list. With another Catholic Primary School planned for Redbank Plains and future growth in Ipswich and the surrounding region, we expect the pressure for enrolment places to intensify. Please talk to your friends and urge them to make it a priority to get their enrolment applications in as soon as possible.

EREA Parent Choice Survey

This week on Monday May 28, all Eddies’ parents and caregivers have been invited to complete an EREA Parent Choice Survey. The survey will remain open for two weeks and provide invaluable information to EREA on why parents and caregivers choose an EREA school. Information shared will be unidentified; however each EREA school will be able to see their collated data. For that reason I am hoping our response rate will be at least 50% of our families, which would equate to at least 400 families. The more responses given, the more accurate the data we can refer to in helping ensure we serve our families by doing the best job we can to educate their sons. I urge all families to complete the survey.

Thank you to those families who have already completed the survey.

New Staff Member

We welcome Ms Louise Winks to the College. Louise has been appointed to the new role as College Compliance School Officer. Louise brings with her extensive experience in human resources, finance and office management. The new role will support the College in all areas pertaining to EREA policy compliance, risk management and accountability.

Prayers

Last week the whole College gathered in silent prayer for Connor Petterson, an Ashgrove student who was seriously injured in a high-ropes incident while on camp. Later in the week we received this email from Peter McLoughlin, Principal of Marist Ashgrove.

Good Morning Everyone,

It is with a profound sense of joy that we inform you that Connor has received the "all clear" after an MRI last night. Darryl and Nicole have been overwhelmed with your prayers and support but ask that you please continue to pray for all people in ICU’s. We will provide further updates as they come to hand. With sincere appreciation for the support of you all. God Bless

We have since been informed that Connor is out of intensive care and recovering. God has answered our prayers.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts…FOREVER!

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal



The Deputy

Mission & Community

Mission and Community

Winter Appeal and Sleepout

Winter Appeal and Sleepout

As we welcome the first day of Winter and temperatures drop to around 2°C tonight, it is a timely moment to remember some of the most vulnerable Australians.

According to new data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, the rate of homelessness in Australia has increased 4.6 per cent over the last five years. The latest estimates reveal more than 116,000 people were experiencing homelessness in Australia on Census night, representing 50 homeless persons for every 10,000 people. Dr Paul Jelfs, General Manager of Population and Social Statistics, said that while younger and older Australians have emerged as groups experiencing increasing homelessness in Australia, this number is made up of various distinct groups and each tells a different story.

  • People living in ‘severely’ crowded dwellings, defined as requiring four or more extra bedrooms to accommodate the people who usually live there, was the greatest contributor to the national increase in homelessness. Other data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics includes;
  • In 2016, people living in ‘severely’ overcrowded dwellings accounted for 51,088 people, up from 41,370 in 2011.
  • 8,200 people were estimated to be ‘sleeping rough’ in improvised dwellings, tents or sleeping out.
  • One quarter of all people experiencing homelessness in 2016 were aged between 20 and 30 years
  • People aged between 65 and 74 years experiencing homelessness increased to 27 persons per 10,000 people
  • Recent migrants (those who arrived within the five years prior to the 2016 Census) accounted for 15 per cent of the homeless estimate.
  • Almost three-quarters of migrants were living in ‘severely’ crowded dwellings and the majority came from countries in South-East Asia, North-East Asia and Southern and Central Asia, including India, China and Afghanistan.
  • The overall number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing homelessness in 2016 was 23,437.
  • More than two out of three were living in ‘severely’ crowded dwellings, with just less than 10 per cent ‘sleeping rough’.

Tonight around 100 staff and students of St Edmund’s and St Mary’s College will stand in solidarity…in fact will "sleep" in solidarity with the almost 10,000 Australians who are sleeping rough on this cold Winter night.

The Winter Sleepout will provide an opportunity for those involved to understand the root of the problem and what needs to be addressed to begin to make changes in our society. Most importantly, it will challenge the students to engage their hearts and minds and in doing so help them to develop a sense of compassion and empathy for members of our global community.

On behalf of St Vincent de Paul, Rosies Friends on the Street, BARBERAid, and the Ipswich Women’s Refuge we are incredibly grateful for the donations of food, blankets and toiletries that will go towards supporting people experiencing homelessness in Ipswich. These donations will be gladly accepted over the coming week.


A Prayer for Justice


God of justice and compassion,

whose light shines into our hearts,

strengthen our faith as we acknowledge

the enormity of our task:

to include all people in the success of our country.

We pray for your spirit of generosity

in challenging greed and neglect.

Give us your grace to reach out

to the lowest paid workers,

families subsisting on meagre incomes,

so that we may achieve change,

that leads to human flourishing.

We pray for your spirit of truth as we place

our own economic choices before you,

reflecting on our own motives as we strive

to give and to keep,

to save and to spend,

to support and to speak out

in ways that honour every human being.

We pray for your spirit

of fierce love and determination

as we seek to assist and empower

the most vulnerable,

to create opportunities where they are most needed,

to build an inclusive economy

where justice and equity are bound.

May we be instruments of your compassion

as we take up the needs of the poor,

May we be instruments of your mercy

as we bring truth to greed and neglect,

May we be instruments of your creative spirit

as we seek to make our world anew.


Notable Contributions

Jack Field: Recently, Year 11 student Jack Field completed the Relay for Life event. Walking in a team for 24 hours to raise awareness and funds for Cancer research, he took on the challenge willingly and with a positive attitude demonstrated to the wider community that ‘Eddies’ Men Can.

Jacob Ivanovic: On Monday, I received an email from Greg Pack of the Ipswich Salvation Army. It read "I just wanted to take the time to express our gratitude for the fact that one of your students, Jacob Ivanovic (Year 9) came and helped us out with our annual Red Shield Appeal Door Knock on Saturday 26th May. I wanted to express via email how keen and polite he was in his manner, and his appearance in his St Edmund’s uniform set the part."

Congratulations to both of these young men for their initiative and role in representing St Edmund’s College with pride.

Caritas Lenten Appeal Donation

Finally thank you to all those who supported the Caritas Lenten Program, Project Compassion in Term 1. This week we made a donation of $1,716 to Caritas on behalf of

St Edmund’s College. We are grateful for your support of this cause.

St Edmund’s College acknowledges and continues to pay deepest respect to the Traditional Owners of the land on which the College is built. We commit ourselves to walking together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People on the journey towards reconciliation and justice.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Teaching & Learning

Teaching and Learning

Year 11 Mentoring Program

Year 11 Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program, Learning From The Professionals, for Year 11 was launched on Friday with a breakfast at Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club.

Our guest speaker was Nick Bennett from the class of 2006 who participated in the Mentoring Program thirteen years ago. Nick spoke so eloquently about how he undertook to study the profession of Engineering and in doing so realised just how unsuitable he was for this profession. Now a barrister, Nick has had employment at the Department of Public Prosecutions and the Crime and Corruption Commission. His chosen career path is with Legal Aid, defending juveniles convicted of criminal offences. The humbling part of Nick’s speech was when he told the audience, that as a boy growing up in Ipswich in a loving family who gave him a St Edmund’s College education, he did not regard himself as especially privileged.

His bubble burst in his twenties, upon which time he thanked his parents for what they had given him. His experiences in the legal world opened his eyes to the disadvantage that young people can experience from birth, and how this is the precursor to young people finding themselves in the legal system.

Nick is a true example of our Edmund Rice Education Australia Touchstones of Liberating Education and Justice and Solidarity. His vocation is to serve those who are some of our least, just as Edmund Rice did so many years ago. His message will live long in the hearts of those of us present in the room at Brothers Club last week.

Twenty-one students are participating in the 2018 Mentoring Program and the range of occupations is included with this newsletter. The students have attended a weekly meeting since March in readiness for this occasion. The Mentoring Program will be conducted over the next three months with the final judging and presentation evening being held in late August. Four of our Year 9 students attended to observe. I hope from their experience that the Year 9 students will aspire to participate in the program when they are in Year 11.

Exams

Exams are rapidly approaching and assignments need to be completed. Please support your son by being aware of both his Assignment commitments and his Exam Timetable.

I remind parents of Senior students that your sons are welcome to attend the College each day to study, or should arrive approximately twenty minutes prior to the commencement of an exam. Senior students may go home immediately after their exam.

Reading

This week, Year 10 student Thomas Parker addressed the assembly about (College Teacher) Mr Gagen’s reading life. I am including an excerpt from that address below.

Mr Gagen enjoys reading because it takes him on an intimate journey, to a new world, with new people, and places with new ideas. He finds this out-of-body experience rewarding because it helps him use a different part of his brain, his imagination. He feels like he has been invited into this new world, a new time, with different characters. He says, reading takes more energy to imagine the new world, but it adds to the world. It’s a lot like music: it takes a while to play it, even longer to understand it, but once you do, you feel as though you belong to this beautiful, new, creative world.
Anyone can read words, but reading a story is different.
The world is a complicated place: different places, different cultures you will never see.
Reading helps you shuffle ideas, see the world in all its different wonder.
It’s not black and white. Thomas Parker

Best Wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

Year 11 Mentors

Student Candidate Career Aspiration Mentor

Henry Abkin - Astrophysics - David Blyth

Dominic Boyle - Law - Matthew Fairclough

Zachary Butcher - Video Game Programming - Digistorm

Patrick Cavanagh - Psychology - Dr Jessica Marrington

William Day - Astrophysics - David Blyth

Lachlan Dutney - Optometry - Jason Hauser

Anthony Gatti - Law - Nicholas Bennett

Zac Hazelton - Law - Peter Wilkinson

Sebastian Howie - Defence Pilot - FLTLT Alice Torr

John Jefferson - Electrical Engineering - Rudolph Liebenberg

Deakin Jennings - Video Game Programming - Digistorm

Flynn Morris-Shute - Economics - Brian Johnson

Ronan Murphy - Film Industry – Directing Nick Piper

Dylan Palmer - Law - Kevin Steed

Lachlan Papas - Economics - Professor Allan Layton

Luke Parsons - Zoology - Dr Andrew Amey

Lucas Sampson - Game Design - Digistorm

Lachlan Stacey - Accounting - Nicholas Pender

Riley Steinhardt - Architecture - Tracey Shaw

Bowen Walker - Aerospace Engineering - Jason Doherty

Kristian Williamson - Software Development - Garet Griffin



2018 Readers' Cup

2018 Readers' Cup

Readers’ Cup Report

Ninety avid readers from twenty-one schools in the Brisbane West region converged on the McAuley Centre, St Mary’s College on Tuesday for the 2018 Readers’ Cup. Connected by a love of reading, the excitement in the room was palpable. James Moloney, author of one of the set novels, ‘Bridget’, was the celebrity quizmaster. Mr Moloney said that he was delighted to see all the people in the room who had read his book, "This is what author’s live for".

St Edmund’s entered two teams of four students: a Year 7 team consisting of Thomas Bryant, Owen Cass, Jeremy Webb, Ryan Jefferson; and the Year 8 team of Kade Grieve, Sam Jesse, Harrison Walker and Jack Winrow.

The Year 8 team is to be congratulated on their team-work and preparation, which enabled them to achieve fourth placing in such a high-level competition.

It is no easy task to be a contestant in Readers’ Cup – each team member had to read five set novels (often more than once), and recall obscure and detailed facts about the events and characters in each book. The competition consisted of six rounds of questions and a tie-breaker. Our Teacher-Librarian, Ms Callaghan, is to be congratulated for organising the event with her usual flair and sense of fun.

Reading can be a solitary pursuit, but Readers’ Cup turns that on its head and celebrates the joy and enrichment that reading brings to so many.

Ms Barnard, Teacher

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

Careers

Careers - Week 7

Tertiary News

University of Queensland

Apply now for the UQ Young Scholars Program

UQ's Young Scholars Program (YSP) provides high achieving secondary school students with an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ's academic community and like-minded students from across QLD and NSW.

Designed to nurture and develop future leaders, the Program also presents students with a unique opportunity for academic extension and enrichment. Applications close Friday 10 August 2018. Discover more here.

Pharmacy Experience Day - save the date

Pharmacy Experience Day is an annual UQ showcase which invites students to discover where a Bachelor of Pharmacy can take them.

Throughout the day guests will take part in a range of hands-on laboratory activities, meet and quiz current students, and participate on a guided tour through the world class facilities.

All members of the public are invited to attend the Pharmacy Experience Day being held on Sunday 19 August 2018.

Discover more here.

University of Queensland 2020 Information for Year Ten Students

As Year 10 students across the state commence subject selection, UQ would like to remind you that their Year 10 Subject Selection Guide is available now.

TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland Dental Courses

TAFE Qld offers the following dental courses. For more information about these courses, ring 1300 308 233.

Certificate III in Dental Assisting – Dental Assistants assist the Dentist or Dental Hygienist in several ways including preparing the surgery for patient treatment, sterilizing instruments, chair side assistance, exposing and processing dental X-rays and reception duties when required. Course details are available here.

Diploma of Dental Technology – Dental Technologists work in laboratories. They make crowns, bridges and dentures after receiving an impression of the patient's teeth from a Dentist. The Dental Technology course is delivered at the South Bank campus over two years. Course details are available here.

Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics - Dental Prosthetists work as registered independent practitioners in the assessment, treatment, management and provision of removable dentures and flexible removable mouthguards used for sporting activities. The Dental Prosthetics degree is offered at the South Bank campus. It is a three-year course. Course details are available here.

Degree qualifications through TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland deliver world-class degrees in a practical, job-focused training environment. Students get the best of both worlds — the theoretical side of a university degree, with the applied-learning style that see graduates highly sought after by employers. TAFE have partnered with some of Australia’s most respected universities to provide students with up-to-date skills for a changing workforce, along with the adaptable thinking needed to make your mark in any industry. Click here to see the range of Degree courses offered through TAFE Queensland.

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

University Experience Day

This event will be held at the ACU Brisbane campus on Thursday 5 July 2018. On the day you can participate in workshops related to the degrees offered at ACU, meet staff and current students, check out the campus, get tips on preparing for uni and enjoy the entertainment. Registrations for this ACU event opened on 1 May 2018.

CQUniversity (CQU) news

CQUniversity provide innovative and flexible study options in Brisbane. Some of the newer courses offered at their Brisbane campus are:

  • Bachelor of Diagnostic Imaging - a course that would interest students looking for a career in Science and/or Health care. If you like anatomy, biology and helping people you may want to research this degree. Visit their website for more information.
  • Bachelor of Digital Media – a course for students with a flair for design who are keen to create digital media works using soft wear tools and techniques. Find out more on their website.
  • Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) – an evidence based degree, you will develop patient assessment skills and therapeutic approaches to manage common musculoskeletal issues like back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, movement problems and more. To find out more visit their website.
  • Bachelor of Accident Forensics – a course for students who love TV shows like Mythbusters, Air Crash Investigation or Seconds from Disaster. You will learn a range of analysis techniques to identify accident causes and more importantly, how to prevent it repeating. To find out more visit their website.

Pathways to Medicine at University of Queensland - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences as your pathway to Medicine

According to UQ’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition, the B Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is a recommended pathway to UQ’s Doctor of Medicine program. Read the rationale for this on the School’s website. Read about other pathways to medicine on the School of Medicine website.

UQ Young Scholars Program for 2018 - 2019

This program provides high achieving Year 11 students with an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ's academic community and like-minded students from across Queensland. For more information, visit the Young Scholars Program webpage. The 5 day residential camp at St Lucia campus will be held from 25 to 29 November 2018.

What’s up at the University of the Southern Queensland (USQ)

Semester 2 Head Start applications now open

The USQ Head Start program is an opportunity for high achieving Year 11 and 12 students to get a 'head start' on their university studies and experience what it's like to be a university student. For more information on this program and the application process, check out USC’s Head Start page. Applications close 4 June 2018.


Mr Mark Currie - Head of Department: Careers

General

Music and Cultural

Music News

A Big Week for Music

It has been a huge week for the Music Department with the College Open Day and Performing Arts Night for Term 2 taking place within a few days of each other. College Open Day - 26 May The College opened its doors to potential students last Saturday morning. As part of this, the Music Department was represented by the Junior Contemporary Ensemble, and the College Choir, with performances also by Asher Kunde and Adair McNamara. A number of parents commented on how talented our students are and look forward to their son being involved in the Music Program here at the school. I would like to thank all students who performed at this event.

Performing Arts’ Night - 30 May 2018

Our second Performing Arts Night performance took place on Wednesday night. This evening demonstrated the talents of our students and the girls from St Mary’s College. There were many great performances on the night including the Junior Contemporary Ensemble performing ‘Say Something’, Asher Kunde’s rendition of the Coldplay hit ‘Strawberry Swing’ and the Boys’ Choir singing the Ben E King classic ‘Stand By Me’. I would like to thank all the staff involved in the Performing Arts’ Night: Ms Sandra Randall, Ms Sallyanne Freney, Ms Frances O’Sullivan, Ms Petrina Gibson, Ms Fiona Cole, Mr Jesse Gold, Ms Emelia Franz (St Mary’s) and Mr Simon Paxton (St Mary’s).

College Assembly

The Senior Contemporary Ensemble performed the Beatles classic ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ at assembly last Friday. The students did an excellent job and proved yet again what a talented group of young musicians they are. Well done boys!

Combined Colleges’ Musical - Rock of Ages - 18 to 20 July - Tickets available soon

The Combined Colleges’ Musical performances will be held at the Ipswich Civic Centre from 18 to 20 July. Tickets will be available soon. This will be an event not to be missed with a cast and band that will have you singing all night!

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Chess Results - 25 May 2018

Round 5 Vs St Patrick's College

Open SEC 4 SPC 12 Loss

Senior A SEC 0 SPC 16 Loss

Senior B SEC 11 SPC 5 Win

Intermediate A SEC 0 SPC 16 Loss

Intermediate B SEC 2 SPC 14 Win

Another disappointing evening at St Pat’s following a long drive to Shorncliffe last week. Senior B recorded three wins and a draw in the first round and once more eased their way to victory in the second, thus ensuring they stay ahead on the ladder for another week. Not so in the other divisions – only one draw in Intermediate B prevented another first round whitewash. Again, some players had a better second round but once more, not enough to prevent a 4-1 loss overall.

Congratulations to Ekachai Adams who won both his matches. This is a tremendous achievement as it means he remains undefeated after five rounds.

Ms Stead, Mr Currie, SEC Chess Coordinators

Sport

Sports News - Week 7

AIC SPORT

Rugby and Football

Some good results from our Rugby teams on Saturday with both our 7A and 7B teams having wins against St Patrick’s College. The 7As won 17-10 with standout performances from Phoenix Clarke, Lachlan Davis, Oscar Capp and Jack Gleeson. The 7Bs had a big win 53-5 with excellent games from Aiden Thorley, Tyler Farrell and Koen Miller.

The Years 8s also put in a good show for the College Open Day with 8A winning 34-5 and 8B playing out a draw 19-19. For the As there were great performances from Larry Siala, Daniel Mavunda, Ryan Casha, Tyler Cuthbert, Nick McDonald and Cooper Dunning.

Our Year 10 sides continue to compete well every week. While results do not seem to be falling our way a lot of the time, players should be proud of their performances. The 10As went down 5-19 and the Bs 5-17 in tight contests.

The Firsts played well in patches and have improved immensely since the start of the season. Despite going down on Saturday, they showed that they can compete with the best sides for long periods if disciplined and consistent.

On the Football pitch our younger sides performed well with wins to the 7As, 7Bs and 8As in what was a very successful morning at Tivoli. Special mention to the 7Bs who have dropped only one game so far this year.

Unfortunately, the Firsts went down in their second game for the season in what was a very physical game at Shorncliffe. Its vital that all sides train well this week with only two games remaining in the 2018 AIC Football season.

Training Audit

Last week we conducted a training audit across Rugby and Football. As a College we have set a goal of achieving 90% attendance or commitment levels throughout all co-curricular activities. On looking back to Term 1, we achieved 85% attendance at training sessions for Cricket and Volleyball and last week we achieved 83.5% attendance at training sessions for Rugby and Football. I shared these results with the students at our Activities Assembly on Monday morning and have challenged our Basketball and Tennis players to strive to meet this target for Term 3.

Cross Country

Cross Country training is now well and truly underway and I would hope to see some more students in attendance, even if it is one session per week. Please refer to the training schedule on the College APP and EDE. Best of luck to the eleven boys who will be representing the College at the Metropolitan West trials today, Friday 1 June, at Limestone Park. Tennis Trials Tennis trials have commenced this week with more trials continuing next week. Further information can be found on the EDE Page or the College App.

Basketball Trials

Basketball trials will commence in Week 9 of this term. Again, further information can be found on the EDE Page or the College App.

Representative Sport

Congratulations to Cooper Ward and Logan Atkins who were named as shadow players for the Queensland Under 18 Schoolboys’ Basketball side.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

Tivoli Canteen - Helpers Required

Saturday 2 June 2018

Volunteer Canteen Helpers Needed at Tivoli AIC Rugby/Football Fixtures - Saturday 2 June

Dear Parents / Caregivers,

If you could give one hour of your time at St Edmund’s Food Canteen at Tivoli on Saturday, either before or after your son plays his match, it would be greatly appreciated. We serve a range of hot foods to the public and are seeking helpers to assist in making burgers for our visitors and community.

If you can assist, please email Anne Artesi on aartesi@sec.qld.edu.au or simply turn up at the Canteen on Saturday.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Ms Anne Artesi - Tivoli Coordinator aartesi@sec.qld.edu.au

RUGBY Results - 26 May 2018

Round 5 Vs St Patrick's College

AIC RUGBY Vs St Patrick’s College, Round 5, 26 May 2018

1sts – Loss 7- 57 This game was a tighter contest than the score line suggests. Numerous passages of play when we controlled the ball presented opportunities to threaten the St Patrick’s defensive line. Clever kick options assisted in relieving pressure and gaining good territorial advantage. Slick backline movements by St Patrick’s proved difficult to counter and resulted in opposition points. Seth Setu produced a good defensive effort, with Ryan Holden having strong ball carrying skills. Frazier Ginn crossed for a try and Nathan Martin added the extra points with his kicking. 2nds – Loss 12 - 51 Hunter Pearce played superbly. We showed continuity with the ball, however a lack of intent in defence cost us dearly. Our groundwork has shown vast improvement in the last few weeks which is something to work with. 10A – Loss 5 - 19 Many of the fundamentals of the game were forgotten, gifting St Patrick’s the win. Max Banditt worked hard as player and Captain, while Austin Bishop was a tenacious player. 10B – Loss 5 - 17 St Patrick’s were competitive from the start, putting pressure on the team and forcing a comeback. Jordan Micheelsen scored his first try in Rugby Union and Ryan Halvorsen was versatile and communicative. 9A – Loss 0 - 78 Nathan Cox and Brayden Waddle tackled strongly, putting their bodies on the line. The majority of the team needs to raise their intent in defence, particularly in second half play. 9B – Loss 7 - 39 A better effort this week, with improved intensity from the team. Caeden Hockings defended well, and Flynn Hockings ran the length of the field for a good intercept try. 8A – Win 34 - 7 A solid performance by the team, notching their third win for the season. Blayke Saggus had an excellent game and great tries to Larry Siala, Daniel Mavunda Muimpe, Tyler Cuthbert-Hough, Ryan Casha, Tristan Fuatimau and Nicholas MacDonald. Cooper Dunning played well in his comeback game and Tarek Smit and Regan Payne played strongly throughout the game. 8B – Draw 19-19 A fantastic effort from the team resulting in a 19-all draw. An outstanding performance for the whole team across the board however special mention to Kymani Onosi for bulleting runs through the opposition’s defensive line and Blade Gourley for a fantastic try under pressure. Thank you to Byron Kurtz, Robert Sayle and Angus Christensen for running on during the last minutes of play. 8C – Loss 10-25 The best game of the season. Great pressure and defence produced an exciting game. The team was unlucky not to take the win despite fighting back from 14-0. Excellent performances by Daimon Bell, Riley Woods and Byron Kurtz. 7A – Win 17-10 An outstanding first half started with an early try to Jayme Polkinghorne in the corner from slick passing in the backs. Our defence was rock solid and the forwards worked hard to play a simple structure that resulted in a 17-nil lead at half time. The focus of the second half from both teams was on defense, with the ball not leaving our 22 for the first ten minutes. St Patrick’s scored two late tries, however we held on to take our second win of the year. Great games from Phoenix Clarke, Lochlan Davis, Oskar Capp and Jack Gleeson. 7B – Win 53-5 The team played an outstanding game with a big focus on defence and structure in attack. Outstanding performances from Thomas Tracey with three tries, and Aidan Thorley, Tyler Farrell and Koen Miller. 7C – Bye

AIC FOOTBALL (Soccer) Results - 26 May 2018

Round 5 Vs St Patrick's College

AIC FOOTBALL Vs St Patrick’s College, Round 5, 26 May 2018


1sts –Loss 0 - 4 A physical contest that saw the team struggle to maintain adequate possession and take control of the tempo to enable effective play. Two poorly defended situations led to the team finding themselves down, however, a good high press in the final stages of the half provided a rare sight at goal, which was unfortunately spurned. Although some improvement was shown after the break, the continuation of poor ball turnover in harmful midfield areas gifted St Patrick’s a third goal. A more attacking approach in the final stages generated some half chances for us, however the overload to find a response led to the team conceding a late goal. A commanding performance by Dylan Vit and some excellent saves by Oakley Reeve were the highlights on a tough away game. 2nds – Loss 2-4 We competed strongly despite depleted numbers and were unlucky not to come away with a point. Aiden Perry was competitive up front and Nicholas Rumpf, Jiiah Paton and Patrick Morton were valiant in defence.
3rds – Loss 2-3 Losses in concentration were a problem. We fought well in the second half. Jeremy Leite, William Eddowes, Cameron Kelland and Mitchell Lynam played well.
4ths – Loss 0-5 With a bare eleven players the team did well to keep the game close up until the last twenty minutes. A great game in goals by Lachlan Brown.
5ths – Loss 1-2 We fought hard all game against a stacked St Patrick’s College side and were unlucky not to come away with a point after being awarded a penalty in the dying minutes. To come from 2-0 down at half-time to almost snatch an away draw took real determination and spirit from the players. This will hold us in good stead for this week’s game. 10A – Loss 4-8 Ryan Whelband and Ethan Whyte both scored two goals to give us a 4-2 lead at halftime, however some poor defensive errors cost us the game.
10B – Loss 2-3 Lapses in concentration cost us the game. When we were on the ball we looked sharp and moved the ball well. Ethan Whyte scored two excellent goals and Ethan Lopez made a couple of good saves. Adam Lake controlled the midfield and limited the opposition’s opportunities in the later stages.
9A – Loss 0-2 We constructed some excellent passages of play, however our failure to capitalise on these sequences meant that we remained scoreless. Matthew Brown, Patrick Schmidt and Ekachai Adams defended strongly while Harry Hunter was tireless.
9B – Loss 1-3 A slow start cost three easy goals. A better start in the second half with sharper passing and more aggression in defence, allowed a good goal through Caleb McGregor. Solid performances from Kydan Manley, Jack Diehm and Jass Wood.
8A – Win 4 – 0 An excellent all-round performance where we dominated the game from the outset. Patience and passing from our backline allowed us to have the lion’s share of possession. The team showed supreme trust in one another when moving the ball, even through congested areas. Ben Ivanovic scored two first-class goals, with Lukas Jackson and Hayden Ratajczyk both scoring. Zachary King, Joseph Pregnolato and Matthew Janssen had excellent games.
8B –Loss 0-1 An unlucky loss in a game where we created numerous chances, however could not score. Dylan King, Zedekiah Melling and Kade Johnson had very strong games. The game was in the balance for the entire duration, and the team worked tirelessly until the final whistle.
8C – Draw 1 – 1 The team played well, however were unable to capitalise on many of the opportunities, with scores locked at the break. The pace picked up in the second half with St Patrick’s scoring a well-taken goal, however the Eddie’s team was determined to get the upper hand. Hunter Swincer put away the equaliser in a frantic final few minutes.
7A – Win 2 – 1 As has been a common theme this year, we conceded an early goal, however some fantastic passing and build up play from Declan Abel and Ethan Dinsdale allowed Xavier Wighton to finish two well-taken chances.
7B - Win 5-0 A confident display saw a strong performance from the team, being comfortable winners on the day. Star performance from Siluna Nanayakkara who scored a hat-trick, while Ethan McQueen and Clay Baker scored two quality goals.
7C - Loss 0-5 A slow start and sloppy defending saw St Patrick’s take the early upper hand. The half time break gave us a chance to make changes, allowing the team to come out stronger and sharper in the second half, creating numerous chances, however unable to convert. A tough game, however a spiritied team effort of which all should be proud. 7D – Loss 0-8 An improved second half with many positives, however a game where we were slow from the opening whistle. William Douglass and James Towne had great games.

AIC Rugby Fixtures - 2 June 2018

Round 6 Vs Marist College, Ashgrove

St Edmund’s College

AIC RUGBY FIXTURES

vs

Marist College, Ashgrove
Date
2 June 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

2:15pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

2nds

1:00pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

10A

12 noon

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

10B

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

9A

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

9B

10:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

8A

12:00pm

Away

McMahon Oval, Marist College Ashgrove. Frasers Rd, Ashgrove

8B

11:00am

Away

McMahon Oval, Marist College Ashgrove. Frasers Rd, Ashgrove

8C

10:00am

Away

McMahon Oval, Marist College Ashgrove. Frasers Rd, Ashgrove

7A

12:00pm

Away

Cameron Oval, Marist College Ashgrove. Frasers Rd, Ashgrove

7B

11:00am

Away

Cameron Oval, Marist College Ashgrove. Frasers Rd, Ashgrove

7C

10:00am

Away

Cameron Oval, Marist College Ashgrove. Frasers Rd, Ashgrove

Bus Information:

Bus I – for Rugby – 7C, 8C

Football7A, 7C, 7D, 8A

leaves the College at 7am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex

at approximately 2pm.

Bus II – for Rugby – 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B

Football – 7B, 8B, 8C

leaves the College at 9am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex

at approximately 2pm.

AIC Football (Soccer) Fixtures - 2 June 2018

Round 6 Vs Marist College, Ashgrove

St Edmund’s College

AIC FOOTBALL FIXTURES

vs

Marist College, Ashgrove
Date
2 June 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

12:30pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

2nds

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

3rds

12:45pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

4ths

11:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

5ths

10:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

10A

9:45am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

10B

9:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

9A

8:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

9B

8:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

8A

9:30am

Away

Hayden Oval, Marist College Ashgrove. Frasers Rd, Ashgrove

8B

11:30am

Away

Hayden Oval, Marist College Ashgrove. Frasers Rd, Ashgrove

8C

10:30am

Away

Flat 6, Des Connor Park. Grevillea Rd, Ashgrove

7A

8:30am

Away

Hayden Oval, Marist College Ashgrove. Frasers Rd, Ashgrove

7B

10:30am

Away

Hayden Oval, Marist College Ashgrove. Frasers Rd, Ashgrove

7C

9:30am

Away

Flat 6, Des Connor Park. Grevillea Rd, Ashgrove

7D

8:30am

Away

Flat 6, Des Connor Park. Grevillea Rd, Ashgrove

Bus Information:

Bus I – for Rugby – 7C, 8C

Football7A, 7C, 7D, 8A

leaves the College at 7am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex

at approximately 2pm.

Bus II – for Rugby – 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B

Football – 7B, 8B, 8C

leaves the College at 9am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex

at approximately 2pm.

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster

Term 2, Week 8

Mon 4 Jun: P Smith, L McPherson, M Rose.
Tue 5 Jun: G Weier, L McLean, M Towne.
Wed 6 Jun: S Walker, K Kovacs, K Jackson.
Thu 7 Jun: D Morris, V Valiente.
Fri 8 Jun: J Lacey, B Keats.

School News

Attention Year 12 Parents

Baby or Toddler Photos required for Valedictory event

We are asking all Year 12 Parents to email one of your son’s baby or toddler photos (baby to 4 year-old) for inclusion in an audio-visual presentation to be used at the Senior Valedictory event.

Please email your son’s photo to Mr Mills at dmills@sec.qld.edu.au with "Valedictory Photo" in the subject line.

If you have a hard copy only of a photo, this should be submitted in an envelope marked "Valedictory Photo", including your son’s name, and handed into the Deans’ Room for scanning, before being returned to your son.

It would be appreciated if photos could begin being submitted as soon as possible. If any queries, please direct to Mr Mills (3810 4496) during school hours.

Uniform Shop Winter Clothes

Sale

UNIFORM SHOP

MONDAY – 8:00 am – 12:30pm

TUESDAY – 8:00am – 3:30pm

[CLOSED – 12:30pm – 1:30pm]

WEDNESDAY – 8:00am – 3:30pm

[CLOSED – 12:30pm – 1:30pm]

THURSDAY – 8:00 am – 12:30pm

P: 3810 4489

E: uniformshop@sec.qld.edu.au

SEC WINTER WEAR

SEC Navy Scarves - $27

Black Trouser Socks - $9.50

Grey Trousers - $41

St Edmunds Formal Navy Jacket - $58

RAINY DAY ESSENTIALS

UMBRELLA’S - $30

SEC NAVY RAIN JACKET - [Yachtsman Jacket] - $30

JUNE SPECIALS

Limited sizes left

Rugby Shorts – $30 now $20

Sports Socks – $9.50 now $5

Royal Blue Knitted Pullovers – $60 now $50

Royal Blue Knitted Vests - $54 now $30

Bucket Hats - $20 now $10

Visit the SEC Website for all Uniform Shop information including an updated Price List - www.sec.qld.edu.au

SEC Seniors of 1988 Reunion

30 June 2018 - Ipswich Club

St Edmund’s College SENIORS of 1988 REUNION

The Seniors of 1988 are celebrating their thirty-year reunion on 30 June 2018 at the Ipswich Club, Gray Street, Ipswich. For further details or registration for the event please contact Michael Cavanagh on 0439 994 420 or Stephen Black on 0438 152 473.

An Evening on Cyber Safety

St Edmund's College and St Mary's College Presents Director of Cyber Safety Solutions: Susan McLean. 16 July, 6:30pm-8:00pm

A limited seating event. Maximum 2 tickets per attendee.

Topics Covering:

- What kids are doing online
- Online Grooming
- Cyberbullying
- Potential dangers and safety tips

To RSVP, please click on the Facebook event and register your details on Eventbrite.

https://www.facebook.com/event...

Uniform Shop

Notices

Skool2Skoolies 2018 Sponsorship

The St Edmund’s College “Skool2Skoolies” initiative was created by St Edmund’s students in 2003 to highlight the positive contributions that young people can make to their community and give back to the community that has done so much for them over the past five years of their lives.

Skool2Skoolies 2018

The St Edmund’s College Skool2Skoolies initiative was created by St Edmund’s students in 2003 to highlight the positive contributions that young people can make to their community and to give back to the community that has done so much for them over the past five years of their lives.

Each year, Year 12 students from the College are given the opportunity to live out the College ethos and continue their ‘gentlemanly’ behaviour by committing themselves to raise funds for three charities which encapsulate the spirit of social justice within the Ipswich community, Australia and worldwide - The Ipswich Hospice, St Vincent de Paul and the Christian Brothers’ Immersion Programs.

Last year, through the dedication of students and charitable donations from local Ipswich entities, we were able to raise in excess of $20,000: a donation of $7500 to each of the previously mentioned groups. These donations assisted in creating a tangible change in the work carried out by these life-altering support networks. Approximately thirty students embarking on the 2018 Skool2Skoolies ride are continuing the legacy through raising funds for this worthwhile cause.

Our sincere thanks to the following generous sponsors of the 2018 Skool2Skoolies.

CHAMPION Sponsors
  • Apprenticeships Queensland
  • Fallu McMillan Lawyers
  • Gibson Architects
  • Limestone Dental Group
  • Mallets Carpet Choice
  • St Edmund's College Old Boys' Association
  • Strybos and Sons Electrical
  • Potter Landscapes

Breakaway Sponsors

  • Hutchinson Builders
  • Kelleher Builders
  • McNamara and Associates
  • PM Landsapes
  • TAE Aerospace
  • Trek Ipswich

Peloton Sponsors

  • Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club
  • G.J. Walsh
  • Grandview
  • Hello World Travel
  • Ipswich Dental
  • NBA Electrical Engineering
  • Off Peak Water
  • Options Cabinets
  • PhysioActive
  • Sammut Bulow
  • Surreal Signs
  • Tridan Electrical

Saddle Sponsor - $2500

    This is a unique opportunity for interested businesses to become the sole sponsor of the cycling knicks (shorts) for the ride. Your business logo would feature prominently on the outside of the leg on all riders.

Any support that can be offered for this meaningful cause would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like further information regarding the St Edmund’s College 2018 Skool2Skoolies fundraising project, please contact Mr Michael Podolak at St Edmund’s College, E: mpodolak@sec.qld.edu.au


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