Newsletter - 10 August 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

St Edmund's CAR ART UNION Drawn Next Saturday 18 August! TWO CARS TO BE WON!

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

Inspirational Story

On Tuesday evening I attended the EREA Deputy Principals’ Conference Dinner at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. The guest speaker for the dinner was Li Cunxin who is better known by his best-selling autobiography that was made into an award-winning movie, Mao’s Last Dancer. In the re-telling of his incredible story he recounted the moment his world changed forever. It was a most unexpected turning point in his life and one in which he had no control. At the age of eleven cultural advisors of Chairman Mao visited his school as part of a national search for future ballet dancers to join the Beijing Dance Academy. Li remembers that on this day he wore a heavy, bulky coat as it was bitterly cold. The cultural advisors swiftly surveyed the students before them and chose one who they noted had the physical attributes to be trained as a future dancer. It wasn’t Li. As they were walking out the door never to return Li’s teacher called out to the advisor at the back of the line who hesitated momentarily rather than closing the door behind him and turned around. His teacher pointed to Li and said, ‘What about him?’ The rest is history as they say.

Li Cunxin’s story, and this recollection particularly, reminds me of the enormous influence teachers have on the life of young people. Teachers are powerful advocates for our young people. At Eddies I can attest to this daily. I see our teachers challenging and encouraging the young Eddies’ men to strive to do their best. I see our teachers patiently helping them to work through their struggles. I see our teachers inspiring them to think creatively and critically. I see our teachers holding them to account when they choose irresponsible behaviours. I see our teachers actively supporting them in their sporting and extra-curricular pursuits. I see our teachers treating them with dignity and respect.

Blessed Edmund Rice was known for greeting each boy with a handshake. By this simple gesture he modelled how to be an advocate for young people. Our Eddies’ teachers endeavour to take their lead from his example of being present to each of the young Eddies’ men that they encounter. Edmund’s teacher was Jesus Christ who teaches all of us what it means to be fully human. Let us never forget the immeasurable influence of teachers in positively shaping the lives of our young people.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Prayers

As the death toll climbs from the devastating earthquake on the Indonesian Island of Lombok may comfort and aid come to those who have been left homeless and destitute. We also keep in our prayers are farming families who are experiencing a debilitating drought.

To all Eddies’ staff, students and families whose loves ones are struggling with illness, we keep you in our prayers as well.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts…FOREVER!

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

Your last chance....A reminder that the St Edmund’s College CAR ART UNION is drawn NEXT SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 2018 at the College - Full details on the attached flyer!

TWO CARS - TWO DRAWS! - Tickets $50 each - Your ticket includes Dinner-For-Two at the Car Art Union Draw next Saturday evening!

Ring Kath Creedy now for your tickets 0403 26 99 55! Or contact St Edmund's College Reception during office hours (7.45am to 3.45pm) on 07 3810 4400 - Closes on Friday 17 August 2018.

The Deputy

Mission & Community

Mission and Community News - Week 4

Acknowledging our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage

In line with our 2018 to 2020 Strategic Directions and Priorities, our College continues to improve our understanding of Indigenous culture and spirituality as well as recognition of our students who have a rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. This continues as a fluid and evolving process.

Throughout the year our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have been engaged in activities that allow them to explore their own identity. Now we are looking to broaden the way the wider school community can embrace these traditions and culture. In the coming months, we will be developing a gathering space that not only celebrates the language, symbols and stories of the traditional custodians, but also acknowledges our diverse community, vast history, and Catholic traditions. These small initiatives build a sense of community, creating a feeling of inclusion for all. It is important to acknowledge that we have a very, very long history beyond the 126 years of the Christian Brothers presence in Ipswich. All these stories continue to positively shape our community.

Have a wonderful week.

Important Information about QATSIF Applications

Applications have been given to relevant students. If you have any questions or concerns please see Mrs Marysia Rice. Applications need to be returned to Mrs Rice by Monday 20 August 2018.

Prayer for the Feast of Mary of the Cross MacKillop

Loving God,

You filled the heart of Mary MacKillop with compassionate love for those who are in need and those at the margins of our society.

Inspired by her example, may we be led by your Spirit to reach out to our brothers and sisters. Give us generous hearts to respond to the voice of those who are poor and marginalised in our community and in our world.

We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen


St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, standing with the vulnerable, pray for us.

Upcoming Events

There are many events and service opportunities that take place around the College. These activities enrich the lives of the students and the wider community. We strongly encourage all our students to get involved in community activities throughout the year.

Mission and Community Dates and Events For Term Three

Parents, Families and Friends, make these dates in your diary. We would love you to join in our community events throughout Term Three.

Wednesday 15 August: Year 11 Leadership Gathering Day 2

A compulsory day for our Year 11 students to engage in team-building, development and reflection in preparation for their role as Senior leaders of the College in 2019.

Friday 24 August: Final Rookies Afternoon.

The last opportunity for the Year 7s of 2019 to gather and experience some time at Eddies.

Sunday 26 August: Parish Mass at St Mary’s Church Ipswich 6.00pm.

All are welcome to share in the Eucharistic Celebration and stay for a cuppa and a chat following Mass.

MARK THIS IN YOUR DIARY- it is fast approaching… Friday 31 August: Dads ‘n’ Lads Evening 6.00pm.

Dads and significant men in the lives of our students: come along with your son for an evening of fun to mark Father’s Day and acknowledge the important place in our community of these men.

Wednesday 5 September: Year 10 Rite of Passage Challenge Day and Ceremony

The culmination of a term of reflection, activity and development, the Year 10 students will participate in activity, challenge and reflection throughout the day. This will end in the evening with the Rite of Passage ceremony. All parents are invited to attend and more information will be provided.

Friday 7 September: Mothers’ Mass and Dinner

Beginning with Mass at St Mary’s Parish Church followed by dinner at Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club, Wildey Street, Raceview, all mothers and women connected to the College are invited to share in this event. Dinner bookings are $35 via College Reception (3810 4400) or Kath Creedy (3810 4448). Full Details are provided on the flyer with this newsletter.

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community



Teaching & Learning

Teaching and Learning

Years 8 and 9 and Year 10 Subject Selection Evenings

Year 10 Subject Selection Evening - 8 August

Thank you to all parents and students who attended the Senior Studies Expo on Wednesday night. This is an exciting time as the students embark on the new Queensland Certificate of Education in 2019. St Edmund’s College has reimagined our Senior Pathways and broadened our offerings in the Variable Pathway in line with the College Strategic Improvement Goals.

Year 10 SET Plan Interviews - Bookings open next week

Year 10 students must book for a Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan interview. Parent Teacher Online is the avenue for booking your interview and information will be sent to parents at the commencement of next week. This is a compulsory part of the Subject Selection process and SET Plan interviews will take place between August 21 and August 25.

May I remind parents and students to prepare for this interview thoroughly and to remember that it is not a case of "first in best dressed" in terms of students being accepted into subjects. The timetable is built upon the choices the students make.

Subject Selection – Year 9 for 2019 and Year 10 for 2020

Again, many thanks to all parents who attended this evening. A reminder that subject selections must be completed via Web Preferences by Friday 23 August. Students are welcome to visit the HoDs Reception, contact Ms James or contact Ms O’Shea if they have any questions.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning



Library News

National Science Week Competitions 11-19 August and Children's Book Week Treasure Hunts, 18-24 August

National Science Week is the 11 to 19 August. The theme this year is Game Changers & Change Makers. To help celebrate Science Week, the College Library has organised lunchtime competitions. On Monday 13 August during First Break is the Spaghetti Tower Challenge. Students must build the tallest tower using only marshmallows and spaghetti. Tuesday 14 August is the Science/Sci Fi Kahoot. Students can test their Science and Sci Fi knowledge in an online quiz. The Periodic Table of Cakes will be on display on Wednesday 15 August. The Library will create the periodic table entirely out of cupcakes. If students can name an element from its chemical symbol then they get to eat that cake. There are prizes for first, second and third for all of the competitions.

The Children’s Book Week theme this year is Find your Treasure. On Monday 20 August, the renowned Australian author, Michael Gerard Bauer, will be speaking to the Years 7 and 8 students. Michael is the author of famous children’s books such as The Running Man, Don’t Call Me Ishmael, Dinosaur Knights and Eric Vale Epic Fail.

Australian Author, Michael Gerard BAUER

During breaks the Library will be running treasure hunts throughout the school. Students will need to locate QR Codes and solve puzzles to be able to ‘find the treasure’. Students can compete in teams or as an individual and must have a QR Reader downloaded onto their phones or laptop. To sign up your team just visit the friendly Library staff.


Ms Karen Callaghan, Teacher-Librarian

News from the Library Learning Hub - Week 4

Introducing our tutors...

News from The Library Learning Hub

Students are working on a number of assignments at the moment at "The Hub". Maths is always a hot topic!

We still have some empty seats though - so remember we operate Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3.00 to 5.00pm in the St Edmund’s College Library.

We provide the services of two tutors each day.

So...Who are our tutors...continued...

Name: Joseph Lyons

Completed Year 12 SEC 2017

Currently studying: Bachelor of Advanced Science, University of Queensland

Tutoring subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Science

Other interests: Rugby

Name: Gideon Caturla

Completed Year 12 SEC 2016

Currently studying: Bachelors of Laws (Honours) and Information Technology at QUT

Tutoring subjects: Modern History, Legal Studies, Geography and Study of Religion (SOR)

Other interests: Running, Debating and Technology

Name: Anu Jeevan

Completed Year 12 SEC 2017

Currently studying: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Management at UQ

Tutoring Subjects: Year 12 Maths B and C, Year 12 English, Year 12 Study of Religion, Year 12 Chemistry and Year 12 Physics

Other Interests: Basketball, Volleyball and Football.

Ms Louise McNamara, SEC After Hours Learning Coordinator

lmcnamara@sec.qld.edu.au



Assistant Principal Students

2018 Senior Ring - How to Order

Full Payment or Deposit by 17 August 2018

2018 Senior Ring

Cost: $120
  • Payment in full, or a $60 deposit by 17 August
  • By 17 August, Year 12 students need to have made a full or part payment, plus have their finger sized
  • Deans’ Room for finger-sizing during First or Second Breaks

Career News

Careers - Week 4

The 5 “Super Skills” You Need for Jobs of the Future - Apprenticeships - Career Quiz App - Scholarships

Energex Apprenticeships

The Energex intake for Apprenticeships is due to open in August. Any current Year 12 students who wish to apply for a full-time position next year should check Energex's website regularly until applications have opened. This will include Electrician, Communications Technician, Distribution Linesperson and Transmission Linesperson apprenticeships which will be located across the whole state of Queensland.

Further information about their apprenticeships is on their website. https://www.energex.com.au/abo...

Apprenticeships with Aurizon

Aurizon Holdings provides rail and road-based freight services across Australia. The company offers apprenticeships at the Certificate III level in the following areas:

  • Electrical Tradesperson
  • Telecommunications Tradesperson
  • Mechanical and Diesel Fitters or Mechanical Fitter and/or Turner
  • Heavy Fabrication (Boilermaker)
  • Surface Trimmer
  • Power Traction Linesperson

Traineeships are also available. For more information and to subscribe for job alerts, visit the Aurizon website.

The My Skills website

This website is a national directory of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses and nationally-accredited providers. On the site, you can search by using a course type, occupation title or location. The information it returns includes:

  • An overview of each course such as average fees and duration
  • A list of providers of that course
  • Career and course pathways
  • Employment outcomes and average salary

The website also includes a list of Government supported courses, training stories, a VET Student Loan scheme calculator (for eligible courses), skills in demand in each state and overall student outcomes.

Career Quiz app

The Australian Government’s Career Quiz on the Job Outlook website can be taken online for free. The quiz is useful for people who haven’t got a clue about how to start exploring their career options. You can do the quiz on your laptop or desktop through a series of simple stages.

Following your passion could make you less successful

Stanford researchers have found that this popular mantra could make you less successful because it implies that choosing what you love will make the path to success easy and narrows your ability to adapt to new opportunities. In effect this primes people to give up more easily when they face challenges or roadblocks.

When deciding which career to focus on, focus on your strengths – areas where you would be able to adapt and bridge new ideas effectively. Your strengths are often linked with things you really like doing. Read the whole article here.

What jobs need mathematics?

AMSI Careers, an online career guide, gathers together job advertisements that have recently appeared online. The common theme of the ads is mathematics and statistics, but the actual jobs vary across a very broad spectrum. Visit the website and choose a drop down category of interest to see the variety of jobs requiring maths or stats.

Opportunities with Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

The rising utility of drones in industry has carved out a new occupation: UAV pilots. These pilots operate, maintain and repair UAVs used to gather data aerially. UAV pilots are also commonly known as drone pilots. CareerHQ sees this as a sector that is positive and likely to grow. To become a professional UAV pilot, you must obtain a UAV Controller’s Certificate from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). This requires you to undertake a TAFE or Vocational course such as a Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight).

Drones are becoming relevant across a large breadth of industries such as:

  • Utilities (for high-risk inspections)
  • Mining (for surveying and environmental impact research)
  • Fast Food Delivery (investment in new delivery channels)
  • Package Delivery (unmanned package delivery)
  • Trades (for high-risk inspections)
  • Real Estate (for aerial and panoramic photography)
  • Wedding Photography (for aerial and unique photography)

Read more about the rise in demand for drone pilots here.

The 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Job descriptions are changing rapidly as new technology disrupts old methods of business. The Institute of the Future (IFTF), a not-for-profit think tank that helps organisations plan for the future, has listed five ‘super skills’ that employees should master to compete and stay relevant in the marketplace:

  1. Personal Brand
  2. Digital Fluency
  3. A tribe
  4. Making sense of complexity
  5. Resilience

Read the full article online here.

Scholarships

GU: Griffith University scholarships

Over 700 scholarships are available to cover tuition fees, accommodation, learning materials, travel costs and living expenses for high achieving students, rural and regional students, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Scholarships website will help you find the right scholarship for you – press “Scholarships search”. Scholarship applications are submitted online and closing dates vary. For assistance, save it as a draft and contact the Scholarships team for more information. You can apply for and receive more than one scholarship.

Queensland University of Technology Creative industries scholarships

Year 12 students applying for Creative industries courses could be competitive for the following scholarships:

  • 8 x Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships (Elite Visual and Performing Arts) – These scholarships are valued at up to $30,000, paid in $5,000 instalments each semester. They are automatically awarded to students ranked first or second in their audition or portfolio for QUT’s acting, dance performance, visual arts or music degrees. Offers are made by 14 November 2018.
  • 12 x Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships (Creative Industries) – These scholarships are valued at $10,000 each, paid in $2,500 instalments each semester. For acting, dance performance, visual arts and music degrees, these awarded to the third and fourth highest ranked applicants. For other creative degrees with an additional entry requirement, it will be awarded to the top two highest ranked students. See the website for a full list of degrees.

In addition, Creative industry applicants with excellent academic results, or who are elite athletes, are encouraged to apply for other Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships in these categories. Applications for these scholarships open on 1 August and close on 16 November 2018.

TAFE: Queensland Scholarships for Semester I 2018

There are two types of scholarships available. Each scholarship is valued at $5,000. Applications for these scholarships for Semester 1 2019 are now open and will close on 31 August 2018. Visit the website for details. These are:

  • Merit scholarships - awarded to students who can demonstrate that they will do well in the industry in which they apply for the scholarship
  • Access and equity scholarships - awarded to students who can demonstrate a genuine interest in and commitment to their chosen career, and based on specific equity criteria.

Upcoming Events:

31/08/2018

TAFE: Queensland Scholarships for Semester I 2018 applications close

University of Queensland Sporting Scholarships

These scholarships support students to meet the demands of their sporting and academic programs. In addition to financial support, the scholarships offer academic tutoring, access to the UQ Sport facilities, athlete workshops and more. Available scholarships are:

For more information and a larger list of sporting scholarships, visit the UQ Sport website and scroll down to “What are the Options?”.

Upcoming Events:

31/10/2018

UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship application closes

31/10/2018

Clem Jones Sporting Scholarships' applications close

31/10/2018

UQ Sport Scholarship Ambassador Program applications close

University of Southern Queensland Year 12 Early Round Scholarships

Year 12 students can apply for the following scholarships for entry to USQ courses in 2019:

  • Future Community Leader Scholarships - These scholarships are offered in recognition of a student’s participation in the community. 10 of these scholarships are available for 2019.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships – This scholarship is to reward high achieving students with strong academic abilities. 40 of these scholarships are available for 2019.

These Year 12 scholarships close soon at 5pm Friday 31 August 2018. Visit the website for details.

Upcoming Events:

31/08/2018

University of Southern Queensland Year 12 Early Round Scholarships applications close

Aurora Education Foundation: Indigenous Scholarships

In addition to helpful guides for Going to Uni and How to Get a Scholarship, The Aurora Education Foundation provides a dedicated Indigenous Scholarships Portal that lists scholarship opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians across universities, TAFEs or private institutions.

A reminder that applications for the Bond University Indigenous Scholarships are due by 10 September 2018.

Upcoming Events:

10/09/2018

Bond University Indigenous Scholarships' applications close

Southern Cross-Cultural Exchange

Southern Cross-Cultural Exchange will hold and information session in Brisbane about their student exchange program. The next sessions include:

  • 7pm start on 21 August 2018 at Ruth Fairfax House, 89-95 Gregory Terrace, Brisbane.

Register to attend here

Open Days in August

12 - Griffith University open day at the Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses from 9 am – 2 pm on Sunday 12 August 2018. Register online to go into the draw to win one of three Microsoft Surface Pro tablets.

15 – Central Queensland University Online for those who cannot attend a bricks and mortar campus, get your answers from an open day hosted completely online. Join anytime between 3 – 6 pm on Wednesday 15 August 2018. See more information and register on the CQU event page.

19 – University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, from 9 am – 3 pm on Sunday 19 August 2018. Get started by downloading the app and 2019 UQ Undergraduate Guide on the UQ Open Day website.

19 – University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba open day at the Toowoomba campus from 10 am – 2 pm on Sunday 19 August 2018. Add the event to your calendar and register your attendance at the USQ open day website to go in the draw to win a $1000 gift card.

10 – TAFE Queensland Ashmore Trade Training Centre open day from 10 am – 4 pm on Friday 10 August 2018. See more details on the TAFE Website.

Ms Madelyn Hall, Acting Careers Guidance Officer

General

Music and Cultural

Music News

Preparations for QCMF and Performing Arts Evening

All Performing Arts Ensembles are working hard in preparation for the Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival (QCMF) and the upcoming Performing Arts Evening (22/8). The College Choir, Combined Colleges’ Choir and Combined Colleges’ String Ensemble will be participating in QCMF this year. This event will take place over the weekend of the 18/19 August. Both Choirs will be attending a rehearsal day here at the College this Sunday(12/8). The schedule will proceed as follows:

9:00am to 10:00am: College Choir

10:00am to 12 noon: Combined Choir

12 noon to 12:40pm: Pizza lunch provided

12:45pm to 1:45pm: College Choir

The choirs have broken rehearsals due to some members of the Combined Colleges’ Choir and College Choir needing to attend other rehearsals after 12 noon on this day.

College Assembly - 3 August 2018

Last Friday saw the Combined Colleges’ Choir performing a wonderful rendition of the Toto hit ‘Africa’ at last Friday’s whole school assembly. A big thank you to the girls from St Mary’s College who joined us to perform at our assembly and also to Ms Frances O’Sullivan for all her hard work and effort in preparing the choir for this performance.

Instrumental Lessons

Whilst attendance has been quite good so far this term, students are reminded to keep on top of attendance to their lessons. Failure to do so will result in removal from the program. Please check the notice boards outside K205 for your lessons times if you are unsure.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Sport

Sports News - Week 4

AIC Cross Country Results - 8 August

AIC Cross Country - Wednesday 8 August

The AIC Cross Country season culminated on Wednesday with the running of the Championships at Limestone Park.

The day started with our 12 Years age group runners who competed well with standout performances from Ethan Isaacs and Nicholas Luttrell. Other members of the team ran well to finish 6th overall.

Some great individual performances in our 13 Years and 14 Years. Joel Powell (second in 13 Years), Ben Ivanovic (15th in 13 Years) and Hayden Molkentein (24th in 14 Years, in his first year of Cross Country). Hayden was also backed up by Patrick Schmidt and Joel Bennett in the 14 Years.

Our 15 Years performed well again finishing 4th as a team. Strong efforts from Connor Kennedy (4th) and William Cruice (21st). These runners were backed up by Tom McIntyre, Mac Sheppard, Bailey Lyon, Harry Hunter and Adair McNamara who all came through within the top 37 places. This is the key to a good team performance.

Some great runs from our 16 Years who ran during the hottest time of the day. Jackson and Connor Asquith were outstanding, along with Blair Suthers, Blair Chisholm and Samuel Burling who stepped up and represented the College when needed.

The highlight of the day came from our Opens with Jude Thomas crossing the line as AIC Champion with a time of 19:04 in the 6km event. It was great to see our Year 11 supporters running through Limestone Park to get to the finish line to cheer Jude home. Great SEC Spirit on display. Jude’s efforts were backed up by our Co-Captain Billy Bishell (4th), Alex Davies (7th) and Co-Captain Nathan Meier (11th). Marco Rose and Jai Weatherhog finished off our first six competitors across the line, meaning we claimed second place overall in this event.

Another season complete. A big thank you to our Coordinator, Mr Podolak, and Coaches, Mr Luke McNamara, Mr Wilson, Mr Meehan, Mr Manttan, Mr Byrnes and Mr Joseph who assisted on the Championship Day.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport



Athletics Carnival Guidelines

Guidelines for Students

Athletics Carnival - Friday 17 August 2018


  1. Championship and Non-Championship events will be conducted on Friday 17 August.
  2. All students compete in Year levels (Not like AIC). i.e. Year 7, Year 11, etc.
  3. Nominations are needed for Championship Events only.
  4. No restrictions on the number of Championship events entered by an individual – trials may be needed.
  5. Some Championship events (including 1500m and field events) will be held at lunchtimes and after school prior to 17 August.
  6. All Championship and Non-Championship events carry points for the first 5 placings and a point for participation.
  7. All students compete in at least 3 events on the day
  • Non-Championship 300m – for all students NOT in the 800m Championship events.
  • Non-Championship 100m – for all students not in the 100m Championship events.
  • Novelty events.

Athletics Championship Events 13 to 16 August 2018

Events commence on Monday - First and Second Breaks and After School

Athletics Carnival Events Schedule - 17 August 2018

Events from 8.50am to 2.30pm - Mulkerin Oval, St Edmund's College

8.50am Championship 800m
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Year 11
  • Year 12 Cuthbert Trophy
9.15am Non-Championship 200m/350m

For all students not in 800m Championship events

Yr 7, Yr 8 and Yr 9 200m Morgan Oval

Yr 10, Yr 11 and Yr 12 350m Mulkerin Oval

10.00am Championship 200m

Year 7 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 8 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 9 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 10 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 11 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 12 – Div III, Div II & Div I

10.20am – 11.00am MORNING TEA
11.00am Field Events

Year 7 – Discus

Year 8 – Long Jump

Year 9 – High Jump

Year 10 – Shot Put

Year 11 – Javelin

Year 12 – Triple Jump

11.40am Championship 100m

Year 7 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 8 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 9 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 10 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 11 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 12 – Div III, Div II & Div I

12.00pm Non-Championship 100m

For all students not in 100m Championship Events

Yr 7, Yr 8 & Yr 9 100m Back Straight

Yr 10, Yr 11 & Yr 12 100m Main Straight

12.25pm – 1.00pm LUNCH
1.00pm Father Oxenham Trophy Race 100m

For 8 fastest 100m competitors in College

1.05pm 400m Championship

Year 7 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 8 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 9 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 10 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 11 – Div III, Div II & Div I

Year 12 – Div III, Div II & Div I

1.35pm Novelty Events

Year 7 – Back Straight

Year 8 – Back Straight

Year 9 – Back Straight

Year 10 – Main Straight

Year 11 – Main Straight

Year 12 – Main Straight

1.55pm Relays (1 team per house in each Year level)
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Year 11
  • Year 12
2.30pm Presentations

AIC Tennis Results - 4 August 2018

Round 2 Vs Padua College

Firsts – Loss 2-6 Nick Petryszyn and Barry Pillado both had tie-breaker wins in the singles after dropping their second sets. Joshua Smith and Nathan Meier fought hard against quality opposition.

Seconds – Win 5-3 The win was set up from comprehensive doubles wins from Ben Snell and Jacob Cash. Jeremy Lennon went close to a win in a marathon singles match. Philip Cen won two of his three sets in a good team display.

11A – Loss 3-5 Lachlan Dutney and Luke Warner played well, winning both their double matches. The highlight was Lachlan and Luke defeating Padua’s top seats in a tie-breaker, 5 points to 2.

10A – Loss 2-6 Connor Cash and Scott Morrice played well to win a doubles set, with Connor also winning his singles set.

10B – Loss 1-7 Jacob Ivanovic and James Rackham rallied well to win a doubles set.

9A – Loss 4-4 (26-31 games) We were unable to secure a win, sharing four sets each with the match down to games. Connor Kennedy and Jaika Thompson won their singles and two of the doubles games.

9B – Loss 0-8 We were soundly beaten on the weekend. Daniel Fordham was unlucky in losing his singles 6-4. Shaun Costello and Daniel Fordham had a narrow los in their doubles match with a tight tie-breaker.

8A – Loss 4-4 (25-31 games) A very competitive morning of Tennis against a strong Padua team, resulting in a close defeat, going down to game scores after a draw in the sets. All the team played very well, showing their fantastic abilities and determination. Great singles win by both Aodhan Gallaher and Connor Sampson. Team spirit is being displayed clearly in doubles partnerships, with all partners working well together and supporting each other.

8B – Draw 3-3 (20-20 games) An excellent effort by all team members playing against a competitive Padua side. Great singles win by Liam Wallis who displayed excellent serving and rallying skills. Connor McFarlane and Liam Wallis are proving to be a strong doubles duo, winning both their matches. All team members are to be commended on their patience and positive attitude following last-minute team changes on both sides, disruping the structure of the day.

7A –Loss 1-7 Congratulations to Ben Naish on his first AIC win. As the 7A1 player, Ben is bound to encounter a few tough matches, however he proved too strong in this round with his punishing ground strokes and ability to capitalise on every game point. Well done to Bailin Minett, for his graciousness in defeat and displaying a never say die attitude. Commendable effort from Oliver McGrigor in his tough two-hour single, being defeated 8-6 in the tie-breaker. Both players displayed a high level of on-court sportsmanship, shaking hands at 3-all, just to say ‘great game so far’. At each match point, both players congratulated each other. We need to consolidate our skills to produce solid doubles’ partnerships.

7B – Loss 2-6 Congratulations to Luca Zieschank on taking a win in his singles 6-3. Luca continues to improve every week, and this is what we are striving for. Our ground strokes are our strength; it was also great to see our players putting their net practice into play. Team-work is required for our on-court presence, with us wearing our ‘game-face’, and looking like we want to be there. An important reminder when playing singles, that even though we are the only player on the court, we are still part of a team.

AIC Basketball Results - 4 August 2018

Round 2 Vs Padua College

Firsts – Win 78-53 The First V were able to recover from a first quarter scare to record another convincing win. Early lapses in concentration cost us dearly. This, paired with a lack of execution on offense, had us trailing by 12 after the first period. However, Year 10 players Samuel Burling and Max Banditt provided a much-needed spark off the bench, and Ethan Robinson found his shooting stroke to regain control after the break. Sam Grayson was a dominant force on defense with Cooper Ward providing poise and control on offense. The result was demonstrative of the players’ resilience and was truly a team effort.

Seconds – Win 42-19 After working on our defense all week at training, we were able to create turnovers and consistent scoring opportunities. We were able to run away with the game in the second half because of great teamwork. Jeremy Leite held his own block-party while Luke Thorne and Matt Truelove scored some good baskets at the opposite end.

Thirds – Loss 17-32 We started slow however finished the game well. Lack of numbers and constant fast breaks ran us thin. Good games by Regan Hodgson, Luke Nelson, Justin Oberle and Matthew Vella

Fourths – Draw 10-10 The old saying – There is no "I" in "team" - was on show in Kedron. Twelve Eddies’ men buying into a defensive game plan that almost secured the win. Christopher Bramham was the MVP of the game.

11A – Loss 11-57 An improved all-round effort. We were equal in patches, although having five players drained the energy. The players adapted well in making game changes with many positives to take from this game.

11B – Loss 7-51 A solid effort against a more experienced team. We need to tighten our zone defense and be more mobile in attack. Logan Spark was strong under the basket and Blair Suthers was good in defense.

10A – Win 44-24 A 20-point win in a tough game. We were able to pull away in the final quarter after mounting pressure throughout the game and ultimately cracking Padua down the stretch. Samuel Burling and Toby Patrick were great as was Ethan Moore, who was able to lock down Padua’s 6’9’ "big man" in the second half.

10B – Win 38-24 Following a flat training session during the week, this carried over into the game. Intensity and concentration will need to lift if we are to continue winning games. A gritty game that did not need to be that way.

10C – Loss 24-36 A tighter game than suggested by the score line. A strong Padua team took advantage when we dropped our intensity. A fierce final quarter proved we were otherwise equal. Jacob Bell and Kerryn Ryan played strong games.

9A – Loss 36-39 A very tight contest with St Edmund’s finishing slightly short. Defense was great all game from Sam Smith and Sam Togia. James Gillis was solid at both ends of the court.

9B – Loss 28-33 A good effort from the players. Their defense was solid from the tip-off and kept them in the hunt for the win, however poor execution saw the team slip behind for a defeat.

9C – Loss 11-49 A valiant effort. We aimed for more than 12 points and just missed the mark. Best on court to Flynn Hockings who had a great match.

8A – Win 55-51 A very well-drilled and physical Padua team provided a very tough opposition to pass. The game was neck-and-neck for the entire match until a final two-minute stand saw the team edge out to the front. Sam Caprioli was excellent, and Nathan May contributed 31 points for the game.

8B – Loss 31-37 Another close tussle in which we lacked the polish to find a result. Our rebounding and boxing out were poor in the first half, and we need to start stronger in this area. Harry Sammut and Kai Brown had strong games.

8C – Loss 15-35 A closer game than the score reflected and until midway through the fourth quarter we were well in the game. Great games from Ethan Sadler, Cohan Patrick and Chris Foy.

8D – Loss 17-43 The team was against a tough and fit Padua side who ultimately outran the players. Great improvements in everyone’s individual game, especially on defense. Blayke Saggus, Travis Lake and Jack Winrow impacted on the scoreboard.

7A – Win 50-25 A combination of high intensity and focus enabled the players to find their rhythm and to excel. Ethan Ketelhohn had a great all-round game.

7B – Loss 15-33 After a slow first quarter, allowing thirteen unanswered points, we started creating and finishing opportunities in offense. Hudson Atuatika and Phoenix Clarke were strong on the paint and Liam Wilson was assertive, working hard in defense.

7C – Loss 16-18 An unfortunate loss in heart-breaking fashion down the stretch. Jeremy Webb and Jack Cairns were excellent on the defensive end. Harder work on the offensive boards would see us gain more ‘looks’.

7D – Loss 14-29 Our game started with the lead, however momentum was lost in the second half. There were many positives to take away, of which we can be proud. Great games from Lawson Holland and Liam Parfitt.

7E – Win 18-14 The players had a top performance in a close game. Everyone worked hard for the win on both ends of the floor. Break-out games for Xavier Wighton, Tom Cowell and Michael Tate.

AIC Tennis Fixtures - 11 August 2018

Round 3 Vs Villanova College

AIC TENNIS FIXTURES VS VILLANOVA COLLEGE - 11 August 2018

FIRSTS

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

SECONDS

10:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

11A

10:15am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

Opposite SEC

10A

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

10B

8:15am

Home

Devlin’s Tennis Academy , 18 Boundary Street, Tivoli

9A

8:15am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

Opposite SEC

9B

8:15am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

Opposite SEC

8A

10:15am

Away

Morningside Tennis Centre, Beverley Street, Morningside

8B

10:15am

Away

Morningside Tennis Centre, Beverley Street, Morningside

7A

10:15am

Away

Morningside Tennis Centre, Beverley Street, Morningside

7B

10:15am

Away

Morningside Tennis Centre, Beverley Street, Morningside

BUS INFORMATION

Bus for Tennis (8A, 8B, 7A & 7B) departs the College at 8:30am and returns to SEC at approximately 1pm

AIC Basketball Fixtures - 11 August 2018

Round 3 Vs Villanova College

AIC BASKETBALL VS VILLANOVA COLLEGE - Saturday, 11 August 2018

FIRSTS

12:15pm

Home

Sports Hall, St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

SECONDS

11:15am

Home

Sports Hall, St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

THIRDS

11:15am

Home

St Mary’s College, McAuley Centre (opposite St Edmund’s)

FOURTHS

8:15am

Home

St Mary’s College, McAuley Centre (opposite St Edmund’s)

11A

10:15am

Home

Sports Hall, St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

11B

9:15am

Home

St Mary’s College, McAuley Centre (opposite St Edmund’s)

10A

9:15am

Home

Sports Hall, St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

10B

8:15am

Home

Sports Hall, St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

10C

10:15am

Home

St Mary’s College, McAuley Centre (opposite St Edmund’s)

9A

12:15pm

Away

Villanova College, Court 1, Goold Hall, Coorparoo

9B

11:15am

Away

Villanova College, Court 1, Goold Hall, Coorparoo

9C

11:15am

Away

St Martin’s Dominic Centre, Court 2 100 Mayfield Rd Carina.

8A

10:15am

Away

Villanova College, Court 1, Goold Hall, Coorparoo

8B

9:15am

Away

Villanova College, Court 1, Goold Hall, Coorparoo

8C

10:15am

Away

St Martin’s Dominic Centre, Court 2 100 Mayfield Rd Carina.

8D

9.15am

Away

Villanova College, Outdoor Multi Court 1, 8th Avenue Coorparoo

7A

8:15am

Away

Villanova College, Court 1, Goold Hall, Coorparoo

7B

9:15am

Away

St Martin’s Dominic Centre, Court 2 100 Mayfield Rd Carina.

7C

8:15am

Away

St Martin’s Dominic Centre, Court 2 100 Mayfield Rd Carina.

7D

8.15am

Away

Villanova College, Outdoor Multi Court 2, Eighth Avenue Coorparoo

7E

8.15am

Away

Villanova College, Outdoor Multi Court 1, Eighth Avenue Coorparoo

BUS INFORMATION

Bus for Basketball (9A, 9B, 9C, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D & 7E) departs the College at 7.00am and returns to SEC at approximately 2.00pm

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 5

Commencing 13 August

Mon 13 Aug: T Williams, K Schuh, J Just, T Rogers.
Tue 14 Aug: N Callaghan, A Robertson, D Smith, J Preston.
Wed 15 Aug: J Roberts, D McGuire, S Atuatika, T Costello.
Thu 16 Aug: C Page, M Low, J Cass.
Fri 17 Aug: V Albury, A Costello, F Sippel.

School News

Old Boys' Golf Day

Sunday 26 August 2018

St Eddies Dance - 10 August 2018

For Invited Schools Only - St Edmund's College Hall

St Edmund's Mothers' Mass & Dinner

DATECLAIMER: Friday 14 September 2018

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop - August Specials Week 5

Limited Sizes Available

OPEN

MONDAY – 8:00 am to 12:30pm

TUESDAY – 8:00am to 3:30pm (CLOSED: 12:30pm to 1:30pm)

WEDNESDAY – 8:00am – 3:30pm (CLOSED: 12:30pm to 1:30pm)

THURSDAY – 8:00 am to 12:30pm

P: 3810 4489

E: uniformshop@sec.qld.edu.au

AUGUST SPECIALS

Limited sizes available

Royal Blue Knitted Pullovers – $60 now $50

Royal Blue Knitted Vests - $54 now $30

Bucket Hats - $20 now $10

Sports Socks - $9.50 now $5

Rugby Shorts - $30 now $20 – great for training

House Supporter Shirts - $10 now $5 – ideal for sporting carnivals/camps

House Supporter Caps - $10 now $5 – ideal for sporting carnivals/camps

Old Style PE shorts - $10 – Limited sizes

Old Style House Shirts - $10 – great for a spare

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

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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